Tag: "spills" at biology news
Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements
...ccurately predict the movement of oil spills. Such spills
can present Texas-sized problems, both environment...ton. They warn of impending pollution, such as oil spills
from the many oil drilling platforms in the area. All oil companies operating within 40 miles of th...
Managing occupational exposures to potential bioterrorist agents
...hes. Aerosolized exposures included events such as spills
or splashes of agents outside a biological safety cabinet or during centrifugation when the affected individual was not wearing respiratory protection. "More than 350 people worked in the laboratories in any given year during this period," said Geor...
Junk DNA yields new kind of gene
...e, TATA-binding proteins and other factors-somehow spills
over to the nearby SER3 promotor, physically preventing it from being approached by an activator. "It is also possible that active transcription alters chromatin structure and modifies things in other ways," said Winston.As for the molecule that got ...
Indoor mold, building dampness linked to respiratory problems and require better prevention
...reement that promptly fixing leaks and cleaning up spills
or standing water substantially reduces the potential for mold growth, there is little evidence that shows which forms of moisture control or prevention work best at reducing health problems associated with dampness, the report notes. In addition, m...
Gulf marine reserves given new life
...er the obvious protection afforded by the reserves spills
over into fisheries production outside of the reserve boundaries. The extra time provided through the extension in making that determination is critical," Koenig said. Since the reserves' creation four years ago, all bottom fishing has been banned i...
Oil exploitation in Ecuador's Amazon basin produces a 'public health emergency'
...ster in 1989 in Alaska, one of the largest sea oil spills
that has ever occurred. Analyses carried out in Ecuador in 1999 of rivers used by communities that are close to oil fields showed high levels of total petroleum hydrocarbons in the waters. In some streams, hydrocarbon concentrations were more than ...
National ocean commissioners & scientists call for overhaul of ocean policies & management
...f oil in the ocean whether it be from massive oil spills
or daily ooze from land-based pollution are inadequate. Ironically, the Exxon study points out the importance of addressing smaller sub-lethal amounts of oil in the environment such as land-based run-off, ballast water pumping and other non-point so...
Ebola outbreaks are simultaneous 'mini-epidemics'
...know that the virus doesn't 'spread' as much as it spills
over from many sources in the forest," said Dr. William Karesh head of WCS's Field Veterinarian Program and co-author of the study. "This study changes the way Ebola outbreak-response teams will look at the disease and minimize its damage to both pe...
Exxon Valdez oil spill impacts lasting far longer than expected, scientists say
(Embargoed) CHAPEL HILL -- Assuming that oil spills
such as the one that devastated Alaska's Prince William Sound almost 15 years ago and other toxic insults to the environment have only short-term impacts on coastal marine ecosystems has been a big mistake, a new study shows. Oil's negative effects l...
Novel sensors help clear the air
...es." Samples from chemical waste dumps where toxic spills
have occurred are typically collected and transpor...dustrial and mine waste disposal, as well as ocean spills
and dumping. Technical Insights will hold a conference call at 3:00 p.m. (EST)/ 12:00 p.m. (PST) on ...
Mutated protein combination tied to excessive sugar production
...ch fails and the liver overproduces glucose, which spills
into the blood and can damage vital organs and nerves. In his previous Nature paper [Sept. 13, 2001] Spiegelman demonstrated that the PGC-1alpha protein was the long-sought switch for gluconeogenesis, but how that protein worked with FOXO1 wasnt clea...
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists respond to Buzzards Bay oil spill
... decades of experience studying the effects of oil spills
on the marine and coastal environment. Marine chem...e scientists have learned over the years about oil spills
since the 1969 Buzzards Bay oil spill off West Falmouth. That spill, approximately 175,000 gallons o...
Sea Grant News & Notes for March 26, 2003
...ks to information on man-made hazards, such as oil spills
or natural and other man-made hazards, including tornadoes, wild fire, hail and others. A South Carolina Sea Grant maintained website.Contact: Robert Bacon, South Carolina Sea Grant Extension Leader, Phone: 843-727-2075, Email: robert.bacon@scseagra...
Study examines chemical safety across United States, effects on population
..., the report examines public awareness of chemical spills
and safety, ways of measuring chemical safety and ...ntial for improved safety." The number of chemical spills
in the United States and the number of injuries and fatalities from these spills
do appear to be dec...
Engineers work on their SUNTANS as they track waves and beaches
... tourist beaches from Alaska to France. But do oil spills
always have to end in catastrophe? Perhaps the most vulnerable beaches and coastal habitats could be identified and protected well in advance, if scientists had some way to predict where a glob of spilled crude was likely to end up. A team of enginee...
Envisats ASAR reveals extent of massive oil spill off Spanish coast
...ong the coast in the coming weeks to trace any oil spills
appearing on the sea surface from the sunken tanker. For the expected international clean-up efforts, future ERS-2 and Envisat imagery will be made available as part of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters. The Charter is an intern...
Microorganisms are cleaning up Boston Harbor, UMass study finds
...h Boston Harbor, and if humans prevent future fuel spills
and leaks, the harbor could potentially cleanse it... a co-author on the paper. "Furthermore, if future spills
of contaminants can be eliminated, the harbor may get cleaned up in large part due to natural activi...
Researchers create new strategy for removing arsenic from soil
...ed both through natural occurrences of arsenic and spills
and drainage from chemical and manufacturing plants, by far the most serious problems involved drinking water. In the Indian state of West Bengal and in Bangladesh, the problem is a crisis, and researchers estimate that more than 112 million people a...
Men die young, even when they're old
...isk takers, and their predilection for thrills and spills
means that they are more likely to die than young women. But if you assume things even out in later life, think again. Even after the excesses of youth, simply being a man is bad for your health. A new study across 20 countries reveals for the first...
Low-level oil spills can cause serious damage
The ecological effects of low-level oil spills
may be more serious than previously thought, according to a Princeton-led study that documented the widespread death of marine iguanas on a Galapagos island. In a report published in the June 6 issue of Nature, biologist Martin Wikelski and colleague...
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