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WHSRN announces three new international sites

...National Wildlife Refuge is located about 60 miles east of Houston, TX. Primarily managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for waterfowl, the increased focus on shorebirds is new for the area. Among the most important species in the area are the Whimbrel, a large shorebird that breeds in the High A...

Wide range of topics covered by new research units

... The Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda are part of the east rift system. They are more than 5,000 metres high, which is unusual for an area otherwise dominated by rift valleys. The Research Unit "Rift Dynamics, Uplift and Climate Change in Equatorial Africa: Interdisciplinary Research Linking Asthenosphere, L...

Finding life on Mars and outer space begins by examining Earth's inner space

... found in the dry, rain shadow desert located just east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Mono is referred to as a terminal lake basin. That means the water flowing into the lake only leaves by evaporation," said Farmer. "Since the last ice age, the desert climate has progressively evaporated...

Exotic crab poised for widespread UK invasion

...3-1998. The UK spread was most marked along the east coast northwards to the River Tyne and on the south coast westwards to the River Teign. Dr Matt Bentley, one of the research team*, said: "The pattern of the spread in the UK since the 1970s mirrors the spread in mainland Europe and in the Baltic ...

Early California: A killing field

...eryville shellmound, an ancient Indian site on the east shore of San Francisco Bay between Oakland and Berkeley. About 2,600 years ago, California's native people started living on the site and using it to dump residential waste such as shellfish remnants, bones, soil, rocks, ash and charcoal, and artif...

Sex, cleaner of genomes

...d from 75 ponds as far west as Illinois and as far east as Nova Scotia, Canada. This family tree reveals that sexual populations have recently and repeatedly spun off asexual strains. The scientists sequenced the entire mitochondrial genomes for a subset of these sexual and asexual lines of Daphnia pulex...

Overseas NOx could be boosting ozone levels in US

...is research is to study chemical measurements over east Asia to see if there is indeed a link to this seasonal transition and emissions from Asia....

There's something fishy about human brain evolution

...lands and river and lake shorelines that dominated east Africa's prehistoric Rift Valley in which early humans evolved. Dr. Cunnane points to the table scrap fossil evidence collected by his symposium co-organizer Dr. Kathy Stewart from the Canadian Museum of Nature, in Ottawa. Her study of fossil materia...

First Amazon-Andean crop plant transfer and corn processing in Peru 3600-4000 years ago

...moving tubers from lowland Amazon rainforest sites east of the Andes west to the Waynuna site. Maize from Mexico. Maize (Zea mays) cultivation also swept through the Americas in the millennia following its domestication from Teosinte, a wild ancestor from Mexico's tropical Balsas river valley, some 9000 ...

Researchers to scrutinize megacity pollution during Mexico City field campaign

...nstruments Researchers based in Veracruz, located east of the capital on the Gulf of Mexico, will crisscross Mexico City's pollution plume in the C-130 aircraft. Using a complex package of instruments, they'll make multiple flights to sample the gases and aerosols that comprise the plume, which usually ...

Uncovering sex-change secrets of black sea bass

...d, they're a good candidate for aquaculture on the east coast. Except, that is, for one problem: they have a tendency to change sex unpredictably in captivity. "In the wild, black sea bass are born as females and turn into males at around two to five years old," Berlinsky explains. "When you bring them i...

'Dead zone' summer killed billions of ocean state mussels

...ed since 1990. "Dead zones" can be found along the east coast of the United States, in the seas of Europe, as well off Australia, Brazil, and Japan. One of the biggest "dead zones" is in the Gulf of Mexico, where it has grown to an area as big as New Jersey. Altieri and Witman said lessons from Narraganse...

Mobile DNA part of evolution's toolbox

...o until a live specimen was caught in 1938 off the east coast of South Africa. The coelacanth is a descendant of the ancient marine organism that gave rise to the terrestrial vertebrates more than 360 million years ago. Humans are therefore separated from the coelacanth by hundreds of millions of years of...

Diverse sea 'bugs' revealed on landmark Atlantic cruise to census zooplankton

...Southern Sargasso Sea, and North Equatorial Region east of the Windward Islands. "By 2010, the research conducted by this project will provide a baseline against which future generations can measure changes to the zooplankton and their provinces, caused by pollution, over-fishing, climate change, and ot...

Fire ants: Their true story told by the scientist who loves them

...Southwood Plantation a corporate cattle farm just east of Tallahassee to area strip malls. The parking lot behind a local grocery store is a particular favorite. "Fire ants specialize in exploiting disturbed habitat, and they've thrived in part because humans have done a lot of disturbing," he said. Ot...

Creating new insight into HIV-AIDS virus wins Canada's top student biotech prize

...and regions in the 2006 national competition, from east to west: NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR Brief project description: How anti-oxidants reduce post-stroke brain damage, promote recovery www.biotechchallenge.ca/downloads/Regions/EasternNewfoundland/Newfoundland_Nashila_Addita.doc Nashila Addetia, Holy Hea...

From campfire to gas tank, Mesquite energy may be harvested for ethanol

...west by a line from Childress to Del Rio andon the east from Decatur to Austin. "We're talking small travel distance from wood source to theserefineries, about 4 to 5 miles," Ansley said. "They would process about 5million gallons per year of ethanol, which would require about 30,000acres. Only about ...

Afghanistan to protect wildlife and wild lands

... first European travelers along the silk routes to east Asia and who described the giant sheep in his writings in the late 13th Century. Other mammals known to occur in Afghanistan include the ibex, the Persian leopard, gazelles, and the elusive snow leopard. Specifically, five areas being considered b...

Ancient raindrops reveal the origins of California's Sierra Nevada range

.... "If you go up along the Yuba and American rivers east of Sacramento, you'll see the gold diggings," Chamberlain said. "They were mining river gravels that were deposited 45 to 48 million years ago. When these deposits formed, they underwent intense chemical weathering that turned them into clay minerals...

Stevens' Disruptive Technologies Roundtable Series discusses SPOC

...ard Room of The Wesley J. Howe Center, two blocks east of Washington and 8th Streets in Hoboken. Lunch will be served and members of the media are welcome to attend. The program is a by-invitation roundtable discussion about a revolutionary product that eliminates unnecessary surgery by finding the overl...

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