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Say goodbye to Rudolph and other reindeer if global warming continues

With increasing global warming Rudolph and the rest of Santa Claus' reind...es in summer temperature on reindeer well-being if global warming is allowed to proceed," said University of Washington archaeologist Donald Grayson, lead aut...

NU researcher finds missing atmospheric carbon dioxide

...the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is thought to cause global warming by trapping heat radiated by the Earth. ...teractions, represents an important advance in the global warming research. The lead author on the article, "Soil C Accumulation in a White Oak CO2-Enrichmen...

Argo robotic instrument network now covers most of the globe

...t threshold in an international effort to deploy a global network of robotic instruments to monitor and investigate important changes in the world's oceans. Researchers with the international Argo program announced they have reached the point where 1,500 ocean-traveling float instruments--half the target 3,...

Northwestern and Chicago Botanic Garden join forces to train botanists

...nternational threats to biodiversity and impending global mass extinctions. In response to this critical sho...f habitat and biodiversity, extinction of species, global climactic change -- and these shifts are having a major impact on human life and the science of our ...

Science to restore the nation's ecosystems

...r Mercury contamination of aquatic ecosystems is a global issue that is at a cross roads of substantial science-policy debate. The dominant source of mercury to most aquatic ecosystems is atmospheric deposition, and as a result, there are presently proposed regulations in the US and elsewhere to reduce merc...

INEEL honors five scientists as Laboratory Fellows

...fluorocarbons on stratospheric ozone reduction and global warming). While there, he also did extensive research and publication in the areas of Monte Carlo modeling, fractal geometry, colloid science and statistical physics. Other research areas included polymerization kinetics, polymer phase sep...

NIDCR launches unique initiative on oral biofilm

...ilities of the various microbes there. This more global view may lead to novel insights into the interacti...k, and subgingival crevice. "The idea is to get a global oral sampling from each person," Nelson said. After extracting the DNA, the microbial genes represe...

Carbon sink or carbon source? Aerosols play role in shifts

...ke soil moisture. He is also planning regional and global analyses using satellite remote sensing and models to see if results square with the field studies. The research was funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and an NC State Faculty Research and Professional De...

Birds, butterflies, bacteria same law of biology appears to apply

...te their small size, play roles in everything from global climate change to water purification to recycling of dead plants, animals and other matter. "Bacteria, for example, decompose organic material that, among other things, provides the majority of nitrogen needed by the plants we eat," Horner-Devine sa...

New tuberculosis antibiotic may shorten treatment time, fight drug-resistant strains

...be up to both tasks, which is encouraging news for global health," said Katrina Kelner, Deputy Editor, life sciences, at Science. "If this drug is ultimately approved for humans, it could lead to a change in treatment paradigm for tuberculosis," Andries said. The drug belongs to a family of compounds calle...

Dream home: Malaria parasite renovates to suit its tastes

...international research program, HHMI is building a global network of outstanding scientists whose work outside the United States is contributing to our understanding of basic biological processes or disease mechanisms. There are 11 international research scholars in Australia. P. falciparum, which infects s...

Global bird populations face dramatic decline in coming decades, study predicts

... of bird species have gone extinct since 1500, the global number of individual birds is estimated to have experienced a 20 to 25 percent reduction during the same period," wrote Sekercioglu and CCB co-authors Gretchen C. Daily and Paul R. Ehrlich. "Given the momentum of climate change, widespread habitat lo...

$43 million from Gates Foundation to produce inexpensive antimalarial drug for Third World

...eir scientific knowledge and resources to critical global health problems." Each year, between 300 and 500 m...k that will be required by United States and other global agencies to allow the low-cost, microbially-based product to be substituted for plant-based product ...

NASA finds trees and insect outbreaks affect carbon dioxide levels

...le disturbances to greenhouse gases detected using global satellite data. "A historical picture is emerging of periodic droughts and heat waves, possibly coupled with herbivorous insect outbreaks, as among the most important causes of ecosystem disturbances in North America," Potter said. According to scien...

NASA's aura satellite sheds new light on air quality and ozone hole

...ra spacecraft is providing the first daily, direct global measurements of low-level ozone and many other pol... the first time, Aura will help scientists monitor global pollution production and transport with unprecedented spatial resolution. Aura's measurements offer ...

Researchers improve predictions of cloud formation for better global climate modeling

...urrent methods for representing cloud formation in global climate models important because of increased aer...oplets. Then these equations can be scaled up to a global level, providing accurate predictions thousands of times faster than more detailed models. This mod...

Microbe's genome reveals insights into ocean ecology

... control carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen cycling on a global scale." The project was led by UGA's Moran and by TIGR scientist Naomi Ward, who is the paper's senior author. Other collaborators included: Ron Kiene of the University of South Alabama; Gary King of the University of Maine; Clay Fuqua of Indi...

NSF funds Panikov's Alaskan Tundra Microbial Observatory project

...dra was found to be an important trigger in recent global climatic changes: warming caused degradation of permafrost and stimulated microbial decomposition, converting the tundra from a 'sink' to a net source of CO2-to-atmosphere. The understanding, prediction and mitigation of the observed climate and atmo...

Three Yale scientists receive Ellison Medical Foundation awards

...gh programs on aging and on infectious diseases of global health importance. The Foundation particularly wishes to stimulate new, creative research that might not be funded by traditional sources or that is often under-funded in the U.S."...

50,000-year-old plant may warn of the death of tropical ice caps

...nitor its slow demise, a probably victim of recent global climate change. The glacier is retreating 40 times... in more than 50,000 years. That suggests that the global climate change he and others blame for the shrinkage also was less during that long period. Tropical...

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