Answers to why dust storms  are on the rise in East Asia. Over  the past two decades there has been an increase in the outbreak of dust storms over East Asia. Large quantities of dust particles suspended in the air not only block the amount of sunlight reaching the earth, they also cause respiratory and visual complications. Dust storms are attributed to two factors. First erodibility—susceptibility of soil to wind erosion and second erosivity—ability of wind to cause erosion.

THERE are some pathogens that disguise themselves and prevent detection by the host

Household pests like termites, cockroaches household pests like termites, cockroaches and ants can now be controlled using a sugar-derivative. Pesticides that are usually used to control these insects can harm more living beings

Disease, bleaching events killed corals in the Caribbean caribbean coral reefs have lost their complex structure and flattened over the past 40 years said a study by University of East Anglia in the UK. The marine population and fishing industry that depend on them feel the impact of this change the most. The coastline has become more vulnerable to wave action and hurricanes.

They may explain the mystery of bee disappearance in late 2006, a third of all bee colonies in North America saw their worker bees disappear. Scientists called this abnormality colony collapse disorder, or ccd. It hit hard industries dependent on honeybees, and its cause is not yet established. Everything from the Varroa mite and viruses to pesticides and malnutrition has been

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Mangroves should not be used as sewage disposal sites. It is killing them mangroves grow in highly saline, coastal waters, representing a very unique ecosystem. According to an estimate, a mangrove forest supports 100 species of plants and about 500 species of animals, birds and fish. These forests also act as filters for nutrients from water; the fine soil sediments act as sinks for a