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China’s irrigation spews 30 mn tonnes CO2 every year


March 14th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) China's groundwater irrigation system is responsible for spewing more than 30 million tonnes of carbon dixoide (CO2) per year into the atmosphere, says a research. Groundwater ... Read more...

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Scientists suggest solutions for poisonous well water crisis in South Asia


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Over 100 million people in rural southern Asia drink water contaminated with unsafe levels of arsenic - sourced by well water.These people face double the risk of cancer, ... Read more...

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Man-made ponds behind arsenic in Bangladesh water


November 16th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): MIT researchers claim to have tracked down the origin of dissolved arsenic in Bangladesh's drinking water.The research team led by Rebecca Neumann and Khandakar Ashfaque have found that ... Read more...

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Beefed-up diets of Asia’s middle class may lead to chronic food shortages


August 29th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 30 (ANI): Scientists have said that the beefed-up diets of Asia's expanding middle class could lead to chronic food shortages for the water-stressed region.According to a report in National ... Read more...

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