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Changing climate will challenge Northeast agriculture, CU expert warns
...agement," said Wolfe. "Adapting to change will add economic
stress to family farms already stretched to the limit." The Northeast can also expect more frequent summer heat waves that could compromise the health of crops, livestock and humans, said Wolfe. What will happen in the future, he said, depends "on wh...
Mild stress in the womb may worsen risk of cerebral palsy
...ent way to reduce the human, emotional, social and economic
burden of cerebral palsy....
Satellite survey links tropical park fires with poverty and corruption
...rotect rainforests, not all have the political and economic
means to enforce park boundaries and prevent illeg...in hand, researchers developed a set of social and economic
indicators reflecting the level of poverty and corruption in each country. The Corruption Protection...
Size and positioning of floral anthers facilitates pollen collection by bees
.... Flower architecture has great evolutionary and economic
importance. Minute differences in the size and placement of the male and female reproductive parts of a flower can determine how those flowers are pollinated--by insects, birds, animals, wind, or the flowers themselves. Genetic programs determine h...
Size and positioning of floral anthers facilitates
.... Flower architecture has great evolutionary and economic
importance. Minute differences in the size and placement of the male and female reproductive parts of a flower can determine how those flowers are pollinated--by insects, birds, animals, wind, or the flowers themselves. Genetic programs determine how...
Health Physics Society
...ince the mid-1990s, a legacy of the region's sharp economic
decline after the break-up of the Soviet Union. In 2006, MacKenzie was part of a team that located a powerful source of cesium-137 in a pile of dirt in an abandoned military complex. They also found a second smaller source in a box of nuts and bolts ...
Satellite images reveal link between urban growth and changing rainfall patterns
...d on the People's Republic of China, where special economic
zones have been established to attract foreign investment and generate international trade. One zone, Shenzhen, was created in 1980 in the Pearl River Delta just north of Hong Kong. Seto, a Hong Kong native, witnessed the impact of this designation d...
The fisherman is a predator like any other
...g), communications(radio between vessels), andalso economic
motives or attachment to aport, did not produce a ...emsexploited for fi shing. Fishermen are notsolely economic
agents whose catches (i.e.removal of organisms) constitute a disturbanceacting from outside the ecos...
Desertification: UN experts prescribe global policy overhaul to avoid looming mass migrations
... forces of globalization, while striving to reduce economic
inequality and eliminate poverty are contributing ...define and understand environmental migration its economic
and ecological consequences, and to create a global framework to legally recognize and assist enviro...
$125 million bioenergy initiative powered by Midwest ag industry, MSU research
...to energy products, providing an environmental and economic
framework for sustaining the biomass-to-fuel pipeline and integrating new technologies including genomics and new computational methods into bioenergy research. Keegstras expertise is in plant cell wall biology a crucial area in making biofuels. ...
Virginia Tech researchers to study poplar tree as model biomass crop
...bust bioenergy future vital to Americas energy and economic
security, said U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman when making the grant announcement. The DOE is funding the Virginia Tech project. In 2006, DOE and USDA began funding fundamental research in biomass genomics to provide a scientific foundation to ...
The BBVA Foundation commits 2.4 million euros to research in Ecology and Conservation Biology
... populations, with an evaluation of the associated economic
cost. CREATION OF PROTECTED MARINE AREAS The selected projects include a study on marine conservation and management and another on the conservation of cyprinids a family of freshwater fish in arid and semiarid zones of the Iberian Peninsula a...
On-farm research shows farmers that they can use less nitrogen
... minimize the potential negative environmental and economic
impacts of excess nitrogen fertilizer use." The project evaluated five treatments when growing corn: no starter fertilizer and no additional nitrogen; a starter of 30 lbs nitrogen only; and starter of 30 lbs nitrogen plus 50, 100 of 150 lbs of adde...
Potato wart eyed as risk to potato production
...may be insignificant when first detected, indirect economic
losses resulting from zero-tolerance regulations f...otato wart can be devastating to growers. Indirect economic
losses become especially evident in potato production areas that are subject to quarantine measures,...
NSF funding to advance research on interplay between biology and society
...iological sciences and for social, behavioral, and economic
sciences. The awards are part of the Science and...or in NSF's directorate for social, behavioral and economic
sciences. "There are substantial and important reciprocal impacts. These mutual influences have been...
Improving plants' abilities to cope with saline conditions
...ts a significant step forward that can bring great economic
and social benefit to many nations of the world....
Research without borders: Head of Santa Fe Institute to address NSF
...ical & physical sciences, and social, behavioral & economic
sciences directorates. ...
Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming
... saline aquifer beneath the North Sea floor. Its economic
success, scientists say, is due to the presence of Norway's high carbon taxes, which give green technologies an advantage by discouraging carbon emissions. Carbon taxes are charged to a company for every ton of carbon dioxide it emits, so that it b...
Salvage logging, replanting increased biscuit fire severity
...nt of salvage logging it may still have value for economic
purposes or to assure the establishment of desired tree species. However, the hypothesis that salvage-logging, then planting, reduces re-burn severity is not supported by these data, the scientists said in their report. Young forests in this regio...
Woods Hole Research Center scientists study impacts of industrial logging in Central Africa
...tes that the combination of increasing population, economic
development and climatic change means that Africa is poised for irreversible change, so it is important to help African countries with tools to monitor what is happening to their forests. Dr. Laporte adds, This work helps to provide key data to l...
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