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DuPont awarded highest US honor for technological innovation

...ocial responsibility and environmental progress in surveys such as Fortune Magazine's "Most Admired Companies" and the Financial Times PriceWaterhouseCoopers' "World's Most Respected Companies." As part of its environmentally responsible sustainable growth mission, DuPont has set four goals for 2010, supple...

Highlights of the November 2003 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...dietary supplement purchases among women National surveys show that more than 40 percent of Americans take some form of dietary supplement. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration estimates more than 29,000 supplement products are in the marketplace today. However, little research has been done to determine h...

Articles on life in tropical island streams published in BioScience

...ts of this process on black flies. David Bass then surveys invertebrate communities on small Caribbean islands. The communities are typically sparse, and they are suffering detrimental effects resulting from human activity as well as natural disturbances. Lastly, Jonathan P. Benstead and colleagues review th...

Canopy raft, canopy crane, canopy bubble, Ikos tree house in Panama

...e, in operation since 1997, is the site of ongoing surveys of tropical plant and animal life, seasonal change and photosynthesis. Three 400m2 sites within the reach of its 54m boom will be sampled by the team. A helicopter will lower the Solvin-Bretzel Canopy Raft, a 400m2 platform of PVC pontoons covered wi...

Scientists estimate risk of raven predation on desert tortoises

...ion on desert tortoises based on these data and on surveys of raven abundance at the sampling points. Mapping the probability of attack using geographic information systems, they were able to map what areas were at most risk and what areas were at least risk of raven predation across the study area. They fo...

Sex selection for social reasons unlikely to skew gender balance in Germany and UK

...r me," he said. Dr Dahl plans to carry out similar surveys in France, Italy, Spain, India and the US. (ends)...

Nurseries in the deep sea

... areas in August 2000. While performing geological surveys with ROV Tiburon, they noticed that octopus and blob sculpin were common near certain cold seeps, where hydrocarbon-rich fluids seep out of the seafloor. When they returned to the region in 2001, they brought along biologists, who realized that the o...

Non-judgmental intervention may help binge eaters overcome disorders

... Participants in both groups were mailed follow-up surveys to fill out two and fourth months later. In addition, they were contacted for a short telephone interview at one and three months. "One important thing this study showed was that just engaging in a conversation with someone who is empathetic can be...

Scientists celebrate a sea turtles homecoming

... turtle nests were poached for their eggs. Recent surveys have shown that the number has dropped to an amazing ten percent or less, due almost entirely to education efforts. But Lagueux warns that loss of sea turtle nesting habitat now looms as one of the largest threats. Recent development of several of t...

UC Berkeley museum biologists to repeat 85-year-old Yosemite National Park wildlife survey

...aseline data to compare to the Grinnell and Storer surveys early in the 20th century and see if there have be...- and for his insistence on systematic and careful surveys of wildlife. Desiring to establish a research center that would rival the major natural history muse...

New imaging vehicle maps coral reefs to determine health of reef and fisheries

... may be added and the survey area expanded. Annual surveys are now planned to determine changes over time in the health of the reef and its inhabitants. About WHOI WHOI is a private, independent marine research and engineering, and higher education organization located in Falmouth, MA. Its primary mission ...

More raccoons may mean fewer songbirds

...sed greatly in Illinois in the last 20 years, with surveys spotting three times as many of the nocturnal carnivores in recent years as in the early 1980s. To see if the state-wide decline in low-nesting songbirds is linked to the state-wide increase in raccoons, Schmidt used existing data to track the popul...

US bald eagle counts continue to climb slowly

... was based on 101,777 eagle sightings during 5,180 surveys of 563 routes in 42 states. Results of 15 years of...untry." About two-thirds of the eagles observed on surveys were mature adults and about one-third were immature. Trends in numbers of adults and immatures coun...

Burning forests speedily space-mapped for fire fighters

...e fighters must rely on eyewitnesses or helicopter surveys up until now. The Galicia-based demonstration campaign is known as DEMOBIRD and commenced with an initial trial on May 30. This involved using infrared sensors aboard Germany's BIRD (Bi-spectral Infrared Detection) satellite to chart thermal hot sp...

Men, mammals, and machines

...UnitS) was originally developed to conduct coastal surveys in support of science, and then later improved for military use with support from the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Special Operations Command. Today, REMUS not only performs rapid environmental surveys, it also functions as an underwater m...

DuPont receives US EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Award for new innovation

...ocial responsibility and environmental progress in surveys such as Fortune Magazine's "Most Admired Companies" and the Financial Times PriceWaterhouseCoopers "World's Most Respected Companies." As part of its sustainable growth mission, DuPont has set four goals for 2010, supplementing existing goals: To...

WCS biologist George Schaller reports surprising increase in Tibet's wildlife

...t by wildlife officials, according to recent field surveys by renowned biologist Dr. George Schaller of the N...ld asses and wild yak have increased from previous surveys he had taken ten years earlier around the Chang Tang Reserve, an enormous wildlife sanctuary WCS hel...

The Year of Biodiversity and Conservation

...urs. Since 1989, Goodman has conducted biological surveys and discovered several new species of birds and ma...oster, Ph.D., are conducting fast-paced biological surveys called Rapid Biological Inventories (RBIs) in Neotropical countries such as Bolivia, Ecuador, Cuba a...

Study says government counts of tigers in India are inaccurate

...e world's tigers still live. These include sample surveys to map the presence or absence of tigers throughout their range. For important reserves that contain tigers, park personnel should use "encounter-rate" surveys, which monitor tigers by counting samples of not only tiger tracks, but also other sign...

Three Gorges Dam is an opportunity for ecoscience

...he possibility of doing thorough before-and-after surveys and studies, the Three Gorges Dam Project would allow the best opportunity to date to study habitat fragmentation, in process and on a full landscape scale. At issue is experimental verification of the fine points of Hierarchical Patch Dynamics, a...

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