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DuPont scientist named one of the world's top young innovators by MIT's 'Technology Review' Magazine

...nsforming the nature of technology and business in industries such as biotechnology and medicine, computing and nanotechnology. "In the five years since we began naming our annual selection of the world's top innovators under age 35, inclusion among the TR100 has become one of the most prestigious awards for yo...

Blue marlin in gulf have high mercury levels, A&M study shows

...rom areas with high concentration of petrochemical industries or production platforms and comparing these with other regions. Also, the team is using unique natural biomarkers (stable isotopes and fatty acids) to determine the feeding history of these fishes, and will use this information to see if feeding patt...

PCB breakdown in rivers depends on sediment-specific bacteria, find Carnegie Mellon U. scientists

...en from two rivers in upstate New York where local industries had released PCBs over several decades. They found...memory. PCBs were generated worldwide largely by industries that manufactured plastics, paints, lubricants, transformers and other materials. In the mid-20th ce...

Myths surrounding Cuyahoga River fire 35 years ago

...tion to enforce them for decades--enabling certain industries to continue to pollute with immunity against prose...tee in 1963 to deal with pollution, enlisted local industries to voluntarily curtail pollution and in early 1969 established the Clean Water Task Force to periodi...

Trapping carbon in soil key for protecting global food security, dealing with climate change

...arbon trading markets utility companies and other industries that rely on fossil fuels can essentially buy carbon credits from farmers who have sequestered carbon in their soils. This ensures that CO2 in the atmosphere is kept at a minimum while farmers are encouraged to use methods that increase carbon in the...

CSIRO research in greatest biotech show on earth

...e chemicals for the food, pharmaceutical and other industries Bioinformatics sophisticated statistical analysis of complex data sets generated in biotechnology. "This is the sixth time we have showcased our research at BIO," said Dr Mikael Hirsch, Biotechnology Strategy Coordinator for CSIRO. "This year ...

Domesticated tree crops may be the 'future of forestry'

...aracteristics. Currently, the nursery and forestry industries rely on conventional breeding - mating male and female trees with ideal growth characteristics, sowing their seeds and planting out seedlings. However, ideal parents are no guarantee that the next generation of trees will exhibit the same traits. "Th...

NCAR aircraft, ground instruments to track carbon dioxide uptake

...ce carbon uptake. High carbon-emitting nations and industries are interested in devising strategies for meeting quotas and trading carbon credits. ACME (short for the Airborne Carbon in the Mountains Experiment) gives scientists an opportunity to combine airborne data with ground-based measurements for the firs...

Disease threatens cucumbers, pumpkins, and other vine crops

... blight have threatened pumpkin and other cucurbit industries in Illinois, where approximately 90 percent of processing pumpkins produced in the U.S. are grown," said Babadoost. "Because of heavy crop losses, growers often have to abandon their own farms and move into different areas, sometimes traveling more t...

Conservation International & SC Johnson invest in Ecuador's rainforest to offset climate impacts

... "greenhouse gases" -- from power plants and other industries -- as a leading cause of the destructive effects of global warming. "SC Johnson has taken a real leadership position in recognizing the value of offsetting the carbon emissions for its annual reports," said Peter Seligmann, chairman and CEO of Conser...

East Asian governments urged to harness market forces to improve environment, save money

...of dollars and improve environmental compliance of industries by blending more market incentives into their trad...er pays principle can have dramatic effects on how industries view their waste effluents and treatment processes." The authors emphasize that technology transfer ...

Dana-Farber launches Center for Applied Cancer Science

...r centers and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries have maintained distinct goals, activities, and capabilities. While academic cancer centers excel at basic research and clinical trials, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies possess enormous capability to identify and synthesize drugs. The ...

Human genome-wide RNAi library for biotech and pharma research

..."We hope that the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries will use our method to systematically search for targets for new drugs for cancer and other diseases," said Hannon. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a recognized leader in the field of RNA interference research. In 2002, Hannon's work with his CS...

Oregon Stem Cell Center result of OHSU research strides

...get for federal grants. "There are very likely new industries that will be created by virtue of the new activity of the center," Dorsa said. The antibody core, for example, "will be attractive to commercialization." The Oregon Stem Cell Center is funded by a three-year, $4.5 million grant from the Oregon Opport...

As obesity skyrockets, Joslin Diabetes Center urges action to stem the tide of type 2 diabetes

...e cookie. And the health care and health insurance industries must not only increase study of the fundamental mechanisms of obesity and diabetes, but also the focus on public education," he said. "These efforts will also go a long way to curbing the increasing incidence of obesity in children that is ...

Bioprocesses upstage traditional chemical processes

...ing. "The pace of bioprocess adoption in different industries will depend on the economic viability of the proce...eutical companies in 2003, is any indication, more industries are likely to step up the deployment of bioprocesses. "The elimination of several conventional steps...

Research adds health benefit to tomatoes

...The medical, the nutritional and the food research industries all are keenly interested in the health benefits of phytochemicals in all sorts of fruits and vegetables," said Myers. "We are happy to find out we can accomplish this in tomatoes using traditional, classical plant breeding techniques." For more th...

Global warming to squeeze western mountains dry by 2050

...California, and they feed the booming agricultural industries in the Columbia and Willamette valleys of Washington and Oregon and the San Joaquin Valley in California. If there is any good news, it can be found farther east, in the Rockies. There, the winters are so much colder that small temperature increases ...

Local, regional governments could take lead in curbing global air pollution

...nation of the three. She noted that in some cases, industries already trade pollution credits so that all remain within set standards. Likewise, national governments already negotiate with each other. She noted that European nations for several years have had an agreement aimed at curbing effects of one countr...

Money talks: Concern for biodiversity pressed on boardrooms by new breed of fund managers

...practices related to biodiversity among extractive industries (oil and gas, mining and minerals), part of a radically changing global landscape confronting corporations especially those in need of access to new territories and resources. The new statistics showing the strength of fund managers pursuing sociall...

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