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Satellite tracking reveals threats to Borneo pygmy elephants

...rest cover of the Malaysian State of Sabah, on the northeast of the Island of Borneo where most of pygmy elephants are has been lost to logging, conversion for plantations and human settlement. The areas that these elephants need to survive are the same forests where the most intensive logging in Sabah has...

Census of Marine Life historians detail collapse of bluefin tuna population off northern Europe

...7 days past Bermuda to waters about 300 kilometres northeast of Cuba; the other remained in the eastern Atlantic and moved off the coasts of Portugal. A third tagged bluefin swam into the Mediterranean Sea and was caught by fishers southeast of Malta in 2005. Experts believe there are two stocks of Atlanti...

Clues to future evolution of HIV come from African green monkeys

...rivet monkey, Chlorocebus aethiops, which lives in northeast Africa. The scientists used the genetic sequence...theast into vervets and then north into grivets or northeast into grivets and then south into vervets. Wertheim said, "I was surprised that the geography could...

Arctic spring comes weeks earlier than a decade ago

...wmelt to freeze up at our Zackenberg study site in northeast Greenland, Hye said. They also found considerable variation in the response to climate change even within species, he added, with much stronger shifts in plants and animals living in areas where the snow melts later in the year. That variation coul...

Washington University in St. Louis to invest $55 million for renewable energy research

...re than $55 million to: Develop a building on the northeast corner of the Danforth Campus for the Washington University department of energy, environmental and chemical engineering in the School of Engineering at a cost of $40 million. When completed, it will house I-CARES and related research projects. In th...

The Institute of Ecosystem Studies recognized by the Wildlife Society

...s. Most of the established controlled hunts in the northeast have drawn from IES experience." For over three decades, the IES Deer Management Program has been investigating the relationship between deer abundance and forest health on the Institute's 778 hectare (1,924 acre) campus. IES wildlife biologist M...

Marine reserves could save coral reefs

... the Great Barrier Reef, which stretches along the northeast coast of Australia, from the northern tip of Queensland, to just north of Bundaberg. At 2,300km long, it is the largest natural feature on Earth. Coral reefs occupy less than one quarter of one percent of the Earth's marine environment, yet they are...

Cooperative science program yields results

...ified excluder resumed this April on Portlock Bank northeast of Kodiak. Under more favorable conditions, the test boats have already completed most of the 45 paired tows needed for the experimental design. Based on a preliminary look at the data, the excluder shows a consistent reduction in halibut bycatch o...

UD scientist wins NSF career award for tissue engineering research

...n body. "One day, a farmer from a remote area in northeast China appeared in the lab, desperate to find a cure for his wife's cancer," Jia said. "We felt so bad for him," she noted. "That experience made me determined to pursue a career in biomedical research." Jia, an assistant professor of materials scie...

New study sheds light on long-term effects of logging after wildfire

...ng after a large wildfire in the Blue Mountains of northeast Oregon. Three treatments were examined: commercial logging that removed only dead trees with value for wood products, commercial logging plus thinning that removed all dead trees larger than 4 inches in diameter, and unlogged sites. The year after...

International Conference on Modern Bamboo Structures Oct. 11-17

...entral region, China. The city is located near the northeast end of the Heng Mountain, one of the five most scenic mountains in China. The Xiang River flows northward through the city before reaching the Yangtze River. Changsha is a famous city of historical culture in China. Hunan University succeeds the...

New DNA study helps explain unique diversity among Melanesians

...four Melanesian islands, an island chain north and northeast of Australia that includes Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, and New Guinea. The islands that were intensively covered were Bougainville, New Ireland, New Britain and New Guinea. "Mitochondrial DNA has been a focus of analysis for ab...

Early Europeans unable to stomach milk

...ese early Europeans from various sites in central, northeast and southeast Europe, carried a version of the lactase gene that controls our ability to produce the essential enzyme lactase into adulthood. The team found that it was absent from their ancient bone DNA. This led the researchers to conclude that the...

Kansas State study finds new vaccine effective against deadly viral disease affecting swine

...len, was conducted on a family-owned swine farm in northeast Kansas and concluded in January with promising results. The study showed a 50 percent reduction in mortality of vaccinated pigs compared to non-vaccinated pigs. Mortality was 7 percent for vaccinated pigs compared to 17 percent for non-vaccinated p...

Flu can bide time in icy limbo before re-emerging, BGSU biologist states

...g reported in the virology journal, three lakes in northeast Siberia were sampled in 2001-02, with the virus found in the one that had attracted the most geese, Rogers notes. In the summer, his colleagues from the Russian Academy of Sciences collected water and froze it, and in the winter, they cut ice sample...

Fossils of ancient sea monster found in Montana

...tt, found the fossils in mid-August about 75 miles northeast of Lewistown. Since Horner was in Mongolia, Olson said he prepared the fossils himself and delivered them to Horner about three weeks later. Olson, a retired Lutheran pastor, has long collected fossils for the museum. Two of his best finds are the la...

Study suggests evolutionary link between diet, brain size in orangutans

...ylor found evidence that orangs living in Borneo's northeast have jaws that are better able to handle tougher varieties of food than orangutans in other parts of Borneo or Sumatra. This improved feeding efficiency, coupled with a relatively small brain, would enable such animals to adapt to their conditions b...

USGS presents a world of science at GSA in Philadelphia

...glacial deposit aquifers; radon and uranium in the northeast and upper Midwest; salinity in the Basin and Range and California coastal basin; agricultural chemicals in Florida and the northern Atlantic coastal plain; and the effects of pumping, irrigation and artificial recharge in the High Plains, Hawaii, Bas...

USGS at The Wildlife Society: From sea-ice change to contaminants to predators and prey

...maritime fur trade. Throughout much of the coastal northeast Pacific Ocean, otter-dominated ecosystems are characterized by kelp forests whereas otter-free systems are characterized by deforested sea urchin barrens. Adding sea otters to the otter-free systems or removing them from the otter-dominated systems, ...

Dragon Symposium highlights success of projects

...'s largest amount of NO2 hanging above Beijing and northeast China. As part of the Dragon Programme, Chinese and European researchers are using results returned from GOME and SCIAMACHY to monitor Chinese air quality. Forecasting of air pollution is important to warn and inform the general public. By using d...

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