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Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting
...of The Fish Market at the Center of the World. How globalization
has created a "Command Central" of the world's fish with tales about Maine lobsters, Tokyo sushi and the cell phone. Friday 1 p.m. Author of From Racism to Genocide: Anthropology in the Third Reich. The untold tale of twins, the...
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Many of 2 billion dryland dwellers at risk as land degrades
...Water, Environment and Health. Population growth, globalization
and desertification Desertification is not the re...rowth, inappropriate policies, and some aspects of globalization
are the main drivers that lead to unsustainable pressure on dryland ecosystems," he says. Adds co-au...
Where China goes, the rest follow in the global neighborhood
...other countries affect China's environment through globalization
as well as through their own environmental pollution and resource exploitation." Liu and Diamond itemize a litany of push and pull between China and the rest of the world. The hallmark is environmental damage which places economic, social and health ...
...e of medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology The globalization
of regulatory standards and ethical norms: Solidarity with developing nations ISBN 92-808-1114-2; 152 pages; paper; US$28.00...
Global effort needed to anticipate and prevent potential misuse of advances in life sciences
... public health, agriculture, and other areas. The globalization
of scientific and technical expertise also means that many scientists and other individuals around the world are generating breakthroughs in the life sciences and related technologies. However, coordinated global efforts are needed to reduce the gro...
Biggest physics meeting of the year
...on and terrorism (B5), US technology in the age of globalization
(N5), how to be a referee (N34), the foundations of evolution (R7---see below), the use of complexity theory on Wall Street (A33, B33) and in studying population dynamics (Z28), and issues relating to university physics departments including the stat...
Mother knows best: Plant knowledge key to childhood health in remote Amazon
Waltham, MA In a remote area of the Amazon, globalization
is threatening the time-honored transmission of pl...d curing disease, explained Reyes-Garca. "However, globalization
threatens this knowledge to the extent that formal schooling and jobs in emerging markets devalue fo...
Evolutionary Medicine Meeting will advance a new scientific discipline
...vant in medicine as human environments change. As globalization
improves standards of living, it also elicits medical surprises and disease burdens that can be illuminated by evolutionary insights. In his book Evolution in Health and Disease (Oxford University Press, 1998), meeting co-organizer Dr. Stephen Stea...
Ecology in an era of globalization
...taria, Mexico), the authors discuss the impacts of globalization
on environmental degradation. They suggest ecological science must be more rapidly integrated to keep up with the changes, including an ecological knowledge system to facilitate access to new and existing sources of ecological information throughout...
...tion, population growth and the rural-urban shift, globalization
and over-consumption, and the detrimental distribution of wealth. The increasing impact of these problems on individuals, regionally and globally, he says, suggest a world almost in freefall. "Drastic, rapid and dramatic change is needed," Wells says...