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Tree biomass is the same in tropic or temperate climes

...sults seen for living tree communities extend into deep evolutionary history." To learn if biomass differences exist between tropical and temperate areas, the scientists used forest data collected by the late Alwyn Gentry, a noted biologist who died in a plane crash in Ecuador in 1993. The data included...

Saline solution a serious threat to wetlands

... Since the water table is saline, taking off those deep rooted plants allows the saline water to rise to the surface, and we now have salinised and unproductive lands." The drains are intended to solve this problem by carrying the surface water into the Coorong but, if they do, they will carry it into the...

Glennda Chui and Richard Stone win AGU journalism awards

...ological Survey scientists and Canadian colleagues deep inside a mine at Iron Mountain, near Redding, California. There, miners had extracted over a billion dollars worth of minerals over the years and left, in Chui's words, "an environmental disaster." She describes both the chemical processes that make ...

"Microbes deep within South African gold mines" subject of NSF lecture

...peak on subsurface microbial communities that live deep within the gold mines of South Africa at the National Science Foundation (NSF) on April 24. In these mines, adjacent to gold deposits, microorganisms live in water circulating through fissures in the earth's crust more than three kilometers deep. A...

Janet Ginsburg receives microbiology communications award

...LaSalle National Bank in Chicago. She pursues her deep interests in environmental issues by working as a volunteer Streamleader, collecting data on rivers near her home, for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and by writing an educational publication ("City Trees") on urban tree care for the Ci...

Once thought extinct, Siamese crocodile is photographed in Siam

... walk in front of them, along trails and rivers in deep jungle in the center of the park beginning in January. When Lynam and his team picked up the traps last month, he found that eight had been stolen and two were lost to elephants, which pummeled them to pieces. Despite the losses, the survey yielded...

National survey reveals profound lack of scientific knowledge

...lining scientific understanding, it also expresses deep interest in scientific topics and a desire to know more. The vast majority of all adults say they are either "very" or "moderately" interested in: Environmental Issues (95%) The Future of Energy Resources (94%) Scientific Discoveries (92%) Large ...

Researchers pinpoint how tubeworm babies are dispersed to colonize new vent sites

...h the exception of hydrothermal vents, most of the deep ocean is only a few degrees above freezing, Marsh explains. Tubeworm larvae mustwithstand these cold temperatures as they are dispersed by the currents, hopefully to a home in warmer water near a vent site. The scientists found that tubeworm larva...

Krauss book explores universe from oxygen atom's perspective

... is that every atom in our body may have once been deep inside an exploding star, in fact, many different ... slime-like organisms continue to exist even today deep within the oceans near heated earth vents and well-protected from such catastrophes that may have an...

Whales drawn to waters off Mississippi River Delta

...Gulf also has water that's several thousand meters deep within 50 or 60 miles of the coast, he said, and sperm whales are typically found in these deeper waters along the continental shelf. "The unique aspect of the Gulf is we have a continental shelf that is only about 25 miles wide off the Mississippi D...

International scientists probe unsolved puzzles of the Earth and beyond at "Earth System Processes"

...55 mya. Zachos presents geochemical evidence from deep sea sediments that indicates the event was preceded by slow warming of the ocean, which served as a trigger for destabilizing the clathrates. A poster presentation by Jzsef Plfy, Institut fr Palontologie at the Museum fr Naturkunde in Hungary, was ...

Structural studies reveal how potassium channels are inactivated

...thesized that the inactivation gate inserts itself deep into the pore to close the channel. They based the...l would naturally fit into the pore if it extended deep into the pores interior. To test this hypothesis, the scientists altered specific amino acids in th...

Biologists: Cell nucleus surface more complicated than expected

...der a confocal microscope, the researchers noticed deep groves on the surface of, and tunnels through, the... endoplasmic reticulum, the researchers found that deep folds and grooves indented the surface of the nucleus, and that the endoplasmic reticulum actually p...

Study says bleaching could be a hidden strength for corals

...ound off the coast of Panama from shallow water to deep water, and visa versa. He discovered that corals transplanted upwards generally bleached but ultimately survived by recovering with new algae. In contrast, corals transplanted downwards did not bleach, and did not change their type of algae, thoug...

Scientists sequence genome of major periodontal disease bacterium

...ently the primary treatments for periodontitis are deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) and surgery. The P. gingivalis sequence also provides the scientific community at large with information on an organism from a major group of bacteria not previously sequenced: the bacteroides group of gram-neg...

Scientists share multidisciplinary discoveries at 'Earth System Processes'

...exploration for a deep, hot microbial biosphere in deep gold mines in South Africa. Malcolm Walter, Austr...d, will review a newly-discovered fossil record of deep subsurface life found in volcanic rocks. These subsurface talks hold special importance in opening u...

Microbes and the dust they ride in on pose potential health risks

...gency says these tiny dust particles can penetrate deep into your airways and react with lung tissue," Herman said. "During major dust episodes reaching Florida, there could be a correlation with increased respiratory problems." In addition to the dust itself, even small concentrations of fungal spores c...

UCSD biologists identify 548 genes in the fruit fly likely to play a role in human genetic diseases

...UCSD who headed the research. "The surprise is how deep these similarities really are. Basically, every category of human genetic disease is well represented with a counterpart in the fly." The UCSD scientists screened the genes involved in 929 human genetic diseases in their database against the fr...

July media highlights: GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY

... transitory condition of the mantle. Hypersulfidic deep biosphere indicates extreme sulfur isotope fractionation during single-step microbial sulfate reduction. Ulrich G. Wortmann, GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences, Kiel, Germany; et al. Pages 647-650Bacteria living in oxygen-free environments...

Nuclear waste disposal: A safer solution?

...ced inside steel drums and buried about 1,000 feet deep in salt mines, in sites to be designated. The remaining low-level waste may then be encased in cement and stored on site at Hanford, Wash., and the Savannah River Site, S.C. The inorganic ion exchangers remove cesium and strontium 90, while plutoniu...

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