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Science in the news: public choices, science & salmon
...th in coastal and social science, likely to impact decisions
to be made in the coming months to help restore the productivity and diversity of salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest. WHEN: Wednesday, February 16 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Available At 8:00 a.m. ...
Today's Science for America's Tomorrow: the USGS FY 2001 Budget
...icymakers accurately forecast tomorrow, for better decisions
today," said Dr. Charles Groat, USGS Director. "W...for continued growth will enable us to make better decisions
for future generations' enjoyment of this precious land." The FY 2001 budget highlights the relevanc...
Complex mystery of amphibian decline calls for a new kind of science
...e in a position where we could begin to makes some decisions
that might slow up this process. If we can understand better what the dynamics are, we could do that" Collins said. "It's a three-year grant -- experiments have been planned and some are already underway. We hope to know more soon."...
Experts say independent scientific panels useful in advising judges in complex cases
...giving often-conflicting opinions aimed at swaying decisions
that can involve millions or even billions of dol...hat arose in connection with the panel's work were decisions
to videotape depositions for use in courtrooms throughout the country and to give to attorneys all ...
Sea slug's shopping habits dictated by hunger, scientists report
... Foraging animals and shopping humans should make decisions
that produce the greatest benefit at the least cos...d pain stimuli change, too. It is as if they make decisions
based on a sliding scale of pleasure and pain. This is surprising for a simple invertebrate. Previ...
ASTA supports U.S. government's efforts to increase consumer confidence in bioengineered foods
...on said, "because it will allow them to base their decisions
about biotech products on relevant research and safety data."...
Five Seattle scientists selected as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators
...into brain activity that is responsible for making decisions
about what we see. His laboratory combines cutting...iques. By scrutinizing the brain's ability to make decisions
about vision, Shadlen expects to gain insight into how the brain assembles information from the worl...
Fact sheet: the Report on Carcinogens - 9th edition
...associated with their use. People should not make decisions
concerning the use of a given drug, or any other l...y the FDA to outweigh the risks entailed. Personal decisions
concerning voluntary exposures to carcinogenic agents need to be based on additional information tha...
Discussion May 24 on recommendations for animal studies on DNA-based therapies, herbs, emissions from cellular phones
...out the adequacy of the data for making regulatory decisions
about these evolving devices. For further information on the cellular phone request contact Russell Owen at FDA, 301-443-7118. Also to be discussed at the May 24 meeting: The National Cancer Institute has requested the testing of two subs...
UC Davis researchers were key to Clinton's order for marine reserves
...t and that will be shaping important marine policy decisions
in the future. "UC Davis is one of the places that's been central to the formulation of general principles for the design of marine reserves," said Alan Hastings, professor of environmental science and policy. Hastings, an authority on the modeling o...
USGS reports increase of sea otters in recent survey
...d by federal and state wildlife agencies in making decisions
about the management of this sea mammal. "While we are encouraged by the larger numbers, it is too soon to know if this signifies a true increase in population size," says USGS scientist Dr. James A. Estes in Santa Cruz, Calif. "Wildlife surveys arei...
Saving the whales -- how scientists measure success
...roaches to understanding this decline and rational decisions
about conserving imperiled populations," said Gerber. "Every year, populations of plants, insects and even microbes reach the brink of extinction, virtually unnoticed," state the authors. "In the meantime, the threat of large-mammal extinctions arou...
Understanding of floral scents blossoms in Purdue laboratory
... adds, "but floral scents sometimes influenced the decisions
humans made about which plants to cultivate."...
Study: fertilized lakes less stable than previously thought
...cannot afford to delay making difficult management decisions
in the hope that a disturbed system will achieve a new steady state," Cottingham said. The researchers compared algae levels over nearly 50 years by analyzing samples from a sediment core taken from an experimental lake in northwestern Ontario. Th...
Major air pollution study launched
...cesses that are involved, you can make intelligent decisions
about how to deal with the problem," says Peter Da...ffects of emissions on air quality, and make sound decisions
if and when emission controls become necessary. The scientists expect to be analyzing the data f...
New report looks at genome boom in microbiology
...ns of biotechnology. But it will require important decisions
and strategic actions. The report, "Microbial Genomes: Blueprints for Life," discusses the potential and the problems that come with rapid advances and new technology. As of July 2000, scientists have published genome sequences of 29 microorganisms,...
Biodiversity databases: biodiversity information on every desktop
...d, it is often not applied in policy or management decisions
that affect the organisms involved, nor is that information readily accessible by research scientists. At the heart of GBIF will be a catalog of the scientific names of all the world's species. Longer-term goals for GBIF are to develop b...
The human side of restoring nature
...ow nature is defined and who should be included in decisions
about restoration and management how restoration projects can succeed given the various constraints and considerations that need to be taken into account how those involved in restoration play a critical role in sustaining projects over time Using ...
UCSF researchers reveal a fundamental decision-making unit of cells
...ell of the body. But the mechanisms by which these decisions
are made has been unclear. How, for example, does ...f a bacterium and resolve to move towards it? Such decisions
often involve coordination of two or more inputs. Rather than a simple direct-line action such as "I...
USGS director applauds FY 2001 appropriations
...for continued growth will enable us to make better decisions
so future generations may continue to enjoy this precious land. There is no doubt that we face many challenges in addressing the future science needs of the nation. This appropriation provides us the opportunity to continue our long tradition of...
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