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Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly
...f ozone levels did not decrease. "Even keeping the air
quality the same might have been an achievement be...ion (Reagan said: "Approximately 80 percent of our air
pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation."), the authors conclude: "The results repo...
Newly identified master gene key in baby's first breath
...ired for the transition from the womb to breathing air
and to protect the lungs from disease, bacterial infection and other disease and injury," Dr. Whitsett said. Foxa2 has an important role in the development of surfactant. It resides in the respiratory epithelial cells, which combines surfactant...
Indiana University, EPA to study airborne PCBs
... Basu to study the toxin's circulation between the air
and the Great Lakes. What the scientists learn wil...reat Lakes and dissolve into them. "Input from the air
is one of the main ways that these chemicals can get into the Great Lakes," said EPA scientist and I...
Pollutant causes delayed flowering in plants
...URHAM, N.C. -- Biologists have discovered that the air
pollutant nitric oxide acts as a plant hormone to ...hat the massive amounts of nitric oxide emitted as air
pollutants from burning fossil fuels could affect the critical process of plant flowering. Since the...
Researchers ID chlorophyll-regulating gene
... Much like a baby takes his or her first breath of air
after emerging from the womb, seedlings must quickly convert protochlorophyll into chlorophyll once they are exposed to light for the first time. "It's a delicate balancing act," said Peter Quail, professor of plant and microbial biology at UC Berk...
A long-necked sea predator from China described in Science
...ce. Extending the head and neck vertically to gulp air
would have been impossible because surrounding water pressure would have prevented the lungs from inflating. Both Dinocephalosaurus and Tanystropheus have rib-like bones that extended parallel to the neck vertebrae, bridged the space between vertebra...
Poplar DNA code cracked -- a step in combating global warming?
...enes', which can be used to make trees even better air
purifiers, to have them grow more quickly, or to m...tate the importance of trees as providers of clean air
and energy, or as raw material for furniture, building materials, and other implements. A great many...
The book opens on the first tree genome
...ion suggests opportunities to further clean up the air
by engineering trees so that they would more effectively shuttle and store more carbon below ground in their roots and the soil." Joining Tuskan on the ORNL poplar team are Steve DiFazio, Tongming Yin, Frank Larimer, Lee Gunter, Gwo-Liang Chen, and ...
Termites could hold the key to self-sufficient buildings
...s incorporate a complicated network of tunnels and air
conduits designed to channel air
flow for the control of internal air
quality, temperature and moisture levels. Furthermore, the term...
DuPont introduces in-home personal protection from dangers of hurricanes
...power lines, and sending debris flying through the air
making many common items and building materials dangerous weapons. The DuPont TM StormRoom TM with Kevlar is an in-home storm shelter, available in several rectangular configurations, that features DuPont TM Kevlar sheathing built inside reinfor...
Students build submarine to track Octopuses
...o remove the dome. So we had all this moist, salty air
getting into everything." Lesson learned. Students...electronics inside the sub to protect it from salt air
when Shadow inevitably has to be adjusted on-site. Repackaging the computer parts will be the latest...
K-State, other universities to study how climate affects plant evolution
...ensors will be capable of recording soil moisture, air
temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation and photo reactivity. The project is one of six Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research awards granted by the NSF in 2004. Total FIBR awards over the five-year period will be $30 million....
Peering inside the body, with a new spinliterally
...t the boundaries of organs and tissues and bone or air
cavities such as lungs and sinuses. Here, the large magnet used in NMR generates small magnetic fields that broaden the spectral lines so much that information about those fine details is lost. Wind's slow-spin technique, which can generate detailed ...
Missing genes may help explain why plague bacteria are so deadly
...rulence and its potential to be spread through the air
as well as by infected fleas. To get at the genetic basis for the deadly nature of Y. pestis, the Livermore-led researchers first sequenced the complete genome of Y. pseudotuberculosis, an animal and human pathogen that can cause fever and appendicit...
New research shows air pollution can reduce children's lung function
...cine. "This is the longest study ever conducted on air
pollution and children's health," said Dr. Kenneth...rector of NIEHS. "It shows that current levels of air
pollution have adverse effects on lung development in children between the ages of 10 and 18." Each ...
Ventilation in bars, casinos doesn't control health risk for hospitality workers
... of cancer-causing particles is much higher in the air
of smoke-filled bars and casinos than on truck-cho...ording to the first published comparison of indoor air
quality before and after smoke-free workplace legislation. The study, conducted in a casino, six ba...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2004
... . . . Instant analysis of the composition of air
particulates -- especially vital in an air
quality emergency -- is possible with the Aerosol Plasma Spectrometer. Conventional methods used for...
Sandia experiments may reduce possibility of future water wars
...rectly what it needs, instead of merely monitoring air
around the plant. The plant may have other needs t...monitor light, temperature, relative humidity, and air
pressure. The data, collected every few minutes, will be sent by phone line to a remote computer for...
Rising childhood leukaemia incidence prompts conference
..., such as radiation, parental smoking, viruses and air
pollution. But other concepts that have received little attention to date will also be highlighted with new research findings. These include, for example, diet in early childhood, light pollution, melatonin and circadian rhythms, placental transfer t...
Research suggests unborn children may be at risk from environmental pollution
...including radiation, parental smoking, viruses and air
pollution. But other concepts that have so far received little attention will also be highlighted. These include, for example, diet in early life, melatonin and circadian rhythms, light pollution and medicines in pregnancy. It is hoped that out of ...
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