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Global Warming: Lessons of History Help the Future

...staple crop; India's was inflicted by a failure of monsoon rains; and Ethiopia's by a drought. But, in all three cases, the agro-ecosystems were fragile. 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,...

Insecticide and Repellent Combo Effective in Eliminating Malarial Mosquitoes

...merges in September and October in puddles left by monsoon rains. These do show resistance to these insecticides. As expected, the usual pyrethroid-treated nets turned out to be effective only against non-resistant mosquitoes of the first population. Conversely, the nets pre-soaked with non-pyrethroidrepe...

Government to Toughen Its Anti-smoking Laws

...Tobacco Products 2003 Act in the first week of the monsoon session of the Parliament, Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi told reporters after a Cabinet meeting in New Delhi. Dasmunshi further said that the Information and Broadcasting Ministry would support the government's anti-smo...

Ramadoss to Discuss Chikungunya With Health Ministers of Nine States Tomorrow

...ausea. The disease broke out after the southwest monsoon hit Kerala coast early this month. The disease has spread near rubber plantations where farmers use plastic cups and coconut shells to collect rubber milk and leave it open, making it a breeding ground for the mosquitoes. A team of experts from t...

Notice Sent to Courts Asking Them to Stop Courting Mosquitoes

...ome and office," he advised. "Since the upcoming monsoon is the season for mosquito breeding we need be extra cautious," he said....

Chikungunya-hit Villages to Get Funds to Fight Mosquitoes

...mediate measures the situation will be grim during monsoon and post-monsoon,' he said. The minister was addressing a meeting of the health ministers of the chikungunya-affected states and reviewing preparations to meet the challenge. Health ministers and health secretaries of nine states including Keral...

Malaria Claims 25 Lives in Assam

...he death toll at around 40. Experts say an early monsoon has caused the outbreak of malaria. "The situation is well under control and compared to last year, the epidemic is not alarming. But we are not taking any chances," Sarma said. Some 304 people died of malaria last year. "The casualties are less ...

Climate Change Reorganized Tibetan Culture 700 Years Ago: Study

...iminary findings that an abrupt shift in the Asian monsoon caused famine, population movements and political ...orts of changes that might take place in the Asian monsoon during the process of global warming?" Aldenderfer asked. Scientists credit the Asian monsoon wit...

Ayurveda Resorts in Kerala Gear Up for the Monsoon Season

...e-August. According to ayurveda specialists, the monsoon season is the best time for treatments as the atmo...Kovalam, said his resort was all geared up for the monsoon rush. "We cater to tourists who come for specially for treatment and not just for sightseeing. For...

Delhi's Hottest Day at 44.1 Degrees Celsius

...test day of the year till Friday. "The southwest monsoon may have entered a few southern states of India yet it is pure summer in Delhi. The temperature may not slide Sunday as well," said an IMD official. "It's the hottest day of the year in the capital and as far as June 2 is concerned Saturday was the...

Ice Age in Europe Dried Up West African Monsoons

...cted the most detailed history of the West African monsoon yet, spanning 155,000 years and two ice ages. Th...r Niger, and is a gauge of past run-off levels and monsoon intensities. The researchers found that when the northern latitudes were frozen over, monsoon rai...

Sweltering Heat in Madhya Pradesh Claims Fifteen Lives

...orological department director D.P. Dubey said the monsoon was expected to arrive in the state on June 15 and not June 13 as expected normally. Last year, it arrived on June 29. Meanwhile, light rainfall occurred at isolated places in Rewa, Jabalpur and Sagar divisions Monday night and more showers wer...

Kerala Government Sanctions Funds for Chikungunya-affected Districts

...ausea. The disease broke out after the southwest monsoon hit Kerala coast early this month. The disease has spread near rubber plantations where farmers use plastic cups and coconut shells to collect rubber milk and leave it open, making it a breeding ground for the mosquitoes. Like dengue, another mos...

Malaria Claims 25 Lives in Assam

...he death toll at around 40. Experts say an early monsoon has caused the outbreak of malaria. "The situation is well under control and compared to last year, the epidemic is not alarming. But we are not taking any chances," Sarma said. Some 304 people died of malaria last year. "The casualties are less ...

India's Water Availability Will Decline by 2050

...h implies increased frequency of floods during the monsoon will also result in loss of the rainwater. The direct runoff of water would reduce the groundwater recharging potential," Pachauri told reporters here. The report, "Climate Change 2007: Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability" was unveiled in Brussels...

Mosquito-borne Dengue Disease on the Rise in Five Malaysian States

... by the government to control it, due to the rainy monsoon season. They have issued warnings to residents to clean their property to be rid of the larvae of the aedes mosquito, which carries the dengue virus. Symptoms of dengue are high fever and rashes. If not detected and treated early, the disease c...

Chikungunya Reaches Sri Lanka

...truggling to control the spread of dengue fever as monsoon rains have created breeding conditions for mosquitoes that carry the disease. Dr. Nihal Abeysinghe, director of the Epidemiology branch of the Health Department, said 50 cases have been reported and blood samples sent for testing have been confirme...

Smoky Haze Cause Health Problems in Singapore

...th is now expected 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 Ind...

Dengue cases in Karachi on the rise

...rged in water and it could not be drained till the monsoon got over. The stagnating water became an ideal place for the mosquitoes to breed. A joint team of experts from local research organizations and the World Health Organization (WHO) will examine the situation and perform epidemiological investigation...

India registers 3,000 dengue patients, toll crosses 40

... The dengue outbreak usually erupts as the annual monsoon tapers off across the country, leaving behind countless small pools and puddles of stagnant water. The worst affected by the dengue virus is the capital where one more patient died, taking the death toll to 17 even as over 50 fresh cases were report...

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