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Don't drink the water: Texas A&M researcher conducting study of polluted Mexican lake

...dation. "We hope the results will help the Mexican government solve some pollution problems of its water supply," Anis notes. "We also hope the study will provide useful information that could be used in other areas of the world that have similar reservoirs that provide drinking water. The ultimate goal is to ...

Field Museum gives prestigious Parker Gentry Award to Tanzanian anti-poaching activist

...Park from 1997 to 2001, he convinced the Tanzanian government to expand the park's boundary below the tree line to incorporate its distinct forest habitat, which had been subject to illegal logging. Largely through his passionate efforts, the park has been transformed into a compelling example of outstanding wi...

NSF news tips - September 22, 2003

...ns, leading engineers from business, academia, and government have united to draft principles to guide their trade. Nine tenets of Green Engineering (below) were developed during a May 18-22, 2003, multidisciplinary conference entitled "Green Engineering: Defining the Principles" held in Sandestin, Florida. A...

Salmon farms pose significant threat to salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, researchers find

...countries, she said. In response, the Alaska state government recently declared a state of emergency and offered...s into the marine ecosystem. Such concerns led the government of British Columbia to establish a six-year moratorium on salmon farming in 1996. Strict regulations...

Americans' knowledge of genetically modified foods remains low and opinions on safety still split

...nology. This finding suggests that the actions of government agencies are likely to play an important role in influencing public acceptance of the next generation of agricultural biotechnology products. The nationwide survey, conducted August 5-10, 2003 by The Mellman Group and Public Opinion Strategies, con...

Long-term natural gas supplies should meet growing demand in coming decades, study finds

...ing group of 45 experts from various universities, government agencies and corporations. Wild prices In its re...rojected demand and supply Both companies and the government will need to plan for a range of possible natural gas market outcomes, according to the EMF modeling...

Data privacy, emergency response, weather prediction to benefit from information technology advances

...versities, companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies in 20 states and the District of Columbia. The eight projects were each awarded between $7.5 million and $12.5 million over five years. This year, NSF awarded more than $169 million in new awards through the ITR program. In addition to the ...

Countries find common ground to protect world's rarest gorilla

...holders from both countries under their respective government protected area leaders (Conservator General Alhaji...f a collaborative partnership between the relevant government departments, WCS, Flora and Fauna International (FFI), the German Technical Corporation (GTZ) and th...

UC San Diego researchers receive $14 million from NSF for 10 new information technology projects

...to a wide range of applications in the scientific, government and business domains. This project will develop a comprehensive approach to querying data streams in XML form, covering the spectrum from formal foundations all the way to systems. The expected outcome of the project will be a qualitatively new archi...

Madagascar to triple areas under protection

...plant species found nowhere else in the world, the government of Madagascar announced today that it will more th...res over the next five years. Under the plan, the government will expand its terrestrial coverage from 1.5 million hectares to 5 million hectares and its costal ...

Victoria Hale of Institute for OneWorld Health Named Fellow by International Women's Forum

...with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, university and government organizations have resulted in accelerated drug development and promising new treatments for people in the developing world. "As a woman in a predominantly male scientific culture and as a social entrepreneur carving out new territory for an enterpr...

State of Amazonas safeguards world's richest biodiversity with six new protected areas

Durban, South Africa Sept. 10, 2003 The state government of Amazonas, Brazil announced today the creation o...e Park (51 ha). "This is a concrete example of the government of Amazona's commitment to conserve its natural resources," said Conservation International (CI) Pre...

UGA receives $6.7 M grant that will add knowledge in fights against cancer, Parkinson's disease

... of people and organizations - doctors, hospitals, government agencies, public health services, survivor and community health groups, universities, industries, nonprofits and interested individuals - working together to save lives and reduce human suffering from cancer. Russ Toal, president of the Georgia Cance...

Smallest whirlpools can pack stunningly strong force

... that there are large, high-powered commercial and government centrifuges that can achieve acceleration of several hundred thousand Gs, some possibly even exceeding 1 million. Materials that most humans are familiar with would be altered significantly or destroyed if exposed to such forces. But that might or m...

Human rights in Peru: AAAS analysis doubles previous estimates of killings

...ere killed in Peru during a 20-year battle between government forces and Maoist insurgents that ended in the lat...llings, and that 30 percent could be attributed to government security forces. The deaths of another 23 percent were blamed on other rebel groups, including the T...

New fish species discovered in Venezuela

...ogging, conservationists are urging the Venezuelan government to create a new protected area in this region. Since its inception 13 years ago, RAP findings have boosted efforts to create new parks and protected areas in some of the biologically richest and most threatened places in the world. "For every scient...

New funding mechanism for melanoma research announced

..., 2004). Employees or subcontractors of a national government or private industry are not eligible for these awards. In addition to the award amount noted above, the recipient will receive registration and support for travel expenses to attend the 2004 AACR Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida and to accept the a...

Army awards up to $50 million to establish Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies

...s behalf, investments in biotechnology research by government research funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health." UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang said, "We are delighted to be part of such a strong team with our partners at Caltech and MIT and in industry. At Sa...

Forest preservation work turns to Carolina hemlock

...ural Resources, as well as the forest industry and government agencies, the cooperative has more than 2,500 hect...ation and domestication program to 125 university, government and private industry participants. Presented entirely in Spanish, the course covered forest-gene con...

Studies probe rapid evolution of Chinese tallow trees

... Chinese tallow tree originated in Asia. The U.S. government brought it to the Houston area around 1900 in hope of using its wax-covered seeds as an agricultural crop. Rice University biologists Evan Siemann and William Rogers have discovered surprising evidence that the trees in Texas are genetically differen...

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