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The amendment to the law on green Genetic Engineering inhibits innovation and research in Germany
...tance, the draft put forward by the German federal government
assumes that a particular risk is automatically attached to the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In the opinion of the DFG this assumption is not backed up by experimental data. The inappropriate risk assessment leads to increa...
Underground carbon dioxide storage reduces emissions
...nd stakeholders--including regulatory agencies and government
officials. More than 1.9 billion cubic metres have... by universities, industry, federal and provincial government
agencies in North America and Europe....
UK small firms pay lip service to green issues
...g waste. 'Most small firm owners do not accept the government
line that going green is good for business," says ...o talked with twelve 'informants' within industry, government
and academia. The study revealed that market pressures tended to discourage small businesses from ad...
Laos camera traps capture tigers
... humans as well. As a result of these discoveries, government
officials are now stepping up enforcement efforts to end the use of trip wire explosives in the protected area. Overall, the survey has so far recorded the presence of five individual tigers in Nam Et Phou Louey--identified by unique strip...
Next best thing: wood chip bedding for cattle
... Agricultural Policy Framework, a recently adopted government
agriculture program. In this study, project leader Xiying Hao and her colleagues Chi Chang and Frank Larney compared composted manure from cattle bedded with traditional straw or wood chips to determine the respective levels of greenhouse g...
The science and law of torture
...ion oftorture in light of recent events as well as government
memosrecently reported in the news. Meredith Larson, associate, Campaign to Stop Torture, AmnestyInternational USA, Washington, D.C., is a survivor of politicalviolence in Guatemala. She will address the global problems oftorture during the war on te...
AAAS urges US to give scientists a voice in research misconduct cases
...y within the research community. We have urged the government
to require the judge to appoint an expert with no ties to the case under review in order to assist in the evaluation of the highly technical matters presented on appeal." AAAS is uniquely positioned among scientific societies to understand the implic...
New national research effort needed to secure clean, adequate water supply in coming decades
...debate as well. "Decision-makers at all levels of government
are going to have to make difficult choices in the...al agencies and the states -- to which the federal government
has deferred much water-resources research in recent decades -- have tended to focus on short-term r...
Myths surrounding Cuyahoga River fire 35 years ago
...also sets the stage and describes what the federal government
was doing at the time to clean up the environment....y to take action against the polluters.The federal government
had the River and Harbors Act of 1899 to grapple with pollution, but the general focus of the law wa...
Ralph J. Cicerone nominated to be next National Academy of Sciences president
...cal national issues and give advice to the federal government
and the public. The president of the National Academy of Sciences is a full-time employee of the organization at the Academy's headquarters in Washington, D.C., and also serves as the chair of the National Research Council. An atmospheric chemist, Ci...
Ecosystem bounces back from hurricanes
...ators from various North Carolina universities and government
agencies. Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, NC State professor of botany and director of the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology, says the research shows that water quality, numbers and health of most of the area's shellfish and finfish, and the overall health of...
Two billion vulnerable to floods by 2050; number expected to double or more in two generations
...and policy. It is the individual who is paramount; government
is an instrument of the people to protect human life and enhance human welfare," he says. "Applying this new concept to its work, the UNU-EHS programme will research ways of mitigating environmental threats, shedding new light on the interrelati...
Trapping carbon in soil key for protecting global food security, dealing with climate change
...reduction policies in place. For example, the U.S. government
has mandated an 18 percent decrease in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions by 2012. But until we find replacements for fossil fuels, it may be difficult at best to meet those goals. In the meantime, some industrialized countries can take advantage...
NIH launches first center in Nationwide Chemical Genomics Network
... in the pharmaceutical industry, many academic and government
scientists currently do not have easy access to la.... "What we are doing is simply giving academic and government
researchers a chance to contribute in a much more vigorous way to the earliest stages of the drug de...
Four tourist destinations named best worldwide
...r development, the Resort successfully lobbied the government
to create a reserve representing nearly five percent of Dubai's land area. Visitors to the Resort, designed as a Bedouin camp, can explore the desert on camels, observe some of the 33 indigenous mammal and reptile species (including the threatened Ar...
First ever standards linking climate change, biodiversity and poverty seek global peer review
.... "The standards will help the private sector and government
funding agencies identify multiple-benefit project... may attract private investors for carbon credits, government
money for sustainable development and private conservation dollars for biodiversity activities. On ...
Ecological science for a crowded planet
...ell as colleagues with other scientific societies, government
agencies, industry, and non-governmental organizations." In particular, the report includes the following recommendations: integrate advances in ecological knowledge into policy and management foster an ecologically knowledgeable public today and...
Patent on beagle dogs cancelled
...ive Director of CTA. "It is long past time for our government
to recognize that animals are not patentable machines." The AAVS/PatentWatch challenge represented the first time public interest organizations had requested the reexamination of a patent on an animal. New rules under which this reexamination was g...
Staying on the path - One atom at a time
...E), the highest honor bestowed bythe United States government
on scientists and engineersbeginning their independent research careers. The NSF supportfrom that award contributed to the development of the percolationmodel. Support for the work was also provided by the Defense AdvancedResearch Projects Agency (...
UC Riverside professor to spend year with US State Department
...e that I will gain important insights into how our government
and other governments operate," Eastmond said. "In addition, I hope that my participation in this program will make valuable contributions to improving the environment and improving the health and quality of life for many throughout the world." The ...
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