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Humans are Gobbling Up a Quarter of Nature's Resources, Reveals Study
... growing crops; Seven per cent went up in smoke as fires
lit by humans, and the rest was used up in a variety of other ways related to industrialisation, such as transport, the study revealed. According to the study, the Earth can just about cope if the future needs are met by producing food more efficie...
Living With Stress
...le challenging situations. Under stress, it simply fires
out orders and the fight or flight response kicks in. Stress hormones adrenaline and cortisone spring into action. Blood pressure rises and the body prepares to react to the stress. An appropriate defensive action (fight response) uses up the hormone...
Transcontinental Wildfire Emissions Monitored from Space
... had to conclude that the majority originated from fires
in South America. Even one-third of the carbon monoxide enhancements above the fires
in North Australia originated from South America," Gloudemans said. Knowledge about the global d...
Massive Wildfire Forces Evacuation of Hundreds of Home in Florida
...t only does that impact where we can do prescribed fires
and thinning, but it also impacts our fire costs. ...low fires. You have tremendous wildfires." Such fires
are also flaring up in Georgia, where dry pine needles blanket forest floors, says Warren Bielenberg...
Aggressive Family Planning Sparks Riots in China
...nti-riot police were called in after villagers set fires
and smashed cars Saturday at the Shabi township government office in the Guangxi region, Hong Kong's Ming Pao Daily News said. One person was injured as villagers and government officials hurled stones at each other, the newspaper reported. The dem...
Blue Moon at Midnight from June 1
...change color in certain conditions. After forest fires
or volcanic eruptions, the Moon can appear to take on a bluish or even lavender hue. Soot and ash particles, deposited high in the Earth's atmosphere can sometimes make the Moon appear bluish. Smoke from widespread forest fire activity in western C...
Soot-infused Snow Responsible for Arctic Warming: Study
... when soot from tailpipes, smoke stacks and forest fires
enters the atmosphere and falls to the ground. Soo...y and fuel combustion, while forest and open-field fires
account for the rest. Previous studies have analyzed dirty snows effect on climate, but this is th...
NICE Gives the Final ‘NO’ to Roche’s Tarcva
...n on the NHS. This decision will only flame the fires
of controversy over access to expensive modern cancer treatments, as it follows bickering over whether Herceptin, another Roche product, should be given to women with early breast cancer. Calling the action as ‘perverse’ and ‘flawed’ Roche is cl...
New Study Links Western Wildfires to Atlantic Ocean Surface Temperatures
...correspond with episodes of drought and subsequent fires
in the West as shown by fire scars in annual tree ...es. While previous tree-ring studies have linked fires
in different regions of western North America to drought associated with the warm El Ni?o phase or c...
Raging Fire Consumes 45 Lives in a Drug Rehab Hospital in Moscow
...tion clinic no. 17,faced one of the most deadliest fires
that the city of Moscow has witnessed in the last three decades //. 45 women were killed because of burns, and smoke asphyxiation. Most of those who died were young addicts below the age of 35.Some were HIV patients and few suffered from severe psych...
Southern California Wildfires Pose Health Risks to Children
...le study for us," says Künzli. "The smoke from the fires
that year came as a very strong additional problem...t was vital for us to understand how and where the fires
affected the participants of the CHS study." The October 2003 fires
covered more than 3,000 square...
Fire Fighters Prone To Cancer Risk
...entire body to remove soot and other residues from fires
to avoid skin exposure,' he added. The findings of the study have been published in the November edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 'Fire fighters work in an inherently dangerous occupation on a daily basis. As pub...
Smoky Haze Cause Health Problems in Singapore
...to dissipate when the northeast monsoon douses the fires
raging in Indonesia's Kalimantan and Sumatra, far later than the original October prediction. Experts said intermittent showers are unlikely to do more than bring temporary relief to the city-state where the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) climbed ...
Forest Fire Affects Singapore's Air Quality
... a thick smoky haze from Indonesia's raging forest fires
blanketed the city-state.// 'People should stay indoors,' said a spokesperson answering the National Environment Agency's (NEA's) hotline, with the Pollutants Standard Index (PSI) reading 130 at mid-morning and 115 Saturday The all-time high was 22...
Mummy’s Voice More Effective than Smoke Alarm
...Fire Administration has estimated that 3,300 fatal fires
killed 3,380 people in 2005, with 14 percent of victims younger than 10. In 42 percent of the cases smoke alarms were not present and alarms did not operate in 21 percent. According to Drengenberg statistics do show that any child has died because...
Burning fires in Northern Ontario Cause Hundreds to leave their Homes
Raging forest fires
have forced over 1,300 people to leave their homes...hters continued to battle// the hundreds of forest fires
on Friday. According to Ontario fire officials the situation is the worst that they have ever encoun...
Children of Unemployed Parents at 13 per cent increased risk of death
...list deaths 27 times higher, and for deaths due to fires
37 times higher. For deaths of undetermined intent...ad injury risk. The higher risks of dying in house fires
may reflect the quality and type of housing, with the greatest fire risks for those in temporary or ...
Smoke From Cooking Fuels Cause A Significant Number Of Death Worldwide
...ing wood, dung, coal and other solid fuels on open fires
or simple stoves kills more children under the age of 5 than malaria or AIDS. The analysis by organization suggests that a $13 billion annual investment would have an annual payback of $91 billion as a result of less time lost to illness and collec...
Spate of smoking-related fire deaths cause concern in San Diego
...ople, two of them in Escondido, in smoking-related fires
this week in San Diego County, is prompting a new ...ree people who died in this week's smoking-related fires
were all over age 50. The U.S. Fire Administration has developed a fire safety campaign for smokers ...
Snoring To Be Reduced By New Device Called 'True Sleep'
...igger an almost imperceptible electric pulse which fires
up the arm and prompts the sleeper to turn over. Experts agree that changing positions during deep sleep is the best way to stop snoring. The device runs for eight hours continuously through the night before automatically switching off - after a sol...