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INDIA RESEARCH : 'Climate Change can Hit Pollinators'

By Express News Service

Published: 18th August 2015 03:19 AM

Last Updated: 18th August 2015 03:19 AM














KOCHI: Studies conducted by various institutions under the Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR), as part of the National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) initiative, has found that climate change has a significant impact on pollinators in the country, particularly in fruit and vegetable crops.





Research has come up with interesting findings, including the study on activities of Indian little bee/dwarf bee (Apis Florea) that showed a declining trend as a result of rising temperature. 








Studies conducted in the major mango belts - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh - from 2011 to 2015 revealed notable variations in pollinator activity. 




“The Indian little bee showed significant negative correlation with temperature during the blossom season,”
stated a report on the studies conducted by five national institutions under the ICAR.









The re…

SILICON VALLEY GOES CRAZY FOR WATER EFFICIENT SHOWERHEAD

http://nebia.com/














Outpouring of cash for California company's water-saving shower


by Staff Writers
San Francisco (AFP) Aug 13, 2015













A super-efficient shower fixture that reduces water waste by 70 percent is gaining enthusiastic backing from some of Silicon Valley's biggest names, reaping in some $1.38 million in just two days.




The startup, Nebia, based in the drought-ravaged state of California, promises to revolutionize the way people shower by radically reducing the amount of water they use.





Nebia's multi-nozzled shower head produces millions of misty droplets, in contrast to a traditional shower's streams of water.




A Kickstarter campaign launched Tuesday to raise money to produce the revolutionary bathroom fixture aimed to raise $100,000.oo usd but exceeded that goal by more than tenfold.



Among those contributing to the development of the Nebia shower head were Apple's CEO Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt, of Google's newly-formed parent company Alphabet.




Advance orders for…

THE FUTURE OF COLOMBIA & VENEZUELA IS JOINED AT THE HIP

The Devil's Excrement

Observations focused on the problems of an underdeveloped country, Venezuela, with some serendipity about the world (orchids, techs, science, investments, politics) at large.


 A famous Venezuelan, Juan Pablo Perez Alfonzo, referred to oil as the devil's excrement. 


For countries, easy wealth appears indeed to be the sure path to failure. Venezuela might be a clear example of that.





THE DEVIL’S EXCREMENT
Venezuela And Colombia: A Joint Future

The Uncertain Outcome Of The Venezuelan Parliamentary Election

A Not So Subtle Change In Venezuela

Hypeinflated Arepa Index (HAI) Part VII: Inflation Accelerates

Exponential Growth Of The Unmentionable Parallel Exchange Rate

Santero Economics Will Not End In Venezuela With The Upcoming Elections

Hyperinflated Arepa Index V




ALL BLOGS BY MIGUEL OCTAVIO

El Excremento del Diablo

Miguel's Charts

Miguel's Orchids

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GLOBAL MARKETS CHALLENGED BY ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

Doomsday clock for global market crash strikes one minute to midnight as central banks lose control




China currency devaluation signals endgame leaving equity markets free to collapse under the weight of impossible expectations





It is only a matter of time before stock markets collapse under the weight of their lofty expectations and record valuations. Photo: Reuters












By John Ficenec

8:00PM BST 16 Aug 2015















When the banking crisis crippled global markets seven years ago, central bankers stepped in as lenders of last resort. 


Profligate private-sector loans were moved on to the public-sector balance sheet and vast money-printing gave the global economy room to heal.








Time is now rapidly running out. From China to Brazil, the central banks have lost control and at the same time the global economy is grinding to a halt. It is only a matter of time before stock markets collapse under the weight of their lofty expectations and record valuations.








The FTSE 100 has now erased its gains for the year, but t…