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LSU Professor Emeritus wins 2001 National Wetlands Award

...ur coastal wetlands is essential for the 2 million residents who live along Louisiana's coast and for the abundant aquatic life our wetlands support." Gosselink was chosen for the award based on his work at LSU's Coastal Ecology Institute. He has conducted research that shows the impact of wetlands on the en...

Dietary study finds marijuana users have normal nutritional status, risky lifestyle habits

... Earlier research had shown that a third of U.S. residents over the age of 12 have smoked marijuana at some point. The National College Health Risk Behavior Survey found that 59 percent of students 25 years and older had used marijuana and that 8 percent were current users. In NHANES III, 45 percent of th...

Ill winds carry toxic dust

Most residents of the parched southwestern United States accept d...r cancer or heavy metal poisoning, leaving Arizona residents to wonder: Do you know where your dust has been? In collaboration with ASU geology Professor Philip...

Panda habitat not protected by nature reserve, say Science researchers

...und. Population pressure from the reserve's human residents are "the direct driving force behind the destructi...long. Better educational opportunities could allow residents to attend technical schools and colleges and obtain jobs outside the reserve, according to Liu. "Our...

General clinical research center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center awarded $14.7 million

...ty Baptist Medical Center, where thousands of area residents have participated in clinical trials or population studies since 1993, has been awarded $14.7 million to continue for another five years. The new funds represent a dramatic increase over the previous five-year grant, which totaled $9.9 million, ac...

LabNotes - Spring 2001

...erated washers. Nearly all of the facilitys 18,000 residents live in multifamily buildings. PNNLs study shows that, over their lifetime, energy-efficient washers would offset the higher purchase price with energy savings. The energy-efficient washers installed and analyzed at Leisure World used up to 66 perce...

One change in farming makes for cleaner waterways

...l farming and excluded rural residents with only a peripheral interest in farming. Forster also analyzed the effectiveness of 19 federal and state government-sponsored farm incentive programs. Most of these ...

Anthropologists find evidence of early humans in southern China cave

... Her work will help to understand whether the cave residents or large carnivores pursued older, large animals, or if smaller and younger animals were the preferred prey. Schepartz noted that none of the excavations would have been possible without close collaboration and support from the Chinese government, w...

The role of science in restoring California's water resources

...n over the future of its liquid assets. Today many residents are calling for a balanced approach to water management - one that meets the demands of thirsty farms and cities while protecting Northern California`s fragile rivers and lakes. The critical role played by environmental scientists in so...

Coping with natural disasters along the Pacific Rim

...n. Ernst points out that, since 1970, some 738,000 residents of Bangladesh have died in coastal flooding caused by powerful tropical cyclones. Managing disaster Several speakers invited to the AAAS symposium will address ways that Pacific Rim nations can manage the human and financial cost of catastrophe. An...

Trans-NIH collaboration with NIOSH initiates studies of racial and ethnic disparities in health

...ll study the built environment of elderly Hispanic residents in a low-socioeconomic neighborhood in East Little Havana, Florida. The investigators want to determine the extent to which the residents' built environment, as defined by the architectural features of the buildings they occupy, is mediated by their ...

New method for studying ocean currents to help fight erosion

...ng erosion. For instance, residents along the coastal U.S. have tried to counter erosion by adding sand to beaches or building artificial seawalls out of wood or rocks, but some recent studies have shown that these...

¡Ciao! down: Mediterranean diet after a heart attack adds years to life

...d fatty acids (PUFA) from fish. In general, fewer residents of Mediterranean countries, including Spain, Greece and Italy, die from coronary heart disease than their northern neighbors. Marchiolis team was curious about the benefits of following the Mediterranean diet after a heart attack. The GISSI-Prevenz...

Colorado U. study indicates Denver area drivers unmoved by state air quality advisories

.... Five hundred surveys were mailed to Westminster residents and 500 were sent to Boulder residents. The CU-Boulder research team had hypothesized the air quality advisories had no effect on voluntary driving restrictions due to lack of awareness and understanding, a lack of alternative means of travel or l...

The human side of restoring nature

... of stewardship that show how volunteers and local residents can help make and maintain restored environments. Throughout, contributors set forth a wealth of ideas, case studies, methodological approaches, and disciplinary perspectives that shed valuable light on the social underpinnings of ecological restorat...

Study provides direct evidence of cannibalism in the Southwest

...he site for approximately 20 to 30 years. When the residents abandoned their homes sometime around 1150, at least seven people-men, women and children-were systematically cut up and consumed. One of the people involved in the consumption of flesh defecated into a hearth. Researchers recovered human feces from ...

Study: osteoporosis doubles risk of fractures in nursing homes

... that low bone mineral density -- especially among residents who are more active -- also puts those women at a ...ls. The risk was more than three times greater for residents with low bone density who also had the ability to move around independently. "Activity is good, bu...

Tiny particles of dirt really can kill

...ad a 26 per cent risk of dying young compared with residents of the cleanest city, which was Portage, Wisconsin (New England Journal of Medicine, vol 329, p 1753). A larger study by the American Cancer Society in 1995 tested these findings by following 550 000 adults over seven years. Once again, there appeare...

Ancient mediterranean port city may have been holy land way station

... a lack of freshwater spring or river in the city, residents apparently gathered enough rainwater in cisterns t...e sea walls apparently were pushed into the bay by residents to extend Aperlae's shoreline, said Hohlfelder. But the defensive walls went up again in the sixth ...

Intriguing archaeological sites, isolated lake targets of Kuril Expedition

...an plan to survey the region for clues about early residents of the islands and, perhaps, links to the peopling of the Americas. The possible spread of seafaring people from the Kurils to Alaska's Aleutian Islands intrigues scientists who theorize that the earliest Americans may have found their way to the co...

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