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Brain’s Mechanism Knows When To Stop Drinking Water
2014-03-28 17:12:59

University Of Melbourne Our brains are hardwired to stop us drinking more water than is healthy, according to a new brain imaging study led by The University Of Melbourne and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. The study found a ‘stop mechanism’ that determined brain signals telling the individual to stop drinking water when no longer thirsty, and the brain effects of drinking more water than required. Researcher Professor Derek Denton from the Faculty of...

2013-08-02 23:17:21

Correct information can save lives in hot summer sun, says Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 According to Water and Health Researcher Sharon Kleyne, dehydration may be one of the most misunderstood physical complaints. This is concerning to her because it is also one of the most widespread physical complaints. In hot summer sun, says Kleyne, correct information about the causes, recognition, prevention and treatment of dehydration can save...

2013-07-23 23:27:56

Dedicating Tuesday July 23 as Dehydration Awareness Day, Filtersfast.com, the authoritative resource in water and air filtration, offers consumers cost-effective hydration containers for children, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals at work or leisure where arid conditions dwell. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Filtersfast.com, the leading online retailer for water filters and air filters, is dedicating Tuesday July 23 as Dehydration Awareness Day. According to the Centers for Disease...

2013-01-11 05:01:38

Studio partners with Thirst and CMAP to raise awareness about local food production Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 10, 2013 Mode Project, a Chicago-based design and production studio, has produced a new short film that explores the region´s opportunities to create revenue and jobs by boosting local food production. The project, titled Planning for A Sustainable Local Food System was developed for design studio Thirst and its client, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)....

Lessons From Ancient Egypt On Climate and Drought
2012-08-16 16:13:14

Using Fossil Pollen to Augment Historical Records Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region's ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt's Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time. "Humans have a long history of having to deal with climate change," said Christopher Bernhardt, a researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey. "Along with other...

2012-04-12 13:08:40

Researchers focus on innovations to adapt agriculture to wild swings in climate extremes, as vividly manifested by Southeast Asia's catastrophic flood-drought cycles As Asia's monsoon season begins, leading climate specialists and agricultural scientists warned today that rapid climate change and its potential to intensify droughts and floods could threaten Asia's rice production and pose a significant threat to millions of people across the region. "Climate change endangers crop and...

Mild Drought Linked To Collapse Of Maya Civilization
2012-02-24 09:29:31

The Classic Maya Civilization, which flourished from 250 AD to around 950 AD, may have collapsed due to relatively modest reductions in precipitation, according to a new study by Mexican and British researchers. The study, led by Professors Martín Medina-Elizalde of the Yucatan Center for Scientific Research in Mexico and Eelco Rohling of the University of Southampton in the UK, said the relatively mild drought of the Classic Mayan period was much like the conditions that are...

2012-01-26 12:12:23

A team at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena has designed a new method for calculating drought trends. Initial results suggest that by the year 2050 there could be a 15% increase compared to the droughts seen in 1990 in the Segura river basin. At the beginning of 2011, water levels in Spain's reservoirs reached an average of 77.83% of total capacity. However, the lack of rain last year has now reduced the average to 62.01%. The droughts that Spain experiences year on year are one of...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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