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Monthly Archives: February 2012

pollen

Global Warming Shrinks Horse

Rising global temperatures appear to have caused the earliest known horse to shrink in size, new research indicates. When Sifrhippus first appeared in the forests of North America more than 50 million years ago, it weighed about 12 pounds. The...
inside-a-industrial

Study Targets Pollution by Small Power Plants

Some small industrial power plants, which provide heat and electricity to refineries, chemical plants, steel mills and other major manufacturing facilities, play a big, unhealthy role in polluting the air in Pennsylvania and across the U.S.,...
environmental-diseases

‘Green’ Diseases Kill 650 in UAE Every Year

Despite being lower than the global standard, the environmental diseases are still a major contributor to premature mortality in the UAE, according to the latest study. There are nearly an average 650 deaths per annum in the UAE due to ambient...
Wildlife-park

Wildlife Prairie State Park Opens for Season

Sunday marked Wildlife Prairie State Park’s opening day for the season, and Robin Moore couldn’t have been happier with her first visit to “a little treasure in the Midwest,” as she later described it. Kevin Moore had...
urban-transport

Intelligent Transport Solutions can Transform Cities

The state of urban transport in a city largely decides its livability index. Most metropolitan cities are reduced to urban nightmares, thanks to their flawed urban transport model. Recently, I attended a lecture by Mark Gorton at Ahmedabad Management...
no-plastic-bag

Plastic-Bag Ban Bad News for Pet Owners?

The city’s ban on the distribution of single-use plastic bags by retailers could pose a sticky situation for pet owners. Dog owners typically reuse plastic grocery bags to pick up their pets’ poop on walks along city streets. “I do know...
Energy

Pakistan: Germany Offers Help In Renewable Energy Sector

Representatives of four leading solar energy producing companies of Germany visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) to provide some solutions to Pakistan’s energy sector. The delegation comprising Gerold Holsmolle, Christoph...
tornado

Towns Declared Natural Disasters

Following extensive rainfall which has plagued the north and north-west of New South Wales this year another two council areas have been declared natural disasters. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher has announced Brewarrina...
Elephant

Poachers Kill 200 Elephants in Cameroon

A wildlife group says poachers in Cameroon have slaughtered at least 200 elephants for their tusks in what appears to be an unprecedented massacre. The International Fund for Animal Welfare on Thursday accused an armed gang from Sudan of killing...
mental-health

Mental Health Issues among Hids Up

“It was a disaster waiting to happen,” said Dr Paul Russell, professor of Child Psychiatry attached to the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, referring to the recent incident in Chennai in which school teacher Uma Maheswari was...
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