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Pollution causes 40 percent of deaths worldwide, study finds
...authors call for comprehensive and fair population policies
and more conservation of environmental resources that support human life. "Relying on increasing diseases and malnutrition to limit human numbers in the world diminishes the quality of life for all humans and is a high-risk policy," the researchers c...
Rain forest protection works in Peru
...anford, CAA new regional study shows that land-use policies
in Peru have been key to tempering rain forest degradation and destruction in that country. Scientists at the Carnegie Institutions Department of Global Ecology led an international effort to analyze seven years of high-resolution satellite data cove...
European Science Foundation's Forward Look reaches out beyond the endless frontiers
...trument that aims to formulate science agendas and policies
with Europes best interest in mind, has initiated ...isations to identify agendas for improving science policies
on national and European levels, commented Dr. Christoph Ettl, Associate Director of the ESF, who is...
Indo-Pacific coral reefs disappearing more rapidly than expected
... of developing technologies and implementing smart policies
that will offset climate change, Bruno said. We can also work on mitigating the effects of other stressors to corals including nutrient pollution and destructive fishing practices. Although reefs cover less than one percent of the ocean globally, ...
...tand large scale regime shifts in order to develop policies
that sustain, rather than degrade, the very systems upon which humanity depends. One of the reasons agricultural landscapes are so prone to regime shifts is that our management of them has tended to focus exclusively on improving one type of ecos...
FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward
... participation will be key both to developing good policies
and winning public confidence in the agencys oversight of nanotechnology, and I applaud the Task Force and FDA for taking this approach. Finally, the extensive nanotechnology to do list outlined in the report should remind Congress, as it considers...
Revolutionary global environment fund announces $50M expansion
... richest biodiversity while influencing government policies
in dozens of countries. With the new funding, CEPF will expand to the Indochina region of Indo-Burma; the remote Pacific island nations of Micronesia, tropical Polynesia, and Fiji in Polynesia-Micronesia; and the Western Ghats region of southern Indi...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 27/July 3, 2007
...elicia Wu, Tom Biksey, and Meryl H. Karol compares policies
for regulation of mold with those previously devel...ead. While federal, state, and local agencies have policies
and regulations concerning radon and lead, few state or local policies
have been developed for mold ...
Europe struggles to meet the challenges posed by PGD patients travelling abroad
...rope are protected to a varied degree, but current policies
by some Member States create a barrier to treatment which forces patients to travel abroad in circumstances which may compromise their interests. It is for individual Member States to decide how best to approach this problem, but options that they co...
Desertification: UN experts prescribe global policy overhaul to avoid looming mass migrations
...l of government. It is imperative that effective policies
and sustainable agricultural practices be put in p...ing and unsustainable irrigation practices, as are policies
to create livelihood alternatives for dryland populations, he says. Based on input of 200 experts ...
Kansas, Missouri School Board members to explore improvements in science-related education
...materials to help school boards nationwide develop policies
and public support for state-of-the-art science, mathematics, and technology curricula. The project is co-sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA), with funding prov...
UN issues analysis of global investors' sustainable energy 'gold rush'
...will decarbonize the energy mix provided the right policies
and incentives are in place at the international l...ed by a widening array of clean energy and climate policies
at the federal, state and municipal levels. With respect to the energy efficiency sector, the inv...
Recycling is not enough -- we need to consume less
...opment and implementation of consumption reduction policies
is social marketing, which involves using commercial marketing techniques to influence their behaviour for the benefit of society as a whole. Ken Peattie explains that social marketing can be successful because it focuses on the target audiences p...
Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming
...of thing that will only happen if there are global policies
to address these issues. That's the number one critical thing.'' With the proper development, Benson believes that carbon sequestration could be ripe for industry in the next 20 years. 'A family of solutions' Critics of carbon sequestration a...
Who needs environmental monitoring?
...r evaluation of the effectiveness of environmental policies
and programs. Monitoring data are important for...ovides an opportunity to learn which environmental policies
work and which do not, says Lovett. While we cant know for certain all the information a scientist...
2nd International EuroFIR Congress
...ys, medical research and interventions, and health policies
based on them; information for public health government bodies and regulators to educate their populations about health and food heritage; laboratory and data analysis best practices to ensure data quality, reliability and comparability; data that en...
Experts to address farmers' role in managing climate change
...y, will weigh the economic feasibility of adopting policies
to encourage improved soil carbon management and carbon sequestration. WHAT: Educational Lunch Briefing, Farming Carbon: American Opportunities to Manage Climate Change, sponsored by the House Soils Caucus, in conjunction with the Soil Science...
ANA 2007 Quadrennial Policy Conference
...ndees will have a significant voice in shaping the policies
that guide the health profession. This conference brings together experts in nursing, medicine, public health and disaster preparedness to develop guidance dedicated to reconciling the professional, legal and regulatory conflicts that can occur dur...
The 'driving' force behind electric vehicles
...age individuals to buy EVs. The diversity in the policies
adopted reflect both practical and cultural differences between the USA and France. American cities are characterized by urban sprawl (which makes EVs difficult to use), the gasoline tax is low and the environmental lobby is political and vocal. Fr...
Use of wind energy in US growing, but planning and guidelines are lacking
... of the nation's electricity. Some national-level policies
to enhance the benefits of wind energy and minimize its harms would help guide state and local regulatory efforts, the report says. Impacts on CO2 and Other Pollutants A primary benefit of using wind to generate electricity is that it produces...
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