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USGS fire research in the southeast
...es. The importance of fire in managing public lands
in the Southeast has long beenrecognized. The larg... Preserve in Florida. Prescribed burning on public lands
canhelp maintain the Southeast's unique species and ecosystems, and reduces therisk of catastrophic ...
USGS releases assessment of nation's biological resources
...n sprawl and heavy use of natural resources --from lands
to waters to air and living creatures. In fact, we will see more andmore pressure on all our biological systems. USGS will be in the forefront ofidentifying new threats and helping to find appropriate solutions before theybecome widespread problems -...
USGS studies wildfire ecology in the western United States
...he past two decades. Expanding human use of desert lands
may be behind some of the increase, but Brooks says the pattern holds even in remote areas where fires are almost all lightning-caused. "The increase in fires seems to be due to the alien annual grasses," Brooks says. These grasses often build up du...
Colorado State University organizes national conference to study carrying capacity of national parks and recreation areas
...e the question of whether we are loving our public lands
and waters todeath. The program will fea...e greatest challenge to recreationaluse of outdoor lands
and waters in the coming century. We've assembled a richvariety of experts and advocates to help for...
NASA laser instrument to aid forest management, media briefing scheduled for Oct. 12
...nd its application tomanagement of national forest lands
will be held Tuesday, October 12 at 10 a.m.in Fresno, Calif. The briefing and tours of the NASA C-130 aircraft will beheld at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Speakers include: Ralph Dubayah, VCL principal investigator, Universi...
New Cosumnes River research partnership announced
... recognize the tremendous research values of these lands
and encourage learning on location at all age leve...ento River Delta. The Cosumnes and its surrounding lands
are home to a rich variety of animals and plants. Vernal pools and "lagunitas" that form on the floo...
Fossil mayflies can be used to 'weigh' ancient atmospheres
...eaten by predators or otherwise recycled sometimes lands
in soft sediment with a chance of becoming a well-preserved fossil. Geologists have known from qualitative indications in rocks that Earth's atmosphere was, at certain times, quite different from today's. During the first half of the planet's histo...
Today's Science for America's Tomorrow: the USGS FY 2001 Budget
...ural legacy is its parks, refuges and other public lands
that are entrusted to the Department of the Interior. With an increase of $15 million, USGS will increase its science support for high-priority land and resource management needs of other bureaus within the Department of the Interior, including the ...
New science resources available from the ESA
...rant species actually survive their journey to new lands
and an even smaller proportion find an environment...ain a wide diversity of plant and animal life than lands
managed primarily for timber production. Furthermore, the common belief that timber harvesting can ...
Chytrid fungus associated with boreal toad deaths in Rocky Mountains
...oads were found in a population located on private lands
west of Denver in May of 1999 by Colorado Division of Wildlife researchers. USGS pathologists identified chytrid fungus in many of the dead and living toads they examined from that site. Live toads show few clinical signs of the disease, but some ma...
At the waters edge -- Managing riparian forests
...mation on how to protect and manage these valuable lands
was missing. In a recently published book, Riparia...p insure the health of our nation's waters and the lands
that border them", states Phil Janik, Deputy Chief and CFO, USDA Forest Service. Verry, Research For...
Use of smokeless tobacco may lead to breast cancer, Wake Forest team reports
...and Cherokee women 18 and older who live on tribal lands
in Western North Carolina and use smokeless tobacco, also called snuff. The investigators found that the risk of breast cancer increased almost eightfold. The increase "suggests that smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarette smoking,...
To combat poaching, Florida officials use wildlife forensics
...engthy buck season, doe season on Florida's public lands
lasts only two days. In several instances, game officers have sent the lab samples of fresh venison confiscated from hunters on suspicion it came from does killed out of season. Officers also have given the lab clothing stained with blood they suspec...
USGS diagnoses causes of many US amphibian die-offs
...newt, are occurring on private, state, and federal lands
including several national parks. "The U.S. Geological Survey is leading the government's efforts to help determine why amphibians are disappearing," said Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt. "This is a crisis that has attracted worldwide concern. It re...
Conservation under the shade coffee canopy: ant-bird interactions in Panama croplands
...apes: areas of intact forest; shade growing coffee lands
which were adjacent to forests; shade growing areas which were some distance from forested areas; and areas where coffee was grown in full sun. Ant swarms did not occur in the full sun areas. In all shade coffee and forest plots, however, the abund...
One answer for cleaner air, water: better agricultural practices
Better management of agricultural lands
in the United States could h...equestration in agricultural lands
include: Converting traditional plowing practices to conservation ...
New views of tropical thunderstorms and pollution effects on rainfall presented at AGU meeting
...s have discovered that thunderstorms over tropical lands
can act like ocean storms, pollution can inhibit rainfall, and upper level winds may determine the characteristics of thunderstorms. Some of these findings give promise to better understanding thunderstorm development, and researchers working with ...
As the grasslands change and disappear, what happens to the birds?
...e federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). CRP lands
are planted with perennial vegetation in order to ...ast amount of intact native grassland nearby. "CRP lands
may be the lesser of two poor choices in habitat," says Coppedge. "Birds are probably using the mos...
Genes don`t control human behavior, evolutionist says
...caring for people of different cultures in far-off lands
and strong, broadly based concern for the environment are recent cultural adaptations. And if we want to change further the way human beings behave toward each other and their life-support systems, the Human Genome Project has made it crystal clear t...
Rockefeller researchers identify defense system in plants
...dified to be more resistant to drought. Dry, salty lands
in developing countries tend to dampen food productivity, hence tougher crops that are less sensitive to arid conditions might prove beneficial. "Our work reveals a novel level of complexity in the early growth process and suggests that it may be p...
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