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Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

...ins have used the magical properties of the deadly sea snail venom to create a drug that can kill pain in humans. The snail uses venom to paralyze passing fish, but scientists found that chemicals in the poison could also obstruct pain signals in the human brain. About 25 years ago, scientists at th...

Groundwater Levels Depleting Alarmingly in India

...tubewells has led to saline water 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...

Desalination of Sea is Not a Solution to Tackle Global Water Scarcity: WWF

...he WWF has said in its report. "Desalinating the sea is an expensive, energy intensive and greenhouse g...aste water. "The basic problem is that by taking sea water and producing fresh water, you are going to get a stream of fresh water, which is what you wan...

Antarctic Icebergs Serve as 'hotspots' for Ocean Life

...errestrial material, which they release far out at sea as they melt. This process produces a "halo effect" with significantly increased nutrients, chlorophyll and krill out to a radius of more than three kilometres, scientists said. The researchers estimate that, overall, the icebergs are raising the bi...

China's Three Gorges Dam Changing Local Weather: Scientists

...h longest river in the world, discharging into the sea about twice the water of the Mississippi. For as long as people have kept records, the Yangtze has been in the habit of periodically overflowing its banks and flooding vast areas. Controlling that ancient threat, along with producing electricity, are...

Two MSU Professors Spearhead International Water Project

...everything. They are used in some places to turn sea water into fresh water, said Voice. The challenge is to do this cost effectively, and we seek to do this by improving their performance. Development of robust membranes is a significant opportunity to enhance the quality of water and, ultimately, ...

Health Tourists Put Spanish Service Under Strain

...esidents buying into the idea of retirement by the sea have been making increasing use of Spain's health facilities -- to the extent that they are now causing a headache for service providers. EU tourists here, comprising in their majority Britons, Germans and Belgians, are entitled to free healthcare i...

Rising Sea Levels Could Disintegrate Antarctic Ice Sheet

... revealed that from 13,000 to 7000 years ago, when sea levels rose by 100 metres, the ice sheet thinned b...d. The study has however, not predicted how much sea levels would have to rise before the sheet's edges start to break away. The findings appear in the ...

Galapagos on UN Endangered List

...it is not just the Island but also the surrounding sea that is threatened too. Isolated some 1,000km (620 miles) off of Ecuador's coast, the islands contain much unique plant and animal life. They were protected by UNESCO 1978, with the boundaries extended in 2001. The volcanic islands inspired British ...

Uganda Bans Plastic Bags, Still a Tough Battle Lies Ahead

...s of waste management; by the Chitezi dump; by its sea of polythene, and its flying latrines. Now, at last, they could all be headed for the exit door. And not just in Uganda. Neighbouring Kenya is introducing similar legislation. Tanzania wants to go even further and ban plastic drinks containers as w...

Capricious Climate in Indonesia Adds to Farmers Woe

...th." Indonesia is facing the onslaught of rising sea levels and climatic change. Rather than it being pursued as an International issue, it should be taken up as priority by the decision makers, planners and the people who can actually make things happen in this nation....

Why Humans Fail to Act on Climate Change

...est projections yet that polar ice caps will melt, sea levels will rise and one-sixth of the world population - including 1 billion people in Asia - will face severe water shortages by century's end. But despite the severe warnings, humans are reluctant to change. Roman Seidl, a fellow environmental ...

ISRO Chief Concerned About River Pollution

...tice of landing the capsules and satellites in the sea leads to substantial loss in terms of quality and maintenance. The new platform will take up to 15 years to develop and will form a part of an independent space observatory system, he said. Another milestone project will be Chandrayan-1, said Na...

Residues Go Merrily Down the Stream in Portland

...dues in water may be detrimental to fish and other sea life. This would also pose major health risks for ...op resistance to drugs and pesticides found in the sea bed, making it difficult to treat. The compounds seem to have a well known source, the human sewa...

Nature Unleashes Terror Across America

...ms across the Southeast are currently churning the sea and have flooded Missouri, forcing many to abandon their homes. Smoke-filled air created a burning smell and a dusting of ashes that coated cars and buildings through much of Florida and southeastern Georgia. The haze over most of Florida resulted...

Swallowing The Bitter Pill-Oral Sex Linked To Oral Cancer

... Institutions in Baltimore:"There's been a kind of sea change in the last 10 years in who we're seeing with these cancers. It makes sense with some changes we've seen in sexual behavior." The study, involving 100 people with throat cancer and 200 without it, found that those infected with the human pap...

Global Warming To Effect Eastern Coast Of India

... Meena said that the past observations on the mean sea level along the Indian coast show a long-term rising trend of about 1.0 mm/year. The recent data suggests a rising trend of 2.5 mm/year in the sea-level along Indian coastline. The corresponding thermal expansion, related sea-level rise is expect...

New Vaccine to Control Blood Pressure

.... The vaccine uses a protein found in limpets, a sea creature, to attack a hormone called angiotensin produced by the liver. Angiotensin raises blood pressure by narrowing arteries. The vaccine, however, turns the body's immune system against the hormone. It would need a course of just three jabs, wi...

Nurturing Our Nurses for Healthcare Par Excellence

...om, Canada, Thailand and Uganda have implemented a sea change in their recruitment policies. The new policies have augmented responsibilities for nursing aides. Fresh nursing staffs have been recruited to fill the vacancies. The policy also encourages nurses to continue their education. In Uganda and...

Investigating Coral Reefs to Help Understand Past and Future Climate Change

Increasing Earth temperatures and rising sea levels. Both of these are effects of climate chang...l reefs can be used to accurately reconstruct past sea level variations, climate change and environmental perturbations. According to Camoin, they provide ...

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