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Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

... disease-carrying mosquitoes. "When we have more rain like this, our mosquito population can go up, and more contact with mosquitoes means a greater possibility of mosquito-borne illness," said Doug Hardy, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. State and...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

... Weather records show there has been no decline in rain and snowfall in the region but Environment Canada has reported that Arctic temperatures have been rising, and 2006 was the warmest year on record for that part of the Arctic. Some arctic ponds have drained when the permafrost melted beneath them, t...

Drug Firm on the Threshold of Developing Dengue Vaccine

...deaths since the start of the year. Intermittent rain and warm weather have been blamed for the onslaught of mosquito breeding. Stephenne said that another key factor is that the virus has four variations. "We have to prove the vaccine will be safe for everyone, which means both children and adults,...

Singapore Dengue Fever Cases Hit Year's Peak

...nt statement. "The recent spells of intermittent rain coupled with warm weather has provided the mosquito ample opportunities to breed in minute pools of stagnant water all over the island," they said. Three people have died from dengue and there have been 4,029 cases of the disease in the first 27 we...

Eco-architecture Takes Root in Thailand, but Growth is Slow

...th the highly-insulated house also collecting dew, rain and condensation from the air conditioning. Heat from the air conditioning warms the pool and the hot water, while the house is designed to make the most of natural light and air flow -- simple measures that experts say would improve life for milli...

Britisher Enraged for Court's Action Against Him for Smoking

... to shove my customers outside in the wind and the rain to allow them their right to smoke. Howitt is so incensed by the ban that he has set up his own political party, Fight Against Government Suppression or FAGS (a British slang word for cigarettes). "Having a pint and a cigarette in a pub is one of...

Indian Weather Station Near Glacier to Study Global Warming

...violet radiations, wind velocity and direction and rain gauge. He said the station would be able to give quick forecasting, onscreen graphics, view icons, weather warnings and forecasts on its built-in LCD console. The system also includes a solar panel to power it and a data logger that can record se...

After Bringing Cheer Rains Choke Delhi's Roads

...with much joy . As the city received 104.7 mm of rain in just four days, much more than the usual 55 mm ...tment (IMD) said that the city could get some more rain during the course of the day. "The skies will remain partly cloudy throughout the day with rain or t...

Delhi Sees the Sun but Turns Cloudy Again

...ouds making an appearance by noon, it looked like rain again. The temperature recorded at 10.30 a.m. wa...he better part of the day and there are chances of rain and thundershowers accompanied by a squall by evening," an official told IANS. The maximum tempera...

Dengue Cases in Singapore Crosses Alarming Levels

...nest cities. "The recent spells of intermittent rain coupled with warm weather has provided the mosquito ample opportunities to breed in minute pools of stagnant water all over the island," the statement said. The NEA and members of an inter-agency taskforce have intensified daily inspections of pos...

Japanese Humanoid Happy to Work on in the Rain

...g an ideal worker who won't complain in torrential rain or on slippery floors as a company unveiled a next-generation humanoid Thursday. Kawada Industries' HRP-3 Promet Mk-II, a 160-centimetre-tall (five feet, four inches) humanoid, walked on a slippery floor scattered with sand and held out its arms u...

Lightning Strikes Deadliest in Summer

... Lightning can hurt you even before it begins to rain and can strike as far as 10 miles away from the rain area of a thunderstorm. "Wait 30 minutes after the last crack of thunder or flash of lightning befor...

Talks Break Down in Polish Nurses' Pay Protest

...dred nurses, meanwhile, remained camped out in the rain on a grass verge opposite the government building, saying they would not leave until Kaczynski came up with a solid offer of pay hikes. The Polish government is already facing down hospital doctors who since May 21 have been refusing to provide all ...

Dengue Fever Deaths Up in Vietnam

...s mainly due to unusually hot weather and too much rain this year, which has provided good breeding grounds for mosquitos." The virus thrives in urban areas because the carrier, the aedes mosquito, breeds in stagnant water, including in blocked drain-pipes and rubbish heaps. Experts predict dengue fev...

Australian Grape Glut Dries Up as Drought Bites

..."In February we had 80 millimetres (3.2 inches) of rain and we lost 100,000 dollars (84,000 US) worth of crop because it came with a hail storm," he shrugs. Orange, with an average annual rainfall of more than 800 millimetres, is always one of the last places in Australia to be hit by drought and one of...

Tech Heads Go Gaga Waiting for Apple's IPhone

...ate Thursday some 60 fans armed with umbrellas and rain gear -- and a handful with pup tents and lawn chairs -- braved the elements outside Apple's 5th Avenue store in New York city. First in line was Greg Packer, 43, who arrived Monday at 5 a.m. -- a whole 109 hours before iPhones would be sold. He bec...

Beaches Shut Due to High E-coli Level in Water

... may be behind the high E. coli counts, noting the rain causes more runoff from fields where fertilizer ha...streams and rivers and eventually the lake. Heavy rain could also cause more sewer outflows, he said. The beach will reopen when test results come back c...

Human Induced Global Warming Drying Up Arctic Ponds

...s. "In recent years there has actually been more rain and snow in this region than a couple of decades ago, but because of global warming, the summers are warmer, so the ponds are losing more water to evaporation-greater than the gain from the extra precipitation," said Smol. "So like a pot of simmer...

Modest Increase in Urban Parks Could Equalize Global Warming Until 2080s

...ters day by the 2080s will deliver almost 50% more rain than is currently experienced. Based on an existing model, we have calculated that these more powerful storms would increase the amount of run-off from urban areas by more than 80%. Unfortunately, increasing the amount of green space only has a limi...

Climate Change Reorganized Tibetan Culture 700 Years Ago: Study

...ll became harder but shorter, or whether it didn't rain at all. "All I can say is that overall it became drier in India and Tibet," said another researcher, Carrie Morrill of the National Climatic Data Center in Boulder, Colorado. Either way, the change would have altered the way springs channel wat...

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