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Live Earth: How Global Warming Became Cool

...of the idea that unbridled burning of oil, gas and coal might eventually mess up the climate system. In fact, the apocalyptic fear of the mid-1970s was not global warming -- but global cooling. This was the notion that Earth was about to be plunged into a deep freeze, as shifts in its orbit and axis u...

An Inconvenient Truth-Coal to Liquid

...ring ways to increase the efficiency of converting coal to liquid fuel well in advance of national discuss...erated by the Fischer-Tropsch method of converting coal to diesel and other products, such as paraffin and chemicals for making plastics. "Weve been doing...

Trade Unionists Join Polish Nurses' Protest

...workers and miners from Poland's southern Silesian coal belt, brandished banners reading, "We want a decent living, like lawmakers" and "We want to work, not emigrate". Ringed by riot police, the demonstrators mingled with nurses who since a June 19 march have been camping out in all weathers opposite t...

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

...ource of outdoor air pollutants. The burning of coal or charcoal to heat homes, common throughout China, also produces a range of indoor air pollutants. (Related: "China's Boom Is Bust for Global Environment, Study Warns" [May 16, 2005].) Air pollution can trigger or worsen a wide spectrum of respir...

Tower of London Facing Pollution Threat

... the crusts turned black with soot and sulfur from coal smoke. Brimblecombe explained that too much washing could damage the towers stonework. Our aim is to be aware of coming changes, prepare for them and keep them at a publicly-acceptable level, he said....

Environmental Problems Take Huge Toll of Lives Across the Globe

...rning of so-called solid fuels - wood, cow dung or coal for cooking, the WHO said. WHO said its results were based on 2002 data from national health authorities, reviews of scientific literature and expert surveys. It also encompasses data collected by the WHO. But WHO officials stressed the report ...

Global Warming 55 Million Years Ago Too, Thanks to Fossil Fuels

...fuels, of a sort. The fuels weren’t necessarily coal or oil and they weren’t, of course, being burned in engines at the end of the Paleocene epoch. Instead, it was carbon-rich sediments that were baked in place in the ground by the intrusion of a lot of molten rock and an awful lot of heat into the lan...

Study Focus on Environmental Hazards Posed by IT Scraps

...lculated that we require roughly 25 fewer sacks of coal to produce it than are needed for a traditional device," says marketing director Jorg Hartmann. What can consumers do? Labels that stand for environmental friendliness also exist for PCs - perhaps too many, Hojsik finds: "I'm sceptical about how mu...

Women Deliver Babies With Eye Defects in Jharkhand Villages

...has blamed the air and water pollution //caused by coal mining in the area. Four women of Chatro village ...aid Basukinath, a resident of Chatro. Extensive coal mining is carried out in Giridih and the mine waste is released into water sources - a huge threat t...

Norwegian Glacier Shrinks and Marine Life Poisoned as the Globe Warms

...ittle affected by the melt. The main business is a coal mine and food is imported from the Norwegian mainland to the south. Buildings are already built on high stilts to protect against any thaw of permafrost. The Norwegian Polar Institute says that a melt of glaciers in western Svalbard, such as Longye...

US States Get Ready to Fight Mercury Pollution

...turally. It is released in a gaseous form when coal is burned in electrical generating plants. Smokestack emissions drift across state borders, and the mercury lands far from where it was released. As the mercury falls on lakes and streams, it becomes methylmercury, a neurotoxin that accumulates...

Doctors Advise Shifting of Ailing Soren

...ee-member medical board, who examined former union coal minister Shibu Soren in the Dumka central jail,// has recommended the shifting of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief to provide him better medical care due to his deteriorating health. Considering the swelling in his legs that portends serious ...

Stakes Higher for Elderly Women Exposed to Air Pollution

...of fossil fuels, vegetative burning, power plants, coal burning and motor vehicle exhaust, especially diesel. It comprises of fine soot particles and dust, which is carried along in the air. Scientists are not sure how fine particulate air pollution increases these health risks, although it is possible ...

Study Finds Link Between Smoking and Increased Risk of Tuberculosis

... the world's people cook and heat their homes with coal and biomass fuels such as wood, animal dung and charcoal, which generate indoor air pollution. In a new study, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiologic data to quanti...

Coal Stoves May Be Banned In 3 Himachal Towns

After Shimla, use of coal heating stoves and fireplaces are likely to be ban...er hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. // Heating coal stoves and fireplaces were banned in Shimla some eight years ago by the state government cleaning th...

Chest Pain Prevents Soren from Attending the Court

Disgraced former coal minister Shibu Soren, charged with murder, is not well and cannot attend court the next three days, said a hospital //where he was admitted three days ago following chest pain. "He is not well. I do not think that he would be able to attend court pr...

Fresh Water, HIV Biggest of India's Six Challenges: Chidambaram

...y when they give us access to resources like clean coal and uranium. Only then will we sign, which I cannot see happening before 2012," the minister maintained. Speaking on the demographic issue, the minister described this as "an opportunity" as India's number of young people will continue to grow til...

Are You In The 40s ? Check for COPD

...d on the job and smoke from biomass fuels, such as coal and wood.' Source-Newswise/ASH/L...

Appraisal of FDA’s Drug Safety Proces

...n the market. "Vioxx was like a dead canary in a coal mine, a warning that worse may yet come. Today there's no question left that we need to strengthen post-market surveillance in order to improve drug safety and save lives," said Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who with Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., ...

US Miners Still Prey to Black lung Disease

...ite of laws that require limiting of the amount of coal dust in mines, coal miners are still prey to 'black lung' or pneumoconiosis, according to a report from// the Centers fo...

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