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Healthy coral reefs of Madagascar resisting damage from climate change

..., Madagascar Healthy coral reefs of Madagascar's northeast coast have so far resisted the damaging effects of warmer ocean temperatures attributed to global climate change, say scientists who recently studied the region. The survey of a previously unexplored region in March 2006 by scientists from Conservati...

Human activities in arid urban environments can affect rainfall and water cycle

...ich scientists call an anomaly) in rainfall in the northeast suburbs of Phoenix from the pre-urban (1895-1949) to post-urban (1950-2003) periods. A previous study first noted the possible anomaly but focused only on the post-urban period, so it was not clear whether the change was tied to post-1950 urbanizatio...

Same species responds differently to same warming, depending on location

... -- found along thousands of miles of coast in the northeast Pacific Ocean and not just in California - could increase between about 2 degrees F and 6.5 F depending on where they live. For areas where mussels already are living close to the edge, chances are that increases of 6.5 F will kill them, researchers...

Brazil creates buffer zone around coral reefs off Atlantic coast

...astal town of Caravelas in the far south of Bahia, northeast Brazil, is home to mangrove forests and restinga (a uniquely Brazilian ecosystem of sparsely vegetated sand ridges) and a complex of small islands, coral and algal reefs. Its natural resources directly support more than 100,000 people. Since 1996, CI...

The secret lives of sea slugs

... a nudibranch mollusc species found in the shallow northeast Pacific, is important in laboratory studies of the how the brain controls behavior, a field known as neuroethology. Biologists Russell Wyeth and Dennis Willows, of University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories, launched the study to help prov...

Marmots, microbes and geopolitical uses of disease

... people from south China to Manchuria, a region of northeast China, newly opened to marmot hunting. "Local hunters knew how to recognize sick marmots and knew to leave them alone," Summers said. "The new, migrant hunters didn't know local lore and spread disease from sick marmots to themselves. The railroad ma...

Albatross study shows regional differences in ocean contamination

... foraging trips, the black-footed albatrosses head northeast toward the West Coast of North America, while Laysan albatrosses head northwest toward the northern and western regions of the North Pacific. Black-footed and Laysan albatrosses both consume a mixed diet of squid, fish, and fish eggs. Finkelstein an...

Cod in a sweat: Some like it hot!

...April [session A3]. "We have found that cod in the northeast Atlantic repeatedly experience abrupt temperature changes of up to 8C, suggesting that temperature may not be so crucial in constraining the movements and distribution of adult cod", explains Dr Metcalfe, "However this doesn't mean that climate chang...

Madagascar expands protected areas under visionary conservation policy

...us tattersalli), lives only in the Daraina area of northeast Madagascar that also is part of the new protected territory....

Rhinos clinging to survival in the heart of Borneo, despite poaching

...in the interior of the Malaysian state of Sabah in northeast Borneo. It was conducted in 2005 by teams of more than 100 field staff from the Sabah Foundation, the Sabah Wildlife Department, WWF, Sabah Forestry Department, Sabah Parks, S.O.S. Rhino, Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Project, University Malay...

Researchers to scrutinize megacity pollution during Mexico City field campaign

...ols that comprise the plume, which usually spreads northeast from the city toward the gulf. Others will set up ...versity of Tecamac, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Mexico City. From there, they will also launch GPS radiosondes, which are instrument packages at...

Companies license real-time pathogen detection technology developed at Kent State, NEOUCOM

... the promise of new jobs and economic expansion in northeast Ohio and the state. Liquid crystal biosensor technology developed through a joint research project by investigators at NEOUCOM and Kent State has been co-licensed to two companies, Oringen LLC of Tallmadge, Ohio, and Pathogen Detection Systems of Bo...

Genetic analysis of Asian elephants in India reveals some surprises

... India, the groups that inhabit the forests in the northeast of the country is actually composed of two genetically distinct populations separated by the Brahmaputra River. Despite the low and declining numbers of Asian elephants, relatively little is known about their genetic diversity--information that is c...

WWF peeks into mysterious life of Borneo's pygmy elephants

... other Asian elephants. They are found only on the northeast tip of Borneo, mainly in the Malaysian state of Sabah. "We are learning about more than just elephants with this project," said Raymond Alfred, project manager of the elephant tracking project in Sabah. "Elephants are a 'keystone species' and habitat...

Bacteria which sense the Earth's magnetic field

... found in the mud of a creek at Greifswald, in the northeast corner of Germany. Recently, the researchers were able to identify the part of the DNA that seemed to carry the entire genetic information required for formation and organisation of magnetosome particles. In this genomic fragment, known as a "magneto...

UCR environmental scientists propose chemical solution to cleaning California's Salton Sea

..., a 32 kilometer-long State Recreation Area on the northeast shore remains under-used. "The Salton Sea at one time attracted more visitors than Yellowstone National Park," Amrhein said. "If nothing is done, this sea will shrink, exposing lake sediments that could generate dust and worsen air quality. Fish and ...

Picky female frogs drive evolution of new species in less than 8,000 years

...ria genimaculata, lives in the Wet Tropics area of northeast Queensland, a rugged tropical region of Australia along the Pacific Ocean's Great Barrier Reef. The frog, which is green with reddish-brown splotches, is common around streams and grows to about 2 1/2 inches in length. Because of geographic isolation...

Studying climate change in the Arctic: Scientists and students working together

...from a research expedition along the Lena River in northeast Russia in 2003. While on board, Holmes saw that the boat captain's 13-year old daughter was very interested in the process. Communicating primarily through translators, he explained the work being done and she quickly mastered the basic sampling prot...

Transmission of tuberculosis is linked to historical patterns of human migration

... The bacteria and its human host then disseminated northeast into Siberia between 20,000-30,000 years ago and throughout eastern Asia between 4,000-10,000 years ago. More recently, the Beijing genotype of M. tuberculosis was introduced into northern Eurasia, perhaps by Genghis Khan himself during the 1200's...

National Inventors Hall of Fame welcomes 2005 inductees

...ast on May 26th at 10pm on PBS Channels 45 & 49 in northeast Ohio. As part of the Induction weekend events, several past Hall of Fame inductees are traveling to local schools to speak to students and teachers. Dr. Helen Free (self-testing for blood sugar), Dr. Forrest Bird (the respirator), Mrs. Patsy Sherman...

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