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National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems
...novel polymer development. Changes in the business climate
made it difficult for the section to survive asa separate entity and it was merged with other laboratory groups in the early1980s, though agriculture-related research did not go away entirely. In the late 1980s, the laboratory's connection with agric...
At Life's Most Sensitive Stage, Embryos Cope With Stress
... species are most likelyto be vulnerable to global climate
change, and how ultraviolet light from thesun may contribute to the apparent worldwide decline in frog populations.Among the participants in the symposium were Clegg, who presented an overview ofthe topic; Epel, who described coping strategies that e...
"Doctor Watershed" Named AAAS Fellow
...as atmospheric contaminants (acid rain) and global climate
change. The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the largest general scientific society in the world, representing all the scientific and engineering disciplines. Its 144,000 members include scientists and engineers, as well as...
Population Growth Costs Include Global Warming Impact
...amic, general equilibrium models of the economyand climate
changes. These models come in both an aggregate v...h the consequences of greenhouse-gas emissions and climate
change. The RICE model (Regional Integrated model of Climate and the Economy) is aversion of the DIC...
$2 Million Dollar Grant Funds Salton Sea Web Site
...storical and cultural informationabout the region, climate
data, soil analyses, water-quality information, usesand ownership of surrounding land, and the types of vegetation and animal lifein the area. Actually a landlocked lake, the Salton Sea is located 30 miles south of Indio ina desert valley 278 feet be...
Prairies Will Be Hit Hard By Global Warming
...rmland early in the year, Malcolm explains. As the climate
warms,these marshes will dry up earlier and farmers will be tempted to use these dryconditions to cultivate their fields earlier. This will force the birds to flyfurther north for acceptable nesting areas. Malcolm says a changing climatecould cause e...
GCTE/LUCC Open Science Conference:
...estrial ecosystems, and the consequent feedback to climate
andatmosphere. LUCC aims to document and understan...nge, the forces that drive it, its relationship to climate
andbiogeochemistry, and the links between sustainability and land use. Objectives The objectives o...
Global Warming Would Foster Spread Of Dengue Fever Into Some Temperate Regions
...irculation models topredict the patterns of global climate
change; all three showed that dengue'sepidemic pot...n. While the accuracy of long-term climate
forecasting by computers willcontinue to be questioned, the global warming scenarios predicted by th...
Global Change: Will Some Plant Species Be Left Behind? Studies Of EcosystemDynamics Make Wide Use Of Computer Models
...ference - 14-18 March 1998 - Barcelona, Spain Will climate
change occur at a a higher rate than the speed at ... been a major limitation in the past,human-induced climate
change calls for migration rates up to 10 times fasterthan historically observed for many species. O...
Carbon In Boreal Forests: Temporary Or Permanent?
...change in disturbanceregime is possibly related to climate
change, while human impacts are stillnegligible in this region. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Kyoto in December 1997calls for a reduction in carbon emissions by the signatory, mostlyindustrialized nations. Besides emission...
Can Plants Influence The Climate?
...e. Humans may be unwittingly changing the earth's climate
by alteringthe structure and functiong of plant co...n vegetation that are most likely to influence the climate
include: Reduced water loss (transpiration) at high CO2 concentrations which feeds backon rainfall, ...
Crater Chain On Two Continents Points To Impact From Fragmented Comet: 214Million Year-Old Event Corresponds With Mass Extinction
...ography and climate. The data areused for testing climate
change models, finding probable sites for oil andminerals, and for providing a comprehensive look at the evolution ofEarths geographic features. The work is funded by a constortium ofcompanies that has included Amoco, Exxon, Mobile, Total, Elf...
Small-Scale Fires Key To Understanding Forest Structure
...and because the width ofthese rings is affected by climate
conditions, scientists can date fire yearswith accuracy. "Some fires burned throughout the area," says Beaty. "In 1795, 1829 and1883 there were major fires that burned everywhere and these were also very dryyears throughout California." ...
Engineering, Math Shows Short-Legged Human Ancestors Were Very Efficient At Strolling Through Their World
...e that from 2.8 million to 1 million years ago the climate
got progressively drier and vegetation became more and more sparse. So maybe what happened was the australopithecines couldn't get enough food and they died out." Gerald Eck, a University of Washington paleoanthropologist who participated in several...
Ameriflux Network Will Track CO2 Transfer In Forests
...spruce] forests ofNorth America," Teeri said. "As climate
change occurs in the future, there maywell be some major biological responses occurring at this forest boundary." Currently there are about 24 AmeriFlux towers in operation or under constructionin North America (map available on request), and Teeri s...
New Sunspot Cycle To Be Bigger Than Average
...'re in a similar state in predictingwhat the sun's climate
is going to do." Hathaway is a co-author with Rob...We even have tantalizing hints that the Earth's climate
may be linked to sunspots. The "Little Ice Age" corresponded with a 70-year period, 1645-1715, ...
Environmental Technology Breakthroughs Forecast -- Year 2008
...nternational environmental issues including global climate
change,environmental technology development and remediation of major waste sitesworldwide," says Gerry Stokes, associate laboratory director at PacificNorthwest. "Dreams and demos now, these technologies will have real impacts by2008." This ...
Scientists Find Further Global Warming Evidence In Temperature Reconstruction Study
...supports an importanthuman influence on the global climate
system. This is a serious problem forpeople every... relative roles of human and natural changesin the climate
of past centuries. Scientists were particularly interested innatural "forcings," that is, factors t...
Biggest Acoustics Meeting Ever
...stening for Global Warming In efforts to monitor climate
change in the sea, the Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate (ATOC)experiment broadcasts low-frequency sound waves over long distances in the Pacific Ocean to measurewater temperature and other quantities. Exploiting the fact that sound travels throu...
Press Events At Spring Meeting
...3:30 PM. Gathering scientific data in the harshest climate
on Earth. Pressconference. Automatic Geophysical Observatories (AGO's) are unstaffed stationsworking year round in Antarctica, where they study upper atmospheric flows,aurora, and the "weather" in outer space. Dr. Louis J. Lanzerotti of BellLaborat...
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