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"Alarming" Malnutrition Among Kenya Refugees: UN Agencies

...to find employment outside the camps, to cultivate land or graze livestock, leaving the refugee population almost entirely dependent on humanitarian aid, according to the agency....

Humans are Gobbling Up a Quarter of Nature's Resources, Reveals Study

... and Agriculture Organisation data on agricultural land use in 161 countries, Helmut Haberl and his collea...expand production of biofuels, as the only fertile land available is tropical rainforests," said Haberl. "If we want full-scale replacement of fossil fuel...

NHSs Golden Handshake Shocks People

... NHS gave him the golden handshake as he failed to land the top job. A spokesman for Cambridgeshire PCT said: "Chris Town was made Redundant as part of the organizational change process put in place to manage the reduction in the number of PCTs. "His redundancy pay was in line with the NHS redundancy s...

Global Warming: Lessons of History Help the Future

...he example of Easter Island, the isolated speck of land in the Pacific Ocean, which once had a population ... Ireland's potato growers each had tiny strips of land in vast, open fields, making it easy for a blight to rampage through their single crop. In India, fo...

Contamination of the Environment by Antibiotics Fed to Livestock

... manure, which is commonly applied to agricultural land to provide crop nutrients. Therefore, food crops grown on manure-altered soils are exposed to antibiotics. A study, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is looking into the brunt of antibiotic feeding in livestock productio...

Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows

...bility. To do so, they multiplied the current farm land area by the average amount of nitrogen available f...the way agriculture research has been conducted in land grant institutions, with a lot of influence by the chemical companies and pesticide companies as wel...

Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly

...nited States, and approximately 70 percent of that land is not used for playing. These managed green spaces aren't surrogates for protected land and ecosystems, but they can include suitable habitat for species native to the area. Golf courses c...

Plants Respond to Changing Environment

...ss growth in response to environmental cues. All land plants evolved from an aquatic ancestor, and it was after colonisation of the land that the gibberellin mechanism evolved. The earliest land plants to evolve were the bryophyte group,...

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

...bility. To do so, they multiplied the current farm land area by the average amount of nitrogen available f...the way agriculture research has been conducted in land grant institutions, with a lot of influence by the chemical companies and pesticide companies as wel...

Worms are Killing the Planet

...d the composting of waste in efforts to reduce the land filling of biodegradable waste. This includes encouraging householders to invest in home composting systems. Although Frederickson says that worm composting is a positive thing, he claims that not enough research has been done on worms releasing pol...

Fortis Plans Multi-speciality Hospital in Jaipur

... to the state government. We want over 25 acres of land for the project that will have a medical college besides a 500-600 bed hospital," Shivinder Mohan Singh, managing director, Fortis Healthcare Ltd (FHL), said here Tuesday while addressing a press conference. Fortis has initiated the implementation ...

Virginity Rules-Meant To Be Broken?

America, the land of extremes, boasts of almost a thousand no-sex-till-marriage organizations. Take for example the abstinence program-Virginity Rules . Its brand ambassador beautiful teen Jami Waite, has been an emblem of sexual abstinence for the group, which has r...

'Sweet Herb' may Be Green Gold for Paraguay

...has planted thousands of hectares (acres) of rural land with the shrub. "Coca-Cola's announcement has sp...worried by China's influence on the market. "The land of the stevia is right here," said manager Maria Teresa Aguilera, whose phone has not stopped ringin...

Groundwater Levels Depleting Alarmingly in India

...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 has crept close to the surface. Federal Water Resources Minister Saif-ud-din Soz told reporters in New Delhi that he had already written ...

Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues

...ny activity which requires the diversion of forest land for non-forest use must first be cleared by the MoEF. This is clearly specified in the procedures prescribed in the Forest Conservation Act, 1980. But then this process also stipulates a role for the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) before the grant...

Japanese are Weighed Down by Deviating from Their Traditional Diet

...ut a change of eating habits is weighing down the land of the rising sun. Japan's health ministry estimates that every second male and every fifth female over the age of 40 is obese and experts have identified a change in lifestyle as the main cause of the problem. "The everyday habits among the Japan...

Nadine Coyle Voted Celeb With Hottest Pair of Legs in Showbiz

...girl group member beat other long-legged ladies to land the top slot. American R and B singer Beyonce Knowles bagged the second place while troubled pop star Britney Spears landed the third position. Aussie sisters Dannii and Kylie Minogue stood fourth and fifth respectively. Others who featured on ...

Some Common Human Injuries Also Common in Dogs

...ent is when they jump up in the air, come down and land on one leg with a little twist and a pop. That would be similar to the way a football player or a basketball player would get a cruciate rupture," Roush said. There are certain factors that may contribute to a cruciate ligament tear. These factors ...

Israel Offers Help to India in Tackling Water Scarcity

...ion technology with 60 percent of its agricultural land using this process, compared with just 6 percent i...oday only 1.2 million hectares of our agricultural land is cultivated wit drip irrigation system and sprinklers, whereas the potential is 690 lakh hectares,...

Australia Proposes Comprehensive Plans to Protect Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse

...ohol restrictions on Northern Territory Aboriginal land for six months. He said 50 per cent of welfare payments through Centrelink to parents of children in affected areas would be quarantined to prevent all their money being spent on alcohol. "The obligation in relation to that will follow the parent w...

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