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Science  17 Nov 2017:
Vol. 358, Issue 6365, pp. 844-846
DOI: 10.1126/science.358.6365.844

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In science news around the world, the Global Carbon Project predicts a 2% rise in carbon emissions this year, an obscure tick-borne malady called Kyasanur Forest disease spreads quickly through India, Republican lawmak­ers in the U.S. Senate are reviving a decadeslong push to open parts of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, and the Silicon Valley startup Planet Labs announces that its fleet of shoebox-sized space satellites now image Earth’s entire landmass every day. Also, President Donald Trump nominates Alex Azar, an attorney and former pharmaceutical executive, to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Bill Gates announces a $100 mil­lion personal investment in Alzheimer’s disease research.