Tag: "season" at biology news
Warming trend seen in late freeze, early thaw of northern waterways, say Science researchers
...s similar to seeing the first robin, a sign of the season
changing. A river breaking up in the spring can be quite a spectacular site," said Magnuson. Along with the later freeze and earlier thaw pattern observed in the Science study, previous research has confirmed an increase in the year-to-year var...
Colorado U. study indicates Denver area drivers unmoved by state air quality advisories
...y air quality advisories during the high-pollution season
from Nov. 1 to March 31. The advisories are issued in an attempt to cut down air pollution by using voluntary driving restrictions and a mandatory wood-burning ban. The advisories are issued at 4 p.m. each day, disseminated predominately by televi...
Hunted deer make up for losses of bucks, UF research shows
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As fall hunting season
opens in Florida and other states, a University of...plete a deer population." General deer hunting season
opens at different times in Florida during the fall (the season
opens this Sunday in Central Florida...
UF researcher: antioxidants play a role in deadly malnutrition disease
.... They're full of antioxidants, but they aren't in season
very long, so if we could teach people to dry them for year-round use, it could help." The study also points to new avenues that health organizations worldwide can pursue in the fight against hunger and disease. The impact of the study on the...
Unprecedented fire season in southern Africa aids air quality, climate change research
...00) field campaign. "But the southern African fire season
we just observed may turn out to be an extreme one...Sept. 25. This year the southern African fire season
peaked in late August and early September. The region is subject to some of the highest levels of bi...
Cold water off Brazil might be causing Argentine penguin nest failures
...t the end of October. "This is the latest breeding season
in the 18 years I've been studying penguins at Punta Tombo," Boersma said. A week ago, her graduate students working in Argentina reported that of the 116 original nests only 39 had not been abandoned. "Some of the females had been sitting on nests f...
Voyage of the space veggies
...ges in light levels, such as those associated with season
shifts. Plants react to these various signals by turning genes on and off, which is exactly what the NIAC team wants to do. So, once researchers figure out exactly how these mechanisms work, it's not hard to imagine a centralised control unit that s...
Elephant seals - looking good
...e quarrelsome and scrappy, bellowing during mating season
with such ferocity that he can be heard a mile away. Lovable? Why, yes! Scientists funded by the Office of Naval Research definitely think so - and for good reason. These seals spend most of their time in the water, migrate thousands of miles, dive t...
New views of tropical thunderstorms and pollution effects on rainfall presented at AGU meeting
...rstorm development. During the middle of the rainy season
clouds over the Amazon often behave as if they were over the open tropical oceans. He said, "Typically with an easterly wind in the upper atmosphere, thunderstorms grow best vertically, have large updrafts and great amounts of lightning, as they typi...
Report: auto accidents involving deer still increasing across North Carolina
...ents are more roads and gunfire during the hunting season
that keeps the animals moving, he said. Between summer and fall, the deer diet changes as well, Osborne said. "They go from eating chiefly grass and leaves to acorns, corn and other crops. That carbohydrate diet gives them more energy and makes t...
Physicians present most comprehensive clinical review of St. John's wort for treating depression
...RHAM, N.C. Post-holiday 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 remai...
Antarctic remediation underway
...to fence off the pools during the penguin-breeding season
when the chicks are most likely to become fouled. Additonal steps will be taken to remediate the fuel contamination. Hallett Station was operated jointly by New Zealand and the United States from the International Geophysical Year...
Anthropologists find evidence of early humans in southern China cave
...0years old." Another surprise from the 2000 field season
was the discovery of several antlers and tuskfragm...dent in anthropology at UC, spent her second field season
at Dadong in 2000. She is doing a detailed analysis of the many Stegodon teeth found in the cave. St...
UC Davis science, engineering and technology newstips -- March
...ill be testing these ideas in next year's research season
at the Rocky Mountains Research Laboratory, Colorado. EDITOR'S NOTE: Color photographs of hummingbirds, Ipomopsis flowers and bumblebees are available. Contact Andy Fell for details. Media contacts: Rebecca Irwin, Center for Population Biology, (53...
Latest farm product: Meadowbirds
...rmers to protect crucial areas during the breeding season
by, for instance, mowing in mid-June instead of in early May. However, this approach is expensive, coming to 100-400 Euro/clutch (a Euro is about a U.S. dollar). To see if they could come up with a better way to preserve meadowbirds, Musters and his...
New egg-free flu vaccine called promising for those with egg allergy
...in chronic conditions such as diabetes. Flu season
typically lasts from November to March, according ...eople get vaccinated six to eight weeks before flu season
begins to prevent or reduce the severity of infection...
First chapter of Earth's "biological record" documented from space
...nd oxygen and how their productivity changes from season
and year to year in response to our changing environment. The biological record from SeaWiFS indicat...
Amphibian mortality linked to global climate change
...timate how many eggs are laid in the pond during a season
by counting the breeding pairs," he says. An average female lays about 12 thousand eggs. "Around the early 1990s, we started to see 80 to 100 percent mortality," Kiesecker says. The toad eggs laid at shallower depths, which are stressed by overex...
Duke experiment hints that not much extra carbon dioxide will be locked up in future forests' wood or soils
...more than 25 percent relative to the moist growing season
in the year 2000. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the FACE experimental research site at Duke Forest is designed to mimic effects that extra CO2 expected from continued industrial and vehicular emissions and other human activities will have...
Cosmos Studios, MPH Entertainment and the A&E Network announce capture of major scientific discovery on film
...gth documentary chronicling the teams second field season
in Egypt that promises new revelations and discoveries as well....
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