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Volcanic soils yield new clues about the emergence of powerful chiefdoms in Hawaii

...hwest flank ranging from about 180 inches near the summit to just seven inches near sea level a distance of less than nine miles. One of the most puzzling aspects of Kohala agriculture is that, for almost 600 years, intensive sweet potato farming was confined to a narrow, diagonal strip of land about 10 m...

UGA professor Jeffrey Bennetzen named to National Academy of Sciences

...C. Election to the National Academy represents the summit of career achievements for scientists and engineers in the United States, and only a small fraction of working scientists are elected to the group. Although anyone can suggest a name for membership, formal proposals for nomination must come from memb...

Autism summit conference

...shington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The summit will provide a public forum to disseminate, evalua...c, and community participants. A major goal of the summit is to develop an information exchange among the autism community, experts in specific areas, and Fed...

Summit generates possible solutions to exchange of invasive species in Midwest waterways

...rts as well. Possible Solutions The broad range of summit participants agreed that there needs to be a more proactive, decisive approach to solving the exchange of aquatic invaders between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. They generated four general ideas for solving the problem; some are short...

Invasive species summit aims to halt Great Lakes-Mississippi River species exchange

...United Kingdom will participate in the summit. The summit will begin with presentations on invasive-species transfer, wastewater management, flood control, and navigation and shipping. Participants will devise a work plan for preventing further environmental degradation and impacts on marine-related industr...

Preeclampsia solutions sought

...eness for Preeclampsia," April 4-6 in Seattle. The summit is being sponsored by the Preeclampsia Foundation and is funded through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Every six minutes, a woman dies of preeclampsia nine women an hour, according to the Preeclampsia Foundation. The disorder is...

15-foot hypodermic needles provide evidence for vast oceanic crustal biosphere

...t-long stainless steel probes were driven into the summit of a 3.5-million-year-old seamount. Two of the hollow probes immediately began venting warm crustal fluid. The successful insertion of the probes and the development of a new barrel sampler meant scientists could take very large samples, 25 gallons ...

Hormones, sand & terrorism

...Web Site: http://shrimpsummit.tamu.edu This is a summit of government, industry, scientists and environmental/conservation groups from the US and Mexico to identify elements of a sustainability shrimp industry and develop a strategic plan to accomplish these elements of sustainability. The gathering is sp...

Time Magazine Future of Life Summit

...p://www.thefutureoflife.com . Daily reports on the summit will be available on TIME.com, by journalist Frederic Golden, from Weds., Feb. 19-21. To sign up for a daily email, just a message, SUBJECT: DAILY EMAIL, to diana_pearson@timeinc.com. URLs and scheduled posting times are as follows: Weds., 2/19 by ...

Sea squirt DNA sheds light on vertebrate evolution

...ss of Ascidians, the other rising to the crown and summit of the animal kingdom by giving birth to the Vertebrata." Ciona was sequenced using the whole-genome shotgun method, which has also been used to sequence the human, pufferfish, mouse, and rat genomes. Earlier this year the JGI convened a Ciona "annot...

New books show social side of weather and climate

...for the next La Nia. Now, a book inspired by the summit presents knowledge gained since that gathering. How good are scientists at forecasting La Nia events? What are the impacts, and where are they most serious? Case studies from around the world provide views of La Nia's effects on different economic...

DuPont Chief Science and Technology Officer to address summit during Asia Pacific trip

...s, universities and businesses at the summit. The summit will serve as a platform to identify best practices of collaboration among businesses, academia and governments that can contribute to formulating management strategies and advancing science. In his remarks, Connelly will detail a number of DuPont-l...

November GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

...tly erupting steam and lava every few minutes. The summit of Kavachi lies only a few meters below the sea surface and has undergone periods of eruption and subsidence in the past. But until this cruise, no attempt had been made at sampling during an eruption. Only a very few subsurface volcanoes anywhere i...

It pays to save: Science study shows huge economic benefits from conserving wild nature

... the decade since the last sustainable development summit in Rio de Janeiro. "People are hearing a message that nature is being eroded, but it takes a while to sink in, even for me. One third of the world's wild nature has been lost since I was a child and first heard the word 'conservation'-that's what kee...

The path to a folded protein, long a subject of debate, appears in many cases to be long and winding

... those followed by skiers coursing from a mountain summit down to the base lodge. The new support for a more...scue helicopters that return wayward skiers to the summit so they can try to make their way down the mountain again," said Gai, an assistant professor of chem...

December media highlights - GSA BULLETIN

...e city of Arequipa whoe center lies 17 km from the summit (5820 m asl.) of the active El Misti volcano. The composite edifice comprises a stratovolcano termed Misti 1 (about 833,000 to 112,000 years old) and three stratocones, termed Misti 2 to 4 (younger than 112,000 years). Seven eruptive periods have suc...

October Geology and GSA Today highlights

... sulfur and halogens to the atmosphere and its low summit elevation results in severe environmental degradation downwind as the gases reach the ground. It is also situated close to the Nicaraguan capital and has a prehistoric record of major explosive eruptions, unusual for its basaltic magma composition. ...

Extra oxygen improves survival odds for climbers on Mount Everest, K2

...n was used by 1,077 climbers who reached Everest's summit and 32 of them died during the descent, he found, while eight of the 96 climbers who did not use supplemental oxygen perished on the way down. A similar, more striking, pattern emerged on K2, the world's second-highest mountain, which is on the Pakis...

Stanford study supports novel rainforest protection plan

... and conservation can go hand in hand." Kyoto summit The CDM plan was first proposed at the 1997 United Nations summit on climate change in Kyoto, Japan. The goal of the summit was to prevent global warming by requiring...

Life On The Edge

...transport a 50 lb container of test microbesto the summit of the White Mountain Range in central California....oleduring the austral summer. "The White Mountain summit is just the first of many extreme environments weplan to explore through Life on the Edge. This firs...

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