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Global Warming Threatens Tibet

...rozen earth melting, grasslands turning yellow and rivers drying up. The scientists came to their conclusi...ea of 50,000 sq km which feed several of the major rivers in China and Southeast Asia. In the past 100 years, the area of these glaciers has shrunk by 30 perc...

Millions Spent, but the Indian Capital's River Still Stinks

... What has happened in the Yamuna is happening to rivers all over India, where 30 percent of the population...These teeming cities take more and more water from rivers or groundwater reserves, returning it as barely treated waste. Water-hungry Delhi dams the Yamuna ...

Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation

... The waste treated water let out into the nearby rivers is free of only the coloured suspension and continues to carry a large amount of invisible dissolved materials. According to A Thangapandian, TNPCB Divisional Engineer: 'All the units have installed a system, which is called pre-treatment system. A...

Rivers in China Shrinking Due to Climate Change

... volume of water flowing in two of China's longest rivers -- the Yangtze and the Yellow -- is reducing stead...rozen earth to melt, grasslands to turn yellow and rivers to dry up. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau used to boast of 36,000 glaciers covering an area of 50,000 s...

Australia is Shamed by an Inquiry Report on Child Sexual Abuse in Aboriginal Communities

...n Territory, that talks of juvenile prostitution , rivers of grog, child sex in exchange of drugs, have shocked and sickened all Australians. ``It is a damning indictment of our failure to protect children,'' said Mal Brough, Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister. ``This is a national disgrace, it is a disas...

Polluted Chinese River Hospitalises 61

...rsening water 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....

Beaches Shut Due to High E-coli Level in Water

... where fertilizer has been spread into 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 consistently safe. Last year KFL&A Public Health updated the signs it posts at closed beaches to a larger format...

Study Finds the Spread of Rabies in North American Raccoons

...on a geographic scale. Landscape features, such as rivers and mountains, can have a pronounced effect on the rate of rabies' spread and may therefore affect viral dynamics on a large scale," Real said. Researchers found that that because mountain ranges make for a poor raccoon habitat especially at higher...

Green Campaigners Concerned About Yamuna's Shrinking Floodplains

...e accounts, the Yamuna is one of the most polluted rivers in the world, especially around the Indian capital...vement and a water education movement to safeguard rivers and water "as an ecosystem." Formed in 1998, Jal Biradari says it is concerned about "water conse...

Pollution Induced Cancer Emerges as Top Killer in China

...hemical and industrial enterprises are built along rivers so that they can dump the waste into water easily. Excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides also pollute underground water. The contaminated water has directly affected soil, crops and food," said Chen. Released by the Ministry of Health, the su...

Multinationals Exploit Groundwater Sources, and People Suffer

...wn. The McCloud River is one of the most beloved rivers in the state of California, explains Brian Stranko of the group California Trout, which works to protect the state's wild fish. "It is unique -- it doesn't matter if you like to fish or hike or walk -- it is a really pristine watershed of mixed conif...

Environment Groups Appeal for Ban on Cleaning Chemicals

...en flushed through sewers, goes to contaminate the rivers and other waterways. Industry analysis found that, in five of 1,255 waterways sampled, concentration of the compounds exceeded the revised standards set by the EPA last year. Yet, the government has failed to analyze the potential health effects on...

New 'green' Pyre to Cool Planet While Burning India's Dead

...nly with salvation. But "all the ashes go into the rivers and carbon dioxide is creating global warming," said Agarwal. UN figures show close to 10 million people die a year in India, where 85 percent of the billion-plus population are Hindus who practice cremation. That leads to the felling of an estimat...

Wearing Shorts, Sleeveless Clothes Could Make You Prone to Skin Cancer

...t spending time boating, bathing in open ponds and rivers is not good for the skin. Sunrays reflecting from the water are even more dangerous and helps the cause of skin cancer," Govil told IANS. The problem, she stressed, was that people don't cover themselves properly in the summer. Added Kusum Verma,...

Climate Change Threatens Sundarbans and World Heritage Sites

...in the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in the Bay of Bengal. A complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of mangrove forests intersect the site. Famous for its beauty, it is home to at least 260 bird species, Indian otters, spotted deer, wild boar, fiddler crabs, mu...

US States Get Ready to Fight Mercury Pollution

...ption of sport fish taken from thousands of lakes, rivers and streams in the Northeast. In New York State...ish maximum levels of mercury that local lakes and rivers could absorb. Calculations of those maximum levels would recognize that the majority of mercury po...

India's Water Availability Will Decline by 2050

...n Ganga, Brahmaputra, Godavari and all other major rivers of the country. It said global warming would substantially reduce cereal production potential in Asia, creating food insecurity. "Crop simulation modelling studies based on future climate change scenarios indicate that substantial losses are like...

Flood Toll Rises, and Indonesia Braces for Disease

... in the days ahead, along with renewed flooding if rivers burst over their banks again. Across lower-lying...wing worse and blamed clogged drains, trash-filled rivers and deforestation of hillsides south of the city for development. Critics also blame delays in ext...

Act Now To Cleanse Highly Polluted River Hindon, Says Study

...ar Pradesh has become one of India's most polluted rivers due to callous industries as well as indifferent authorities and is causing serious diseases // , says a new study. A once clean river has been reduced to a trunk sewer passing through urban towns, carrying a heavy load of pesticides released both ...

Fresh Water Algae Filtered Out With Water Filtration Technique

...e. Microcystis is native to freshwater lakes and rivers around the country, and secretes toxins that can cause liver damage in animals including humans. Worsening environmental pollution in Lake Erie during the last decade has caused algal blooms, the most recent of which began this August. Some 13 mill...

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