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Chinese scientists monitor trophic state of global inland waters

Beijing, Oct 11 (UNI) Chinese scientists have developed a new remote sensing approach to assess the trophic state of global inland waters.
The scientists from the Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science under the Chinese Academy of Sciences assessed the trophic states of 2,058 large inland water bodies distributed around the world using remote sensing data in the summer of 2012. During the assessment, they analysed spatial distribution and produced a trophic state map of the world's large inland water bodies, China's news agency Xinhua reported.
Inland waters provide water resources, fishery resources and energy. They also play an important role in global climate change as well as biodiversity conservation. The eutrophication of inland waters has become a global environmental issue. Some lakes overly enriched with minerals and nutrients have induced excessive growth of plants and algae, resulting in oxygen depletion of the water body.
Results show that eutrophic inland waters are concentrated in Central Africa, eastern Asia, and mid-northern and southeastern North America, while oligotrophic inland waters are concentrated in plateau regions in Central Asia and southern South America, added QNA.
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US Senate Panel ask FBI to probe Ex-US Olympic Chief for lying about sex abuse scandal

15 Dec 2018 | 6:44 AM

Washington, Dec 15 (UNI) A US congressional panel asked the FBI to probe former Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun for apparently lying during an investigation into the sexual abuse of young athletes, Senators Jerry Moran and Richard Blumenthal said.

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Chinese Foreign minister to visit India on Dec 21

Chinese Foreign minister to visit India on Dec 21

14 Dec 2018 | 11:43 PM

Beijing, Dec 14 (UNI) Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be on a four-day tour to India from December 21 to 24 to attend the first meeting of the newly constituted India-China High Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges.

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Sri Lanka: PM to resign

14 Dec 2018 | 11:12 PM

Colombo, Dec 14 (UNI) Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign from his post, his son said on Friday, in a move that will force President Maithripala Sirisena to appoint a replacement to avert a possible government shutdown on January 1.

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Afghan gun shooting: Five killed

14 Dec 2018 | 10:58 PM

Kabul, Dec 14 (UNI) Four civilians and one police officer were killed while five civilians sustained injuries after gunmen spread bullets on people attending a funeral ceremony in Afghanistan's northern province of Balkh on Friday, local police said.

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Central Africa Republic: Rising insecurity threatens wider region

14 Dec 2018 | 8:47 PM

United Nations, Dec 14 (UNI) Rising violence in the Central African Republic threatens to spill across the border into neighbouring countries, creating further instability, a senior United Nations official warned, urging continued and coordinated regional efforts to bolster peace and security.

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