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Ice Age in Europe Dried Up West African Monsoons

Scientists have finally found out how the Ice Age in Europe dried up the West African monsoons. As part of the research, the team of scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara reconstructed the most detailed history of the West African monsoon yet, spanning 155,000 years a...

Monsoon Season will Bring Japanese Encephalitis

...e is good for adults over 18 so we still have to use JE-VAX(R) for the younger population," concluded Lessans. Both vaccines protect against JE. monsoons flood areas with fresh rain water and this attracts culicine mosquitoes which may carry the virus that causes Japanese Encephalitis. 30,000-50,000 peo...

Purdue study projects weakened monsoon season in South Asia

...ely, the model projects increases in precipitation over some areas, including Bangladesh, which could exacerbate seasonal flood risks." The summer monsoons are responsible for approximately 75 percent of the total annual rainfall in major parts of the region and produce almost 90 percent of India's water ...

AmeriCares Launches India Operations

...supplies throughout India and the region." From preventive care for children to emergency disaster relief for survivors of the 2004 tsunami, floods, monsoons and earthquakes, AmeriCares is working to improve health in India and the surrounding region. Elizabeth Furst Frank, Senior Vice President, Global P...

Ayurveda Resorts in Kerala Gear Up for the Monsoon Season

... With the monsoons making a grand entry into Kerala, tourist resorts and ayurvedic spas are al...eda tourism industry in Kerala saw a mere five percent occupancy during the monsoons but in most resorts, it is expected to cross 70 percent occupancy this seas...

US Professor Helping India Deal With Global Warming

...ne, compared to the US, which has approximately 30 people per mile. The country has historically experienced severe coastal threats, such as tsunamis, monsoons and cyclones in these areas of high population density. Such events are predicted to increase in number and severity if the global climate situation r...

Dengue and Chikungunya: The Dirge of a Nation

... machinery is battling with a situation that is threatening to go out of hand unless a formidable solution appears on the horizon. The onset of monsoons in the country has led to a surge of breeding among these mosquitoes, which co exists with humans and share the same milieu. Both Dengue and Chikungun...

Dengue and Chikungunya: The Dirge of a Nation

... machinery is battling with a situation that is threatening to go out of hand unless a formidable solution appears on the horizon. The onset of monsoons in the country has led to a surge of breeding among these mosquitoes, which co exists with humans and share the same milieu. Both Dengue and Chikungun...

Malaria Claims 35 Lives In Assam

...people are hit by the disease," the minister said. Unofficial reports put the death toll in the malaria epidemic at around 80. Experts say early monsoons had led to the outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease. "The early monsoon apart, what is worrying us is that anti-malaria drugs like chloroquine...

El Ni?o cycles linked to cholera outbreaks

...rds of cholera cases -- to prove the link. Data on cholera incidence, which normally can rise and fall twice each year with local influences such as monsoons and seasonal temperature changes, came from a hospital in Bangladesh that had tested all incoming patients for cholera for 18 years, from January 1980...
Monsoons in Biological News

Research to secure a safe water supply

... on local ecosystems and the corresponding effects on the economy. The monsoons of West African and their consequences As part of the international resear...perts from the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe are measuring and simulating the monsoons of West African to allow them to develop strategies to secure the drinking ...

Sedimentary records link Himalayan erosion rates and monsoon intensity through time

...d by seasonal winds that carry moist air over the Pacific Ocean into East Asia and over the Indian Ocean into South Asia. The East and South Asian monsoons are responsible for most of the rainfall in these regions. Although the time when these monsoon patterns were first established is unknown, many lines...

Dry spells spelled trouble in ancient China

...researchers discovered that periods of weak summer monsoons coincided with the last years of the Tang, Yuan an...thern Greenland. Centuries later, a series of weak monsoons prevailed as Europe and Greenland shivered through...ame time, on the other side of the world, the weak monsoons of the 14th century coincided with the end of the ...

AGU journal highlights -- Feb. 26, 2008

...ophysical Research Letters (GRL) paper 10.1029/2007GL032257, 2008; http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2007GL032257 6. The dynamics of North American monsoons The North American Monsoon Experiment is an international research program aimed at learning more about summertime precipitation over North Americ...

AGU journal highlights -- Sept. 6, 2007

...anzania's western border. In the Southern Hemisphere's winter, Indian Ocean monsoons interact with local winds, making southern lake habitats favorable for sili...emisphere, the lake contained fewer diatoms, perhaps influenced by weakened monsoons and the convergence zones southward shift. Additional variations in biogeni...

Tropical Atlantic cooling and African deforestation correlate to drought, report scientists

...ems, explains first author Syee Weldeab, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The monsoons are critical to sustaining agriculture in equatorial Africa. Weldeab says that man's reduction of inland vegetation cover through deforestation and...

Africa to take it on chin again with climate change

...strophic drought until rains returned in the 1990s, could experience wetter monsoons for decades to come. However, drought across southern Africa is projected t...uthern Africa consistently dried out. The models also project that by 2049, monsoons across southern Africa could be 10% to 20% drier than the 1950-99 average. ...
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