Tag: "flood" at biology news
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2004
...0226; firstname.lastname@example.org ]. BUILDINGS -- After the flood
. . . Flooding causes more damage to buildings t...an be minimized through repair or renovation using flood
damage-resistant materials and methods. For example, some currently available but nonstandard build...
Are museum collections of ancient life representative?
...life evolved. Digging up stream beds, river banks, flood
plains, and road cuts and analyzing the resulting boxes of dirt and rock is time consuming and expensive. Also, many promising sites are being covered with human developments or preserved from potential erosion with large boulders or rip rap. But are...
Researchers unlock mysteries of toxic metals in the largest contaminated site in United States
...g ground water. If you go into the stream beds and flood
plains and dig up muck and dirt, just with a garden trowel, and analyze that dirt, you will find high levels of arsenic, zinc, lead, and copper. Zinc and copper, not ordinarily considered contaminants, are in these concentrations. Nothing grows in th...
Animal experiments more stressful than previously recognized
...ysiological reactions. As stress-response hormones flood
the bloodstream, the mouse exhibits a racing pulse and a spike in blood pressure. These symptoms can persist for up to an hour after each event. Immune response is also affected. In rats and mice, the growth of tumors is strongly influenced by how mu...
Pinatubo's rivers show the danger isn't over when volcanic eruption ends
...w is filled with sediment. "The thing about a mud flood
is that it doesn't recede. It just stays," Montgom...s still poses danger. Some of the rivers still can flood
wide areas, making it difficult to site and build bridges. And in some places, the water flows at a ...
The oldest Homo sapiens
...ember" of the Kibish Formation, a series of annual flood
sediments laid down rapidly by the ancient Omo Riv...ta. (During dry periods, Lake Turkana was smaller, flood
sediments were deposited farther south and rocks at Kibish were eroded.) No other sediments on la...
USGS featured at AAAS - Nation's largest science meeting
...his shared economic interest and the mitigation of flood
and landslide hazards could improve relations among this region's nations or incite conflict. The diminishing glaciers could open new corridors for trade and cultural exchange and forge new alliances in the region, or open transit routes for militan...
Antarctic ice shelf retreats happened before
...s ago the ice shelf retreated, allowing the sea to flood
into the lake. The ice shelf didn't reform until 1500 years later, and has been present ever since. The findings are particularly relevant for other studies on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet where scientists have found that a relatively warm current, C...
Wetlands clean water and may control neighborhood flood problems
...d communities can aid in surface water cleanup and flood
prevention, according to Purdue University scientists who completed a five-year study on the management system. The research, begun in 1998 on three constructed ponds, or wetland cells, on a newly renovated golf course on the university campus, showe...
Fossil records show biodiversity comes and goes
...each the surface they result in a major episode of flood
volcanism. Such volcanism certainly has the poten...ere isn't enough geologic evidence to know whether flood
basalts or plumes have been recurring at the right frequency." In examining their results, Muller an...
South America's vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn
...nd purifying water, providing storm protection and flood
mitigation, and stabilizing the local climate, par... major environmental changes, such as altering the flood
pulse by building dams or changing water quality by increasing the sediment load in rivers." "As ec...
Earth's services in peril, report concludes
... to air quality, wetlands for water filtration and flood
control, the health of soils as the basis for our food supply. The demand for water by people and industry has doubled since 1960. Underground aquifers are drying up, and sometimes the flow of once-mighty rivers such as the Nile in Africa or Colorad...
The transparent organism: EMBLEM and Carl Zeiss give labs a unique look at life
... of SPIM at scientific conferences has generated a flood
of requests for the instrument. "We were extremely pleased to have found Carl Zeiss as an excellent partner to translate this technology into a product," says Dr. Martin Raditsch, Deputy Managing Director of EMBLEM. EMBL Director-General Prof. Fotis...
Mental retardation cause may include cell miscommunication
...the hereditary disorder phenylketonuria, or PKU: A flood
of an amino acid found in nearly all foods bombards certain brain cells, drowning out their ability to communicate properly and potentially interfering with normal brain development. Scientists have long known that babies born with PKU lack or are de...
Water research initiatives at UW-Madison
... in the Middle East The health of Wisconsin River flood
plains Outreach efforts for local water improveme...dison ecologist is studying the potential of river flood
plains to act as natural, nutrient-extracting filter systems. Relatively flat strips of vegetated la...
'Dead zone' area in Gulf could be increasing, researchers say
... late spring and early summer following the spring flood
stage of the rivers, which bring large amounts of nutrients often in the form of fertilizer into the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi is the largest river in the United States, draining 40 percent of the land area of the country. It also accounts f...
Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain
...the GAD gene remains active, GABA will continue to flood
the spinal cord and block the transmission of pain signals to the brain." In experiments reported in the Annals of Neurology paper, VA/U-M scientists tied off a nerve root in the sciatic nerve leading to the left hind paw of eight rats in the study. ...
NIH awards $10.4 million to Scripps Research Institute and Scripps Florida
...ment infrastructure for managing and analyzing the flood
of data that comes from those screens. He will also develop the interfaces for users and for scientific instruments so that data can be automatically analyzed and uploaded once acquired. The data will have to be standardized and pass quality control ...
Jet skis and quad bikes help scientists predict and monitor storm damage
... future. This will help coastal engineers improve flood
Researchers explore ecological issues at annual meeting
... in South America help disperse fruit trees during flood
season. Fungi that attack sea fans get even nastie...only are critical in dispersing fruit seeds during flood
season -- carrying them five miles in three days in some cases -- but also deposit the seeds into fl...
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