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Energy efficiency: Canadians honoured
...n businesses, industry, institutions, governments, communities
and individuals, and raise awareness that energy efficiency is a key part of Canada's response to climate change. "The Government of Canada is committed to building a cleaner future in Canada and finding new and better ways to save energy," said Ms....
Researchers go into action after Tsunami
...earthquakes and has major implications for coastal communities
worldwide." A research team from the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge is using EPSRC funding in collating eyewitness reports from British citizens, field surveys, and satellite imagery to build a more complete understanding o...
RNA project to create language for scientists worldwide
... accessible on the Web to the various RNA research communities
using servers hosted at BGSU. Some researchers focus on the sequences of RNA molecules, while others study their 3-dimensional structures. A major focus of the project will be to integrate the databases of RNA sequences and 3D structure. Leontis has ...
Mitsubishi offsets carbon footprint through investment in Madagascar's rain forest
... and by supporting sustainable activities of local communities
in the region. The carbon offset financing deal wa...kira, prevent species extinctions, work with local communities
to develop sustainable activities that provide alternative approaches to slash and burn agriculture,...
Institute for OneWorld Health awarded Skoll Foundation's Social Entrepreneurship Award
...s mission is to advance systemic change benefiting communities
around the world by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs, who are individuals dedicated to creating new solutions that result in lasting improvements to complex social problems. "We have cast our net far and wide to find the ...
Salk polio vaccine celebrates 50th anniversary
... place the weekend of April 30-May 1 in over 1,100 communities
nationwide. For more information, visit walkamerica.org . National supporters of the March of Dimes 50th Anniversary Salk Vaccine activities throughout 2005 are Merck, Sanofi-Pasteur, and BD....
Highly adaptable genome in gut bacterium key to intestinal health
...on, variations in the composition of gut microbial communities
among different people may be an important factor that influences predisposition to obesity and obesity-related disorders such as diabetes and heart disease The bacterium of the study, called Bacteriodes thetaiotaomicron or B. theta, is among the mos...
'You can't buy conservation,' suggests survey of Africa's rain forest parks
...ker. Thus, they may range from meetings with local communities
for information exchange and dialog to military-style operations against well-armed poachers who are also murderers. "While we found that law enforcement was one important short-term solution, it isn't the ultimate answer to the complex problems of p...
Earth's services in peril, report concludes
...ure may turn into a downward spiral, in which poor communities
have fewer options to conserve natural resources, ...ovided by nature are not free and limitless. Local communities
must have real influence in how conservation decisions are made, and end up with a fair share of the...
'Free-for-all' illegal logging of mahogany in Peruvian parks, says Duke-based monitoring group
...n said loggers often purchase permits on behalf of communities
that cannot afford the travel costs to buy their o... a huge profit. In exchange for the valuable wood, communities
may receive little more than vastly overpriced staple goods such as soap, salt, sugar, machetes and ...
Inexpensive treatment stops multi-drug resistant TB in its tracks
...n Mexico as a whole, encompasses five mostly urban communities
in an industrialized valley and surrounding rural mountains. Supported by HHMI, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the Wellcome Trust, the study used modern molecular epidemiologic approaches, in addition to screenings, clinical assessment ...
New study documents the detrimental impact of teen beverage choices
...take a concerted effort in schools, at home and in communities
to reverse the current trend in beverage consumption among today's teenagers....
Students to chat online with leading genome researchers for National DNA Day
...assadors" visiting high schools in rural and urban communities
across the country. These ambassadors will help explain basic science concepts and share first-hand some of their experiences on the front lines of genomic research. A state-by-state list of NHGRI's DNA Day Ambassadors and their schools is available ...
Wind turbine to stir up renewable energy research
...able energy industry and provide a model for rural communities
and agricultural producers to integrate renewable energy systems into their economies," said Greg Cuomo, head of the WCROC. The University of Minnesota Renewable Energy Research and Demonstration Center is designed as a community-scale project whose ...
Researchers find new giant amphibian fossils in Africa
...d one of the driest climates on the planet. Animal communities
found in other parts of the world are similar to e...think the shared temperate climates of these other communities
may have forced them to evolve independently and in relative isolation from the Niger fauna." The t...
Highlights from the April issue of Ecology
...ale chicks loosing out. Shifts in open-ocean fish communities
coinciding with the commencement of commercial fishing Comparing data from a 1950's scientific survey with observations collected on longline fishing vessels, Peter Ward and Ransom Myers (Dalhousie University, Canada) found a major shift in the size...
8th World Wilderness Congress announced
...a and around the world, including impacts on local communities
and mitigation efforts New Protected Areas Several new protected areas and "peace parks" are expected to be announced, including some in the U.S. and Mexico Native Lands and Wilderness Council Tribes from The United States, Canada, Australia, As...
Extreme life discovery in Yellowstone bodes well for astrobiologists, says Colorado U. study
...ris Geyser Basin. The new study shows the microbe communities
are subject to fossilization and have the potentia...ording to the research team. "Remnants of these communities
could serve as 'biosignatures' and provide important clues about ancient life associated with geothe...
Whale bones and farm soil: Sequencing biodiversity
... are sufficient to capture differences between the communities
from genome sizes to lifestyle," Bork says. This type of approach could provide more information on environments about which little is known permitting estimates of the nutrient supply in the soil or pollution levels in the sea. The data may also be...
The Molecular Profiling Institute, Inc. launches MammaPrint for breast cancer patients
...agnostic testing and healthcare information to the communities
and patients that we serve," said Jeffrey Mossler, MD, Vice Chairman of AmeriPath. MPI was developed by two non-profits, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium (IGC) and has licensing agreeme...
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