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Rainforest conservation worth the cost, University of Alberta shows
...avian biodiversity at the Mabira Forest Reserve in southern
Uganda. They wanted to see if it was economically viable to protect this forest in an area where an impoverished community is heavily dependent on the region's resources. Pressure on the forest is intense--harvesting timber, making charcoal, collecti...
Abalones along Pacific coast may owe their huge, dinner-plate size to sea otters
... commercial abalone industry along the central and southern
California coast and made it hard for sport divers...er waters in temperate regions of the northern and southern
hemispheres. The first radiation was into southern
oceans 42 million years ago as the Antarctic ice ...
Giant ape lived alongside humans
...g a major evolutionary change. Guangxi province in southern
China, where the Gigantopithecus fossils were found, is the same region where some believe the modern human race originated." Research into Gigantopithecus blackii began in 1935, when the Dutch paleontologist G.H. von Koenigswald discovered a yellowi...
Envisat radar surveillance protects endangered prehistoric fish
A satellite surveillance zone within the southern
Indian Ocean is helping protect the endangered Patagonian toothfish from pirate fishing vessels. Perched between Africa, India, Australia and Antarctica, the windswept French territory of the Kerguelen Islands is one of the remotest places on Earth. ...
Tropical dry forests receive international recognition
...ed. The most diverse tropical dry forests exist in southern
Mexico and the Bolivian lowlands and the level of endemism--species unique to that area--is higher than in rainforests. Half of Costa Rica's dry forests have already been cut down and others face a similar threat, taking with it such resources as its...
Ownership of Southern forestland dramatically changing
...d at understanding trends crucial to the future of southern
forests and private forest landowners. One report, Strategic Factors Driving Timberland Ownership Changes in the U.S. South, documents the extent, reasons for, location, and nature of forest industry land transactions to non-industrial ownership. Acc...
'Fish with chips' reporting from ocean top highlights at Census of Marine Life mid-point
...d from the two expeditions are new to science. The southern
deep abyss may hold reservoirs ofgenetic diversity...s, towing remotelyoperated vehicles to explore the southern
Mid-AtlanticRidge, found the first known hydrothermal vents southof the equator in the Atlantic. Th...
Plant defenses prompt bacterial countermeasure in the form of 'island' DNA excision
...ally in the light-intensive regions of eastern and southern
Africa where these strains are found. Remarkably, bacteria that have excised the genomic island do not appear compromised in their ability to grow and cause disease within the host bean plant. These findings offer a molecular explanation for how expo...
Genetic analysis of Asian elephants in India reveals some surprises
...ving the species. An earlier study of elephants in southern
India by the same group identified two distinct populations where there was previously thought to be only one. A region known as the Palghat Gap, a wide pass through the Western Ghat mountain range, was found to act a biogeographical barrier between ...
Sahara's edge studied from ground, air and space to improve water management
...s acquired during flights across two test areas in southern
Tunisia. Meanwhile ground teams precisely document... Africa. From November 7, a week-long campaign in southern
Tunisia known as the AquiferEx Airborne, Optical and Radar Campaign was overseen by ESA's dedicated ...
US citizens hail court ruling
...ister who lives in Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania, in southern
York County. "Belief in God should not stifle curiosity and research by assuming God is the answer to anything. The miracle and wonder of the natural world, including evolution, led me to believe in a God."...
A distinguished program training the next generation of conservation scientists
...in Chiloe National Park (Grand Island of Chiloe in southern
Chile) with emphasis in conservation and managemen...ly susceptible to fluctuations in recruitment from southern
source locations. Current and novel management strategies will be explored to identify practical sol...
Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Watching evolution in action
...ental Reactor (ITER) will be built at Cadarache in southern
France and not in Rokkasho, Japan. One aim of ITER is to generate fusion-powered electricity by recreating the power of the sun on Earth. Science 's Breakdown of the Year -- U.S. Particle Physics: With the cancellation of two major experiments and t...
Storing carbon to combat global warming may cause other environmental problems, study suggests
...re rainfall except perhaps in northern Florida and southern
Georgia. In general, "unlike in the tropics, the t...five-fold increases in groundwater salinization in southern
Australia and in the Caspian steppes of Russia," the study's authors wrote. Similar examples would i...
Searchers key in on ivory-billed woodpecker habitat
...uble-knock continuously," said Lammertink. In the southern
White River NWR, about 20 people have been methodically transecting the area where the double-knocks and calls were recorded in search of a roost hole housing the rare bird. To date, search team members in this area have found evidence of stripped ba...
Tiny pikas seem to be on march toward extinction in Great Basin
...untainous areas in western North America, from the southern
Sierra Nevada and Rocky mountains to central Briti...re scattered across Nevada, eastern California and southern
Oregon. Seven of the 25 historically described populations of Great Basin pikas also appear to have ...
An elephant tail
...ual status varies from local abundance in parts of southern
Africa and in some protected areas elsewhere, to critically endangered in vast regions of central Africa," says Douglas-Hamilton, who helped bring about a global ivory trade ban after chronicling the massacre of elephants in the 1980s. "Since they n...
El Nino events affect whale breeding
... shows that global climate processes are affecting southern
right whales (Eubalaena australis) in the South Atlantic. A thirty-year study by an international team of scientists found a strong relationship between breeding success of whales in the South Atlantic and El Nino in the western Pacific. The results ...
Extinctions linked to climate change
...ut of the tropics and is now found in parts of the southern
United States. And predicting how climate change will favor a certain pathogen or disease transmission is extremely difficult. "We should expect the unexpected," Blaustein and Andy Dobson of Princeton University wrote in their report. "Terms such as ...
2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Press conferences planned
...he latest on the effects of increased nutrients in southern
Florida, sugar farming near Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and sea-level rise in Hawaii.) Cruise Ships as Scientific Research Vessels (Cruise ships make repeated voyages on the same itineraries, making them an ideal platform from which to study ce...
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