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Forecasting jellyfish in Chesapeake Bay
...algal blooms, or red tides, that negatively affect tourism
worldwide. The economic effect of sea nettles is not limited to vacationers or weekenders who may shun Chesapeake Bay beaches to avoid painful allergic reactions from contact with their tentacles. Sea nettles are, Brown notes, voracious predators, de...
It pays to save: Science study shows huge economic benefits from conserving wild nature
...atmospheric carbon sinks, sustainable hunting, and tourism
outweighed the marketed benefits that came with conversion. The total economic value of the intact ecosystems ranged from 14 percent to nearly 75 percent higher than the converted ecosystem values. Despite this tally, the net benefit of conservation ...
Investing in environment pays off at 100-1, says paper published in Science this week
...n and the compromise of low impact activities like tourism
and the sustainable harvesting of plants and animals, the biomes lost about half their value after development took place, according to the combined results of the studies. That net loss translates to about $250 billion a year, given current rates...
Dipsticks for water testing, right whale future grim, marine law center established
...ticipants will have the opportunity to learn about tourism
by experiencing it in a major tourist destination ...tional extension network to help better understand tourism
development issues, and strengthen extension's capacity to deliver tourism
programs and technical as...
Engineers work on their SUNTANS as they track waves and beaches
..."People in Hawaii are interested in SUNTANS from a tourism
point of view," Gerritsen added, "especially in Mamala Bay, where tankers and ships pass very close by the coast." Better mousetrap Street predicted that the SUNTANS team "could have a code we're happy with a year from now. With Margot and Oliver...
Three tourist experiences named best worldwide for environmental, social responsibility
...Italy, and are considered the best examples in the tourism
industry of the ideal balance between nature conse...onsibility and respecting cultural heritage in the tourism
industry. They are the only global tourism
award to perform on-site verification visits by a team of...
Michigan researcher helps resolve the conflict between exotic birds and eco-tourists
... meeting the twin goals of managing and developing tourism
and conserving the colony have attracted the atten...t the birds were moving out, and that uncontrolled tourism
was responsible." The first part of the study documented the potential effects of human activities o...
Water quality in Adirondack lakes responding to acid rain regulations
...that rely on fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts for tourism
dollars. And while acid rain is not directly harmful to human health, the pollutants that cause acid rain (sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) have been associated with increased illness and premature death from heart and lung disorders, such as asth...
Tourism leaders and conservation organizations to devise Caribbean conservation action plan
...eeting,' key decision-makers influencing Caribbean tourism
development will come together to develop a sustainable tourism
action plan. Balancing business interests with regional conservation will be the focus of Making Bi...
World's smallest seahorse discovered
... flatten reefs is one potential threat. Underwater tourism
is another. "Divers and photographers could possibly love these animals to death," she says. Lourie is doctoral student at McGill University in Montreal. She worked with Dr. John Randall of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, to describe the new s...
Biodiversity has roots in global health
...d. The authors outline the push and pull in China tourism
both providing needed funding for maintenance of reserves, yet at the same time degrading habitat; villagers' need for fuel wood to cook food and heat homes conflicting with forest preservation. Because of this intricate interdependence, Liu and col...
Tourism to Earth's most threatened areas surges by over 100 percent in last decade
...nsive study of its kind focusing on the impacts of tourism
on biological diversity. In some places the growth has been staggering. Over the past decade, tourism
has increased by more than 2000 percent in both Laos and Cambodia, nearly 500 percent in South Afric...
Ancient Inca road in desperate need of protection
...long the route," says Stephen Edwards, CI's Andean tourism
specialist. "Traditionally, these communities have lived in some of the most marginalized areas on the continent; an initiative like this, and its incredible potential for community-based tourism, could lead to powerful and positive transformations o...
$62-million partnership to revolutionize ocean research
...he subsea, robotics, communications, education and tourism
sectors. Once the network is operational, the public will be able to log on to NEPTUNE via the Internet to learn about a wide range of ocean processes. It is expected to begin operation sometime in 2007. UVic is recognized internationally for its ex...
Expedition will retrace legendary Steinbeck-Ricketts voyage to the Sea of Cortez
...a.'' Ricketts and Steinbeck were keenly aware that tourism
posed a serious threat to the traditional way of life in the Sea of Cortez. Cabo San Lucas, now a major coastal resort, was barely a town when they arrived there on March 17, 1940. Further up the coast in La Paz, a luxury hotel was under construction...
A blueprint for US national ocean policy for the 21st Century
... Marine transportation and coastal recreation and tourism
have become two of the top drivers of the national economy. These developments, however, come with costs, and we are only now discovering the extent of those costs in terms of depleted resources, lost habitat, and polluted waters. Living ocean and co...
Archaeologists announce discoveries at the ancient Maya site of Waka' in northern Guatemala
...this area. Research, development, conservation and tourism
are only some of the areas in which the K'ante'el Alliance is looking to ensure the future of the site of Waka'. The work undertaken by the project to date is an important first step in achieving that goal and of preserving Waka' and Laguna del Tigre...
Four tourist destinations named best worldwide
...nesia, and are considered the best examples in the tourism
industry of the ideal balance between nature conse... on six continents were considered. "Travel and tourism
is the largest industry on the planet. In some countries, tourism
has grown more than 1,000 percent ...
Carnegie Mellon scientists reveal ways of studying, resolving PCB contamination in US rivers
... has threatened scarce water supplies, ecosystems, tourism
and the world's fragile fishing industry. In the three decades since PCB production and use were banned, sediments of many lakes and waterways continue to provide a source of these deadly toxins to the water and ultimately to fish and people. Now, ...