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Historical coral reef declines featured in this week's Science

...been innate conservationists. A point-of-no return looms so large for coral reefs that only draconian measures against human exploitation will ensure the survival of these fragile ecosystems in to the next decade." Top carnivores and reef grazers are the first to go when humans enter the picture. Some, lik...

Scientists celebrate a sea turtles homecoming

... warns that loss of sea turtle nesting habitat now looms as one of the largest threats. Recent development of several of the nesting cays by foreign investors is destroying many prime nesting beaches. According to WCS scientists, the Nicaragua government has made recent attempts to combat these threats, h...

U-M researcher calls for new approach to biological disarmament

...ernational threat of the 1950s, biological warfare looms over the 21st century. Where the threat is coming from, who actually has biological weapons and the role the U.S. is playing in the development and control of such weapons are addressed in a new book edited and co-authored by Susan Wright, a research...

Researchers find key to tuberculosis persistence in the body

...ly for TB since the 1960s, that's not too bad." TB looms as a major public health issue that is intensifying. About 16 million people worldwide have active TB, and an estimated eight million new cases occur each year. Nearly two billion individuals-a third of the global population-are believed to harbor th...

When is a pollinator not a pollinator? Tales from an insect crime scene...

Danger looms for the lovely, red, trumpet-shaped blossoms of the scarlet gilia,a Rocky Mountain plant. Their nectar is in jeopardy. There are thieves amongthe bumblebees, and their larceny will prevent the sprightly hummingbirds frompollinating the gilia. Rebec...

Malthus + 200: Disastrous 'Correction' Looms

...anet is finite, a disastrous Malthusian correction looms ahead," Price says, referring to T.R. Malthus' seminal "Essay on the Principle of Population." This dire outcome, says Price, is a possibility that no one wants to accept as an inevitable consequence of natural forces. On June 7 scholars around the ...

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(Date:4/23/2014)... Alzheimer,s disease has been a rapidly evolving pursuit ... latest crook in the research road, scientists have ... proteins associated with the disease. The report, which ... , could have important implications for developing novel ... colleagues explain that for years, research has suggested ...
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