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Wet regions of the Earth are getting Wetter, Dry regions are getting even Drier : Study

More evaporation in another region takes away fresh water and leaves salt behind making that region more saline

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London, December 14, 2016: While the wet regions of the earth are getting wetter, the dry regions are getting even drier thanks to the warming climate, a new study says.

The regions which are relatively wet, like Northern Europe, are getting wetter and dry regions are getting drier — both by about two per cent over the last 60 years, the study said.

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“Our findings match what has been predicted by models of a warming climate; as the world gets warmer wet regions will continue to get wetter and dry regions will continue to get drier,” said lead researcher Nikolaos Skliris, Research Fellow at University of Southampton in Britain.

“Although we have found that this process is happening slower than first thought, if global warming exceeds 3 degrees Celsius, wet regions will likely get more than 10 per cent wetter and dry regions more than 10 per cent drier, which could have disastrous implications for river flows and agriculture,” Skliris noted.

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The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, analysed the saltiness of the world’s oceans.

More rain and outflow from rivers in a region of an ocean means sea water gets diluted and therefore becomes less salty.

More evaporation in another region takes away fresh water and leaves salt behind making that region more saline.

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The researchers used measurements of salinity throughout the global and deep oceans over the last 60 years to estimate how much global rainfall is changing.

The researchers found that the wet and dry region divide in the world is getting wider. (IANS)

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Here are 4 Ways to Carefree, Happy Feet in Monsoon!

One of the major impacts it has is on our feet. The foot tends to succumb to the humid climate, becoming more prone t

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New Delhi, July 29, 2017: Now that small time showers have replaced the scorching heat of the sun, its high time that you take care of your feet. The romantic season with a charm of its own, carries along the sweet scent of the wet earth, unboxing props like the umbrellas, windcheaters, and raincoats.

However, we are well-acquainted with the damp and swampy side of the season as well. One of the major impacts it has is on our feet. The foot tends to succumb to the humid climate, becoming more prone to fungal infections and athlete’s foot.

On a brighter note, every problem has a solution. So, instead of going all haywire, just take some time off of your busy schedule and show some love to your feet! Here are the

Here are 4 foot care tips for a ‘happy monsoon’ –

  1. SOAKING

Soaking your feet in a bucket of warm water for about 15 minutes might just do the trick! And wait, there’s more! Don’t forget to add some coarse salt, few drops of lemon or orange juice and tea tree oil in the water for a rejuvenating experience.

  1. LOTIONING

We are talking about the herbal homemade lotion! Just follow this simple method – add a few drops of rosewater, lemon juice and pure glycerine in a bowl and mix it all together. Then, apply it on your feet and about an hour and a half later, bask in an invigorating experience!

  1. RELAXING FOOT BATH

Just like your body, sometimes, your foot needs a bath too and a relaxing foot bath is just what you need! Here’s how – simply fill a bucket with cold water. Then add some rosewater, lemon juice and a hint of eau de cologne in it. Now, mix it all and soak your feet in it for a few minutes. This rids off the pungent odor and, cools and cleanses the feet.

  1. DRYNESS CARE

Let alone the wet monsoon, even dryness of the skin has its own disadvantages! As is evident, honey is the best suitable ingredient for dry skin. So, what could be better than a refreshing dryness care therapy! Simply add 2tbs honey, 1tbs herbal shampoo, 1 tbs almond oil in a bucket of warm water and soak your feet in it for about 20 minutes, and indulge in a rejuvenating experience!

  1. FOOT MASSAGE

Massage, with its healing, relaxing and revivifying power, has always been very valuable to human kind. So, don’t forget to stack up some essential oils that might come in handy! And just so you know, a nice mixture of some olive oil, 2 drops of eucalyptus oil, 2 drops of rosemary oil and 3 drops of khus (rose) oil, can prove to be the best relaxing experience when massaged on to your feet. The cooling and revitalizing effect will definitely get the best of you!

– by Ria Chakraborty of NewsGram. Twitter @invincibleria7