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Low oxygen likely made 'Great Dying' worse, greatly delayed recovery
... but carbon dioxide levels were rising, leading to global
climate warming. "Declining oxygen and warming temperatures would have been doubly stressful for late Permian animals," Huey said. "As the climate warms, body temperatures and metabolic rates go up. That means oxygen demand is going up, so animals w...
Ume researchers have mapped the dams of the world
...iverse rivers are all affected. This is shown by a global
study that is published in this week's issue of the journal Science . Behind the study are Christer Nilsson, Cathy Reidy and Mats Dynesius at Ume University and Carmen Revenga at The Nature Conservancy in the U.S. Humans have drastically changed ma...
The biggest family tree ever
... on the Genographic Project, a landmark, five-year global
study of human migratory history. The project will reveal how our ancestors diversified into different groups and what routes they took as they spread out over the Earth. One major aspect of the project is doing field research and collecting DNA samp...
8th World Wilderness Congress announced
...e lands Global Wilderness Inventories The latest global
terrestrial and marine wilderness inventories tell...orum will contain plenary sessions with reports of global
scope and importance, featuring political, science, native, conservation and corporate leaders Octob...
Putting ecology back into river restoration
...e University of Maryland: "Given the rapid rate of global
degradation of fresh waters, and the fact that river and stream restoration has become a booming enterprise, it is time to agree on what constitutes successful river and stream restoration." Palmer and her colleagues say that the success of river res...
Virus-host interactions at sea effect global photosynthesis
...p of cyanobacteria account for a large fraction of global
photosynthesis by virtue of their ubiquitous prese...appear capable of wielding surprising influence on global
cycles by affecting the population dynamics and evolutionary path of Prochlorococcus . An investig...
Friendly bacteria in humans may protect against HIV
...hod can be successfully developed and applied, the global
spread of HIV can be controlled rapidly, effectively and safely." "The major roadblock in the development of this technology is the lack of financial support. Drug companies and venture capitalists are not interested because the beneficiary populat...
Undesirable expatriates: Preventing the spread of invasive animals
...ecies is to prevent them from being introduced. As global
trade increases, precautions like port inspection and exotic wildlife regulations are essential. Consumers also need to be educated; many exotic animals that are legal as pets could be ecologically lethal if released into the wild." Future research w...
Anammox bacteria produce nitrogen gas in oceans' snackbar
...ilable in German Thirty to fifty percent of the global
conversion of nutrients to nitrogen gas occurs in ...as major consequences for our understanding of the global
nitrogen cycle. The Benguela current system leads to upwelling of nutrient-rich cold water off the c...
'Live fast, die young' applies to forests, too
...en irreplaceable products and services, and affect global
climate by acting as sources and sinks of heat-tra...rth and death rates of trees vary in parallel with global
patterns of forest productivity. In less productive forests, such as coniferous forests growing at ...
Same-sex mating discovered in a toxic fungus
...motherapy -- and people with HIV/AIDS. The fungus' global
importance as a health threat has therefore risen in parallel with the increased use of such therapies and with the worldwide HIV/AIDS pandemic. In plants and animals, sexual identity is governed by sex chromosomes. In fungi, however, sexual identity...
Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition
...ional Smart Gear Competition and vessel manager of global
fishing company Sealord Group Ltd. "Fishing respon...lied their ingenuity and expertise to solving this global
problem. WWF and its partners will assist the winners with making their ideas commercially viable....
A decade after launch, ERS-2's mission continues
...s with all instruments functioning well. A growing global
network of ground stations is receiving data from ...European Union initiative to create an independent global
monitoring capability in support of European policy goals. Near-real time results for weather fore...
Glaciers from Antarctic peninsula in widespread retreat, Science study says
...aying a big role in the retreat of these glaciers, global
circulation models need to reproduce the timing and geographic extent of the regional warming that has taken place on the Antarctic Peninsula, a concept that David Vaughan from the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK and colleagues covered in a...
GroPep announces Japanese approval of biopharmaceutical that uses its cell culture products
...dications, some of which have multi-billion dollar global
markets.Further submissions to regulatory agencies for approval are planned for 2006 and 2007. CEO Mr Bob Finder said that the Japanese approval reinforces the growing international recognition of the superiority of Gro Pep 's Cell Culture Products i...
DuPont announces research agreement with India's National Chemical Laboratory
...ont invests approximately $1.3 billion annually in global
research and development in a diverse range of technologies for a broad scope of markets, ranging from electronics to agriculture. Globally, DuPont has more than 75 R&D facilities with over 40 in the United States and more than 35 in 11 other nation...
Royal Society study on adaptability of fish to warming oceans
...n should be included in prognoses of the impact of global
warming on biodiversity. Contact: Dr Frank Seebacher, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, School of Biological Sciences A08, SYDNEY NSW2006, Australia Macaques (Macaca nemestrina) recognise when they are being imitated by Miss A Pa...
Yale researchers identify molecule for detecting parasitic infection in humans
...ed States than bacterial and viral infections, the global
impact of parasitic infections on health is tremendous. "Insight obtained from these studies should lead to development of novel strategies to combat these infections," he said. "In particular, an understanding of the parasite components that trigger...
From photovoltaics to solar thermal collectors: Evaluating and improving green design
...England and Cape Cod. Center programs focus on the global
carbon cycle, forest function, landcover/land use,...trends in forests that influence their role in the global
carbon budget. Founded in 1985 by George Woodwell, the Woods Hole Research Center has approximately...
OneWorld Health awarded Sapling Foundation grant
...) to further engage the pharmaceutical industry in global
health partnerships to benefit developing countries. This is the second such grant from the Foundation in support of fostering collaborations with executive and scientific talent from industry. "This generous grant from the Sapling Foundation will ...
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