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New agreement helps protect thousands of rice varieties -- the planet's most important food source
... director general. For example, after the Asian tsunami
(December 26, 2004), IRRI was able to reach into its collection and provide farmers in areas that had been under seawater with varieties of rice capable of growing in salty soils. In addition, several countries, including Cambodia, East Timor, India,...
Study: Living coral reefs provide better protection from tsunami waves
...ith substantially more protection from destructive tsunami
waves than do unhealthy or dead reefs, a Princeton...versity study suggests. Initially spurred by the tsunami
that devastated the coastlines of the Indian Ocean two years ago, a team of scientists developed the...
$20 million to expand seafloor observatory
... broader studies on such key topics as seismic and tsunami
activity, ocean-climate interactions and influence on fisheries, gas hydrate deposits, and seafloor ecology. "I want to express my appreciation to CFI, BCKDF and Alcatel for recognizing the importance and significance of NEPTUNE Canada's potential ...
Economic crisis, civil war and tsunami no problem if reefs well managed
...coral reefs in Aceh, Indonesia. The Indian Ocean tsunami
of 26 December 2004 has given marine scientists th... "Basically we found that the early reports about tsunami
devastation to the coral reefs on which the local tourism industry is based were grossly exaggerated...
Eminent inventor of DNA fingerprinting gains new recognition
...n left behind at the scene of a crime? Who is this tsunami
victim? Are these bones truly the remains of the last Czar of Russia? Jeffreys' technique was even able to tell us whether Dolly was in fact the clone of another sheep. "The new discipline of forensic molecular biology is therefore a direct outcome o...
Upcoming NJIT conference focuses on Hurricane Katrina, technology, more
...itoring by satellites for real time earthquake and tsunami
alerts. Experts will also introduce new and significant efforts for improving time-dependent alerts and assessments. At least five sessions will focus on how people function in crisis management."Speakers will look at approaches to crisis decision-m...
Seagrass is in decline worldwide, says UNH researcher
...rs have begun investigating the impact of the 2004 tsunami
on seagrass, the beds provide local fishers with s...ne, assessing the impact of a disturbance like the tsunami
is nearly impossible. Short is looking forward, adding new sites to SeagrassNet around the world and...
A year on from the Asian tsunami, satellites are aiding regional rebuilding
The deadly Indian Ocean tsunami
that swept across coastlines on 26 December 2004 t...ion. Respond was founded in 2003, though the Asian tsunami
represents the largest-scale event dealt with so far. The undersea earthquake off the coast of the ...
Tsunami + 1 year: Reviving exhausted fisheries should trump replacing boats, gear, experts say
... Registry, Enforcement of Limits One year after a tsunami
devastated South Asian communities, global fisheri...rg/tsunami/default.asp ), those hardest hit by the tsunami
include rural coastal communities traditionally dependant on fish for food security and livelihoods,...
9/11 panel makes recommendations for DNA-based identification after mass disasters
...o help identify victims of last year's South Asian tsunami
and of hurricane Katrina....
Ranks of 'environmental refugees' swell, calls grow for better definition, recognition, support
...highly-publicized catastrophes like the 2004 Asian tsunami
or the recent US Gulf Coast hurricanes benefit from the mobilization of private and public sector generosity and humanitarian relief. Countless millions of others around the world, however, are uprooted by gradual environmental change, receive compa...
AGU Fall Meeting - media advisory 4
...nts" New insights into the Sumatra earthquake and tsunami
Antarctic ozone hole and polar ozone loss Icy moons of Saturn investigated by Cassini NASA administrator Griffin briefs on the Moon-Mars initiative Changes to the thermohaline circulation and their impact Ozone hole recovery: slower than predict...
Winners of 2005 AAAS Science Journalism Awards
...ember 2004 earthquake and devastating Indian Ocean tsunami
that struck Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and els...VA. "Production began almost immediately after the tsunami
and continued around the clock to bring this minute-by-minute account to television as quickly as po...
Health of Acehnese reefs in the wake of the tsunami shows human impacts more harmful
...to research reported this week in Current Biology, tsunami
damage to coral reefs closest to the epicenter of ...isuse in the region. Less than 100 days after the tsunami
of December 26, 2004, a team of ecologists from James Cook University, the Wildlife Conservation Soc...
New Science study: Mangroves shielded communities against tsunami
...angroves, were strikingly less damaged by the 2004 tsunami
than areas without tree vegetation. This is belie...ogists, a botanist, geographers, a forester, and a tsunami
wave engineer, from seven nations. "The tsunami
left a horrific human tragedy in its wake but also ...
Marine conservation organizations team up to conduct Indonesia coral reefs assessment
...e impact of last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami
on the region's coral reefs. The Khaled bin Sulta...re was damaged by the December 2004 earthquake and tsunami
and may provide some early insight into the natural recovery process including the success of corals...
MERIS/AATSR Workshop looks at twin sensors with many uses
...etation in low-lying coastal zones affected by the tsunami
of 26 December 2004. The reduction is due to salt stress, and the plan is to monitor other affected areas to see how the vegetation recovers. The Workshop also heard presentations on how MERIS Full Resolution mode, with its 300 metre resolution, is ...
1 million expected to join in on Cutler Global Disaster Lecture
... to victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the tsunami
that devastated parts of Southeast Asia has made collecting and analyzing data on relief efforts a critical priority. On Thursday, Sept. 29, Eric Noji, M.D., M.P.H., senior policy advisor for emergency preparedness and response, Centers for Disease C...
New tooth enamel dating technique could help identify disaster victims
...p narrow the search for victims of last December's tsunami
in Southeast Asia. "After a few days in the water, it's very hard to identify someone," he said. "You can't use (enamel dating) to identify a person that requires a DNA analysis but you can narrow down the number of people you need to look at from ...
Illegal destruction of coral reefs worsened impact of tsunami
... more onshore destruction from the 26 December2004 tsunami
than occurred in nearby areas whose coral reefs we...ee kilometers [two miles] south, in Hikkaduwa, the tsunami
measured just 2-3 meters [7-10 feet] in height, traveled only 50 meters [200 feet] inland, and cause...