Tag: "west" at biology news
Duke Geologists Explore Alternative Way To Measure Ice Age Sea Bottom Temperatures
...samples from a Deep Sea Drilling Project site just west
of the mid-ocean ridge at roughly the same latitude as New Jersey. That is a location where deep sea circulation patterns are thought to shift markedly between glacial and interglacial periods. The ostracod in the samples were alive between 3.2 milli...
Munching Microbes Make A Meal Out Of Toxic Substances
...g basis behind them," Nies says. "For example, out west
the soil is very alkaline, and just adding any petroleum degrader to the soil isn't going to be effective because some can't survive in those conditions." Nies and Purdue research scientist Bobby McCullouch are developing a CD-ROM on bioremediation a...
Coming Extinction Of One Of UK's Most Minuscule Plants Yields Information On Climate Change
... early part of the year has been much drier on the west
coast of Scotland in recent years and this spring (1997) many of the burns had dried up by the end of June giving many remote houses cause for concern. By studying the plant the researchers will be able to determine if aberrations in weather are bec...
Lethal Parasite Prime Suspect In Fish Kills At Salton Sea
...d California brown pelicans and 10-12% of the west
coast population of American white pelicans. At the same time, a die-off also occurred in tilapia. These fish were suspected to be the source of the botulism toxin for the birds. In August 1997, another outbreak of botulism occu...
Skull Of Refrigerator-Size Ancient Armadillo Finds A Home At UF
...cal scientist. Found in a limestone quarry west
of Gainesville, the skull now is at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus, where researchers are preserving and restoring the specimen so it can be stored and displayed in the building's collections. "It's a very important sp...
Remote Cloud Observatory Tracks El Niño Changes
...Normally the Pacific trade winds blow from east to west
and push warmwater across the Pacific Ocean and al... move in from the north,south and below, along the west
coast of North and South America. When El Niño begins, the trade winds slacken and t...
Worm Wizardry: World's Most Heat-Tolerant Creature Suggests Enzymes For Drugs OrIndustry, UD Prof Says
In a steamy underwater hell west
of Costa Rica, weird deep-sea worms survivetempera...cle Alvin during trips to theAxial Summit Caldera, west
of Mexico and south of Baja, Calif. (9 degrees northand 105 degrees west
of the equator). At this si...
Concerns For Australian Sea Lion
...in South Australia. Smaller colonies exist on the west
coast of SA and in Western Australia. "Data collected suggests to us that too many pups are dying and we don't really know why," says Shaughnessy. "For example in 1996 at two colonies we found mortality rates of 30 per cent and 50 per cent res...
Small-Scale Fires Key To Understanding Forest Structure
...d is very rugged with two ridges that run east and west
fromits headwaters. The researchers divided the area into three regions based ondifferences in topography. "In the 20th century, fire suppression has changed the density andspecies diversity of these forests, but differently in each area. Thec...
Pollution, Food Stress Take Toll On Bald Eagles
...ar the mill, and the other, for comparison, on the west
side ofVancouver Island near Bamfield. Over two summers he captured 24 eagles -- 10adults and 14 eaglets -- and took blood samples to assess levels of pollutantssuch as dioxins, PCBs and DDEs (a form of DDT). He conducted aerial surveys byhelicopter,...
Environmental Testimony: Taiwan Mega-Complex Threatens Endangered Spoonbills And
Efforts To Cut Greenhouse Gases, UD Prof Says
...l A 7,000-acre industrial complex planned for the west
coast of Taiwan threatensthe black-faced spoonbill with extinction and will increase greenhouse gasemissions, according to a University of Delaware professor who recentlytestified before a Taiwanese legislative committee. John Byrne, director of UD's...
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution's Aquaculture Division Studies Viability Of Controlled Reproduction Of Southern Flounder In Captivity
...he Gulf of Mexico fromnorthern Mexico to Florida's west
coast, but it is absent from southern Florida. Adults are found in coastal estuarine waters throughout the year, but undergoannual spawning migrations to offshore waters in late fall to early winter. Large individuals reach 60-91cm (23-26 inches), ho...
Turtle Population Apparently Threatened By Urban Sprawl, Traffic
...ves, which are eight miles apartin Du Page County, west
of Chicago. He has found just over 50 adult turtle...heyare found in small numbers near the GreatLakes, west
to Nebraska, Iowa and northeastern Missouri. Others are found inMaine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,...
USGS Scientists Learn Lessons From Captive Released Manatees
As he drifted in the Caribbean waters 20 miles west
of the Dry Tortugas, timeseemed to be running out for "Mo." Nearly 300 miles from where he started hiswayward journey and having lost 180 pounds, Mo was suffering from dehydrationand malnutrition. If not for his radio-tracking device, Mo, a captive-...
Clean Air Act Reduces Acid Rain In Eastern U.S.
... were in the EasternU.S. with a few plants located west
of the Mississippi River. The act specifieda reduction of sulfur dioxide emissions of 10 million tons, based on 1980levels. Reduction at the 110 utilities affected by phase one were set at 2.3million tons. "The actual reduction was about 3.9...
North America Absorbing Carbon Dioxide At Surprisingly High Rate, Team Reports
...author of thereport. "As an air mass travels from west
to east, it should receive carbondioxide and the East Coast concentration of CO2 should be higher than on theWest Coast. "But observations tell us otherwise. The mean atmospheric CO2concentration on the East Coast has been observed to be low...
AAAS Announces The Winners Of Its Science Journalism Awards
...dition in the cold and dangerous environment ofthe west
Antarctic ice sheet. The piece gave a clear explanation of scientificconcepts involved in climate change research and a vivid portrayal of scientificresearch under extremely difficult circumstances. In the radio category, David Baron won for "Montser...
Reusing Ag Drainage Water An Option For West Side Farm Sustainability
...-term farming potential of the San JoaquinValley's west
side, according to UC scientists. Growing eucalypt...se," Knapp said. He suggests that, in tackling the west
side drainage water disposal problems,farmers should consider using a combination of strategies -- i...
Future Of West Tied To Saving, Not Extracting, The Land
...peringones. The road to economic stability for the west
today, argues a University ofWisconsin-Madison rur...g environmentalquality. "The new prosperity in the west
is based on the region's natural beauty, ratherthan on tangible resources like coal, trees, cattle a...
Farmers Can Afford To Clean Up Gulf Of Mexico, Analysis Shows
... at the mouth of the Mississippi River and extends west
toward the Texas coastline, occurring in the middle of the most important commercial and recreational fishing zone in the lower 48 states. The zone exists because of the flood of excess nitrogen that comes down the Mississippi River each summer....
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