Tag: "threats" at biology news
Yale dean addresses biggest environmental threats in new book
New Haven, Conn. -- Ten global environmental threats
and how they can be addressed through treaties, ne... pollution that has given rise to the major global threats
we now face," the authors say. Some of the points made in the book are: The authors contend that ...
Smooth sailing: 'Cruise Ship Virus' tackled by UH, Baylor College of Medicine
...enters that support research focused on countering threats
from bioterror agents and emerging infectious dise...agnostics for Category A, B and C pathogens posing threats
as agents of bioterrorism. The two faculty members from UH's Cullen College of Engineering Paul...
It's 2025. Where do most people live?
...to the effects of sea level rise and other coastal threats
posed by global warming. The map also projects that much of southern and Eastern Europe and Japan will experience significant and wide-spread population decline. Surprisingly, the map further suggests small areas of projected population decline for...
Titans of biodiversity science call for united, authoritative voice to inform decision-makers
...now clear signs of global climate change are major threats
to biodiversity and continue unabated, driven by u...loss is essentially irreversible, it poses serious threats
to sustainable development and the quality of life of future generations. According to the 2005 Mill...
Species unique to tidal marshes face threats
...ding is frequent. Yet they face a broad variety of threats
from human-caused environmental damage, according to an assessment in the August 2006 issue of BioScience written by Russell Greenberg of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and colleagues. Tidal marshes occur in mid to high latitudes, along coasts...
Researchers appeal for new regulations to save coral reefs from live fish trade
...ve battled for survival against a complex array of threats
including pollution, coral bleaching triggered by rising sea temperatures and over-fishing. In particular, the health of the reefs is being compromised by the live reef fish trade, a serious threat that has prompted scientists to call for tighter ...
Moving wildlife detrimental to oral rabies vaccination project
...ing animals around) is one of the most detrimental threats
to the eradication of rabies." Raccoon rabies arrived in the mid-Atlantic region during the late 1970s when raccoons infected with the disease were translocated from Florida to Shenandoah County, Virginia, and Hardy County, West Virginia. The rabies ...
AAAS book explores evolution and Christianity's response
... over Intelligent Design raised the stakes, posing threats
to the quality of instruction in public school science classrooms and to the constitutional division between church and state. After consultations with representatives of scientific and Christian religious communities, AAAS decided to produce a boo...
Draft environmental impact statement prepared for USAMRIID facilities at Fort Detrick
...utions to protect our armed forces from biological threats
they may encounter on the battlefield. In addition, USAMRIID has been assigned a second mission, namely to leverage these capabilities to support government-wide biological defense efforts by acting as the DoD's lead laboratory for the testing and ev...
New company will seek drugs against diabetes and cancer
...ir effectiveness against two of the biggest health threats
in the United States -- diabetes and cancer. Ross Cagan, Ph.D., professor of molecular biology and pharmacology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Thomas Baranski, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, will head the new com...
Microscopic passengers to hitch ride on space shuttle
...albicans -- that have been identified as potential threats
to crew health. Sending these microbes into space ...n water or food, have been identified as potential threats
to astronaut health based on previous spaceflight missions. Microorganisms also are major causes of ...
What's shaped like a pear and has two genomes? Check the pond
...s. It can protect itself from radiation and other threats
and also can fight back against competitors and predators. In short, versatility is its strength. Now, we can understand how this versatility works." It takes plenty of genes. In fact, T. thermophila has roughly 25,000 genes--nearly as many as h...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- August 23, 2006
...held instrument to detect public health and safety threats
A few hours of thinness for crude oil Promising ...held instrument to detect public health and safety threats
Analytical Chemistry Researchers are describing development of a shoebox-sized, handheld mass spe...
The subtleties of tropical forest demise
..., U.K. "It's astonishing how insidious many of the threats
are," said Peres. "We rely on satellite images or ...are disappearing, but many of the new and emerging threats
are virtually invisible, unless you're on the ground." The editors define four categories of emergin...
Ecological change, climate variation addressed at international conference, September 20-24
... the world.But the health of these reefs is facing threats
from climate change and land use patterns that result in high rates of sediment deposit.Although many corals can remove sediment from their surfaces, increasing amounts of sediment blanket corals, causing bleaching and death. Scientists Hannah Stew...
Deep sea explorer and marine conservationist wins MacArthur Fellowship
...er management solutions can be implemented against threats
to healthy marine ecosystems. The Ocean Research & Conservation Association will soon launch a nationwide public outreach effort aimed at raising funds and public awareness for this important effort. "What Dr. Widder is proposing has profound implica...
Earth's most diverse marine life found off Indonesia's Papua Province
...rotect them from unsustainable fisheries and other threats
so they can continue to benefit their local owners and the global community," said Mark Erdmann, senior adviser of CI's Indonesian Marine Program, who led the surveys. "Six of our survey sites, which are areas the size of two football fields, had ov...
Field Museum gives Parker/Gentry Award to missionary turned biologist, Jos 'Pepe' Alvarez
... 15 years, I have had extensive trouble with, even threats
from, illegal loggers, miners and other forces dev...ocate for conservation, even in the face of direct threats
to his personal safety." The threats
to biodiversity in the Amazon are growing every day, as is the ...
USGS at The Wildlife Society: From sea-ice change to contaminants to predators and prey
...sonal linkages may also help in detecting emerging threats
to surf scoters in their northern breeding areas. To check out the travels of marked surf scoters in 2006, visit the maps at www.werc.usgs.gov/sattrack/ . Susan Wainwright-De La Cruz will discuss cross-seasonal implications of mercury and selenium b...
Tiny Tampa Bay fish key to evolution of immune system
...t standing up to the bacterial, viral and chemical threats
in its environment. Understanding how it does so could lead to improved biodefense and better immune-boosting drugs to fight cancer and disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, say scientists at the University of Florida and the University of South Fl...
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