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World's smallest deer species discovered by WCS

... WCS biologist Alan Rabinowitz in 1997during field surveys in northern Myanmar (Burma). After obtaining spec...ied by western science for decades, until WCSbegan surveys in this isolated nation in 1994. "Perhaps the most important aspect of this discovery i...

USGS reports continued decline of California sea otters

...998 to 1,858 in spring 1999. Spring surveys of California sea otters have shown a steady decre...e cause. The information we gather from these surveys will be used by federal and state wildlife agencies in making important decisions about the man...

New unified dietary guidelines offer nutritional protection against wide range of killer diseases

...ects. The authors of the guidelines cite data from surveys showing that nearly aquarter of young children get less than two-thirds of the calcium, iron and zincthey need. "The guidelines bring together important dietary information thatcan benefit millions of people," Fisher concludes, "but they aren't an e...

Horseshoe crab studies providing new insight into valuable ancient creatures

...ty, and until recently nosystematic horseshoe crab surveys have been conducted. But biologists saythere are n...ebirds may be threatened." But though thevolunteer surveys provided some indication of a decline, the project wasnot initially designed to provide a valid stat...

Stakeholders improve global change assessment

...e way was to ask specific constituents to fill out surveys onperceived risk from potential global change." ...ography. The two groups asked to complete surveys were forest managers and watersystem managers. The researchers asked the forest managers about the e...

Striking A Healthy Balance For The Elderly

...rly look at the whole picture," Kannan said. Other surveys indicate that one-third to two-thirds of the elderly regularlytake vitamin mineral supplements, which should be taken between meals tooptimize iron intake from supplements. How well your body absorbs thesupplements depends on other foods and supplem...

Study Of Children's Fillings Finds No Mercury Exposure

...rine samples from 21 childrenand evaluated dietary surveys completed by parents of 26 children. Only two subjects had detectable mercury concentrations in their urine,and those were low. Levels in six children who ate seafood regularly did notdiffer significantly from those who ate little or no seaf...

Urban Ecology Study Watches Birds On The Web

... the CAP LTER project also plans toconduct similar surveys of other urban animals and plants. A survey of insectsand other arthropods is already underway. The CAP LTER Bird Survey Database website is located at http://caplter.asu.edu/po12/ and can be searched by date, location and birdspecies, wit...

This Wasp Isn't Your Run Of The Mill Social Insect, It's The First Where Males, Not Females, Are Dominant

...orus males are relatively long lived. Inpopulation surveys over many months he observed males to be present at least 10months of the year. Individual males may have the potential to be able to matefor several months. "My best guess is that the function of dominance directs the food flowto the male...

Children need their own dietary guidelines, say experts

...from a dozen organizations, panels, workshops, and surveys during the past six years. Nutrition researchers...on, American Society for Nutritional Sciences; and surveys by the American Dietetic Association, International Food Information Council, and the Presidents Cou...

Science Article Criticizes Federal Policy Regarding Lead Exposure And Children's Health

...ing lead poisoning. "National, state and community surveys of housing need to be conducted toidentify and prioritize the elimination of lead hazards prior to occupancy bychildren," says Dr. Lanphear. "Residential screening could be done on a routinebasis, depending on the age and condition of the house, or ...

New Evidence Shows How Some Flu Viruses Become Lethal

...ional marker for scientists to be awareof in their surveys of emerging viruses," said Kawaoka. "This could be another important indicator of whether a virus is dangerous and potentially lethal." Kawaoka said the extreme virulence of the 1918 influenza virus is apublic health mystery. One of the worst...

Native Fish Found In U.S. Lake Ontario For First Time In 50 Years

...g fishery investigation. Despite annual surveys by USGS and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation from 1978-1997, the deepwater sculpin hadn't been captured in the U.S. waters of Lake Ontario since 1942. Likewise, exploratory fishing in the U.S. waters of southern La...

Pollution, Food Stress Take Toll On Bald Eagles

...PCBs and DDEs (a form of DDT). He conducted aerial surveys byhelicopter, counting the number of incubating birds and the number of nestlingsproduced. And he watched eagle nests, from dawn to dusk, for a total of 850hours. He also filmed eagle family life. With the help of a professional treeclimber -...

Survey Shows Students Turning To Physicians Less As Drug Abuse Increases

...the Pennsylvania Department of Education conducted surveys ofstudents' attitudes towards alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The students werein grades six, seven, nine and 12. Approximately 60,000 students from throughoutthe state participated in the survey. "We also found that students today perceiv...

Despite Odds, Little Known Grauer's Gorillas Persist In Central Africa

... animals many more thanexpected since preliminary surveys showed a dramatic upswing of poaching outside of protectedareas. In 1960, Schaller put the total at 5,000-15,000. "Much to our surprise we found many more gorillas than expected," said Jefferson Hall who ledthe survey team for WCS, "Given the virtual...

From The Home Front To The River Front, USGS Updates Water-Quality Information

... the USGS researchers conducted the most extensive surveys to date of pesticides in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. On the basis of analyses of about 1,100 samples collected from nearly 300 wells and 300 streams, pesticides commonly were detected in water, streambed sediment, and tissue from fish or clams fro...

National Studies Reveal Why Pet Owners Take Animals To Shelters And How Many Find New Homes; Statistics Point to Epidemic

...o editors: Statistical breakdowns of four regional surveys thatcharacterize pet owners who surrendered their ...man at Colorado State University. The fourregional surveys were conducted in Colorado; Kentucky and Tennessee; New Jerseyand New York; and California and expla...

Researchers Investigate Years Before Menopause

...ding dates of their monthly periods. Annual health surveys are done each yearand include information on births, abortions, miscarriages, surgery, marriage,divorce and stressful events as well as general health and birth controlinformation. In 1984, the trust moved to the University of Utah under theoversight...

Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?

...eral instances of unbelievableresponses. Post-test surveys indicated that subjects were not intentionallytrying to give bad answers, but were simply uneducated about nutrition. Future Directions There are two initiatives that must be undertaken for the goals of the NLEA tobe effective. First, consumers mu...

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