The New York Times – Major climate report describes a strong risk of crisis as early as 2040

A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding the damage requires transforming the world economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.”

Voice of America – UN wraps up second round of cholera vaccinations in Yemen

An estimated 300,000 people, more than half of them children, have been immunized against cholera in war-torn Yemen.

NBC News – Rare, polio-like condition appears in U.S. again

A puzzling condition that causes partial paralysis in children is back on the uptick in parts of the U.S., with six cases under investigation in Minnesota and 14 reported in Colorado, health officials said Monday.

Associated Press – FDA expands use of an HPV vaccine up to age 45

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday expanded the use of Gardasil 9, Merck’s vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), to adults up to age 45.

The Weather Channel – Hurricane Michael intensifies to category 2; may be Florida panhandle’s strongest landfall in 12 years Wednesday

Hurricane Michael has strengthened to Category 2 intensity, and is forecast to strike the Florida Panhandle as a Category 3 with dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds and flooding rainfall.