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Penguins march into new park
.... Many birds become entangled in fishing nets, and oil
pollution from tankers transporting petroleum from...agonia to Buenos Aires and from expanding offshore oil
drilling operations is a looming possibility. Legislation to formally create the protected area wi...
Conventional plowing is 'skinning our agricultural fields'
... large scale, Montgomery said. He noted that as oil
becomes more expensive and less available, it will be even more important to preserve soil fertility through methods such as no-till farming, which requires less fertilizer and many fewer passes with a tractor. No-till farming can build soil ferti...
Satellite tracking reveals threats to Borneo pygmy elephants
...s a long-term forest management plan in place, and oil
palm plantations should be established on degraded, non-forested land devoid of elephants and orangutans, according to the conservation organization. ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007
...iotechnology Progress , a bi-monthly journal. As oil
prices soar, demand for bioethanol to stretch out supplies of gasoline has increased dramatically, along with frenzied research efforts to find the best raw materials for its economical production. While most bioethanol in the United States is made f...
Biologist traces coconut's history through DNA
...ry part of the plant is used, and recently coconut oil
has been manufactured into bio-diesel in the Pacific, Olsen said. He added that more than 11 million hectares (one hectare is equal to 100 acres) are now planted in coconut in 86 tropical countries. Olsen will study the phylogeograp...
Satellite tracking will help answer questions about penguin travels
... had been believed. It remains uncertain where the oil
comes from -- it could be from a combination of sources, including seepage from offshore oil
rigs and ballast water from passing ships. "We know that birds show up oiled back at o...
UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels
...t ship, receive, store, process and/and sell crude oil
and petroleum products in California to submit det... should compete with the highly competitive global oil
industry. Scientists and policy analysts: The report identifies many questions that require f...
ASU researchers partner with UOP to make biofuel for military jets a reality
...company, that is looking at alternative sources of oil
that could be used to produce Jet Propellant 8 (JP...il-rich algal strains, evaluate their potential as oil
producers and develop an algal feedstock production system that will yield competitively priced oil
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 25, 2007
...for efforts to protect endangered coral reefs from oil
spills, researchers in Israel report that oil
dispersants the best tool for treating oil
spills in tropical areas are significantly more toxic to...
More fish oil, less vegetable oil, better for your health
...ts have provided new evidence that using more fish oil
than vegetable oil
in the diet decreases the formation of chemicals called prostanoids, which, when produced in excess,...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 18, 2007
... Italy are reporting development of self-propelled oil
droplets that could provide a basis for giving art...ratory experiments, the researchers showed that an oil
droplet, used to represent an artificial cell, underwent sustained movement through a chemical solut...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 11, 2007
...ped to a testing lab. Researchers long have eyed oil
secreted from the preen gland (located at the base... in ecological research with POP analysis of preen oil
will increase our knowledge of the global distribution and transport of POPs, their ecological impac...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory
...ure of water, sodium lactate, emulsified vegetable oil
and nutrients injected at 53 locations at multiple depths has placed the clean-up more than two years ahead of schedule. This and other remediation efforts at Dover recently earned the base the coveted Environmental Restoration Program of the Year Aw...
QUT's top researchers honored with fellowships
...ic chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides and oil
in water, rendering it safe to drink and re-use. ...
Aphids make 'chemical weapons' to fight off killer ladybirds
...sable attacking predators by setting off a mustard oil
bomb, says new research published today. The st... plants they eat to emit a deadly burst of mustard oil
when theyre attacked by a predator, for example a ladybird. This mustard oil
kills, injures or repel...
A compound from olive-pomace oil gets 80 percent slowing down of HIV spread
... release is also available in Spanish . Olive oil
has become part of the fight against the Human Imm... a natural product extracted from dry olive-pomace oil
mills inhibits serin-protease, an enzyme used by HIV to release itself from the infected cel...
Color is in the eye of the beholder
...uman vision perceives substances like pumpkin seed oil
as dichromatic or polychromatic (exhibiting a vari...plain the perceived shift in color of pumpkin seed oil
from red to green: Firstly, the distinctive change in color shade of the oil
is due to a change in...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 27/July 3, 2007
...e creatures Polyurethane plastics from canola oil
Toward a contrast agent to expand medical use ...DIATE RELEASE Polyurethane plastics from canola oil
Biomacromolecules An intensive world-wide effort to develop technology for manufacturing plastics...
Health Physics Society
... dirty-bomb candidates (such as cobalt-60, used in oil
exploration devices) would emit radiation levels that are hundreds or even tens of millions of times lower. Van Cleef is proposing the development and distribution of a DVD presentation for first responders on these topics, in order to inform commun...
...global warming, the North-South imbalance, failing oil
reserves, dwindling water resources, reduced biodiversity and species extinction, deforestation, population growth and the rural-urban shift, globalization and over-consumption, and the detrimental distribution of wealth. The increasing impact of the...
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