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March 2012 set records for warm temperatures that promoted early leafing and flowering across large areas of the United States. A team of scientists at the USA National Phenology Network, which is sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey, have published a studywhich shows that 2012 was the earliest ... keep reading
Enoughness... it's an interesting concept...an alternative to the Western World View . - 40% of the Earth’s resources owned by 1% of the population.- The combined wealth of the three richest men in the world exceeds the total GDP of the poorest 47 counties.3.5 billion people survive ... keep reading
Sea-level rise—a growing threat that washes away beaches, attacks costal development, and raises the platform for launching ever more damaging and deadly storm surges—can be cut significantly by reducing local air pollution from black carbon, methane, and tropospheric ozone, along with factory-made coolants called HFCs. This is the ... keep reading
Six sustainable development goals, informed by research and with provisional targets for 2030, are proposed by David Griggs and colleagues in a Nature Comment piece to inform discussions at the United Nations in New York on 20–21 March. “Planetary stability must be integrated with United Nations targets to fight ... keep reading
It may be the 21st century, with all its technological marvels, but 6 out of every 10 people on Earth still do not have access to flush toilets or other adequate sanitation that protects the user and the surrounding community from harmful health effects, a new study has found ... keep reading
Johannesburg – There is now a brand new online resource for businesses, governments, academia, and the media to look for and explore global energy information. The online resource, in the new website of the World Energy Council (WEC), is being launched today at the Africa Energy Indaba in South Africa. The ... keep reading
Scientists at King’s College London have demonstrated the ability to deliver a dried live vaccine to the skin without a traditional needle, and shown for the first time that this technique is powerful enough to enable specialised immune cells in the skin to kick-start the immunising properties of the ... keep reading
The Solar Ship is a hybrid aircraft that is powered by the sun and assisted by helium. It can take off or land on an area of land the size of a soccer field, an advantage that would allow it to deliver medical supplies to remote regions that aren’t ... keep reading
Pakistan is basically an agricultural country. The landscape is predominantly arid. Water, already a scarce commodity in most parts of the country, is now facing further shortages. Because of the poverty and population growth, there has been an over-exploitation of natural resources. An unplanned increase in industrialisation and urbanisation has ... keep reading
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