Saturday, May 30, 2015

Quick notes: Cleaner India, Coal toll...

  • Modi Vows Cleaner India, but No Clear Path to Get There: Environmentalists point to a mounting assault on environmental protections meant to check pollution, prevent unfair land-grabbing and establish legal rights for tribal communities to oversee the land they live on.

  • Coal kills Indians: Coal-based pollution kills about 115,000 Indians annually, including 10,000 children below age 5, at a healthcare cost of about $4.6 bn.

  • Holding Your Breath in India: Delhi is quietly suffering from a dire pediatric respiratory crisis, with a recent study showing that nearly half of the city’s 4.4 million schoolchildren have irreversible lung damage from the poisonous air.

  • Osteoporosis: Drugs Aren't the Answer, Study Finds

  • Junk science for junk media: From India to Australia, news organizations shared findings -- "Eating chocolate  can even help you LOSE weight!" The problem? The study they were based on was pure junk. And the person behind it, John Bohannon, would be the first to tell you that.

  • Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam: National Spelling Bee Crowns Co-Champs For Second Straight Year

  • How to wear dhoti Vrindavan style:

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