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Alien Species Cost U.S. $123 Billion A Year

...her statescause an estimated $10 million a year in livestock losses, rivaling or exceedingthe damage from wolves and other indigenous canines. Like cats and dogs, many other introduced species seemed like a good idea at thetime, Pimentel said: -- Purple loosetrife ("Lythrum salicaria") was introduced from E...

Mojave Desert Is Subject Of Las Vegas Science Meeting

...litary research, urban effects and pollution, livestock grazing, subsidized predators, desert fishes, riparian systems, exotic plants, fire history, effects of fire, ecosystem processes, restoration and recovery and agency and institutional overviews. As principal sponsor of the s...

A Quick DNA Test Seeks Out A Dangerous Bacteria That Lurk In Food

...been noquick or reliable test for Campylobacter in livestock or food. "Campylobacter has not had the attention of other food-poisoningbacteria," says Irene Wesley of the National Animal Disease Center (NADC) inAmes, Iowa. "It is hard to grow in the lab, and while it makes more people sickthan, say, Sal...

Top Experts To Address Top Food Safety Concerns At IFT Meeting

...and cons of subtherapeutic use ofantimicrobials in livestock will be topics of emphasis. "Food Safety is Good Business: What's Time and Temperature Got to DoWith it?" (Special Forum 1, July 25, 9 AM), hosted by the IFT/NationalRestaurant Association Strategic Alliance, will address the relationship of ...

Untreatable bacteria lace food supply -- top scientists to brief reporters on causes, cures to antibiotic resistance

...t a major contributor to this problem isindustrial livestock production, where cows, pigs, and chickens are fed...le bacteria? Who'ssusceptible? Can producers raise livestock without antibiotics? Will the USfollow Europe's lead and ban livestock-fattening antibiotics also pr...

Gray wolf nears recovery in Yellowstone

...ow ranchers are allowed to kill wolves that attack livestock and ninehave been killed legally. Once the gray wolf is delisted, ranchers will be ableto kill any wolves that enter their land. "This will concentrate wolves onpublic lands," says Smith....

Pacific Northwest developments earn spots in top 100 list

...extracts ammonia out of sewagetreatment liquid and livestock waste then converts it into standardcommercial-grade, ammonium sulfate fertilizer, a dry odorless product. Thetechnology was jointly developed by Pacific Northwest, Battelle and Scotts Co.,which collaborated with ThermoEnergy Corp. and Foster Wheele...

USGS scientist receives award for brucellosis research in Greater Yellowstone Area

... the only reservoir for potential re-infection of livestock in the United States. Consequently, said Roffe, states and countries that have successfully eradicated the disease may require extensive testing or forbid import of cattle from Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, which surround the Great...

Congress briefs: International congress on ecosystem health

...d use and agricultural change related toCalifornia livestock production. The ecological characteristics of Cal...e state. Medvitz will discuss interactions between livestock production and habitatmaintenance, as well as the conflicts and dilemmas surrounding the continuingp...

LSU Ag Center researchers look for better ways to assess pollution in Tangipahoa River

...ce between recreational activities and theneeds of livestock producers, who also enjoy the outdoors and don't want to beresponsible for disrupting the environmental equilibrium. The Tangipahoa River has had problems with high levels of coliform bacteriafor many years, and the Louisiana Department of Environ...

Statewide evacuation plan for animals developed by Clemson University

...tailed evacuation plans for household pets,horses, livestock and exotic animals, including lists of locations for temporaryhousing throughout South Carolina and in neighboring states. South Carolina isamong the first in the nation to formally address the needs of animals inemergencies. "You should tak...

USGS studies wildfire ecology in the western United States

...ff. In addition, said Allen, the trails created by livestock over time probably constrained the spread of fire as well by breaking up the continuity of the surface fuels. "The initial cessation of fires preceded active fire suppression by several decades," Allen says. As grasses were reduced and fires cea...

Study indicates Indian Ocean monsoon similar to El Niño phenomenon in Pacific

... Valley Fever andassociated cholera and malaria in livestock and people. "This event occurredcompletely independent of El Niño activity," said Webster. "I think people have become a bit 'El Niñocentric,'" he said. "Certainly ElNiño plays a major role in climate variation on Earth, but t...

Common grass infected by fungus makes life difficult for other species

...s may beas much as a billion dollars a year in the livestock industry alone, and thereare otherconsequences in both agriculture and conservation. In a report in the Sept. 10 issue of the journal Science, Indiana Universitybiologists KeithClay and Jenny Holah describe the results of a four-year experiment with ...

Threats to health reduced with Bt corn hybrids

...enefit assessment,including environmental impacts, livestock impacts, and potential human healththreats," says Munkvold. "Consumers and regulatory agencies should consider thefood safety and environmental implications of Bt corn when making decisionsabout its use."...

Deadly to cattle and humans, prions may help other organisms survive, researchers find

...e transmission of scrapie and mad cow disease from livestock to humans, but recently researchers found alarming evidence that in some cases prions from cattle may infect other species, including humans. The research in Cell shows that at least in yeast, the species barrier is an inherent property of prions a...

Milk found safe from toxic algae

...says CSIRO's Dr Gary Jones. It is not uncommon for livestock to drink non-lethal doses of algae from these dams, raising the question of whether the toxins can contaminate our 'clean-green' agricultural products and present a health risk. This possibility was raised in a report to the Prime Minister's Science ...

Emerging infectious diseases of wild animals are a threat to biodiversity and human health, according to new report

...trol of emerging infectious diseases in humans and livestock are inadequate for the identification of similar threats in wildlife," said Daszak. "The conservation community has drawn up guidelines to prevent the release of animals carrying exotic pathogens to new areas, but these recommendations are now under-...

Study shows industrial hog operations appear to impair health, life quality among neighbors

...farms and, as a control, a farm area without large livestock operations. "In particular, headache, runny nos... 80 to 100 households within a two-mile radius of livestock operations so they could interview people in about 50 households in each community. Residents of ...

Scientists on scent of better coyote management

...study. The agency estimates that coyote attacks on livestock have cost farmers millions of dollars in lost earnings. While no one knows the exact size of the coyote population in this country, their range is expanding. They are more numerous in Western states, but their range now includes nearly every state a...

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