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China's Three Gorges Dam Changing Local Weather: Scientists

China's massive Three Gorges Dam project across the Yangtze River will take another two years to complete, but the world's largest dam is already changing the local weather, claim scientists. Both modeling and actual meteorological data suggest that the reservoir is cooling the Yangtze Val...

Travel Nurse Across America Expands Into New Offices

...es as well. The proximity of our new offices to the Arkansas River Trail, a biking and pedestrian trail along the Arkansas River and the notorious Big dam Bridge, the nation's longest pedestrian bridge, will offer our associates opportunities to maintain a healthy lifestyle around their work." A...

Fat-Cell Protein May Reduce Diabetes Risk

...rvard School of Public Health in Boston. Van dam said that he and his colleagues believe that adipo...rease levels of adiponectin pharmacologically, van dam noted. For the moment, he said, "this study re...re concerned about preventing type 2 diabetes, van dam said that losing just 5 to 10 percent of your body...

Coffee Drinking Lowers Women's Stroke Risk

...ut after considering factors such as cigarette and alcohol consumption, van dam and his colleagues found that healthy women who consumed two to three cups ...firmation with continued research. "This is quite an early finding," van dam said. "And previous studies have been quite small. But the data we do have...

Watching water from space could aid disease prevention in China

...miasis in southern China. Once the Three Gorges dam is fully operational, researchers plan to use sate...in the Poyang Lake region between the Three Gorges dam and Shanghai. "Really, the only prevention is t...Lake are expected to change after the Three Gorges dam project is completed upstream, but whether these c...

Ft. Lauderdale Jury Awards Couple over $3 Million in Secondhand Asbestos Exposure Case

...ade no offer to settle the case. Lynda was diagnosed in May of 2007 and has been a resident of Broward County since 1998. Juan P. Bauta, II and Case dam of the Ferraro Law Firm tried the case for over three weeks against Ford and Abex. Mrs. Daly's exposure to asbestos-containing car brakes occurred in ...

Animal Rescue Operations Underway in Flooded Bihar, India

... /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Entire villages have been washed away in India's northern state of Bihar after a deadly combination of monsoon rains and a dam burst caused a deluge that spreads over countless miles of farming land. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare -- http://www.ifaw.org ) deploye...

Caffeine Could Spell Trouble for Diabetics

...nd see if their glucose improves," Lane said. "It's a simple thing that might make their diabetes better." Decaf may also do the trick. Indeed, van dam said a previous study showed decaffeinated coffee actually reduced spikes in glucose levels after people ate sugary food. "It may thus be useful for p...

EPA grant to UC engineering makes for a better environment

.... He has collaborated with Erick Bandala and his group of The Mexican Institute of Water Technology for the treatment of water from the Valle de Bravo dam which was contaminated with large concentrations of microcystin-LR. The team used a chemical oxidation system that was very effective in destroying th...

Chilean Lake Disappears, Thanks to Global Warming

... suggested the melting of nearby glaciers raised the lake's level to the point where the increased water pressure caused part of a glacier acting as a dam to give way. Water in the lake flowed out of the breach, into a nearby fiord and then to the sea, said Andres Rivera, a glaciologist with Chi...

New Research to Make Science and Technology Work for the Poor

...bian President Yahya Jammeh's claims to cure AIDS with herbal medicine which risks derailing anti-retroviral treatments; and local opposition to large dam building and the GM crop Bt cotton in India. Dr Ian Gibson MP, chairing the STEPS Centre launch, said: Science makes a massive contribution to...

New Health DrinkCoffee

...hich has been shown in animal experiments to reduce glucose concentrations. It contains tannin which is good for heart and arteries. Dr. Rob van dam of the Harvard School of Public Health, who has conducted studies on coffee consumption and diabetes, and participated in a "controversy session" on c...

New Health Drink—Coffe

...which has been shown in animal experiments to reduce glucose concentrations. It contains tannin which is good for heart and arteries. Dr. Rob van dam of the Harvard School of Public Health, who has conducted studies on coffee consumption and diabetes, and participated in a "controversy session" on c...

Not Enough Tankers to Supply Water

...ain, because you just can't have it sitting around." Warwick's Leslie dam containing only 9 per cent of capacity caters to towns with unpredictable w...len Rogers confirmed that plans are underway to begin the construction of a dam to supply water to the town. But this will be dependant on the approvals to...

Stress on Storage and Conservation of Rain Water by Govt of India

...t in India since independence through major, medium and minor irrigation schemes and multipurpose projects. The live storage capacity of the completed dam projects is estimated to be 213 Billion Cubic Meter (BCM) which was only about 15.6 BCM at the time of independence. Besides, as per present assessmen...

King Island Water Certified Potable

...mania King Island's water supply was found to be potable//. Tasmanian Greens conducted tests which showed high content of lead in the Upper Grassy dam waters. This was followed by testing done by the council which found no problem with the water. It was tested for 12 heavy metals and the resu...

Mobile Phone Messages Assists in Unraveling Murder Mystery

...led her husband in a secluded place in the Kundala dam site in Munnar. "We then believed her," he said. ...us and said that two men had hired his auto to the dam site and returned after some time. He had overhear... something suspicious. When they were going to the dam site, the men had received SMS messages on Anbazha...

Air Pollution in Tamil Nadu is a Cause of Concern for Environmentalists

...his sample. A second sample taken from near the effluent discharge point into the Cauvery river by Chemplast Sanmar's PVC plant near the Mettur dam site, about 600 km southwest of here, also qualified among the three most-polluted samples as it contained six cancer-causing chemicals in the 17 that...

Aamir Rules Out Apologising For Remarks On Narmada Issue

... Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, whose latest flick 'Fanaa' could not be released in Gujarat following sharp reaction to his stand on Narmada dam oustees, today ruled out apologising for his remarks even if it hampers his career in the industry.// Addressing the media at his Bandra residen...

Heavy Coffee Drinking Doesn’t Cause Heart Disease: Stud

...ism of caffeine could make coffee harmful to people who carry the gene, van dam said, "although that finding requires confirmation." And the new find...h press coffee increases low-density lipoprotein, the bad cholesterol," van dam said. "Just because there is no association between coffee and cardio...

Medha Patkar's Condition Deteriorates Further

... The health of environmental activist Medha Patkar - whose hunger strike to protest against the raising of the Narmada dam entered its 19th day - is deteriorating, warned doctors attending on her Sunday. // "Medha Patkar has become weak after not eating for so long,"...

State Govt To Provide Safe Drinking Water To Bhopal Gas Victims

... that drinking water in the 13 gas-hit localities of Bhopal was contaminated. Six major water tanks would be constructed, and water from the Kolar dam would be supplied through pipelines, he added. Expressing dissatisfaction over the working of the hospitals run by the Gas Relief Department, he p...

Coffee lovers: Here is news to cheer, Coffee may lower diabetes

...2 percent reduction for two to three cups a day and 47 percent reduction for four or more cups a day. The researchers of the study Dr. Rob M. van dam and his colleague Dr Hu examined the association between coffee consumption and risk of type-2 diabetes. The study sample was a group of 88,259 women ...

Polluted Water Prevents Men From Getting Married

...oblem. He said that while the former Congress Government had cleared a project in September 2003 to supply uncontaminated drinking water from Bilaspur dam to Dudu and nearby villages, the BJP Government had not pursued the project. Edited ANS ...
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