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‘Using mercury in dental cure a threat to health’

Speakers at a workshop emphasised the need for imposing a ban on mercury use in dental treatment, considering its injurious impact on health and environment.     They said using mercury or silver to fill tooth decay is posing a serious threat to the human health and the environment.   Department of Environment (DoE) and Environment and Social […]

How Rainwater Could Save Rupees

Rainwater could save people in India a bucket of money, according to a new study by scientists looking at NASA satellite data. The study, partially funded by NASA’s Precipitation Measurement Missions, found that collecting rainwater for vegetable irrigation could reduce water bills, increase caloric intake and even provide a second source of income for people […]

Why Is Biodiversity Important? Who Cares?

At least 40 per cent of the world’s economy and 80 per cent of the needs of the poor are derived from biological resources. In addition, the richer the diversity of life, the greater the opportunity for medical discoveries, economic development, and adaptive responses to such new challenges as climate change. Read more: http://www.globalissues.org/article/170/why-is-biodiversity-important-who-cares  

How Tornadoes Form and Why They’re so Unpredictable

More than 70 tornadoes were reported over the weekend in the Midwest and Great Plains of the United States, killing at least three people, with at least ten more still missing and significant damage in Arkansas and Texas.  More tornadoes are expected in the coming days. The fierce storms can happen at any time of year but […]

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