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...nd out what's growing on your ranch. Now, natural resource managers can download satellite images to see how ...sions. Ranchers, forest rangers and other natural resource managers work directly on the land nearly every day to observe changes and decide how to handle them...

Congo plans to safeguard biodiversity with new protected areas

...ions, and the promotion of community-based natural resource management in the Lac Tele Community Reserve. The Republic of Congo and the Wildlife Conservation Society are also part of an international group called the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP), an initiative including governments, non-governmenta...

Fair to showcase innovations in natural resources, forestry

...n Road in Portland, Ore. It is expected to attract resource managers and specialists from public, private, and....00 and is open to the public. "Whether a natural resource specialist or someone with a keen interest in forests," says Miner, "attendees will have a chance to...

Scientists, lawyers discuss decision-making amid uncertainty

...el will focus on how to make decisions about ocean resource use in the face of significant uncertainty for example, how many rockfish fishermen should be allowed to catch this year even though we don't know exactly how many rockfish there are," Eagle says. "We hope to show that it is possible to make good de...

Carnegie Mellon scientist says new technologies boost bio-terrorism surveillance

...Sweeney and the Data Privacy Lab are an invaluable resource for state and local governments struggling to keep up with the requirements of the HIPAA as well as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and criminal history records laws," says W. Michael Tupman, deputy attorney general of the Delaw...

Local, regional governments could take lead in curbing global air pollution

...e time. Likewise, the atmosphere is a common-pool resource needed by everyone, but one that can be limited in its usefulness because of pollution. That is a growing issue as fossil fuel burning for industry, transportation, heating and cooking has increased human effects on global climate change. Protecting...

Major U.S. environmental policy bears scrutiny in midlife

...ue to many," said Daniel Bronstein, a professor of resource development at Michigan State University. "But it really has changed everything, and made us a leader in the world in environmental policy." Bronstein leads a panel discussion entitled "The National Environmental Policy Act at 35 Does it Have a Futu...

Breakthroughs in acoustic tracking shine new light on the lives of fish

... boundaries, depending on the reserve goals." Many resource managers would argue that larger reserves are better for protecting overall marine biodiversity and fishery resources, but political realities and concessions with fishermen often result in small reserves until 2002, the CMLR was the largest no-take ...

International science team tracks ocean predators around the globe

...uality sashimi. Increasing pressure on the natural resource has led to controversy on how to allocate the blue...c bluefin tunas, may provide useful information to resource managers working in the North Pacific. "Right now the Pacific open ocean is one of the last frontier...

Department of Energy's Office of Science unveils 20-year vision for the future of basic research

...tation for the frontiers of science; and, building resource foundations for new science. The Office of Science Strategic Plan has been developed so that progress toward these and other scientific programs can be tracked over the next two decades. The plan lays out "Strategic Timelines" for DOE's Office of Sc...

Advanced sensors, computing systems tracking sea animals worldwide

... scientific understanding and more effective ocean resource management."...

Money talks: Concern for biodiversity pressed on boardrooms by new breed of fund managers

... in restrictions to land," says ten Kate. "Growing resource scarcity, increasing development pressures on biodiversity and escalating public concern pose a strategic threat to extractive and utility industries. These companies may be denied access to resources in new sites in the medium and long term, with c...

The President's FY 2005 budget for USGS highlights

...he DOI landscape that will assist land and natural resource managers in making decisions based on science. "T...ng science to help meet other DOI bureaus' natural resource management needs and on the President's Management Agenda," said USGS Director Charles Groat. "Our...

Dazzling new light source opens at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory

...heduled to begin in March. "SPEAR3 is a remarkable resource that will enable state-of-the-art science in numerous fields," said SSRL Director and Stanford Professor Keith Hodgson. "The $58 million project was completed on time and on budget. I thank the people whose extraordinary teamwork made the project suc...

Something got me started

...issues. http://mobility.embo.org "We designed this resource to encourage research scientists to display greater mobility and to help ease mobility to and within Europe. The retrieval system is tailored to meet the user's needs as accurately as possible. In that respect the Life Sciences Mobility Consultancy s...

Protein data bank opens new era with broader support

...g scientists, the PDB also serves as aneducational resource for students and educators at all levels,thus another challenge is to meet the needs of an expanding,diverse and global user community....

JGI launches community sequencing program

... of the CSP is to provide a world-class sequencing resource for expanding the diversity of disciplines -- geology, oceanography, and ecology, among others--that can benefit from the application of genomics," says JGI Director Eddy Rubin. A "non-traditional" user facility The model put forward by the CSP will...

New advance to combat antibiotic-resistant pneumonia and malaria

...the cytochrome bc1 complex. Yeast is an excellent resource that can be manufactured in large quantities and can be easily modified to take on the qualities of more dangerous pathogens. The researchers were able to genetically transfer into the yeast cytochrome b mutations like those found in the atovaquone ...

Mars on Earth?

...this category and, thus, represent a great natural resource for the testing of life detection systems, as well...gy. "We think Atacama's lifeless zone is a great resource to develop portable and self-contained instruments that are especially designed for taking and analy...

From neighborhoods to globe, NASA looks at land

...imate and weather, agricultural forecasting, water resource management, hazard mitigation and more. The LIS uses several land surface models, which are typically run on computerscapable of billions of calculations per second. These models contain precipitation and radiation observations, near-real time meteo...

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