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WCS receives $8M grant from Moore Foundation to protect Amazon-Andes landscapes
...Betty Moore Foundation to protect more than 85,000 square
miles of habitat in tropical South America. The th...ts programs in these regions to cover some 115,000 square
miles, or about five percent of the Amazon Basin. Currently, WCS operates some 350 field conservati...
New Georgia Tech Biosciences Center assists life-science startup companies
...he company to triple its offices from 500 to 1,500 square
feet and increase its staff from two employees to five. Not only a benefit for companies, the arrangement also strengthens ties between the two research universities, Herron adds....
Breakthroughs in acoustic tracking shine new light on the lives of fish
... in southern California, despite covering only .05 square
miles. In addition, managers must weigh the trade-offs between reserves that keep and protect species within their boundaries with long term pay-offs for the fishery versus "leaky" reserves that allow more fish to be caught in surrounding areas. Whi...
Traditional Inuit ice treks guided from space
...e from Pond Inlet became stranded on a detached 60 square
metre ice floe and it was three days before they could be rescued. "The safety aspect is a crucial part of the service, as during the busiest times each spring a large part of the population can be out on ice," explained John Bennett of Noetix,...
Home on the RangeView
...rs say. Resolution on the satellite images is one square
kilometer, enough to show vegetation color without violating people's privacy. Hutchinson says the capability of the site is somewhere between weather information that is not very site-specific and field monitoring that is quite site-specific. "This ...
Microbial fuel cell cleans, generates electricity from domestic wastewater
...produced between 10 and 50 milliWatts of power per square
meter of electrode surface or about 5 percent of t...anodes, composed of graphite, that supply about 36 square
inches of surface area to which the bacteria can adhere and pass electrons. The cathode is a carbon...
Current smoke alarms pass life-saving tests
...tative of apartments and condominiums of about 100 square
meters (or about 1,000 square
feet). Groups of alarms were located in the room of fire origin, in at least one bedroom and in a ce...
New DVD 'virtual' microscope at UNC-Chapel Hill
...in this case, is a step-by-step process taking one square
area at a time, producing hundreds or thousands of little squares, or tiles," he said. "Like mosaics, these little pieces must be assembled seamlessly, very smooth and correct. It's a very critical part of the process." Each resulting image is gigaby...
Design of composite materials that detect terahertz discovered
...s, both having a small gap. The gap in the larger square
is on the opposite side as the gap in the smaller square. The width of one of the split ring resonators is roughly 50 microns, less than the thickness of a human hair. The copper elements that compose these materials are analogous to the atoms in a ...
Rwanda's primate-rich forests now a national park
...ts--its wildlife--for future generations." At 970 square
kilometers in size, the park is recognized as one ...eople within its borders (averaging 314 people per square
kilometer), most of whom are dependent on agriculture. "The creation of this park represents the fru...
Undisturbed Amazonian forests are changing, say scientists
...entral Amazon, scattered across a landscape of 120 square
miles in area. During the course of the study, most species of trees began growing faster. The forests also became more dynamic, with existing trees dying faster and being replaced by young new trees. Even more important is that the species composit...
Tigers: Big cats need cat food
...and wild pigs ranged from a low of 5.3 animals per square
kilometer in Meghat Reserve, to more than 63 per square
kilometer in Pench Reserve. The model predictions matched the measured tiger densities ranging betw...
Envisat fishes up facts behind Chilean giant squid invasion
... degrees centigrade at a spatial resolution of one square
km. A Chilean team is currently working with AATSR SST results in combination with ocean colour data from another Envisat instrument, the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS). Chile's national fish farming association Salmon Chile has co-fo...
Ohio State wetlands professor wins prestigious Water Prize
...pi River watershed ultimately turn more than 7,000 square
miles of the Gulf of Mexico into an oxygen-depleted "dead zone," a condition known as hypoxia. Creating wetlands in the Midwest would help decrease this runoff, and lessen the effects in the Gulf. But it takes time and patience to fully learn how an ...
Making protein nanostructures
...place eight molecules of the protein lysozyme in a square
about 100nanometers across on a gold surface. By reducing the size of dots ingene or protein chips, the number of potential tests per device couldbe hugely increased....
Gulf marine reserves given new life
...f Tarpon Springs. Madison/Swanson covers about 115 square
nautical miles while Steamboat Lumps is somewhat smaller at 104 square
nautical miles. Last year, members of The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council - the federal r...
Moss Landing researchers reveal iron as key to climate change
...FeX scientists added iron to surface waters in two square
patches, each 15 kilometers on a side, so that con... both locations. These blooms covered thousands of square
kilometers, and were visible in satellite images of the area. Each of these blooms consumed over 30,...
Clemson dedicates biotech research complex
...na General Assembly. The complex includes 108,000 square
feet of state-of-the-art laboratories and 40,000 square
feet of climate-controlled greenhouses. The complex's resources include an automated system to mas...
NCAR aircraft, ground instruments to track carbon dioxide uptake
...etwork of instruments will gather data over a half square
mile on Niwot Ridge near Nederland. Perched atop three steel towers provided by NCAR, each between 100 and 200 feet tall, carbon dioxide sensors and sonic anemometers will measure changes in carbon levels and winds high above the tree tops. "Today we...
ESA's minature Earth observer put to many uses
...om a distance of 600 km away, CHRIS acquires 14-km square
images of the Earth's surface to a resolution of 18 metres, in a combination of up to 19 out of a total of 62 spectral bands to provide added environmental information. And the same scene can be viewed from a variety of different angles because Proba...
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