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SCIENTISTS will soon launch a study on polar bears to determine how chemical pollutants are affecting their health. Researchers from the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) in Tromsoe, have planned to

tuberculosis has devastated Russia's population. Tatyana Dmitrieva, Russian health minister, says that the incidence of tuberculosis had more than doubled since 1991, reaching 68 cases per

Two crore pilgrims visit the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala annually, and the environment pays dearly for it

ENVIRONMENTALISTS from Japan and other Countries are protesting against a government -funded dike, which has dried out the Isahaya wetlands in the Nagasaki Prefecture. The once-thriving wet-lands

THF battle to save the Aral sea (Down To Earth, Vol 4, No 12), which has been on for several years now, is plagued by a dearth of solutions. "They are compiling voluminous reports, listing

CAVIAR, the ultimate synonym for luxurious living and a major Russian export, is facing a triple threat of poaching, pollution and petroleum. Female sturgeon swim down the Volga river to the

Scientists are trying to make designer solids substances whose molecules they assemble according to a predetermined plan

Scientists claim a new mode of administering drugs would strip the main AIDS drug Azidothymidine AZT of its side effects.

The proposed energy tax has run into heavy weather in Europe, despite strong backing from Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.

The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS is more frequent among children in the West than in Asia. Researchers say a difference in child care practices may be the cause.