Tag: "economy" at biology news
Taking the next step toward growing our own fuel
...ary approach towards replacing the petroleum-based economy
with a biobased economy
that uses agricultural crops as the platform. "The U.S. has access to significant amounts of ...
International marine survey of coral death
...n worldwide and because of their importance to the economy
of developing countries. "We hope the new information will guide management policy on marine organisms of all kinds. But first we have to learn what's killing the corals," she says. Two recently published papers in the journals Frontiers in Ecology ...
New study links low fish supply to increased bushmeat hunting
...g license agreements. "If you have a very powerful economy
negotiating with weak one, then it's very difficul...ign fleets do nothing to benefit the local African economy
because they're taken to Europe for processing, Pauly said. Jobs are not created in Africa to proces...
Yale environmental journal translated into Chinese
... Lifset, JIE editor in chief. As the sixth largest economy
and most populous country in the world, China's de... environmental policy," said Lifset. "The circular economy
and industrial ecology (chan ye sheng tai xue) strongly overlap. Both emphasize loop closing--recycl...
Six reporters reach the 'Pinnacle of Excellence'
... interested in covering the progress on a hydrogen economy
in Iceland for some time, and finally I was able to do so this year. With the current energy issues facing the world today, I hope the recognition from this award will help get the story out." Online Carl Zimmer's three-part series appeared in Cor...
Study gives US a 'C' for lagging support of international reproductive health and population efforts
...of $963 million in 2002. When the size of the U.S. economy
is accounted for, however, the U.S. falls to 11th place. The U.S. does even worse when it comes to overall development assistance, devoting only.13 percent of its gross national income in 2002, in stark contrast to the Netherlands' .81 percent of GNI...
Put science at center of decision-making on third world development, experts tell UN
... is essential for developing countries in a global economy
that features rapid spread of information and othe... from a supplier of raw materials to a diversified economy
that exports electronic products and technology services is the result of putting science at the cen...
Tree-ring data reveals multiyear droughts unlike any in recent memory
...ht lasting that long would do to the resources and economy
of the region today," says Dave Peterson of the U.S. Agriculture Department's Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station and the University of Washington's College of Forest Resources. The study, recently published in the Journal of the Americ...
Biotech science thriving but the business needs intensive care
.... By 2020 Europe will be the world's top knowledge economy
says the architect of the Lisbon Agenda, Jose Mariana Gago, speaker at a major conference on the Evolution of the Life Science Industries later this month. Startling developments in biotech, genomics and stem-cell research are promoted as offering fa...
Asian interest provides opportunities for US hard white wheat
... and demand, Rudd said. Korea, with its growing economy
and desire for quality products, buysmostly soft w...ally. They experienced a 10percent growth in their economy
this year alone." Rudd said the message from both Taiwan and China was, "We'll buy hardwhite whea...
Marine researchers deliver blueprint for rescuing America's troubled coral reefs
...investment will produce long-term benefits for the economy
and the environment. "Short-lived species, like lobster, conch and aquarium fish will recover and generate income in just a few years," they noted. "Longer-lived species will recover, water quality will improve and the ecosystem will be more resilien...
Energy efficiency: Canadians honoured
...e to the long-term goals of building a sustainable economy
for the 21st century, a healthier environment and strong communities, while affirming Canada's place in the world....
'You can't buy conservation,' suggests survey of Africa's rain forest parks
...e researchers did find that investing in the local economy
was not correlated with park success. "You can't buy conservation," said Struhsaker. "Our evidence was contrary to beliefs expressed by such organizations as the World Bank -- that investment in economic development around parks aids in their success...
PNAS highlights for the week of April 4 - 8
...ders in the cities, the author says, indicating an economy
more complex than previously thought. Reducing the "Toll" of Nerve Pain According to a newly published study, the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) plays a critical role in inducing neuropathic pain--a debilitating condition in which nerves generate pai...
Wind turbine to stir up renewable energy research
...ntegrating renewable energy into Minnesota's rural economy
and strengthening renewable energy research and education in the state. It will be commissioned in a ceremony on Earth Day--April 22--which also marks the 35th anniversary of the annual observance. The turbine is the only large-scale wind research i...
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine gets $4 million to make 'smart nanoparticles'
...lopment of new products in order to strengthen our economy
and create good jobs." Other grants include: In collaboration with The Ohio State University Research Foundation and others, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation is receiving a BRTT grant of $4.25 million for a Commercialization Platform of Immunotherapeu...
'Plastic oil' could improve fuel economy in cars, chemists say
...ne-derived oils, they say, could help improve fuel economy
and reduce the frequency of oil changes. The pilot...assist auto manufacturers in meeting mandated fuel economy
specifications, Miller says. The process for converting wax to lubricating oil used in this pilot st...
First high-tech incubator at a women's college says girls can do science
...estment will be another tremendous success for the economy
of the Capital Region." About The Sage Colleges The Sage Colleges is an independent private institution of higher education comprising three colleges: Russell Sage College, a comprehensive, undergraduate college for women in Troy, NY; Sage Co...
Ethanol and biodiesel from crops not worth the energy
...fit the nation's energy security, its agriculture, economy
or the environment," says Pimentel. "Ethanol production requires large fossil energy input, and therefore, it is contributing to oil and natural gas imports and U.S. deficits." He says the country should instead focus its efforts on producing electri...
Whisky fans can drink to crop research
...ll help to contribute to the Scottish agricultural economy
as 50 per cent of the arable land in Scotland is currently used to grow barley. Most of this crop is used to make beer and whisky with the supply chain from farmer to product employing over 13,000 people, mainly in rural communities. Whisky is cons...
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