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No matter how many more--and better--books he may write, Bill McKibben is destined to be remembered for "The End of Nature," his 1989 bestseller about the greenhouse effect and its effect on, well, Bill McKibben.
May 17, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
The death toll from a heat wave in the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh climbed to 622 Thursday, even as rain fell in some areas, officials said. Officials said more deaths had been reported in remote coastal districts. Most were of people admitted to a hospital after suffering sunstroke in the last week.
February 11, 1986 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II ended his 10-day pilgrimage to India on Monday on the same low key on which it began, avoiding offense to the country's predominant Hindus or to its divided Roman Catholics. Here, in what has become a hotbed of Hindu fundamentalism, the weary pontiff addressed a group of seminary students and confined his remarks to a reminder of their allegiance to Rome and the importance of their spiritual duties.
April 3, 2006 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
In "Jeremy Piven's Journey of a Lifetime" -- not to be confused with "Jeremy Piven's Unforgettable Parking Ticket" or "Jeremy Piven's Unreasonable Request" -- the actor who plays the super-desperate super-agent Ari Gold on the HBO comedy "Entourage" goes to India to find his inner Hindu and connect with humanity in ways you simply can't over lunch at the Grill. This is a documentary of sorts on Discovery's Travel Channel.
July 10, 1988 | Associated Press
The confirmed death toll in a train wreck in southern India rose to 103 on Saturday as divers using blowtorches cut open a railway car and found 13 more bodies, officials said. The rescue operation stretched into Saturday night as divers searched for more victims beneath the sunken coaches in Lake Asthamudi, in Kerala state. At least 103 bodies have been recovered, said Abdul Latif, a senior official in Quilon, a town near the accident site.
May 14, 2001 | From Associated Press
Opposition parties won landslide victories in legislative elections in five regions of India, in what was seen as a public assessment of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's governing alliance, according to results announced Sunday. With most of the votes counted, the Communists and the party of former actress Jayalalitha Jayaram emerged the big winners in Thursday's elections in the states of West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and the union territory of Pondicherry.
January 15, 1999 | From Associated Press
Thousands of barefoot pilgrims jostling for space atop a holy mountain caused part of a hill to collapse, triggering a stampede that killed 51 people during a Hindu holiday Thursday in southern India, police said.
December 22, 2003 | Jane E. Allen
Living in a community where a common pesticide has gotten into the soil, water and air may interfere with sexual development in young men. Until now, scientists had evidence only from laboratory animals that pesticides could affect the male reproductive system. The challenge was finding a place where they could look for the effects of a single pesticide on humans.
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