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Avian flu: Shut down wild bird markets, experts say

...s to reduce the threat of avian flu spreading both globally and regionally through the wild bird trade is to close down the wild bird markets within Asia, and for airlines to stop carrying large numbers of animals over large distances for commercial markets. The EU has already banned the import of pet birds f...

Farmed salmon more toxic than wild salmon, study finds

...he world's salmon farms. Over half the salmon sold globally are raised in Northern Europe, Chile and North America. While the health benefits of eating salmon have been established by numerous studies, concerns about the fish's tendency to accumulate toxins have gone largely unaddressed. As fish eaters the...

Climate change may threaten more than one million species with extinction

...ing occurs. "If these projections are extrapolated globally and to other groups of land animals and plants, our analyses suggest that well over a million species could be threatened with extinction as a result of climate change," said study lead author Chris Thomas of the University of Leeds. Small fluctuatio...

Researchers find mechanism bacteria use to target specific chemical contaminants

...s of years old, and may represent one of the first globally significant mechanisms for oxidizing organic matter to carbon dioxide."...

Philippines: Park expansion creates nation's largest contiguous protected area

...s' last-remaining old-growth forests and dozens of globally threatened species, the government officially announced today the dramatic expansion of the Peablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape, effectively creating the country's largest contiguous protected area. Working with the Department of Environment a...

How many fish in the sea? Census of Marine Life launches first report

...compounds and temperature in the sea are occurring globally with consequences that are hard to predict," said Dr. O'Dor. "Accurate measures and predictions of species distribution, abundance and natural variation through time across a range of species are urgently needed to help policy-makers respond appropri...

Imperial researchers show novel flu treatment eliminates symptoms in mice

... such as the 1919 outbreak of 'Spanish flu', which globally killed more than 20 million people. Unlike current attempts to prevent or treat flu, which rely on either yearly vaccinations that try to predict how the virus might mutate, or anti viral drugs that must be administered as soon as there is contact wi...

Ocean plant life slows down and absorbs less carbon

...roductivity (NPP) has declined more than 6 percent globally over the last two decades, possibly as a result of climatic changes. NPP is the rate at which plant cells take in CO2 during photosynthesis from sunlight, using the carbon for growth. The NASA funded study appears in a recent issue of Geophysical Res...

Worlds protected areas suffer from $2.5 billion annual shortfall

...erous local benefits, and generate a wide range of globally valuable ecosystem services." The creation and proper management of protected areas often provides direct benefits to poor communities. For example, a recent World Bank study found that funding the creation and management of an expanded protected a...

New study begins to unravel fate of toxic pollutants harbored in Arctic waters

... telltale record of how humans have used chemicals globally during the past several decades. These cold corners of the earth act as a sink of sorts chemicals used in industry and agriculture worldwide slowly migrate to and settle there in sizeable quantities in water, snow, ice, soil and vegetation. In a n...

Global analysis finds a large portion of the earth is still wilderness

...but, surprisingly, only five wilderness areas hold globally significant levels of biodiversity. More than 200 ... of just five "high biodiversity wilderness areas" globally that are high priorities for conservation attention. Only 7 percent of the wilderness areas enjoy an...

Psoriasis treatment based on Weizmann Institute Research passes phase II clinical trials

... Area and Severity Index (PASI) score. PASI is the globally accepted measure of treatment efficacy in this indication. After 12 weeks of therapy, 54% of patients receiving Onercept demonstrated 75%or greater PASI score improvement. Only 12% of patients on placebo exhibited the same level of improvement. In a...

Open Access Initiative from Oxford Journals

... University Press we believe in making research as globally accessible as possible", commented Martin Richardson, Director of OUP Journals Division, "but very few well-established journals have made a move to Open Access. NAR is a highly respected international journal, and as such we must ensure that its qu...

New owl species discovered in Brazil

...species that exist in the Atlantic Forest, with 17 globally threatened species and one extinct in the wild, the Mitu mitu. The region has one of the highest numbers of threatened species in all of South America. "Urgent conservation action is needed if we are to save the pygmy-owl and the other species in thi...

Field Museum awarded $5.2 million for community-based conservation in Peru

...rest to USAID. Park holds promise, regionally and globally At about 5,225-square-miles, Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul is larger than Connecticut and one of the largest national parks in the world. It includes the last intact expanse of lower montane forest in Peru. The huge diversity of habitats in the p...

Global garden grows greener

...imate changed, plants found it easier to grow. The globally comprehensive, multi-discipline study appears in t...priate approximately 50 percent of global NPP. NPP globally increased on average by six percent from 1982 to 1999. Ecosystems in tropical zones and in the high ...

Succulent Karoo to benefit from $8 million in grants

...he urgent support and action that it deserves as a globally important hotspot." The Succulent Karoo is under extreme pressure from human activities, particularly livestock overgrazing, agricultural expansion and mining. Goat, sheep, ostrich and small game ranching dominate about 90 percent of the land. Althou...

Scientists crack the black box of coastal ecosystems

...ervation efforts," says Palumbi. "The adage 'think globally act locally' has never been applied to the ocean because we thought the ocean would quickly dilute local conservation efforts. But now we can begin to see how to use this powerful approach in the ocean realm."...

JCI Table of Contents, November 18, 2002

...d disruption in mice of PI 3-kinase function--both globally or inspecific tissues --have failed to yield a clear picture of when and where PI3-kinase is required to mediate insulin's function. Taking advantage of thefact that systemic administration of adenovirus leads to accumulation ofvirus in the liver, Wa...

Scientists at Scripps Research develop new technology to map spread of malarial drug resistance

...s the most deadly. Despite a century of effort to globally control malaria, the disease remains endemic in many parts of the world. With some 40 percent of the world's population living in these areas, the need for more effective vaccines is profound. Worse, strains of Plasmodium falciparum resistant to drug...

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