Day: 23 February 2001
Ice cap melting does not cause an even sea-level rise across the globe
Assumptions that the melting of the polar ice caps due to climate change is causing an even rise in sea levels across the globe are incorrect, according to research by US scientists, who have found that melting ice could even lower sea levels in some areas.
Living near areas of pesticides use may boost foetal death due to birth defects
A new study by the US University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) indicates that living close to areas where agricultural pesticides are applied may boost the risk of foetal death due to birth defects by up to 120%.
Climate change could affect every area on Earth
Around the world, climate change will continue to affect both man and nature increasing threats to species and to human livelihoods, throughout the twenty first century, according to the second part of a major report by international climate change experts.
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