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Deforestation in Brazil savannah ticked up in 2017 after 2016 drop
22 June 2018 - Deforestation in Brazil's vast savannah, which takes up 25 percent of the country, ticked up in 2017 after a sharp drop in 2016, the Environment Ministry said on Thursday (21 June), outpacing destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Destruction of native vegetation in the region known as the Cerrado ... The Cerrado's plant life is a major carbon sink and its preservation is considered vital to Brazilian efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. ... The remaining grassland is knit through with deep roots likened to an 'underground forest' that also locks large amounts of carbon in the soil. (more)

Democracies facing crisis of faith: survey
21 June 2018 - The world's democracies are facing a severe crisis of public faith, according to the conclusions of a large study published on Thursday (21 June). Index 2018, found that trust in governments appears even lower among people in democracies than in states deemed by the firm to be undemocratic. 'Right now the biggest risk for democracies is that the public no longer sees them as democratic,' said Nico Jaspers, CEO of Dalia Research. When asked 'do you feel that your government is acting in your interest?' 64 percent of respondents living in democracies said 'rarely' or 'never'. In non-democracies 41 percent said the same, according to the study, based on 125,000 respondents in 50 countries. (more)

Severe obesity rates surging in rural America
19 June 2018 - Severe obesity rates have been on the rise nationwide since the turn of the century, disproportionately affecting children and adults in rural communities, two U.S. studies suggest. In rural communities, severe obesity rates more than tripled for men and more than doubled for women during the study period [from 2001 to 2016], while climbing 29 percent among young people. Obesity rates in rural areas, meanwhile, rose about 9 percent among children and teens and about 36 percent for adults. (more)

Stress disorders tied to increased risk of autoimmune diseases
19 June 2018 - People who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related psychiatric issues may be more likely to develop autoimmune diseases than individuals who don't, a Swedish study suggests. During the study, individuals with PTSD were 46 percent more likely to develop an autoimmune disorder, and more than twice as likely to develop at least three autoimmune disorders, compared to adults without stress disorders. (more)

For the biggest group of American workers, wages aren't just flat. They're falling.
15 June 2018 - The average hourly wage paid to a key group of American workers has fallen from last year when accounting for inflation, as an economy that appears strong by several measures continues to fail to create bigger paychecks, the federal government said Tuesday (12 June). This pool of workers includes those in manufacturing and construction jobs, as well as all 'nonsupervisory' workers in service industries such health care or fast food. The group accounts for about four-fifths of the privately employed workers in America, according to BLS [the Bureau of Labor Statistics]. (more)

Dust storms drag New Delhi air quality back to dangerous levels
14 June 2018 - Air quality in New Delhi plummeted to a dangerous level on Wednesday (13 June), putting residents at risk, mainly due to dust storms from western India, a senior official at the pollution control board said. Air quality has worsened in New Delhi in recent years, prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office to directly monitor measures to clean up the capital's air. (more)

Global warming set to exceed 1.5°C, slow economic growth - U.N. draft
14 June 2018 - Global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth, according to a draft report that is the U.N.'s starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change. Governments can still cap temperatures below the strict 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7° Fahrenheit) ceiling agreed in 2015 only with ''rapid and far-reaching' transitions in the world economy, according to the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). (more)

Vigorous exercise may not keep dementia from worsening
14 June 2018 - People with dementia who exercise regularly are just as likely to experience cognitive decline as those who don't work out, a UK study suggests. 'High-intensity exercise is unlikely to cure or reduce the symptoms of dementia,' said lead study author Sarah Lamb of the University of Oxford. ... 'Although the current study didn't show benefits to cognition, physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle is still likely to reduce the risk of other chronic diseases which can also negatively impact a dementia patients' quality of life,' Joe Northey of the University of Canberra in Australia, who wasn't involved in the study, said by email. (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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