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A miserable life on overcrowded Earth in 2100

...o 540 million, in thenext 75 years. Each year our nation adds 3 million people (including legalimmigrants) to its population, plus an estimated 400,000 illegal immigrants. -- Increasing U.S. and global population will place restrictions on certainfreedoms: freedom to travel and commute to work quickly an...

CU-Boulder professor documents controversial history of Rocky Flats

...0th century thatrested on the myopic notion that a nation can preserve its security by buildingweapons of mass destruction that place incalculable numbers of men, women andchildren at risk," Ackland said. "But the story also shows how citizens can become involved and help change badgovernment policy." Ackla...

PricewaterhouseCooper's forecasts health care in 2010

...mplications for the industry's stakeholders. Each nation considers itself special, and so it is with each nation's healthcaresystem. Healthcare in the United States, New Zealand, or the Netherlands carriesits own set of traditions, culture, payment mechanisms, and patientexpectations. However, through our ...

Statement by APA President Allan Tasman, M.D., on the Surgeon Generals Report on Mental Health

...eon General is saying that it is past time for the nation to bring mental illnesses and those who suffer them out of the darkness of stigma and shame, and place them where they belongin the medical mainstream....

New Orleans ... the new Atlantis?

...d in Louisiana, and 80% of all wetland loss in our nation occurs in Louisiana. From 1930-1990, the Mississippi River Delta lost more than 1,000 square miles of land, approximately the size of New Jersey. Over the last 50 years, land loss rates had accelerated from 10 miles to 40 miles per year by the 197...

Increased production of antibiotics in space reported by University of Colorado researchers

...s one of about a dozen researchers from around the nation that presented new findings from the 1998 Discovery mission at a symposium held at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 27. The symposium was sponsored by NASA and the National Institutes of Health. BioServe and its industry affiliates ...

ASM statements on FY 2001 federal budget proposal: NIH, CDC, NSF

...ate progress in medical research and will keep the nation at the forefront of biotechnology." ASM applauds ...DC's role in ensuring the health and safety of the nation is critical . The CDC requires additional new resources to operate efficiently and to be able to res...

The future of planet earth: scientific challenges in the coming century

...ormation in Its Place During the 21st century the nation will continue to face challenges such as overpopulation and urban growth, pollution, deforestation and natural disastersall of which have a critical geographic dimension. As a result, there will be an increase in the demand for geospatial data and i...

President Clinton awards nation's highest honor for science and technology

...s go only a short way to express the gratitude the nation owes them," said Rita Colwell, director of the National Science Foundation. The five laureates of the Medal of Technology include: Glen Culler, Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board (retired), Culler Scientific Systems Corporation, f...

Study points to U.S. as generator of greenhouse gases

...rds." But as the debate continues about what each nation should do, Neilson said, direct evidence and various computerized climate models make it increasingly clear that global warming is a scientific reality. "The U.S. has warmed by about one-half to one degree in the past century, and models suggest it ...

News briefing: Can we rid our groundwater and drinking water of MTBE?

... review the locations of affected sites around the nation and in California, in particular, at a special news briefing. They will also present the latest research on the characteristics of MTBE and the future of bioremediation. WHO: Bart Koch Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, La Verne...

New $4.2M research center at U-M seeks to see cancer more clearly

...cology. The U-M center is one of only five in the nation being established under the NIH's new funding effort for molecular imaging. The U-M application for funding received the highest score. At the U-M, a three-year, $1.2 million grant begins April 1, adding to a five-year, $2.9 million grant that began ...

Gorillas in the bits: remote sensing boosts efforts to protect mountain gorillas & rebuild Rwanda's economy

...ng to protect the gorillas, while helping the nation of Rwanda rebuild its national university and reco..., Richardson says. The most densely populated nation in Africa, Rwanda today struggles with the task of resettling more than a million people in the...

Sen. Robb joins top federal scientists on Earth Day visit to urban natural oasis

... Bittersweet and other invasive species around the nation and controlling invasives is a priority item in the FY 2001 White House Science Budget. The officials will also discuss wildlife habitat, water quality and biology on the urban/wild fringe. In case of persistent rain, the event will be held indoors ...

At the waters edge -- Managing riparian forests

...ip, and diverse interest groups. "Fortunately our nation has come to understand the values of riparian areas, and the importance of providing management. This summary of science and management for riparian areas will help insure the health of our nation's waters and the lands that border them", states Phil...

NASA Materials Conference Features Science Results, Experts on Technologies for Exploration

... June 6-8. For three days, experts from across the nation will discuss current hot topics in their fields - such as nanotechnology and biomaterials. Media can hear about the latest research findings reported by hundreds of investigators from NASA, universities and industry. The conference is hosted by Mars...

Feds give $16 million to UNC-CH scientists studying waste site problems

...aid. "That's unusual but very much needed." The nation spends about $2 billion a year on Superfund issues alone, not including money spent on environmental issues by the defense and energy departments, he said. The UNC-CH Superfund Basic Research Program, which has always disseminated its research find...

Clinton names a diverse group of researchers to receive the 2000 National Medals Of Science

...Foundation (NSF) director Rita Colwell said. "The nation can be very proud of the extraordinary contributions these 12 stellar researchers and educators have made to their fields, their students, their colleagues and to the public." Medals of Science in biological sciences will go to: Nancy Andreasen o...

UCSD bioengineer to receive President's National Medal of Science

... Department that was ranked third best in the nation in the 2000 U.S. News & World Report survey of graduate programs. Dr. Fung is a pioneer, both in establishing the founding principles of the field of bioengineering, and in helping to set the standards of scientific excellence at the ...

Physicians present most comprehensive clinical review of St. John's wort for treating depression

...y blues and a bitter winter season for much of the nation could send many people to the bottle this year the bottle of St. John's wort, that is. Although this readily available and increasingly popular herbal supplement appears promising in treating depression, many questions remain about its safety and ...

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