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Scientists invite others to join them online to discuss exotic species threat
...urity threat, insects that find their way into new countries
can wreak havoc on forests and agricultural plants, causing untold devastation to the countries
they enter. There is enough concern that scientists, businesses and government representatives from ...
Do the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol differ by culture?
...Most studies of FAS have been conducted in western countries
and cultures. A first-of-its-kind study has exa...hough FAS has been highly prevalent in non-western countries
such as Russia and South Africa, it was not recognized as a problem until recently, partly because o...
USGS issues wildlife health alert for foot-and-mouth disease
...ns of the disease. According to the USDA, in some countries
wild ungulates have continued to be a source of infection to livestock even though other countries
have successfully eradicated FMD without active actions to control the disease in wildlife. The diff...
Malaria research and training benefits global community
...ing program to support research in malaria-endemic countries
on the pathogenesis of severe malarial anemia. More information about this program, which is currently accepting applications, is available on the FIC website at http://www.nih.gov/fic/programs/malaria.html . Information about NIAID malaria resear...
Low-income, hungry children sick more often
...ugh to eat has severe consequences for children in countries
poorer than the United States, but this is the first national U.S. study to determine if the level of food deprivation domestically is severe enough to affect children's health status. The authors compared low-income children to high-income children...
New report finds half of world's protected nature reserves heavily farmed as hunger runs rampant in biodiversity "hotspots"
...eserves are actually sharing common ground in many countries
where species are most at risk. To avert widespre... can help farmers in industrialized and developing countries
protect wild species and conserve habitat on and near their land while actually increasing agricultu...
Deregulation will cause significant fluctuations in electricity prices, new study reveals
...Texas. England, Wales, Norway, Australia and other countries
also have implemented deregulation plans. Transmission capacity Having sufficient transmission capacity between regions is critical, say the authors of the EMF study. On a national level, expanding the transmission capacity or reducing transmission ...
Science board honors the Bronx Zoo's Education Division for public service
.... "WCS manages more than 300 field projects in 53 countries
in addition to the award-winning environmental education programs for schools in the U.S. and abroad. Our wildlife parks and centers bring in over 4.5 million visitors each year, leaving them the important message to care about wildlife and wild lan...
Standing tall: Plains indians enjoyed height, health advantage
... and men living in European countries
were typically several centimeters shorter. Steckel conducted the study with Joseph Prince, an anthropologist at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Their res...
Kyoto's global warming controls could harm forests
...uce global warming, the Kyoto Protocol encourages countries
to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by p... the Protocol fails to consider conservation, and countries
could meet their commitment by replacing mature forests with rapidly-growing plantations. "Repla...
UF researchers reverse metabolic disorder in mice
...ed, all babies in the United States and many other countries
are screened for the disorder shortly after birth. Retardation rates have declined as a result. In years past, it was assumed that strict dietary control was not necessary for adolescents and adults, but researchers now suggest that it's important ...
NIH launches online AIDS oral history project
...n bringing the benefits of AIDS research to poorer countries
around the world," comments Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "Dr. Harden's office has done a great service to the public and to medical historians in documenting how NIH responded during the early years of AIDS." Dr. Fauci has served as director of the Nation...
DNA evidence calls Irish potato famine theory into question
...ght poses an especially great threat in developing countries
where control measures may be too costly. "Identifying the geographic center of origin for late blight is important, because that's where you're most likely to find host resistance potato plants that have developed natural resistance to the patho...
Beyond global warming: Where on Earth are we going?!
...enue). Further Background With scientists from 100 countries
(including more than 400 scientists from developing countries) and from all continents of the globe, Challenges of a Changing Earth will be one of the biggest and most internationally representative events in global change science. Speakers include: ...
New effort to increase coal production announced
...ent. And other competitors from the European Union countries
are heavily subsidized by their governments, thus limiting opportunities for U.S. coal in Western Europe." Yoon firmly believes the United States can rely on more of its own assets. U.S. coal accounted for the generation of some 51 percent of the ele...
Wildlife officials to consider ban on caviar exports from major Caspian Sea nations
... director of Marine Programs of the WCS. "Caspian countries
must act immediately to stop fishing for this species approaching extinction. But consumer nations also should take action by refusing to traffic in the eggs of an endangered species and by halting imports of this imperiled fish." Through the Cavi...
Refrigerator disposal releases ozone-depleting chemicals
...ngers of exhausting the ozone layer, more than 120 countries
signed the 1987 "Montreal Protocol" to control CFC emissions. After 1995, when production of most CFCs stopped, they ceased being used in aerosol cans and in the coolant known as Freon. New products, including refrigerators, use substitutes with simi...
Web key helps researchers identify mammals
...r researchers to identify various faunas from many countries
or regions. For example, the museum has an extensive collection of skulls and skins of mammals found in Tanzania. The challenge, however, is to find ways to give researchers worldwide including Tanzanian biologists access to the collection. To me...
TDS - a new syndrome hitting men's reproductive health says Danish fertility expert
...dies that there is a synchronised increase between countries
in male reproductive problems such as testicular cancer, genital abnormalities, reduced semen quality and subfertility. In Finland, for example the rates of testis cancer, undescended testis and hypospadias are lower than among Danish men. But Danis...
As peoples taste for exotic foods increases, so too does health risk
... will be showing up more regularly from developing countries
where poor sanitation and water quality make the shipment of bacteria-free produce very difficult." Agle has been studying the bean salad recipe and Shigellas ability to survive in it. She shared preliminary data June 26 at the Institute of Food Tec...
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