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Some Atlantic Coast Beaches Are Shrinking While Florida's Beaches Better Off Than Most

... suchas St. Lucie Inlet, Dean said. Inlets lead to erosion partly becausejetties and deep channels disrupt th...of erosion. My estimate is 80 to 85percent of that erosion is caused by inlets." Dean's study was part of a larger project funded by a three-year,$180,0...

Media Advisory: 1999 Spring Meeting -- Updated Press Conference Schedule

...anhattan and Martha's Vineyard), has studied beach erosion andreplenishment, development issues on barrier islands, and related scientific andpublic policy questions, which she will discuss in this special presentation forher colleagues in the media. She will also discuss the process of writing andpublishing...

Horseshoe crab studies providing new insight into valuable ancient creatures

...gh rates of shoreline retreat and beachloss due to erosion and apparent sea level rise," Breese says. Developmentand shoreline hardening can also eliminate horseshoe crab habitat. USGS and other biologists note that if the horseshoe crab population wereto become seriously depleted, recovery might require de...

Congress briefs: International congress on ecosystem health

...uffering dust and chemicals,and controlling weeds, erosion and nutrient loss. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1:15 p.m. Session: T8 -- Migratory Birds of the Colorado River Paper: "A Regional Perspective for Migratory Wildlife Resources of the ColoradoRiver Delta Region" Summary: Early explorers described the Col...

Nearly half of Earth's land has been transformed by humans; 50 'dead zones' found in oceans

..., coral reefs, and kelp forests protectshores from erosion and provide nursery areas or spawning habitat foreconomically important species. Massive changes in the Earth's environment have far-reaching implications thatresult in conflicts across political boundaries, Lubchenco said. "Scarceresources such ...

USGS scientists tracking Hurricane Bret's effects

... NationalSeashore and other areas to study coastal erosion on the barrier island;measuring the effects of the storm on wildlife and habitat; studying anywater-quality impacts; measuring storm surge. As the nation's largest water, earth and biological science and civilian mappingagency the USGS works in coo...

Media Advisory: The Geological Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting

...opics. New ideas on mapping hazards such as beach erosion and landslides willbe covered, as well as risk assessment and mitigation practices and policies. "GEOLOGIC INPUT TO PUBLIC DECISION-MAKING: THE NEED FOR GREATER PREDICTIVECAPABILITY" (T27) CCC A108, Thursday, October 28, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A...

USGS studies wildfire ecology in the western United States

...ntire watersheds and resulting in severe post-fire erosion and flooding. Once such crown fires are in progress, we can't stop them through direct suppression methods."...

As Hurricane Floyd moves up the Atlantic Coast . . . .

...conducted todetermine hurricane effects on coastal erosion and wetland forests. While several years of research are needed before fully determining the effectsof hurricanes on birds, USGS biologists expect that shorebird migration has beenseriously disrupted and that many coastal species mayhave been pu...

Scientists discover addition of new brain cells in highest brain area

...he last year, Gould and her colleagues helped this erosion byproving neuro-genesis in the hippocampus of several types of monkeys. The new finding in the cerebral cortex is much more dramatic, the Princeton teambelieves, because the cortex is the largest and most advanced part of the brain.After the discove...

Biodiversity yields dividends, finds pan-European research

...ss of species is playing a key role in the gradual erosion of the quality of our environment. "In addition to moral and aesthetic reasons to conserve biodiversity, our results now provide strong scientific reasons, too," says Dr Andy Hector of Imperial College, lead author of the groups report in Science. "T...

The future of planet earth: scientific challenges in the coming century

...y and Taiwan, and massive floods and coastal storm erosion along the East Coast of the United States that took lives, displaced families, disrupted communities and impacted economies. The cost of natural disasters, both in human and financial terms, has risen dramatically and may continue to skyrocket in the...

New USGS research shows how land use affects amphibians

...The purpose of these farm ponds is to prevent soil erosion and create wildlife habitat, yet few studies have been conducted to determine how the ponds benefit wildlife such as frogs. One product of Knutson's research will be a guide covering the design, construction, and management of farm ponds for use by c...

Stanford study supports novel rainforest protection plan

...ther benefits to local people, such as stabilizing erosion and water flow to prevent downstream flooding and sedimentation of rice paddies and fish nurseries. On a global scale, the study shows that protecting Masoala park could generate hundreds of millions of dollars simply from the "avoided damages" of ...

New data suggest anakinra may accelerate reduction in joint destruction and improve quality of life for rheumatoid arthritis patients

...rption). The highest doses of IL-1ra reduced bone erosion by 61 percent and osteoclasts (cells that resorb bone) by 74 percent, compared to no therapy. Quality of Life Studies In two study analyses, anakinra rapidly and significantly improved the health-related quality of life of RA patients as measured...

November GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY highlights

...ost all of them have long since been eradicated by erosion and tectonic deformation. Nevertheless, a record o...ands of years of subglacial erosion. This glacial erosion occurs during periods of dramatic swings in climate, which drives significant advances and retreats ...

UF scientists discover novel mechanism underlying bone destruction

...el target for future medications to block the bone erosion associated with osteoporosis and the deadly metastatic bone diseases that stem from breast and prostate cancers. "This is an important step in bone disease research because it opens up the possibility that there may be an entirely new way to trea...

New rare dinosaur tracksite found in northern Wyoming

...r tracks. This stabilized the tracks and prevented erosion of the track-bearing surface by wind or waves until it was buried by other sediments and eventually hardened into rock. For the Middle Jurassic period in the United States, reptilian discoveries had been limited to Utah. These include: (1) the ske...

Bilbies invade central Australia

... Old mining equipment is recycled for fence posts, erosion control and information and education displays. The Zoo and Monarto Zoological Park, both situated at Adelaide, the states capital city, assist both with captive breeding programs and veterinary experience. The project provides training for primary, ...

Researchers expand dating of marine animals to brachiopods

...ears."We can detect strontium, which is related to erosion rates, and, in Brazil, to deforestation," Carroll said. "For the period preceding historical records, we can use shells such as these to see what the human effects have been on the environment over time." Although mollusks such as clams have been use...

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