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2014-02-09 23:00:34

Sanatana Hindu Sangha of California is bringing the timeless and rich tradition of Kumbh Mela to the West. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 09, 2014 Sanatana Hindu Sangha of California is bringing the timeless and rich tradition of Kumbh Mela to the West. The Maha Kumbh Mela, traditionally celebrated in India, is the world’s oldest and largest gathering of human beings on planet earth. A pilgrimage and a festival, millions of people from all over the world, representing every tradition...

2012-08-25 23:01:41

In response to a question about the latest study published in the Science News.org on 24 Aug 2012, Paramahamsa Nithyananda said, "Praakrit, mother of all languages including Sanskrit spread from Ganges civilization towards Europe and not the other way around." Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2012 The latest article in ScienceNews.org about a scientific study led by the psychologist Quentin Atkinson of the University of Auckland in New Zealand, suggests that almost 494 languages including...

Climate Change Responsible For Indus Decline
2012-05-29 13:01:31

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com New research has shed a light on an ancient Asian civilization and given a glimpse into what the future might hold for the region. Climate change is now thought to be responsible for the decline of the Indus civilization, an empire that stretched over more than a million square kilometers. One of the first great urban cultures that also included Egypt and Mesopotamia, its people lived primarily along rivers from the Arabian Sea to the Ganges, over what is...

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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2010-11-15 15:46:27

By Frances White, PNNL Himalayan region's glaciers melting slowly, but impacts still coming Though the massive glaciers of the greater Himalayan region are retreating slowly, development agencies can take steps now to help the region's communities prepare for the many ways glacier melt is expected to impact their lives, according to a new report. Programs that integrate health, education, the environment and social organizations are needed to adequately address these impacts, the report...

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2010-06-11 06:25:02

A study released Thursday reports that about 60 million people living throughout the Himalayas would suffer food shortages in the coming decades as glaciers shrink and the water sources for crops dry up. However, Dutch scientists said the impact would be much less than previously estimated a few years ago by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  The UN report in 2007 warned that hundreds of millions of people were at risk from disappearing glaciers. Scientists said...

2009-11-04 13:23:52

River discharge and regional climate are keys Cholera, an acute diarrheal disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, has reemerged as a global killer. Outbreaks typically occur once a year in Africa and Latin America. But in Bangladesh the epidemics occur twice a year "“ in the spring and again in the fall. Scientists have tried, without much success, to determine the cause of these unique dual outbreaks "“ and advance early detection and prevention efforts "“ by...

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2009-08-18 12:10:00

A leading expert told Chinese state media on Tuesday that global warming could prove devastating for the Tibetan plateau, the world's third-largest store of ice, but it helps farming and tourism, AFP reported. The comment, from Qin Dahe, the former head of the China Meteorological Administration, was the only positive in an otherwise gloomy assessment of the impact that rising temperatures will have on Tibet, The China Daily newspaper reported. Qin, now a researcher with the Chinese Academy...

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2009-07-25 06:40:00

The chasm further widened between rich and poor nations as dialogue centered on how to approach the climate change has turned into debate. The European Union insists that more action be taken in developing states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; however India refused to accept key scientific findings used to support global warming. The environmental minister of India, Jairam Ramesh, claimed that the industrialized nations of the world are causing unnecessary fear about the melting...

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2009-06-23 11:25:00

Researchers in Nepal are conducting the first ever field studies of Himalayan glacial lakes, which seem to be rising due to climate change, BBC News reported. The team conducted its first field visit in May at a lake in the Everest region, and later in the year will undergo similar surveys of two other glacial lakes in the central and western part of the Nepalese Himalayas. Arun Bhakta Shrestha, a climate change specialist with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development...


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2006-09-01 13:04:41

The Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) and Indus River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica minor) are two sub-species of freshwater or river dolphins found in India and Pakistan. From the 1970s they had commonly been regarded as separate species. The Ganges River Dolphin is primarily found in River Ganges and its tributaries in India while the Indus River Dolphin is found in the Indus river in Pakistan Taxonomy Until the 1970s the Indus and Ganges River Dolphins were...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.