Tag: "water" at biology news
Chemical Society announces EPA awards for environmentally friendly technology
...se researchers create tunable benign solvents from water
and carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), which host chemical re... 2 , which is dense and compressible; nearcritical water
with operating temperatures between 250-300 degrees Celsius; and CO 2 -expanded liquids, which can b...
Deserts and rainforests are equally productive during drought
...tional Biological Program (IBP) began to study how water
affects productivity in different ecosystems. It w...14 ecosystems. The RUEmax model predicts that when water
is the most limiting resource there will be convergence in the production-precipitation ratio for al...
$6 million appropriation to focus Sandia research on drinking water desalination, removal of arsenic
...he areas of desalination and removal of arsenic in water
will step up at the National Nuclear Security Admi...fill two semis per day when supplying the drinking water
for a city of 100,000. This is not a problem in coastal communities because salt can be returned to ...
Scientists call for better protection for coral reefs
...m channel dredging, and other changes in nearshore water
quality. The first four ISRS briefing papers will... papers examine the role of marineprotected areas, water
quality issues, climate change and overfishing oncoral reefs. papers, together with related outreach...
Rare, tiny find in West Australian waters
...g' eddy bringing cold and nutrient-rich deep ocean water
to the surface by Dr Stephan Pesant a member of the University of Western Australia team lead by Dr Anya Waite, Centre for Water Research. The micro zooplankton species is understood to live from depths of 100 to 5000 metres. Its food range extends ...
Melting ice cap gives urgency to new census of marine life project in Arctic Ocean
...ersity of life in the three major realms (sea ice, water
column and sea floor) an urgent issue," according ...ey will study life in the three main layers of the water
column a low-density surface layer, an intermediate layer which receives warm, salty water
Mutant mice lead to memory insights
...jects or the position of a submerged platform in a water
tank. However, when they switched off the bad gene, the mice showed normal long-term memory formation. In experiments similar to those of the Kandel group, Korzus and his colleagues also found that a drug that inhibits the removal of acetyl groups fr...
Physicists reveal first 'nanoflowers'
...that are currently being explored are their use as water
repellant coatings and as a base for a new type of...olar cell. We have already shown that as a coating water
droplets roll off these surfaces when they are tilted at angles as small as 5 degrees. This behavior...
Newly grown kidneys can sustain life in rats
...ration, the new kidney also has to reabsorb salts, water
and key nutrients. The researchers have shown that the new kidneys can reabsorb both water
and the nutrient phosphorus. Hammerman, who is director of the Renal Division at the school's affili...
New national research effort needed to secure clean, adequate water supply in coming decades
...ates needs to make a new commitment to research on water
resources in order to confront the increasingly severe water
problems faced by all parts of the country, says a new congressionally mandated report from the Nati...
Natural, man-made mix promises biggest landscape plant growth
...y make it easier for the roots of plants to access water
and nutrients, which is important in producing plants and establishing them in the landscape/garden," Davies explained. Though somewhat beneficial under a variety of conditions, this plant "upper" seems to work best when blended in with a synthetic,...
NASA data shows hurricanes help plants bloom in 'ocean deserts'
...uced upwelling, the rising of cooler nutrient-rich water
to the ocean surface, is also critical in phytoplankton growth. For two to three weeks following almost every storm, the satellite data showed phytoplankton growth. Babin and his colleagues believe it was stimulated by the addition of nutrients broug...
Myths surrounding Cuyahoga River fire 35 years ago
...urn was, in fact, well on the way to improving its water
quality. And fish, a bellwether of good water
quality, were reported again swimming in the river at the time of the fire. As the 35th anniversary...
ESA and EADS-CASA sign contract to build instrument for the SMOS mission
...the oceans are intrinsically linked to the Earth's water
cycle and climate. Currently, in-situ measurements...are sparse, but if we are to better understand the water
cycle so that the forecasting of climate, weather and extreme events such as floods can be improved ...
Espionage may have driven the evolution of bee language according to UCSD-led study in Brazil
...cies to feed at separate dishes of unscented sugar water
more than 100 yards away from each other. On discs of paper, the researchers collected scent markings from bees of each species as they were feeding. Scent markings are glandular secretions from bees' heads or other body parts that many bee species...
Stanford researchers go from heaven to Earth in 'lifeguard' test
... Neutral Buoyancy Lab, a huge 40-foot-deep pool of water
at Johnson Space Center that astronauts use to get the hang of zero-gravity conditions....
Study probes ecosystem of tree holes
... ecosystem, bugs and leaves fall into this pool of water
and decompose which provides the energy for hundreds of species, including bacteria, protozoa, and mosquito larvae. It's a generally thriving community where these critters battle each other in a mini-survival-of-the-fittest. To perform his ...
Ecosystem bounces back from hurricanes
...lied Aquatic Ecology, says the research shows that water
quality, numbers and health of most of the area's ...nd finfish, and the overall health of the surveyed water
systems though initially acutely affected by storms, especially Hurricane Fran in 1996 have over t...
Two billion vulnerable to floods by 2050; number expected to double or more in two generations
... typically feature attractive rich soils, abundant water
supplies and ease of transport, will increase as the world's population continues spiraling upward to a projected 10 billion by 2050. The warning was issued as UNU officially opens a new institute in Bonn, Germany June 15 dedicated to study of ...
Trapping carbon in soil key for protecting global food security, dealing with climate change
...ources. "Soil needs enough carbon in order to hold water
and nutrients and to grow crops efficiently. "But ...ctivity, restores degraded ecosystems and improves water
quality. It is truly a win-win option. "Soil carbon sequestration is a natural, cost-effective and e...
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