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New study warns limited carbon market puts 20 percent of tropical forest at risk

...redits for HFLD countries at a conservative carbon price of U.S. $10 per ton would be worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year, providing governments with significant economic incentive to protect tropical forests that store atmospheric carbon and supply essential natural benefits for local population...

Targeting key proteins of carcinogenesis

...ver and Irwin Rose who have been awarded the noble price for their work in 2004. In the current issue of Molecular Cell Prof. Ivan Dikic and his team from the institute of biochemistry II at the University of Frankfurt now describe a novel Ub conjugation reaction that might allow a more efficient manipulat...

UN issues analysis of global investors' sustainable energy 'gold rush'

... the sectors growth has been the persistently high price of oil averaging more than $60 a barrel in 2006 (...hat the sector is becoming more independent of the price of oil). Growing consumer awareness of renewable energy and energy efficiency and their longer te...

ASU research shows connection between testosterone, dietary antioxidants and bird coloration

...it enhances trait production but comes at a health price to the animal. This study shows that testosterone may not be as costly as previously thought, so long as animals can nutritionally offset the immune detriments of testosterone. They may even experience a net health benefit as a result, explained Mc...

Organic Food Miles take toll on environment

...market. For the study, the team collected retail price data from six grocery stores and interviewed suppl...ge gap between total costs to the consumer and the price paid in the store for organic produce indicates that retailers could cover the environmental costs w...

Dinosaur hearing, listening to muscle noise, quieter cubicles

...Falcon 1. The Falcon 1 is designed to minimize the price per launch and increase reliability for low-Earth-orbit satellites (2pSA1). MYTH-BUSTING IN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Do violin and guitar instruments truly improve their sound quality and playability over time" Examining this "played in" theory, Andr...

New knowledge improves rice quality

...r quality rice varieties that could fetch a higher price from consumers, especially increasingly affluent r...the new varieties are expected to command a higher price among consumers, especially those in Asia, who, as they become increasingly affluent, are seeking a...

Generic biologic drugs unlikely to offer significant savings

...e that policy-makers should not assume significant price reductions from generic biologics," said Henry Grabowski, a professor of economics and director of Duke's Program in Pharmaceuticals and Health Economics. "If the discount is small, and patients are achieving good outcomes with the branded product, t...

More recycling on the farm could reduce environmental problems

...udies of organic farming suggesting, however, that price premiums could overcome this disadvantage, and points out that social benefits could be expected. Pearson argues that existing funding programs for farmers could be modified to encourage more regenerative agriculture, and suggests that philanthropist...

Spousal choices can influence the risk of developing alcoholism

...y other benefits, there is a downside to that, the price paid by our species when these mechanisms extend to those traits considered antisocial." Researchers used telephone interviews to assess AD-related criteria of 5,974 twin participants in the Australian Twin Register who were born in the years 1902 ...

India's biotech industry emerging as world innovator, collaborator, competitor

...nics of Hyperabad, helped cause a 30-fold domestic price reduction from about $15 for a comparable importe...n at about $6.50, undercutting the previous market price for a comparable imported drug by 75%. The Serum Institute of India (Pune), meanwhile, has become ...

Johns Hopkins researchers examine why people eat the foods they do

...ood, African-Americans with lower incomes saw food price as more important than Whites with the same income...dependent of income, the perceived barrier of food price appears to increase sodium intake while reducing fiber intake. Perceived benefit of diet quality wa...

UN, industry, others partner to create world standards for e-scrap recycling, harvesting components

...d mobile phones. In the last five years, indium's price has increased six-fold, making it more expensive t...a factor of seven since early 2006. "The large price spikes for all these special elements that rely on production of metals like zinc, copper, lead or p...

Genome sequencing reveals key to viable ethanol production

..., but doing so on a large scale would drive up the price of corn, corn starch, and even tangential foods like beef, since cows are fed on cornnot to mention all the energy spent fertilizing, maintaining, and harvesting a crop like corn. Conversely, deriving ethanol from plant materials such as the corn sta...

Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky will discuss stress, health, Feb. 17 at AAAS meeting

... for living well enough and long enough to pay the price for all the social-stressor nonsense that they create for each other. They're just like us: They're not getting done in by predators and famines, they're getting done in by each other." It turns out that unhealthy baboons, like unhealthy people, of...

US needs to plan for climate change-induced summer droughts

...ether," Coakley said. "And it won't come without a price both economic and social. But given our future, it is a must."...

Faster, low cost sequencing technologies needed to drive era of personalized medicine

...he five-year goal of the NHGRI to drop the current price to a hundredth of the cost. His goal is to selectively sequence genes known to be involved in disease in a matter of hours, and for a few hundred dollars. Lindsay, who is director of the Biodesign Institute's Center for Single Molecule Biophysics, ...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2007

...ti-step, enzyme-and-yeast-based process that would price the fuel at more than $2.20 per gallon. A group of ORNL researchers headed by Jonathan Mielenz is studying gene expression in this microbe to determine how these enzymatic functions are performed, revealing strategies for further reducing the cost of...

Professors to develop hand-held pathogen testing device

... ability to measure pathogens in a manner and at a price that really matters for human health," Hashsham said. "If we can screen for all pathogens together, we can minimize the threat significantly." Hashsham intends for the portable, hand-held device to be an all-in-one pathogen testing center where DN...

Experts advise world policies to cope with causes, rising consequences of creeping desertification

...a cost of less than $2 billion per year, about the price of a single modern jet fighter. Karl Harmsen, Director of UNU's Ghana-based Institute for Natural Resources in Africa, notes estimates that Africa may be able to feed just 25% of its population by 2025 if the decline in soil conditions continues on ...

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