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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

...ere salt-marsh mosquito outbreaks for residents in coastal towns....

Tomato Fever Replaces Chikungunya in Kerala

...suffering from Chikungunya in various parts of the coastal state were reported last month. Medicinal tablets like Paracetamol and vitamin B-complex have been prescribed and patients have been advised to consume lot of fluids. Like dengue, another mosquito borne disease, there is no vaccine for Chikunguny...

Groundwater Levels Depleting Alarmingly in India

...tion of water level. According to the board, in coastal areas of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu deep drilling of tubewells has led to saline water ingress from the sea destroying prime agricultural land and sometime endangering the only available source of drinking water. In large parts of Delhi, saline water h...

Desalination of Sea is Not a Solution to Tackle Global Water Scarcity: WWF

...ive technology would increase emissions and damage coastal and river habitats, greater emphasis on managing e...esalination plants, which are primarily located in coastal areas, should also be subject to tighter impact assessments to minimise damage to the marine environ...

Health Tourists Put Spanish Service Under Strain

...federation of Medical Unions (CESM) in the eastern coastal region of Valencia. "Everything is easier here, healthcare is universal and free for all," says Manuel Cervera, deputy head of healthcare in the Valencian regional government. "In some northern European countries patients sometimes have to wait for...

Norwegians Take in the Sun in Spain on Doctors' Orders

Each year dozens of Norwegians flock to the coastal Spanish town of Altea to get Oslo-funded treatment at a rehabilitation centre for problems ranging from rheumatism to fractured bones. "In Norway it is cold almost all year and it rains often. You can understand why they are better off here," the t...

Goans Celebrate Monsoon Festival

...ons still have a strong presence especially in the coastal areas of the State. Goas balmy beaches, tropical climate and its unique charm attract thousands of international tourists every year....

Global Warming To Effect Eastern Coast Of India

...cts of climate change on various sectors including coastal zones, in the event of one meter sea-level rise, 5764 Km2 of land in coastal areas of India is projected to lose, displacing approximately 7.1 million people along with 4200 Kms...

Sunstroke Has Claimed Eight Lives So Far in Orissa in Two Months

...eteorological department official said here. The coastal towns of Bhubaneswar, Puri and Balasore recorded 37, 30.4 and 35.7 degrees respectively Sunday, he added. "We have not issued any heat wave warning in the state. Rain and thunder showers are likely to occur in some parts of Orissa by Tuesday, which...

Ostracized HIV-affected Widow Turns to Begging

... of AIDS March 15 last year in this eastern Indian coastal state. Sukanti realized then that she was HIV positive, and so was her younger son. Villagers and even her in-laws immediately began boycotting her. Dilip Kumar Parida, a social activist, said the locals believed that AIDS is transmitted even if on...

Research Throws Light on Adaptation of E.coli to Changing Conditions

...coli may be evolving fitness to survive within the coastal ecosystem or the human host."...

Dire Future Predicted for Europe's 4 Seas

... serious damage related to the accelerated pace of coastal development, the way we transport our goods and the way we produce our food on land as well as the sea. Without a concerted effort, to integrate protection of the sea into Europes development plans, its biodiversity and resources will be lost, said P...

Chikungunya Affects Kerala's Healthcare Status

... outbreak of the mosquito-borne viral fever in the coastal districts of Alappuzha, Kollam and Ernakulam. The present outbreak, which has seen more than 40 people die in the past two weeks in the south and central districts of Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and parts of the capital city has raised questio...

West Wants Developing Countries to Cut Down on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

...ommercial marine species and help buffer low-lying coastal areas. "More diseases are infecting more coral species every year, leading to the global loss of reef-building corals and the decline of other important species dependent on the reefs," said study lead author John Bruno of the University of North ...

Heat Wave Claims Three Lives in Orissa

...he western towns of Bhabanipatna, Bolangir and the coastal town of Chandbali recorded 40.5, 40.6 and 41.0 degrees on the same day, Goutam Dutt of Bhubaneswar Meteorological Office told IANS. State capital Bhubaneswar recorded a maximum temperature of 38.5 degrees Celsius Tuesday, he said. Heat wave conditi...

US Professor Helping India Deal With Global Warming

...al Systems and Society Initiative and professor of coastal sciences, is developing an environmental observati...risks and provide clear policies to guide the many coastal regions of the continent. Such an observation system could deliver the necessary scientific founda...

Protecting Oceans is Important to Keeping Planet Cool

Increased protection for the world's oceans and coastal areas is a vital part of the fight against global ...entists said. Coral reefs are vital for protecting coastal areas from storms, and impact the livelihoods of 100 million people around the world, according to a...

Kolkata, Mumbai to Face Maximum Brunt of Climate Change

...to increase the annual number of people flooded in coastal population from 13 million to 94 million (worldwide). "Almost 60 percent of this increase will occur in South Asia (along the costs from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to Burma," the chairman said. He said vector borne disease like deng...

Global Warming Could Increase Exotic Fish Poisoning

...exotic fish varieties, is increasing all along the coastal regions in the world, reports say. Upto 50,000 people worldwide fall victims to it every year, it is estimated. // Scientists say the risks are getting worse, because of the damage that pollution and global warming are inflicting on the coral reefs...

Ladakh was a Coastal Region Millions of Years Ago

...vered that the frozen deserts of Ladakh once had a coastal environment millions of years ago with palm trees ...h region and say it is proof of the existence of a coastal environment in the region. "The fossils belong to the middle-late Eocene period, anywhere between ...

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