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Environmental Change Due to Greenhouse Effect and Impact on our Health

Environmental Change Due to Greenhouse Effect and Impact on our Health The term "global warming" is a specific case of the more general term "climate change" (which can also refer to "global cooling," such as occurs during ice ages). In principle, "global warming" is neutral as to the period or causes, but in common usage, "global warming" generally refers to recent warming, and implies a human influence. However, the UNFCCC uses "climate change" for human-caused...

Mites Infected Elks , Cows , Bulls Meat are Not as Tender as Meat from Healthy One

Mites Infected Elks , Cows , Bulls Meat are Not as Tender as Meat from Healthy O The number of elk in the Yellowstone National Park region infected with scabies, a skin infestation caused by mites, is up this year, state wildlife officials say. Scabies produces severe itching and secondary skin infections. Affected animals often lose weight and become unthrifty. The disease can be fatal, especially when an animal's health has been weakened for other reasons, such as old age...

Seasonal Allergy for Pollen (Allergen) Level Variation Depends on Environmental Conditions & Tips to Avoid

Seasonal Allergy for Pollen(Allergen) Level Variation Depends on Environmental C Pollen is a fine powder produced by certain plants when they reproduce. During the spring, summer, and fall seasons, it's released into the air and picked up by the wind, which brings it to other plants to fertilize them.Pollen is produced in the microsporangium (contained in the anther of an angiosperm flower, male cone of a coniferous plant, or male cone of other seed plants). Pollen grains...

Mercury Contamination Over Environment

Mercury Contamination Over Environment Watersheds tend to concentrate mercury through erosion of mineral deposits and atmospheric deposition. Plants absorb mercury when wet but may emit it in dry air. Plant and sedimentary deposits in coal contain various levels of mercury. Like plants, mushrooms can also accumulate mercury from the soil. Human activities, like the application of agricultural fertilizers and industrial wastewater...

African Travelers Should be Aware of Schistosomiasis / Snail Fever / Swimmer's Itch / Bilharzia

African Travelers Should be Aware of Schistosomiasis / Snail Fever / Swimmer's I Schistosomiasis is endemic in 76 tropical developing countries, and 600 million people are at risk for acquiring the disease. There are estimates that up to 200 million are already infected. Extreme poverty and poor sanitary conditions are major risk factors for the disease, along with inadequate public health infrastructure. Between 1950 and 1990, the number of dams in the world increased from 5...