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Avoid Early Spring Allergies

Weather plays an important role in how much pollen is produced, its distribution and how much pollen is in the air at a given time.

Rethink of Recycling with Demand for Metals

Rethink of Recycling with Demand for Metals

Over the period of life and living, we humans trash a lot of old items from our homes which are made up of various metals or even alloys. Old and worn out cooking pots, entire cars and trucks which have been totaled in accidents,  toys which the kids have broken, tins of food that we …

Space Technology to Battle Climate Change

Space Technology to Battle Climate Change

The frosty midday weather hanging over highlands keeps farmers indoors waiting for the noon mist to clear. It should be sunlit this September, yet the sky is veiled by a thick blanket of fog. Peter Mwihia, lean and wrinkled, says his entire coffee crop has lost all its berries, whose harvest would have fetched him income to buy …

Famine Kills Hundreds as Drought Ravages Somalia

Famine Kills Hundreds as Drought Ravages Somalia

According to NPR.org, at least 6.2 million people in Somalia — or just about half the country — are grappling with the prospect of an acute food shortage due to deepening drought. The Somali Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khaire, and the Somali National Drought Committee, announced that over a two-day span, at least 110 people …

Mediterranean Sea

Mediterranean Diet (Infograph)

The Mediterranean Countries are Albania, Algeria, Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, Palestine, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia.

Are the Winged Safe in Kashmir Valley?

Are the Winged Safe in Kashmir Valley?

SRINAGAR: Kashmir is known for its beauty and spectacular landscapes. Like other regions of South Asia, Kashmir’s wetlands and water reservoirs house hundreds of thousands of migratory birds during the winter season. They arrive to Kashmir from Central Asia, Japan and Eastern Europe. Man poses a threat to these birds, as in so many areas of the …

Scientists Divided Over Cloud Seeding Research

Cloud seeding, the science of stray particles forming rain, may have an unlikely foe in its territory – marine pollution. The research says that marine pollution reduces the ability of aerosols to seed clouds by about a third, indicating that ocean biology will be key in finding answers to the growing threat of climate change. …

Who will pay the price of degraded environments and ecosystems?

Living Beyond Our Means: Where Is the Solution?

The earth’s ecosystem is on the brink of disaster warned a report commissioned by the UN a few years ago, funded by the World Bank, conducted by over 1,300 leading scientists from 95 countries, and launched at the Royal Society. Yet, despite its impeccable science, which pinpoints the problems with expert precision, the report appeared …

Ancient Egyptians were the first to conduct Apitherapy

Healing Bee Venom: Antibiotic of Future

Through the ages bees have played a significant role in Muslim cultures. In fact, the value of bees was so great that before an important battle Abu Bakr As-Sidiq told his general, Yazid Ibn Abi Sufian, “Do not burn bees and do not scatter them.” Surah 16, An-Nahl aka “The Bee”, in the Qur’an also speaks of …

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