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Multinational research: protecting ecology means understanding people, too
...d Governance for Effective Conservation." They put heavy
emphasis on applied. They have targeted the U.S.-Mexican border, Central America, the Caribbean basin, the Western Amazon and Gran Chaco, a sparsely populated area between Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil and Bolivia. If you picture the three sides of a ...
Link between sunspots, rain helps predict disease in east Africa
...l Research. The scientists showed that unusually heavy
rainfalls in East Africa over the past century pre...le on the ground will use this research to predict heavy
rainfall events," Stager said. "Those events lead to erosion, flooding and disease. With the help of...
Study: Sticking to the sand might not be such good, clean fun for beachgoers
... rise to increasing coastal development, a year of heavy
rainfall-which results in extra sewage runoff-and ...t away from the research site on the beach. During heavy
rains, sewage systems can get overwhelmed and result in untreated sewage flowing directly out to sea...
New aerogels could clean contaminated water, purify hydrogen for fuel cells
...hat the gel removed more than 99.99 percent of the heavy
metal. The researchers believe that these gels can be used not only for this kind of environmental cleanup but also to remove impurities from hydrogen gas that could damage the catalysts in potential hydrogen fuel cells. "When people talk about the...
Report recommends off-site disposal of secondary waste
...salt, water, suspended solids, and trace amount of heavy
metals. The committee found that this type of waste is already disposed of off-site, and recommended that CMA continue to actively dispose of as much brine solution or salts off-site as possible. Dunnage includes pallets and wood used to store t...
Prenatal alcohol exposure alters brain activity in the frontal-striatal areas
...articipants 13 with and nine without histories of heavy
prenatal alcohol exposure underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while performing a response inhibition (go/no-go) task, designed to test their ability to inhibit or curb a previously encouraged response. "We found two regions with...
Adult survivors of childhood leukemia exercise less, worsening high risk for obesity and illness
... physical activities such as running, aerobics, or heavy
yard work three days per week. While more than half of the U.S. population fails to meet CDC recommendations, low physical activity among adult survivors of ALL may further increase this groups already high risk for obesity, cardiovascular disease an...
Save our reef, save our heritage
...lly great places for preserving things, but recent heavy
floods have totally destroyed ancient archaeological sites. The deserts are changing and are especially vulnerable to the increased rainfall expected in some areas under climate change, he says. The ICOMOS conference will focus on developing stra...
Decoding mushroom's secrets could combat carbon, find better biofuels and safer soils
...he effort to manage global carbon, and help remove heavy
metals from contaminated soils. The Agaricus mushroom family are highly efficient secondary decomposers of plant material such as leaves and litter breaking down the material that is too tough for other fungi and bacteria to handle. How exactly it...
Longest study finds reef fish need longer break
...ish populations in coral reef systems recover from heavy
exploitation, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and others have found that the fish can recover, but they need lots of time decades in some cases. The study appears in a recent edition of the journal Ecological Applications. ...
Common environmental chemicals in diet affect fetal ovarian development
...ction of industrial and agricultural chemicals and heavy
metals, and this has coincided with widespread rep... low-level exposure to a cocktail of chemicals and heavy
metals in an animal which has a long pregnancy, therefore better replicating the situation in the hu...
Gene variations directly link inflammation to an increased risk for lung cancer
...e effect of these genes is especially strong among heavy
smokers, suggesting that the inflammatory response... or tissue damage. Our findings help explain how heavy
smoking, for example, combines with a genetic predisposition to create a besieged environment within...
Allergy molecule identified
...ampaign, said: Food allergy can place an extremely heavy
burden on the families affected. We welcome this research and look forward to further developments....
MIT tool determines landslide risk in tropics
...ds. "The fact that the Baguio area has constant, heavy
rainfall makes it very susceptible to landslides, ...ng to a decreased ability of the slopes to weather heavy
rains brought by typhoons. Landslides occur when earthquakes or heavy
rains loosen layers of surfa...
2 MSU professors spearhead international water project
...id. Development of high-flux membranes to remove heavy
metal contaminants will include the group in Kiev, which is heavily involved in this work due to local environmental contamination, along with a group from MSU which is developing high-flux membranes that reject large molecules. This project also i...
Don't overlook urban soil
...overed no relationships found between land use and heavy
metal levels. Rather, researchers found trace meta...entists will investigate the relationships of soil heavy
metals with other urban factors....
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...rs are primarily expressed in astroglia and do the heavy
lifting in terms of glutamate uptake in the embryonic and adult brain, respectively. The BAC transgene containing the promoter sequence for GLAST encoded the red fluorescent protein Discosoma red, whereas the BAC containing GLT-1 encoded green fluore...
UI anthropologist, colleagues discover remains of earliest giant panda
... teeth and specialized muscle markings, indicating heavy
chewing, on the skull. The new find, made about 18 months ago in a south China karst (limestone) cave by Chinese researchers and co-authors Changzhu Jin and Jinyi Liu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, shows that the basic anatomy of the giant pan...
Louisiana Tech researchers help find new sub-atomic particle
... following information: The newly discovered heavy
particle is a baryon known as the "cascade b." "A baryon is a particle of matter made of three fundamental building blocks called quarks. The most familiar baryons are the proton and neutron of the atomic nucleus ... Baryons composed of heavier quar...
Microbes at work cleaning up the environment
...e bacteria. Sulfate-reducing bacteria can cause heavy
metals such as zinc (Zn) to precipitate and form nanoparticles. However, these particles are able to move freely because they are so small (typically 2-6 nanometers in diameter) and can redissolve if conditions change. In the case of the mine bact...
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