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January media highlights: GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY

...ma Desert: Implications for the desertification of western South America. Adrian J. Hartley, Department of ...tilt of the Miocene-Pliocene Ogallala Group on the western Great Plains: evidence of late Cenozoic uplift of the Rocky Mountains. Margaret E. McMillan et al.,...

January media highlights-GSA Bulletin

...wer Mississippian (Kinderhookian - lower Osagean), western United States: Implications for seawater chemistry...ing resulted from tectonic changes taking place in western North America, which deepened the ocean basins and allowed for storage of large quantities of organi...

URI oceanography models migration and foraging strategies of North Atlantic right whales

...nt of such high-density zooplankton patches in the western North Atlantic is very poorly known, some of the h... The best hope for the long-term recovery of the western North Atlantic right whales may be those females taking their calves on the tour of the foraging gro...

Where is the world's greatest biodiversity? Smithsonian scientists find the answer is a question of scale

...ee forests, they observed that a wide swath of the western Amazon has a forest in which the species change ve...s alike than forests 1,400 kilometers apart in the western Amazon. As a result of such high landscape variation, parts of Panama have as many or even more tre...

Media Advisory 2 - 2002 Ocean Sciences Meeting: press conferences scheduled

...t 20 kilometers (10 miles) off Kaena Point, Oahu's western tip. These internal waves are now believed to be an important component of ocean mixing, the process by which warm surface water is exchanged with colder waters far below. The surface tide slams twice daily into the Hawaiian Ridge at nearly a right a...

Researchers link migratory birds' winter, summer ranges

...rk and New England) spend the winter mainly in the western Caribbean islands of Cuba and Jamaica. In contras...ance, some of the most severe deforestation in the western hemisphere has occurred in Haiti on the island of Hispaniola, and our results suggest a possible con...

February media highlights - GSA Bulletin

...t zone and decreased seismicity in the eastern and western margins. The magnitude range determined for the central zone (M6.1 - M6.7) was likely not high enough to activate the marginal faults. The decrease in earthquake magnitudes with time, combined with the observations that the last large event occurred ...

Meeting ecological and societal needs for freshwater

...erved in the downstream waters of some dams in the western states. All these changes have ripple effects throughout ecosystems. For example, since they are filter feeders that remove many of the pollutants found in water, a decline in mollusks can lead to dirtier water, which can in turn threaten the well-...

New species clarifies bird-dinosaur link

...e fossil was found in the rich Yixian Formation of western Liaoning in China, where scientists have recently discovered many groundbreaking fossils, including feathered dinosaurs. This new dinosaur, which was probably feathered, is closely related to and almost the same age as the oldest known bird, Archaeop...

Poorer farmers benefit most from organic practices

...g green agricultural practices far more than their western counterparts, suggests a report published today, Thursday 14 February. The report by Nicolas Parrott at Cardiff Universitys Department of City and Regional Planning will be launched by German Agriculture and Environment Minister Renate Kunast, togeth...

AAAS speakers report worldwide 'epidemic' of obesity

...ts to industrialized countries, as well as certain western groups undergoing rapid socioeconomic changes. Barry Bogin of the University of Michigan Dearborn presented the case of the Maya in Guatemala and Maya in the United States, and discussed the impact of immigration on Mayan children. While Maya-America...

Hurricane floods pose risk to environment, health, new research on 1999 storm reveals

... Also, satellite images were not available for the western edge of the flooded region, he said. Of the 2,286 animal operations holding state permits in the area the UNC scientists studied, 2,245 involved swine, Wing said. The swine operations with geographic coordinates in areas that were inundated accor...

Wolves decline, moose increase

...caused a large blow-down of the balsam firs on the western half of the island. The moose prefer these for food. "We lost 16 percent of the fir trees on the western half this winter," he said. "In the last 13 years, about three-quarters of these trees have disappea...

Years of research, thought lead geologist to propose new supercontinent Columbia

...r its existence is in the Columbia River region of western North America, Rogers said. Starting at about 1.8 ...masses. The east coast of India became attached to western North America, with southern Australia against western Canada, he said. Most of present South Americ...

Women with vaginal cancer likely to have been exposed to HPV-16, the virus that causes genital warts

..., according a recent large-scale study of women in western Washington. The study, led by researchers at the F...and Community Medicine. The new study included 156 western Washington women with squamous cell in situ (non-invasive) or invasive vaginal cancer diagnosed betw...

New dinosaur related to Triceratops

...sts have discovered many groundbreaking fossils in western Liaoning, including feathered dinosaurs and Sinovenator changii, a dinosaur that is closely related to and almost the same age as Archaeopteryx, the oldest known bird. The Field Museum, National Geographic Society, American Museum of Natural History,...

Researchers describe overall water balance in subglacial Lake Vostok

...French team at Russias Vostok Station on the lakes western shore. But coring was stopped roughly 100 meters (328 feet) above what is thought to be the surface of thewater to prevent contamination of the lake. The ice layers reveal a 400,000-year environmental record with microorganisms present throughout m...

April GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

...oniferous-Triassic subduction and accretion in the western Kunlun, China: Implications for the collisional an...iences, Beijing 100029, China. Pages 295-298. The western Kunlun mountain range in Southwest China provides new and important information on the tectonic evol...

Unique social system found in famous Tsavo lions

... from South Africa to the Balkans, from Morocco to western India. To exploit such a diverse array of habitats, lions must have adapted many different lifestyles and behavior patterns. How does Panthera leo behave in markedly different habitats and climates? asks the studys co-author Bruce Patterson, PhD, Mac...

New insect order discovered for first time since 1915

...insects was discovered on theBrandberg Mountain in western Namibia by a team of scientists from the National Museum of Namibia in Windhoek. Living individuals were confirmed on a recently completed rediscovery expedition, funded by Conservation International. The new discovery brings the total number of inse...

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