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Global Warming Threatens Tibet

...data collected, the whole of the Tanggula Range of mountains is suffering higher temperatures, lower rainfall and greater vaporization losses, an overall trend towards drier weather. The melting of the frozen earth beneath the surface is the cause of 80 percent of the damage to the road on the Plateau. As th...

Consume Less, Experts Advise as Malthusian Nightmare Returns to Haunt West

...ger has reserves to help cushion its citizens. Its mountains of unsold butter and meat and its lake of powdered milk have disappeared after reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy. Then there is corn. While relatively little corn is eaten directly it is of pivotal importance to the food economy as so much ...

Desert Droughts Shorten Mountain Snow Cover, Reveals Study

... snow cover hundreds of miles away in the Colorado mountains by roughly a month. The study found that seasonal snow coverage in the sub-alpine and alpine areas of the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado disappeared by about 30 days earlier in 2006 because of heavy dust deposition from the Colorado Pl...

Green Campaigners Concerned About Yamuna's Shrinking Floodplains

...or around 1,370 km. Its source is in the Himalayan mountains at Yamnotri. It flows through the states of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, and merges with the Ganges at Allahabad. The cities of Delhi, Mathura and Agra lie on its banks. Said Nitya Jacobs, a writer who has researched water issues in India: "Ya...

Japanese Expedition Clears Half Ton of Garbage from Mt. Everest

...apan to raise awareness about the pollution on the mountains while the rest was "disposed off properly". Noguchi has in the past organised similar expeditions and hopes this will not be his last. "For the future, I would be keen on studying the impact of global warming on glaciers in the Himalayas, he said. ...

Sunscreen Maybe Helpful in Preventing Skin Cancer

... Using a sunscreen is especially important in the mountains and near the equator, but also at the seaside because water reflects the sun's rays. 'And make sure to reapply sunscreen,' Dauer reminded. After 20 minutes in saltwater, even 'waterproof' sunscreens wash off to a large extent. Reapplying sunscree...

Force-feeding a Scourge Among Mauritanian Nomads

...of forcing daughters to swallow litres of milk and mountains of couscous for days on end until they developed wings of fat hanging from their arms and their skin was traced with silvery stretch-marks - attributes considered the height of feminine beauty in Mauritania. 'They eat and eat, and drink and drink, ...

‘Braveheart’- Woman Becomes First to Climb Mountains After Heart Transplat

...iles west of Buenos Aires. Perkins grew up among mountains and with a love for the outdoors. Her zeal for mountain trekking and climbing only increased after her transplant on Nov. 20, 1995. Any fears about stressing her new heart were overwhelmed by a desire to rebuild her strength. It was almost 4 years...

Viagra Beneficial to High-Altitude Athletes

...letes at high altitudes as well as soldiers in the mountains of Afghanistan//. Research by scientists at the ...tick, Mass. "If we send a group of guys into the mountains of Afghanistan, they need to be able to deal with the altitude," Fulco said. ...

'Expedition Everest' Finds New Species

..., insects and ants.The scientific journey into the mountains of Southwest China and Nepal also included Walt Disney Imagineering representatives who researched cultural beliefs related to the legend of the Yeti, a creature whose traditional role as protector of the sacred has been integral to conservation in t...

Disney’s New Attraction Showcases the Discoveries of the Himalayas Expeditio

...nsects and ants. The scientific journey into the mountains of Southwest China and Nepal also included Walt Disney Imagineering representatives who researched cultural beliefs related to the legend of the Yeti, a creature whose traditional role as "protector of the sacred" has been integral to conservation in...

Lunar Forces Affect The Surface Of The Earth

...t plates that slowly shift, producing earthquakes, mountains and rifts where they collide or separate. Most ear...d asymmetry in the distribution of the earth's big mountains as a part of the evidence. Both the Rocky and Andes mountains are on the eastern side of the Pacific...

Tamiflu substrate produced from Bioengineered Bacteria

... anise which is grown in the high altitudes in the mountains of Guanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou in Southwestern Chinese province. Due to shortage of Shikimic acid, Roche the manufacturer of Tamiflu is planning to use genetically bioengineered E.coli bacterium to produce shikimic acid by fermentation method...

More Severe Earthquakes May Hit Kashmir In Future

...ds,” he said. He said that data showed that the mountains behind Muzaffarabad, around the epicenter, actuall...rth-west tip of the rupture which extended to "the mountains behind Muzaffarabad" had recorded the expected number of aftershocks, he said, while the south-easte...

Poisonous Gas Caused Mass Extinction

... of molecules preserved in rocks from the Dolomite mountains in Italy. Dating from the time of the extinction, the molecules are the remains of polysaccharides, large sugar-based structures common in plants and soil. The chemistry of the rocks revealed that although the polysaccharides are remains of marine se...

Greek Study Shows Living In The Hills May Be Healthier

...ion of two villages in the lowlands and one in the mountains of rural Greece. Total 1198 people participated in...e researchers are of the conclusion that living in mountains seem to impart a kind of lifestyle that is healthier than the lifestyle of the people living in the ...

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