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Recent USGS Work In New England And Beyond
...estudy of frog and toad distributions, trends, and climate
influences. Theprogram is also intended to promote public appreciation for the diversity offrogs and toads, foster an understanding of the importance of wetlands inchanging landscapes, and provide an opportunity for the public to participate inamphi...
Studies Document Ease Of Ecosystem Disruption
...er-exploitation, increased species extinctions and climate
change. "As we consider the impacts of global warming, many people assume theeffects will be gradual, a shift to new regions by various plant and animalspecies," said Eric Sanford, an OSU ecologist. "But this study shows that if youhave an im...
INDOEX Researchers Document The Impact Of Pollutants On Climate Processes Over The Tropical Indian Ocean
...eriment(INDOEX) to study how air pollution affects climate
processes over the tropicalIndian Ocean. Asia and ...ver the ocean. A majorobjective is to estimate the climate
effects of manmade airborne particles. Preliminary results show that air pollutants dramatically imp...
Invading Pests Harm People, Plants And Animals
...tional trade and tourism combined with itsmoderate climate
and diversity of crops create opportunities for exotic pests toinvade the state and take up residence. In this issue of California Agriculture,scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, California Department ofFood and Agriculture, and Unive...
Tipsheet: Environmental Story Ideas
...or example, is an essential elementin the study of climate
change and global warming. MODIS will provide a newlong-term record, in unprecedented detail, of such phenomena. To learn more about MODIS and the insight it may provide on issues of climate,contact Paul Menzel at 608-263-4930, or Steve Ackerman at...
New Biochemical Technology Ready To Retrieve, Purify Heaviest Crude Oil
...ve impact on factors that can contribute to global climate
change. The process also naturally produces surfactants and oxygenates. BioCat, whose mission is to provide technology-based services to the oilindustry, has exclusively licensed all five of Brookhaven's patents and variouspatent applications relati...
Sandia, University Of Montana Researchers Try Training Bees To Find Buried Landmines
... this approach is that bees are indigenous toevery climate
on earth, and there are beekeeperseverywhere," Bender says. "And you wouldn't need amillion-dollar piece of equipment and extensive training touse it. The countries where landmines are a problemtypically don't have those kinds of resources."...
1999 Spring Meeting: Information For Media Representatives
... carbon in the atmosphere andthereby has a role in climate
change. But does soil ultimately remove(sequester)...anographers, ecologists) has been studying Earth's climate
history overvarious time scales. By analyzing the shells of crustaceans knows as ostracodes,they hav...
Understanding Earth's Underwater Forests: Kelp Demography Off The Coast Of California
...ive different results under differentoceanographic climate
conditions." By repeating experiments over an extended period of time and in different areas,researchers were able to observe certain changes within the community that occurfrom episodic shifts in nutrients and temperature. For instance, during then...
Fossilized Emu Eggshells Give Clues To 65,000 Years Of Vegetation And Climate Changes In Australia
...ientists as a marker to reveal aspects of the past climate
and vegetation of Australia. Scientists Beverly J...archers conclude, environmental factors other than climate
have significantly influenced Australian ecology. Vegetation changes in north- and south-eastern Au...
Media Advisory: 1999 Spring Meeting -- Updated Press Conference Schedule
...anographers, ecologists) has been studying Earth's climate
history overvarious time scales. By analyzing the ...n variousregions. They can thereby determine which climate
changes were global and whichwere regional. They have also reached conclusions about the impact of p...
The Reason The French Have Low Levels Of Heart Disease
...ion of garlic and onions and the moderately warmer climate
in France. They conclude that apart from smoking in women, these factors explain little of the difference and that the most important explanation lies in the time-lag hypothesis. Law and Wald emphasise that the consumption of animal fat leads to a s...
Surface water not always the answer to Bangladesh arsenic pollution problem
...angladesh, the scientist found early evidence that climate
strongly affectedarsenic levels in soil -- with soils in wetter climates more heavily depleted ofarsenic and other metals as compared to deep core samples. Their analysis alsogave some hints about the long-term climatic history of Bangladesh. ...
Stakeholders improve global change assessment
...aluable in determining what wasimportant in global climate
discussions. "We have approached stakehold...ram. The project's goal is to assess theeffects of climate
change on different sectors in the region. Beside Anderson,the co-authors of the paper are Ann Fishe...
Massive pollution documented over Indian Ocean
... to determine the role thataerosols play in global climate
change. Early results indicate that thepollutants...that are relatively brighter. Thus, the impact on climate
processes of pollutionparticles stemming from Asia appears to be fundamentally different from thoseo...
USGS assesses nation's biological resources at century end
...nationwide:natural processes, land use, water use, climate
change, nonindigenousspecies, environmental contaminants and harvest. Volume Two describes the status and trends of biological resources in 14areas of the country and how they have been affected by these factors.Regions covered are the Northeast,...
Sahara's abrupt desertification started by changes in Earth's orbit, accelerated by atmospheric and vegetation feedbacks
WASHINGTON -- One of the most striking climate
changes of the past11,000 years caused the abrupt ...d the Euphrates. German scientists, employinga new climate
system model, have concluded that this desertification wasinitiated by subtle changes in the Earth's...
African dust called a major factor affecting southeast U.S. air quality
... years, he says, that dust must alsoplay a role in climate
forcing, observing that it was the most prominentlyvisible particle constituent in satellite images. He says that in the last fewyears, a number of researchers have been investigating dust as an element inclimate change. Although dust is "natural," P...
Catastrophic draining of huge lakes tied to ancient global cooling event
... catastrophic lake drainage. "This was thecoldest climate
event in the last 10,000 years," Barber said. A paper on the subject by Barber, published in the July 22 issue ofNature, was co-authored by INSTAAR's John Andrews, Anne Jennings, Mike Kerwinand Mark Morehead. Other co-authors include John ...
New UNC-CH study explains variations in onset of ice ages
...rnal Science, thescientist explains that long-term climate
change is more complicated than recentanalysts bel...fects of other planets. "Understanding the climate
of the recent geological past is importantbecause finding out how Earth's environment has transforme...
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