Tag: "global" at biology news
Potential for enhanced sequestration of carbon in soils supports evaluations
...to assessing "promising" techniques for mitigating global
warming caused by the greenhouse effect. According...e in the earth's atmosphere contributes to ongoing global
warming that is causing ecological disruption and threatens human populations. The researchers note ...
Climate change plus human pressure caused large mammal extinctions in late Pleistocene
...o. If you look at localized extinctions instead of global
extinctions, 121 genera disappeared from at least one continent. Those blaming humans ascribe the extinctions to human hunting, either through overkill - hunting that could have led to extinction in about 1,500 years - or through a "blitzkrieg" of h...
Chemical engineering grad students will take notable national awards
...ons. Both awards are highly competitive with a global
request for nominations, said Basil Baltzis, PhD, chairman of the chemical engineering department at NJIT. The awards will be presented on November 8 during AIChE's annual meeting in Texas. Both students worked under the direction of Kamalesh Si...
Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biosphere's carbon cycle
... "These organisms are incredibly important in the global
carbon cycle," says Virginia Armbrust, a Universit...al components of the biosphere's role in mediating global
warming. "Now that we have a glimpse at the inner workings of diatoms, we're better positioned to u...
EMBO Gold Medal 2004 goes to Spanish scientist
...t young scientists in Europe to the attention of a global
audience. Presented for the first time in 1986, the EMBO Gold Medal has had many notable recipients. On hearing the news of her selection, the 2004 winner, Mara Blasco, commented: "I'm honoured to accept this prestigious award. It's extremely satisfy...
AAAS US Presidential Candidates' Forum
... wrote that "the scientific evidence is clear that global
warming is already happening and rising levels of global
warming pollution are making the problem worse." He proposed that the solution lies in negotiating w...
New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth
...ce will not significantly reduce uncertainty about global
climate warming and the climate cycles that cause ...l Arizona faces an uncertain climate future due to global
climate change, annual variability causing droughts and floods, and the urban heat island effect, wh...
Wildlife Conservation Society hosts public symposium on human-wildlife diseases
...nization, Center for Disease Control and other key global
and U.S. leaders, discussing diseases such as Ebol...e spread of diseases, to addressing threats to the global
food supply from new and emerging pathogens. Experts from conservation biology, policy and law will...
USAID, Conservation International & Starbucks launch Conservation Coffee Alliance in Central America
...re than 40 countries on four continents to protect global
biodiversity and demonstrate that human societies can live harmoniously with nature. CI develops scientific, policy and economic solutions to protect threatened natural ecosystems that are rich in biodiversity. To find out more, visit www.conservat...
Hidden diversity: DNA 'barcoding' reveals a common butterfly is actually 10 different species
... the health of the environment and the richness of global
Alaska scientists find Arctic tundra yields surprising carbon loss
...c carbon dioxide was indeed a silver lining in the global
warming cloud that some people had hoped for. Apparently not. "The broadest implication of this research is that climate warming could lead to a much greater release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and a greater positive feedback to further warmi...
Pollutant causes delayed flowering in plants
...llution on flowering. It is entirely possible that global
pollution by oxides of nitrogen could delay plant flowering worldwide," Pei said. Pei and his colleagues began their studies by exposing the seedlings of the mustard plant, scientific name Arabidopsis, to a chemical that produced nitric oxide. The re...
Keep genome data freely accessible
...er of an open system. In March, 2003, WHO issued a global
health alert about an atypical pneumonia in Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Guangdong Province in China. Within 6 weeks, the SARS coronavirus had been isolated and cultured, and its genome sequenced and posted on the internet. These data, freely available to...
Joslin Diabetes Center honors brothers living 70-plus years with type 1 diabetes
BOSTON -- Joslin Diabetes Center, the global
leader in diabetes research, care and education, will recognize brothers Robert Cleveland and Gerald Cleveland with Joslin Medals for their living more than 70 years each with insulin-dependent diabetes. The award ceremony, set for tomorrow, Thursday...
The book opens on the first tree genome
...resources through human demand, pest outbreaks and global
climate change, tree breeding for improved yield, quality and pest resistance is still in its infancy. This research will help provide a solid base in tree genomics to advance biological knowledge and aid breeding programs." The Canadian research tea...
DuPont scientist named one of the world's top young innovators by MIT's 'Technology Review' Magazine
...ng technologies at the DuPont Experimental Station global
research and development headquarters here. She joined DuPont in 2002 and is currently leading the DuPont polymer photonics team. Her research focuses on the use of polymers to fabricate optical devices for telecommunications applications. She con...
$2.7 million grant to support creation of virtual zebrafish atlas
... PA-An inch-long tropical fish will enjoy improved global
exposure thanks to a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Center for Research Resources-National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded to Keith Cheng, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pathology, Penn State College of Medicine. The grant wi...
UAF scientists discover new marine habitat in Alaska
...g Marine Laboratory in California, has studied the global
distribution of rhodoliths, and is the author of n...paring their structure and reproductive parts to a global
database of known rhodolith species. "I believe we have at least two rhodolith species in the s...
Environmental decontamination, greenhouse gases, and the genome of a methane-loving bacterium
...ss this bacterium's penchant for methane to reduce global
greenhouse gas emissions, to degrade chlorinated hydrocarbons and other persistent pollutants, and to produce protein for animal feed. ...
Scientists explore genome of methane-breathing microbe
...horse. Methanotrophs play an important role in the global
energy cycle because they consume methane, a gas t...nding of methanotroph biology, its relationship to global
carbon cycles, and its potential for biotechnological applications." Johan Lillehaug, the Norwegian...
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