Monthly Archives: October 2011

Feeding 9 billion people is possible with sustainable farming

An international team of scientists has proposed a five-point plan for feeding the world while protecting the planet.he research concludes that “feeding the nine billion people anticipated to live on Earth in 2050 without exhausting the Earth’s natural resources is … Continue reading

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Natural Compound Helps Reverse Diabetes in Mice

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored normal blood sugar metabolism in diabetic mice using a compound the body makes naturally. The finding suggests that it may one day be possible for people to take … Continue reading

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Pacific island nation Tuvalu down to last few days of water

The drought-stricken Pacific island nation of Tuvalu is down to its last few days of water, prompting a mercy dash by New Zealand and Australia with water-making equipment.Tuvalu, the world’s fourth-smallest nation sitting just below the Equator, has declared a … Continue reading

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Recent Poverty Debate in India

Are we underestimating the poor? In an affidavit filed with the Supreme Court, the Planning Commission has said anyone with daily per capita expenditure of Rs 26 in rural areas and Rs 32 in urban areas should be considered to … Continue reading

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