Washington: The thousands of fires burning in the Amazon don't look like the major forest fires of Europe or North America -- instead, they are fuelled mainly by branches, vegetation and other byproducts of deforestation in cleared areas, experts say. The dramatic scale of this year's fires is the result of a significant acceleration of deforestation for the lumber industry, for agriculture or for other human activities. "In the tropics, fire is used extensively in a land-use environment," said Jeffrey Chambers, a scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a specialist in rainforests. "It's how you get rid of your agricultural waste products... And part of the reason why that works is because those fires don't generally move into the forest," he explained. "A tropical rainforest is generally not flammable" because it's so humid. California has the opposite problem: burning waste is prohibited because the forests are so dry, they could go up in flames at the … [Read more...] about Why Is Part Of The Amazon Burning? Here Is All You Need To Know
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The Dwarka Expressway in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Powai area in Mumbai are among the major growing real estate markets in the country, a report said on Monday.“Dwarka Expressway continues to be one of the major residential destinations in the Delhi-NCR. Located between the crossroads of Delhi and Gurgaon, DXP is a major Real Estate catchment in the region,” said the report by 360 Realtors.Besides, a residential hub, the region is also evolving into a major commercial catchment as IT hubs are being deployed across sectors -- 89,113 and 114, the report noted. The report further said that in the last 12 months, average property prices have eased out to the tune of 2.5%.Average prices have been stable in the past quarter. “DXP has a range of properties ranging from Rs 5,000 per square feet to Rs 9,000 per square feet. As there are properties that are in the affordable range as well, prices have eased out.”On Powai, the … [Read more...] about Dwarka Expressway, Mumbai’s Powai among realty hotspots: Report
Emart will open its first overseas No Brand store in the Philippines on Nov. 22, exporting both its branded products and the store that shares the same name.The No Brand store, franchised to Robinsons Retail through an agreement signed last year, will open on the second floor of the Robinsons Galleria shopping mall in Ortigas Center near Manila. No Brand has been given a 271-square-meter (2,917-square-feet) space. No Brand is an Emart label that sells daily necessities and some food items. Around 70 percent of No Brand goods are manufactured by local small enterprises. Although it was started as an in-house line, No Brand has been so successful that stand-alone stores have been opened. While 70 percent of the products, excluding fresh produce and electronics, available at the store will be No Brand products, the rest will be items that are popular in the Philippines.“Thanks to the influence of the Korean Wave, the fondness for Korean products is high in the Philippines,” … [Read more...] about No Brand opens in the Philippines on Friday
A movie called “200 Pounds Beauty” was the top box-office draw among Korean films at the start of 2007. It is about an obese girl with a beautiful voice and great singing talent who can’t appear on stage because of her looks. Instead, she becomes a lip-sync vocalist, singing behind the curtain for a popular performer who can’t sing. She finally goes through extensive surgery on her body to win the heart of a music producer she has a crush on. The girl, now with a hot body and a beautiful face, goes through some ups and downs but soon wins both the man she loves and a great career in show business. For most people, battling fat means struggling with diets rather than magical transformation through an extreme surgical makeover. As more people enjoy eating out at fast food restaurants, a substance widely used in fast foods called trans fat has come to be a major culprit in rising rates of obesity, now a major public health problem. What is trans fat? Trans fatty … [Read more...] about Why is everyone worried about trans fats?
MUMBAI: The Bombay Stock Exchange today said it successfully completed trading operations from its Disaster Recovery (DR) site in Hyderabad on September 3 and September 5 2015. "We have successfully completed trading operations from our Disaster Recovery (DR) site in Hyderabad on September 3 andSeptember 5, 2015. Trading across all market segments was conducted seamlessly," BSE said in a statement here. The switchover to the disaster recovery site and returning to the primary site was a very seamless affair with no impact to any market participant, the release said. The new BSE disaster recovery centre is a data centre built as per international Tier-3 specifications on 68,000 square feet of land. BSE said that technologically, it is the most advanced exchange in India and the seamless manner in which operations went live from the disaster recovery site is an indication of the same. … [Read more...] about BSE completes trading from Hyderabad disaster recovery site