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Smog Spreading To South Pacific
...oted that harmfulozone levels remain higher in the northern
hemisphere around the world, comparedto the southern hemisphere. Rowland shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with MassachusettsInstitute of Technology professor Mario J. Molina, Ph.D., for the pair's jointwork in the 1970s that revealed...
USGS To Study Young Forests And Streamsides In Western Oregon
...eral forest lands inwestern Washington, Oregon and northern
California. The plan provides a basisfor regional-scale management of federal forest lands and attempts tosimultaneously accommodate human needs, sustain critical ecosystem functions andmaintain native biodiversity. USGS, said Collopy, is committed ...
Ameriflux Network Will Track CO2 Transfer In Forests
... more about globalclimate change and its impact on northern
Michigan forests. The U-M's 10,000-acre Biological...Harvard Forest in Massachusetts; Manitoba, Canada; northern
Alaska;the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and several other locations. A multi-site data...
Scientists Find Further Global Warming Evidence In Temperature Reconstruction Study
...ore than halfthe surface of the globe, pinpointing northern
hemisphere yearly temperatures toa fraction of a d... Based on statisticalcomparisons of reconstructed northern
hemisphere temperatures, the bestestimates indicate that natural changes in the brightness of the su...
Water Quality In Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain Affected By Agricultural And Urban Activities
...uare mile area in southern and central Georgia and northern
and central Florida, and is one of 20 study areas nationwide which have recently been investigated for water quality as part of a comprehensive U.S. Geological Survey program. The study found that: Nitrate concentrations are generally high in water...
New Fossil Discoveries Clinch Ancient Age Of Human Ancestor
... Nature in 1995 based on 22 fossils discovered in northern
Kenya, now have unearthed 38 additional fossils that paint a more complete picture of the species. Some scientists questioned the antiquity of the fossil bones described in the 1995 paper, which were found sandwiched at different depths between la...
Malaysian State Of Sarawak Bans Commercial Hunting Of Wildlife
.... Sarawak, one of two Malaysian States in northern
Borneo, is home tospectacular wildlife species including orangutans, proboscis monkeys, andrhinoceros hornbills--the state bird. "By facing the problems posed by habitat loss, hunting and the wildlifetrade, and tackling it decisively under the new la...
USGS Responds to Amphibian Declines With Program In Great Smokey Mountains National Park
...rn and mid-section of the Appalachian chain--from northern
Georgia to northern
Virginia--is characterized by a great diversity of amphibians, especially salamanders," said Dodd. S...
Researcher Uncovers New Species Of Fungus In Wisconsin Lake
...he underwater debris where elusive muskiesdwell in northern
Wisconsin, there lives a newly identified creature...eaves of peat moss in two bogs in the same area of northern
Wisconsin. With funding from the National Science Foundation, Fallah has been collectingsubmerged d...
USGS And Arizona Game And Fish Begin Partnership To Study Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
...live cuckoos in suitable habitats,primarily in the northern
part of the state. Arizona's Game and Fish Department activities will complement those of theUSGS by focusing on field survey work in the central and southern part ofthe state, said Shroufe. This research, he added, will also build on thedepartment's...
Duke Studies Show U.S. Central Plains Vulnerable To Global Warming
BALTIMORE, Md. -- By analyzing how the northern
U.S. Central Plains changed betweengrassland and f...rming on peatlands inpermafrost regions of Earth's northern
latitudes. Scientists have theorized thatsuch warming may speed decomposition of the vast peat depos...
Turtle Population Apparently Threatened By Urban Sprawl, Traffic
... said. "Theturtles once were common throughout the northern
two-thirds of Illinois, but nowtheir numbers are scarce and restrictedto the northernmost region." Rubin's research -- supported by the Du Page County Forest Preserve, Chicago'sLincoln Park Zoo and NRES --eventually will result in detailed reports o...
New Research On Environmental Pollutants
...rom southern areas and eventually reach the colder northern
regions. Toxic Pollutants In Animals In Norther... concentrations of toxic contaminants inanimals in northern
and polar regions. Among other species, polar bears,porpoises and glaucous gulls have been studied, ...
Persistent Organic Pollutants, The Danger Is Not Over
...general belief that toxic pollutants accumulate in northern
regions can be questioned. The theory is not ... dioxins appear to decrease at least as rapidly in northern
parts of the country as in the south. Alarming brain damage in mice Even v...
Sturgeon, Trout And Telemetry--USGS Research Mixes Science And Technology At American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting
...f North American range) were compared to fish from northern
Spain (southern extent of European range). ("Microsatellite and Mitochondrial DNA Variation in DNA Variation in Atlantic salmon," by Tim L. King and Barbara Lubinski, USGS, Kearneysville, W.Va.) Threatened Neosho Madtom Population Decreasing--Thur...
Severe Falciparum Malaria Increases In Honduras
...increase has been reported in falciparummalaria in northern
Honduras by a group of researchers writing in the currentissue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health. "Over the past few years there has been a striking increase in malaria inHonduras," the journal said. Reported cases rose from 52,110 in 199...
ASU Professor Helps In Fight To Protect Japanese Pika Habitat
...mammals," Smith says. Last week, Smith traveled to northern
Japan to help in a growing grassrootsmovement to s... was called in as their ammunition. On Japans most northern
island, Hokkaido, the breathtaking snowy peaks andvalleys of Mt. Daisetsu-- a group of volcanoes who...
Possible Human Ancestors In Spain 780,000 Years Ago
...ve called Gran Dolina in the AtapuercaMountains of northern
Spain. Whether they were direct ancestors of modern Homosapiens or an evolutionary dead end like the Neanderthals is for anthropologiststo decide. But Josep Pares is certain of one thing: they were living there780,000 years ago. An expert on pale...
Fall Meeting: Preliminary Press Conference Schedule
...l report on nearly 400 low altitude orbits ofMars' northern
hemisphere since Spring Meeting, answering many questions andreopening some old ones. The polar ice cap has been mapped, but there iscontroversy over the cause of its shape: ice flow or sublimation-deposition.There is new infrared imagery of Phobos, ...
Discovery Of New Large, Predatory Dinosaur Reported In Science
...fted apart and the Tethys Seawayformed between the northern
and southern halves (which would later form thecon... hemispheres), Baryonyx evolvedseparately on the northern
continent and the two more closely relatedspinosaurids evolved to the south. However, the discovery...
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