Tag: "ranching" at biology news
University Of California Researchers Call For Changes In Management Of Agricultural And Environmental Resources In 21st Century
... describes her research, which tests the idea that ranching
as a formof resource management can play a part in landscape conservation. Fairfax reviews the changing perceptions of the ranch -- long a focus of environmentalcriticism, based on allegations of water pollution and harm to wildlife habitat,but incr...
Media Advisory: 1999 Spring Meeting -- Updated Press Conference Schedule
...earching climate variability and itsimpacts on the ranching
industry and water supply in the Southwest) Dr. Dennis P. Lettenmaier, JISAO Climate Impacts Group, Department ofCivil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle,Washington (investigating the Pacific Northwest and the in...
The future of the world with materials science and engineering
...of such fish farming would be comparable to cattle ranching
in the Wild West," says Newnham. Nanotechnology will be a multi-billion industry in the 21st Century, says Professor George Smith from the University of Oxford. Nanotechnology will bring a new world full of opportunity for technologically advanced na...
Cows and conservation: a round-up of speakers to discuss new ideas on ranching
... dynamic and more diverse ecosystems. The loss of ranching
can lead to the conversion of highly valuable ripa...nd the natural ecosystems that support this cattle ranching
community. Often land values, tax laws, and population pressures prevent ranchers from operating in...
Scholar finds parallels between U.S./Japanese attitudes toward wolves
...ncher from Ohio, to oversee the establishment of a ranching
industry on the northernmost island of Hokkaido. "They believed ranching
represented the agricultural future of Hokkaido," Walker explained. Dun introduced American ranchin...
Climate change in the USA
...he region. With the prevalence of agriculture and ranching
within the Great Plains, many residents rely on the natural resources of the region to make a living. Alan Covich of Colorado State University will address, "Climate change and implications for the recovery of greenback cutthroat trout in Colorado....
Amazonian devastation: Common sense quantified to predict disaster
...or population centers and where large-scale cattle ranching
and slash-and-burn farming are most easily implemented." Under the auspices of its Avana Brazil (Advance Brazil) program, the Brazilian government intends to invest over US$40 billion in highways, railroads, gas lines, power lines, hydroelectric rese...
Scientists re-evaluating the meaning of 'desertification,' Duke ecologist says
...boat." Reynolds described a hypothetical dry land ranching
family that starts out owning a modest-sized herd of cattle grazing in an area with good soil and grass cover. If a drought suddenly sets in, grass output may decrease enough to force that family to sell some cattle in order to pay its bills. If catt...
Succulent Karoo to benefit from $8 million in grants
...on and mining. Goat, sheep, ostrich and small game ranching
dominate about 90 percent of the land. Although stock limits and grazing plans exist for much of the region, signs of overgrazing are evident across much of the landscape. The negative environmental impacts of mining for diamonds along the coast and ...
Ranches key to conservation in rocky mountains
...biodiversity, and some conservationists argue that ranching
and maintaining biodiversity are incompatible in the West. To see if ranches do help protect biodiversity in the rural West, Maestas and his colleagues surveyed birds and plants in cattle ranches, rural residential developments and nature reserves ne...
Archaeologists announce discoveries at the ancient Maya site of Waka' in northern Guatemala
...is one of the last remaining habitat zones. Cattle ranching
and other forms of invasion are encroaching on the park, however, and these illegal activities that frequently involve slash and burn agriculture and clearing for pastureland, threaten the park's future. Last year, 100,000 acres of the park burned, ...
New highways drive accelerating deforestation in Amazonia
...outes, and the dramatic growth of Amazonian cattle ranching
and industrial soybean farming. "Soybean farms cause some forest clearing directly," said co-author Philip Fearnside of Brazil's National Institute for Amazonian Research in Manaus. "But they have a much greater impact on deforestation by consuming...