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Chilean Lake Disappears, Thanks to Global Warming

...s have been warning that glaciers are receding and lakes are drying up in Latin American America because of...rst Flood (GLOF). A GLOF is a sudden increase in a lakes volume due to one of various possible causes, including a volcanic eruption, an earthquake, an avala...

EU Aims to Shake Up Wine Industry With Root-and-branch Reform

..., try to win back markets, drain the infamous wine lakes and of course make things more simple," she said. EU attempts to turn around souring wine market Although Europe remains by far the biggest wine producer and exporter, it faces growing competition from so-called New World competitors, notably Aus...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United Stat... border. They are the largest group of fresh water lakes on Earth. A report released by Environmental Defense shows that levels of toxic chemicals in the...

Cell Toxin Inhibits Survival Protein in Cancer Cells

...n long used to control species of invasive fish in lakes has been found to selectively inhibit two "survival proteins in cancer cells. The research is a first step toward developing a molecularly-targeted drug that could eliminate cellular-level resistance to multiple types of chemotherapy and radiation...

Rivers in China Shrinking Due to Climate Change

...cent. In addition, about 17.5 percent of the small lakes at the source of the Yangtze have dried up, the scientists said. Wang Xugen, a researcher at the institute, was quoted as saying that the "shrinking of the wetland on the plateau is closely connected with global warming, adding that - even though r...

Toxic Algae Pose New Health Scare in China

Two of China's biggest lakes are under renewed attack from toxic algae that destroy plant and fish life and threaten humans in the country's latest pollution scare, state media reported on Sunday . New satellite pictures of eastern China show the blue-green foul-smelling algae s...

Polluted Chinese River Hospitalises 61

...er pollution. More than 70 percent of rivers and lakes are polluted, while underground water supplies in 90 percent of Chinese cities are contaminated, previous reports have said....

Six Cases of H5N1 Bird Flu Confirmed in Germany

...ld birds infected with the virus were found at two lakes near Nuremberg in the past week. Guenther said local authorities had cordoned off an area with a four-kilometre (2.5-mile) radius from where the diseased birds were found. Nobody will be allowed to bring birds into the area or take them out from th...

Disease Outbreak Claims Trout From Idaho Hatchery

...other hatcheries. This is in order to make certain lakes and streams still get enough fish to satisfy anglers. According to Tom Frew, who manages the Nampa site, careful manipulation of stocks at other facilities should make up for the losses. He says scientists are assessing just what went wrong. One p...

Resident Bacteria May Help Clean Phosphorous From Lakes

...ia samples in multiple locations from Madison-area lakes Mendota and Wingra during ice-off seasons, as well as monthly samples when the lakes are frozen, Taihu, a large, shallow lake in Jiangsu Province that supplies drinking water to 40 mill...

Deadly Virus Hits Popular Lake in US

... of fish in the Great Lakes, a group of five large lakes in North America on the Canada-United States border. They are the largest group of fresh water lakes on Earth. If tests confirm the virus in Lake Winnebago, keeping the lock closed wont do any good. ...

Green Campaigners Concerned About Yamuna's Shrinking Floodplains

...by bunds that have restricted the floodplain. Many lakes and ponds in east Delhi that used to get filled by the river's floodwaters dried up when they were cut off from the river by these bunds and housing or commercial complexes. India had worked on a Rs.10,000 million Yamuna Action Plan to improve the ...

Ecologists Desperate to Save Dal Lake in Kashmir

...year. Dal Lake is connected to a number of other lakes of the Kashmir valley. It is well-known for its Shikaras or, house boats. Spread over 18 square kilometers, the lake is divided by causeways into four basins, called Gagribal, Lokut Dal, Bod Dal and Nagin. Lokut-dal and Bod-dal have an island each...

Legionnaires Outbreak in Australia

...lly in environmental water sources such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs, usually in low numbers. As they are commonly found in environmental sources they may also be found in purpose built water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers and whirlpool spas. If conditions are favourable the ba...

US States Get Ready to Fight Mercury Pollution

... where it was released. As the mercury falls on lakes and streams, it becomes methylmercury, a neurotoxi...n the Northeast. In New York State, most of the lakes and streams in the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains are posted with consumption advisories because ...

Water Crisis Wreaks Havoc on Irish City

...d by cryptosporidium, a parasite commonly found in lakes and rivers, especially when the water is contaminated with sewage and animal wastes. Cryptosporidium is very resistant to disinfection, and even a well-operated water treatment system cannot ensure that drinking water will be completely free of th...

Bolivian Glacier Melts, Dangerously Fast

...30% since the 1970s. Melting glaciers have created lakes in the mountains, which could burst and cause widespread flooding. Of 150 glaciers that once stood in Glacier National Park in the northern US, only 27 remain. The US Environmental Protection Agency says the biggest are a third the size they were in ...

Avian Nightmare

...; areas of Britain included, away from cold frozen lakes and in search of open water. These birds may be carrying the deadly H5N1 virus, which causes avian flu. There are fair chances of these birds passing the virus on to poultry. If the persons who care for or deal with poultry in any way, were to ge...

Frozen Yet Potent Viruses Found

... flu can survive for decades and longer, in frozen lakes and are very well capable of infecting humans and animals once again.// Dr Scott Rogers of Bowling Green State University of Ohio and his team have found viral RNA perfectly preserved and still potent in a frozen lake of Siberia. Such frozen viruse...

Better Ice Creams And Artificial Snow, Courtesy Bacteria

...d to go to extreme environments, such as Antarctic lakes and glaciers, to find bacteria with properties that allow them to survive at very cold temperatures. Dr. Walker and her colleagues have developed a technique that isolates such bacteria from soil in more temperate environments. The study is highlig...

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