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DNA Analysis of UN report on Heat Stress

Worldwide the UN predicts 80 million jobs will be lost by 2030. Here's why.

Jul 03, 2019, 23:20 PM IST

Ancient jumping genes may give corals new lease of life

The team conducted analyses to find out which genes were turned on or off when Symbiodinium was exposed to heat stress.

Jan 01, 2018, 14:15 PM IST

Heat stress to hit India's northeast the hardest: Study

The new study, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, projects that in coming decades the effects of high humidity in many areas will dramatically increase.  

Dec 23, 2017, 18:24 PM IST

Scientists developing heat-resistant 'cows of the future'

Researchers eventually want to develop the knowledge and tools the cattle industry needs to increase tolerance to heat stress.

Jul 02, 2017, 15:52 PM IST

Try these six simple ways to prevent heat stroke during hot weather

 With the temperature rising throughout the country, many people usually suffers from heat stroke, the most serious form of heat injury. 

Apr 01, 2017, 00:43 AM IST

Climate change: 2,50,000 more deaths per year by 2030, says WHO

As per WHO's assessment, heat exposure will cause around 38,000 deaths in the elderly in the next 15 years. Also, deaths due to diarrhoea are projected to reach 48,000, and as many as 60,000 deaths due to malaria and 95,000 due to childhood malnutrition.

Jul 11, 2016, 09:42 AM IST

Heat stress to `cripple` densely populated regions by mid-century

Humans' response to extreme heat leads to heat stress, an illness related to the body's inability to cool itself. Humidity plays a crucial role, because as humidity increases, the ability of sweat to evaporate and cool the body decreases.

Apr 16, 2016, 18:51 PM IST

Keep your dogs out of cars in summer: PETA

 Ahead of sweltering days and rising temperature in the city, the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has warned against keeping dogs inside cars, as during summers they can succumb to heatstroke within a few minutes.

Apr 02, 2015, 00:51 AM IST