Sunday, February 27, 2011

The World Community has taken sides:UN Security Council votes sanctions on Gaddafi

The World Community has taken sides.The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions on Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan regime for its attempts to put down an uprising.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tree-planting world record set in Philippines

Philippine environmentalists have set a world record for the most trees planted simultaneously.Nearly 7,000 people helped in the mass planting of saplings in denuded forest and grassland in the eastern province of Camrines Sur on Wednesday, said Mara Joneil Cordova, spokeswoman for El Verde (The Green) project.
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Tropical forests 're-shaped' by climate changes

Future climate change could change the profile of tropical forests, with possible consequences for carbon storage and biodiversity, a study says.It suggests that if current trends continued, the drier conditions would favour deciduous, canopy species at the expense of other trees.
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lack of sleep can Lead to Ailing Heart

Sleep deprivation is emerging as a key reason for heart ailments. Recent research from London shows a person who sleeps less than six hours a night has a 48% higher risk of developing or dying from heart disease.The University of Warwick studied 4.7 lakh people across eight countries, including the US, the UK and Japan, to establish this equation. "If you sleep less than six hours a night and have disturbed sleep you stand a 48% greater chance of developing or dying from heart disease and a 15% greater chance of developing or dying of a stroke,'' the university team said. It added, ''Late to bed and early to rise is a ticking time bomb for health.''
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Global Warming May Reroute Evolution

 Rising carbon dioxide levels associated with global warming may affect interactions between plants and the insects that eat them, altering the course of plant evolution, research at the University of Michigan suggests.
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NASA Sees Former Tropical Storm Carlos Still a Soaker in the Northern Territory

Now a remnant low pressure area, former Tropical Storm Carlos continues to move southwest inland over Australia's Northern Territory and dump heavy amounts of rainfall. NASA's Aqua satellite saw some of the high thunderstorms within Carlos over land and extending north into the Timor Sea.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Residents near Japanese volcano Shinmoedake urged to evacuate

Shinmoedake began erupting in late January, in its biggest activity in some 300 years. The volcanic activity has disrupted airline flights and blanketed nearby vegetable farms with ash, but there have been no reports of serious injury or deaths.
The Japan Meteorological Agency expected rainfall of more than 4 mm (0.16 inch) per hour to last until Thursday night, an amount that the local government said could cause mudslides.
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There's a planet, possibly four times the mass of Jupiter, composed of hydrogen and helium, potentially with a system of moons, hiding in the furthest-most reaches of the solar system. That's according to two University of Louisiana scientists anyway.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Charles to address EU carbon summit

Charles was invited to speak at the European Parliament event in recognition of decades spent promoting environmental awareness - particularly the last four years focusing on saving tropical rainforests from further destruction.
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Asia-Pacific at risk from climate migration

 Governments in the Asia-Pacific region face the risk of unprecedented numbers of people displaced by floods, storms and other impacts of climate change, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a report on Monday.
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Friday, February 4, 2011

clean energy shift could save 4 tln euros: WWF

The environmental group WWF argued  that a radical, near total elimination of oil and shift to clean energy within 40 years would generate four trillion euros ($5.4 trillion) in savings a year.
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