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Hotels, firms cut back on water use as taps run dry in India's Chennai
20 June 2019 - Hotels in India's southern city of Chennai are rationing water for guests amid searing heat while companies limit showers as the city of 4.6 million faces its worst shortage in years. (more)

Summer crop sowing lags in India on slow monsoon progress
20 June 2019 - Planting of summer-sown crops in India such as soybean, cotton, rice and corn has been delayed by at least two weeks because of the slow progress of monsoon rains in central and western parts of the country, raising concerns over lower production. ... Monsoons deliver about 70 percent of India's annual rainfall and are the lifeblood of its $2.5 trillion economy, spurring farm output and boosting rural spending ... (more)

Himalayan glaciers melting far faster this century: study
19 June 2019 - Himalayan glaciers have been melting twice as fast since the start of this century, underscoring the threat the climate crisis poses to water supplies for hundreds of millions of people across Asia, according to a study published on Wednesday [19 June]. Scientists have long been trying to establish how quickly rising global temperatures caused by the burning of coal, oil, and gas are eating away at the region's icebound landscapes, sometimes referred to as Earth's third pole. (more)

Lack of sleep linked to mental health problems for college students
19 June 2019 - Poor sleep may be linked to a greater risk for poor mental health on college campuses, new research suggests. With each night of insufficient sleep, the risk of mental health symptoms increased by roughly 20 percent, according to findings presented June 11 at Sleep 2019, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. (more)

Common nerve pain drug linked to suicidal behavior, overdose
18 June 2019 - A class of medications used for nerve and muscle pain, including the popular drug Lyrica, increases users' risks for suicidal behavior, unintentional overdoses, injuries, and car accidents -- and the risks are particularly high for teens and young adults, new research shows. Lyrica (pregabalin) and the older drug gabapentin, collectively known as gabapentinoids, are approved for treating several types of pain and for preventing seizures in patients with epilepsy. (more)

Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early
18 June 2019 - Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared. (more)

U.S. teen suicides rising, especially among boys
18 June 2019 - For nearly a decade, suicide rates have been climbing among U.S. teens, with an especially pronounced increase in boys recently, a new study suggests. ... The rate among teens had been rising faster in girls than in boys until 2015, when the rate among boys rose sharply. (more)

Dutch firm generates buzz with big fly larvae farm
11 June 2019 - Tiny fly larvae have Dutch firm Protix thinking big as it looks to produce enough fish food to generate 100 million servings of salmon a year. On Tuesday [11 June], the company opened one of the largest known farms dedicated to producing insects for use in animal feed, as it looks to boost output of cheap, environmentally friendly protein. (more)

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When one per cent of the population of a city or town practices Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation Programme, the crime rate significantly decreases over the long term. This is known as the Maharishi Effect, which is the phenomenon of the rise of coherence in the collective consciousness of any community.

   
   
   

The collective practice of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme creates harmony and coherence throughout the environment, leading to reduced hostility and increased cooperation between nations.

   
   
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Large groups of individuals practising Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme create an environment of harmony and coherence for themselves and for the whole world.

   
   
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When the number of individuals practising Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation and Transcendental Meditation Sidhi Programme in a group excedes the square root of one per cent of a nation’s population,there is a significant reduction in conflict both at home and throughout the world.

 
   
   
   
   
   
   

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