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Warm ocean water delays sea ice for Alaska towns, wildlife
19 November 2019 - In the new reality of the U.S. Arctic, open water is the November norm for the Chukchi Sea. Instead of thick, years-old ice, researchers are studying waves and how they may pummel the northern Alaska coastline. ... Low ice is a problem for people of the coast. Communities north and south of the Bering Strait rely on near-shore ice to act as a natural sea wall, protecting land from erosion brought on by winter storms. (more)

Devastating bushfire conditions to worsen in Australia
18 November 2019 - Rising temperatures, lightning strikes and erratic winds are set to fan wildfires in Australia in the week ahead, officials said on Sunday [17 November], with emergency crews already working day and night to contain more than 130 blazes. The state of New South Wales, where 367 homes have been lost in the past week, reported 56 fires burning with about half yet to be contained, fire services said. A heatwave forecast for this week is expected to heighten dangers in the state. (more)

Flood, fire, and plague: climate change blamed for disasters
14 November 2019 - Extreme floods in Venice, fires in Australia, and even an outbreak of plague in China have been attributed to climate change this week, while researchers have warned that global warming could saddle future generations with life-long illness. (more)

'Venice is on its knees': Mayor blames worst flood tide in 50 years on climate change
13 November 2019 - 'Venice is on its knees,' Mayor Luigi Brugnaro says as the lagoon city suffers through some of the worst flooding in its history. The highest tide in 50 years has brought seawater that is threatening monuments and works of art in the historic city. With more than 85 percent of the city flooded, Brugnaro says the city is in a state of emergency and that he has asked Italy's government for help. Water driven by strong winds and storms overwhelmed seawalls and smashed brick docks, shoving boats into streets and leaving parts of landmarks such as St. Mark's Basilica and La Fenice Opera House underwater. (more)

Antibiotic-resistant infections killing twice as many Americans as once thought
13 November 2019 - Nearly twice as many people are dying in the United States from antibiotic-resistant infections than previously believed, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday [13 November], as so-called 'superbugs' alarm experts with their rate of growth and spread. ... Global health officials have repeatedly warned about the rise of bacteria and other microbes that are resistant to most available drugs, raising the specter of untreatable infectious diseases that could spread rapidly. (more)

Australians ordered to flee flames as fires rage in east and west
13 November 2019 - Australian officials on Wednesday [13 November] ordered residents and tourists to get out of the way of fast-approaching flames as firefighters struggled to contain more than 150 bushfires raging on both the east and west coasts. While cooler weather overnight brought some relief for firefighters in New South Wales (NSW) state, of which Sydney is capital, attention shifted to its northern neighbour, Queensland, where more than 80 fires threatened lives and homes. (more)

Cardiologists establish how e-cigarettes damage the brain, blood vessels, and lungs
13 November 2019 - Cardiologists have issued a stark warning about the dangers of e-cigarettes, particularly for young people, as results of new research show the damage they cause to the brain, heart, blood vessels, and lungs. The study, which is published in the European Heart Journal today [Wednesday, 13 November], also identifies some of the mechanisms involved, for which there has been limited information up until now. (more)

Drilling boom adds stress to U.S. western water supplies: report
12 November 2019 - About 60 percent of federal oil and gas drilling leases offered since 2017 are located in areas that are at risk of shortages and droughts, according to a report released on Tuesday [12 November]. ... Oil and gas producers using the hydraulic fracturing process typically pump a concoction of water, chemicals, and proppants into underground reservoirs to break open rock formations and increase pressure, forcing hydrocarbons to the surface. ... The average fracking job now consumes 13 million gallons (49 million liters) of water, up 40% in two years here according to a Reuters analysis of Permian producers' data reported to (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.

Reduced Conflict chart

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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