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2014-03-06 23:25:45

Interview with Author of Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization, on Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne's Radio Show. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Fresh water scarcity is the world's most explosive humanitarian and political crisis, reports author Steven Solomon. Speaking on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water syndicated radio talk show, On the show, Solomon described several countries where fresh water scarcity is critical or could...

Geochemical Evidence Suggest Ancient Megafloods Eroded Tsangpo Gorge
2013-07-23 10:15:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dropping rapidly through the Himalaya Mountains on its way to the Bay of Bengal, the Yarlung-Tsangpo River in southern Asia loses about 7,000 feet of elevation through the precipitously steep Tsangpo Gorge. A new study from the University of Washington reveals the first geochemical evidence that the 150-mile long Tsangpo Gorge, possibly the world's deepest, was the conduit by which megafloods from glacial lakes drained suddenly and...

2011-11-09 10:33:10

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists have found that carbon is stored in the soils and sediments of the Ganges-Brahmaputra basin for a surprisingly long time, making it likely that global warming could destabilize the pool of carbon there and in similar places on Earth, potentially increasing the rate of CO2 release into the atmosphere. The study, published in the current online edition of Nature Geoscience, examined the radiocarbon content of river sediments collected...

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2010-12-10 07:00:00

Endangered Bengal tigers in India are not only shrinking population-wise, but they are also shrinking in size, according to a recent study released Thursday that suggests the big cats are becoming physically smaller. Experts say "stress" associated with environmental changes impacting their habitat in the Sunderban mangrove swamps along the India-Bangladesh border is causing the tigers to lose weight. Indian wildlife officials, conducting a survey of the famed beasts in the Sunderbans,...

2007-06-27 09:00:38

By Brahma Chellaney The sharpening Asian competition over energy resources has obscured another danger: Water shortages in much of Asia are becoming a threat to rapid economic modernization. Water has emerged as a key issue that could determine if Asia is headed toward cooperation or competition. No country would influence that direction more than China, which controls the Tibetan plateau, the source of most major rivers of Asia. Tibet's vast glaciers and high altitude have endowed...

2005-07-01 13:10:10

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Nearly a hundred people havebeen killed and around 200,000 displaced by severe flooding inwestern India in the past week, officials said on Friday. Hundreds of people waited for help on rooftops and atop atrain as authorities in Gujarat state pressed the army intoservice to help move people to higher ground. "My home has been swept away and my cattle have perished.The water level has risen overnight and we are moving around inboats," said Pratap Maisuriya of...