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Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...rams have been successfully applied throughout the tropics and subtropics. Water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassi...ive of South America, it was spread throughout the tropics and subtropics in the last century, mostly by humans. While the plant can potentially be used for ...

China to Make Cuban Dengue Mosquito Killer

...ich were fatal. Dengue fever has is found in the tropics throughout the world, and the World Health Organization estimates there could be some 50 million cases each year, and 500,000 cases of more dangerous dengue haemorrhagic fever. The Aedes aegypti mosquito likewise causes 200,000 cases of yellow feve...

Northern Forests Less Effective Than Tropical Forests in Reducing Global Warming

...med a large amount of carbon was coming out of the tropics and moving through the atmosphere to be taken up in other regions. The new analysis of aircraft samples shows that this is not the case....

Deforestation Plays a Critical Role in Climate Change: Study

Avoiding deforestation in the tropics can play a key role in reducing future greenhouse ...ct and CSIRO has revealed. Deforestation in the tropics accounts for nearly 20 per cent of carbon emissions due to human activities. This will release an es...

One-sixth of Europe's Mammals Face Extinction, Warns Conservation Experts

...volved with the study, adds. "The situation in the tropics is even worse." In tropical regions, which have greater numbers of species overall, an average of one in four is officially threatened, largely as a result of extensive deforestation. Currently, some 27 percent of the mammal species surveyed are...

Climate Change Signal Detected in the Indian Ocean

...th of 800 metres; and, sub-surface cooling in the tropics due to deep waters rising closer to the surface. Dr Alory says the research confirmed a long-held view that temperature changes in the Pacific and Indian oceans can be partly explained by the effect of the Indonesian throughflow a system of curren...

Tropical Cyclones Play Important Role in Climate-control

... hurricane intensity, is that as the world and the tropics warm, there will be an increase in the integrated ...r than today, about 82 degrees Fahrenheit, but the tropics were not much warmer than the present, said Prof. Huber. "Using the best, most comprehensive model...

Notion Behind Spread of Flu Epidemic may Not Hold True for the Tropics

...th may mean that seasonal epidemics arise from the tropics where the virus persists all year round," Miller said. The team suggested that weather may determine how the disease travels south from the Equator. "More delicate experiments are definitely needed to tease apart the complex relationships being unc...

Shrinking of Mt. Kilimanjaros Ice Cap Not Due to Global Warming: Study

... inaccurate, they say. According to Mote, in the tropics particularly on Mt. Kilimanjaro processes very different from those that have diminished glacial ice in temperate regions closer to the poles are at work. The ice decline is primarily due to complex interacting factors, including the vertical sha...

Bio-fuels Would Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Senior British Scientists

... said, Biodiesel is a complete scam because in the tropics the growing demand is causing forests to be burnt to make way for palm oil and similar crops.He is expected to tell a seminar Thursday that use of bio-fuels is likely to increase greenhouse gas emissions. Clifts comments will amount to a direct cha...

Global Warming 55 Million Years Ago Too, Thanks to Fossil Fuels

...n the oceans rose 9 degrees F (5 degrees C) in the tropics and 11 degrees F (6 degrees C) in the Arctic. The oceans became more acidic and 30 to 50 percent of the sea floor life went extinct. "The two outstanding questions about the event are what triggered it and where did all the greenhouse gases come fr...

Ladakh was a Coastal Region Millions of Years Ago

...nd Indonesia. This in itself is surprising, for tropics are not known to have much of a variation in weather patterns. GPL...

Europeans Developing First-Ever Dengue Fever Vaccine

... they can unwittingly transport the virus from the tropics back to their home country. The Dengue virus increases the permeability of blood vessels causing blood loss leading to shock. An international research team claims to have identified the enzymes, which ultimately lead to blood loss, and have establis...

Dengue and Chikungunya: The Dirge of a Nation

...ieu. Both Dengue and Chikungunya are common to the tropics and are not contagious. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which are the causative vectors of both Dengue fever and Chikungunya, carry the virus that causes these diseases. Please note the following about the Aedes mosquito – · It is the female mos...

Dengue and Chikungunya: The Dirge of a Nation

...ieu. Both Dengue and Chikungunya are common to the tropics and are not contagious. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which are the causative vectors of both Dengue fever and Chikungunya, carry the virus that causes these diseases. Please note the following about the Aedes mosquito – a. It is the female mosquit...

Blood Fluke Vaccine in the Pipeline

... or schistosomes, are found in fresh waters of the tropics in developing countries and is ranked in the second place next to malaria. Dr Alex Loukas Head of the Helminth Biology Laboratory at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research said that that the vaccine is a more practical solution and would save ...

Will The Tropical Forests Survive The Deforestation Scenario?

...man population density among countries in both the tropics and the temperate zone. They use United Nations population projections and continent-specific relationships between both total and rural population density and forest remaining today to project future tropical forest cover. According to their project...

Sex Played A Vital Role For Evolution Of Infectious Diseases

...Cryptococcus gattii, is normally restricted to the tropics and subtropics. The evidence that sex played an important role in the pathogen's expansion may provide a useful model for the evolution of infectious diseases and parasites more generally, they said. After extensive genetic analysis of fungal sam...

Solutions Being Sought For Prevention Of Rickets

...dren of Asian and black mothers living outside the tropics should receive 280 to 400 IU. They recommend vitamin D supplements be given to children until the growth spurt that accompanies puberty is finished. Moderate sun exposure will also help....

Prevention of Rickets

...dren of Asian and black mothers living outside the tropics should receive 280 to 400 IU. They recommend vitamin D supplements be given to children until the growth spurt that accompanies puberty is finished. Moderate sun exposure will also help....

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