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National Science Foundation awards $2 million grant to UC Riverside

...d on different levels of N emissions and different urban development scenarios. This is the second large biocomplexity grant awarded to UC Riverside recently. The first, for $1.5 million, was to help monitor the unintended spread of engineered crop genes....

Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting

...Islam and the Middle East. There are also talks on urban affairs, immigration, parenting, old age and much ...ned as a case study of how traditional concepts of urban versus suburban have changed. (Noon1.45 p.m.). Anthropological Approaches to Central Asia and...

Globetrotting pollutants turn up on Toronto street

... of who is contributing to the pollutants found in urban air. "It's a bit of detective work," says Greg Evans, a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. "We happened to know when that forest fire was happening in Quebec and we realized that this mixture of different parti...

Electronic records to improve care for children with asthma

...ng, as is the mortality rate. Children who live in urban communities represent a disproportionate share of asthma sufferers. Electronic health records will ease communication among care providers, allow inter-disciplinary care planning, and provide clinical decision support. Department of Pediatrics Chair...

Spatial structure, dispersal, and management of a recovering raptor population

...tendency for coastal peregrines to disperse to the urban habitats. By fitting regional population models to the observed recovery of breeding pairs in each habitat, this study also characterized the demographic performance of peregrines within each subpopulation. The spatial structure revealed by this stu...

Insecticide resistance in mosquitoes being studied

...s encephalitis and West Nile encephalitis in Texas urban areas. "For diseases like St. Louis encephalitis and West Nile encephalitis, the only control is mosquito control," said Dr. Jim Olson, Experiment Station entomologist. "There are no vaccines. You can only treat the symptoms in the hospital." ...

Ground-level ozone linked to increased mortality

...l, could save nearly 4,000 lives throughout the 95 urban communities included in the study. "Our study shows that ground-level ozone is a national problem, which is not limited to a small number of cities or one region. Everyone needs to be aware of the potential health risks of ozone pollution," said Fran...

Study links ozone, mortality in urban areas

More people died in urban areas when ground-level ozone was higher during th...ommon outdoor pollutant, and mortality in 95 large urban areas, covering 40 percent of the U.S. population. "This is one of the largest ozone pollution...

How city dwellers and living things put the green into our urban open spaces

...ys new research sponsored by the ESRC. What makes urban green spaces green is that they are 'living' - an...ity. Over the past decade, the ecology of the UK's urban areas has gained the kind of conservation significance once reserved for rural and sparsely populate...

Obesity gets you where you live, UH study finds

...uality of produce in high-income versus low-income urban neighborhoods. The study was made possible by a t... The study found that people living in low-income, urban neighborhoods had access to at least one convenience store and a liquor store that sold convenience ...

Growing cities in arid regions

...s the biggest single sustainable issue confronting urban design in arid regions. The School of Architectur... Who designs the city: The political framework of urban design Ecosystem dynamics and ecosystem management in arid regions Human ecology and urban design:...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...cattle and potentially to the surrounding farm and urban environment," say the researchers. "Information on the association of E. coli O157:H7 with houseflies will assist in developing more comprehensive and quantitative risk assessments, as well as formulating E. coli O157:H7 intervention strategies that...

Urban ecology study witnessing the birth of a 'designer ecosystem'

...heir partner LTER in Baltimore, the development of urban LTERs was considered a major leap forward in the f...nd economics. Phoenix as chosen as one of the two urban LTER sites because it is a fast growing desert city, like many of the world's emerging cities, with...

WSU geologist uses satellite imagery to study surface water quality within Ohio River watershed

... environmental engineering. The study includes the urban areas of Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati and Louisville. Agrawal said the satellite photos are a powerful tool to examine the water quality in streams, lakes and rivers because the area involved totals more than 200,000 square miles. "This would take h...

National Academy news: Water quality improvement in southwestern Pennsylvania

...politan (multicounty) region, rural areas, and the urban core. For each scale, the report suggests institutional structures to help unify the municipalities' various efforts to improve water quality. The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, for example, is probably the best choice to lead water planning...

Assessment of recent rapid land-cover change yields portraits of global human impact

...fication), cropland expansion and abandonment, and urban settlements. The assessment is based on data compiled from remote sensing and censuses as well as expert opinion. The results indicate that whereas Asia has the greatest concentration of areas of rapid land-cover change, in particular dryland degrada...

Experimental radar provides 3-D forest view

...lications of the technology included monitoring of urban areas, ice fields and agriculture. What is Pol-InSAR? Radar has come a long way since its initial development for range and direction finding in the run-up to World War Two. Today satellites such as ESA's Envisat routinely scan the Earth with ra...

The effects of economic growth on interior forests of the Southeast

...ent of the loss of interior forests will come from urban counties, which indicates the importance of the forests that fringe major cities." Seven of the 10 metropolitan areas slated to lose the most interior forests are in Florida, with the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area losing 34.5 percent of its interi...

New species of coral discovered off southern California

...oticed while living in the backyard of the largest urban area on the West Coast."...

USGS featured at AAAS - Nation's largest science meeting

...affect the residents in one of the fastest growing urban centers on the East Coast. The international group of scientists will also discuss several possible implications of recent findings. Workshop: See Your Backyard with Just a Click and a Few Layers of Data 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Marriott Wardman...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston ... treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin ... , The UTMB researchers, finding a high incidence ... treated with radiation, offer new recommendations that the ... screening about eight years after their initial cervical ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... led by the Australian National University (ANU), have ... and deep-sea temperature variability over the past 5.3 ... understand the climate surrounding ice ages over the ... the relationship between carbon dioxide levels, global temperatures ... University of Southampton (UoS) and the National Oceanography ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... 20-year assessment of Nicaragua,s legal, artisanal green sea turtle ... catch rates of turtles in what may have become ... Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Florida. , During ... 170,000 green turtles were killed between 1991 and 2011, ...
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