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10,000-Year-Old Clues Suggest Future Forest Changes

... also found fossil seeds and cones that indicate a thriving forest of whitebark pine and sub-alpine fir, radiocarbon dated at 9,000-8,000 years ago. From this and other evidence, he can predict that, if our West Coast climate does warm, it will eliminate some current alpine and sub-alpine meadows astrees move...

ASU Scientists Make Major Breakthrough With Photosynthetic Energy

...ics research at the University of Arizona led to a thriving optics industry in southern Arizona. "The photosynthesis research at ASU could help drive the 21st century economy of Maricopa County," Fink said. The Moores, Gust and dozens of ASU students have experimented with artificial photosynthesis for 20...

Poison-Eating Bugs Strike Gold

... the local conditions. "We found these bacteria thriving in the tailings ponds of a gold mine in the Western Australian goldfields," Dr Franzmann explains. Part of the project is to develop a modified bioreactor to process the mine effluent which better suits the local microbes and the specific degrad...

You Could Eat Your Dinner Off That...

...s that toilet seats are simplytoo dry to support a thriving population of bacteria, which tend to prefer dampenvironments. At the start of the study, the researchers found a million times as manybacteria in the fluid wrung from dishcloths as on toilet seats. Even choppingboards hosted three times as m...

Life In Antarctic Ice May Compare To Mars

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Bacterial colonies are thriving underneath ice on oneof the coldest, driest deserts on Earth, researchers have discovered, inconditions that might compare to those on Mars or Europa and provide insightsfor life forms that could be found elsewhere in our solar system. The st...

United States And Ukrainian Governments Establish Permanent Chernobyl Laboratory

...rnobylzone is actually a very beautiful place with thriving wildlife communities. Without a Geiger-counter, you wouldn't know you were in a highly contaminatedplace. Thus far, our genetic studies have shown very few long-lasting impactsdue to the high radiation. Most of the effects, however, are very subtle...

Killer Whales Have Begun Preying On Sea Otters, Causing Disruption Of Coastal Ecosystems In Western Alaska

...ecovery, and many areasof their historic range had thriving populations by the early 1970s. Estes andother researchers studying the species' recovery documented its importance inthe coastal ecosystem by comparing areas with and without healthy sea otterpopulations. One of the important implications of the cur...

Chinese And US Scientists Identify The World's Oldest Flowering Plant

...forest, a woody plant destined for immortality was thriving among the dragonflies and dinosaurs when a nearby volcano erupted and left it buried in ash. Some 140 million years later, Chinese and American researchers have retrieved the fossilized remains of that scrap of vegetation and given it a label sure t...

Future Of West Tied To Saving, Not Extracting, The Land

...ts than nearby Steamboat Springs. Freudenburg says thriving towns not only have tourism, but an influx of retireesand a growing service economy. New businesses such as software development andconsulting can be based anywhere, and more people are choosing small towns withgorgeous views. Back in the 1970s, Freu...

AIDS Virus May Evolve Differently In Cerebrospinal Fluid Compared With Blood In Some Patients, UCSF/Gladstone Research Finds

...ays. It may reflect a separate viral subpopulation thriving intheir central nervous systems, or maybe those with dementia have progressedfurther in immunodeficiency that may allow HIV-1 to become more virulent. The scientists also found preliminary evidence that in some ADCpatients, the HIV virus in t...

Tip Sheet: Papers Of Interest, 95th Annual Meeting, Association Of American Geographers

...an Honolulu, including mapping its graffitiand its thriving Chinatown, are also scheduled....

Microbes in basalt thrive on mixed diet of toxic waste

...ium-reducing naturalmicroorganisms were seen to be thriving -- in association with trivalentchromium. Says Holman, "As far as we know, this is the first time that infraredsynchrotron studies have been used to follow the steps in the transformation oftoxic chromium on mineral surfaces." For mo...

A miserable life on overcrowded Earth in 2100

...t policies could havethe planet's 2 billion people thriving in harmony with the environment. Lackingthese approaches, a new Cornell University study suggests, 12 billon miserablehumans will suffer a difficult life on Earth by the year 2100. "Of course, reducing population and using resources wisely will be a...

Algal food quality, not quantity, critical factor in healthy lake ecosystems

...ial fatty acid may be a major factor in supporting thriving fish populations and clear water in lake ecosystems, according to researchers in California and Washington. A new study points to the quality, rather than the quantity, of the phytoplankton, which are tiny plants at the bottom of the food chain, in ...

'Roadmap' to guide U.S. photovoltaics industry in 21st century

...tally friendly energy products and services from a thriving United States-based solar-electric power industry." For that vision to be realized, the roadmap will detail four major goals: Maintain the U.S. industry's worldwide technological leadership Achieve economic competitiveness with conventional ene...

UF dental researcher develops genetically altered bacteria strain that may fight cavities for a lifetime

...ting, and apparently has a sweet tooth of its own, thriving on a high-sugar diet in the laboratory, reports UF dentist Jeffrey Hillman in the February issue of the journal Infection and Immunity. Hillman constructed a new strain of the decay-causing bacterium Streptococcus mutans for use in replacement ther...

'Life in ice' scientist hopes for power in San Francisco

...n 1998 when Priscus team reported finding microbes thriving six feet deep in frozen lakes in the Antarctic Dry Valleys. The second came last year. Priscus team found bacteria in an ice core drilled from deep within the East Antarctic ice sheet above Lake Vostok. The lake is a subglacial body of water the...

Geologists explore beach nourishment controversies, groundwater quality, and Blue Ridge mountain issues

... millions of years longer than previously thought thriving until the mass extinction that ushered in the Jurassic, the age of dinosaurs. An Articulated Poposaurid Rauisuchian Archosaur from the Late Triassic Deep River Basin, North Carolina. Karin Peyer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel...

Genetically modified earth plants will glow from Mars

...l have shown that Earth-evolved life is capable of thriving in distant worlds, and we will have set the stage for human colonization."...

Rutgers helping Finns explore arctic microbes

...es south of "Santa's home," which has generated a thriving tourist industry and hundreds of thousands of letters each year to the local Santa. More important to researchers, the area has an infrastructure of good roads, highways and a major airport rarely found in far-northern regions, making it easy for sc...

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