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

...y in the Public Library of Science Biology journal warns that the high forest cover with low rates of deforestation (HFLD) nations could become the most vulnerable targets for deforestation if the Kyoto Protocol and upcoming negotiations on carbon trading fail to include intact standing forest. The study...

New studies on goats' milk show it is more beneficial to health than cows' milk

...ats milk, the UGR [ http://www.ugr.es ] researcher warns that studies in humans are still required in order to confirm the findings obtained in rats and to promote goats milk consumption both in the general population and in the population affected by nutritional ferropenic anaemia and pathologies related ...

Scratch no more: Gene for itch sensation discovered

...cause pain can be an important protective cue that warns of danger, it may be a distinct advantage to have an anti-itch medication that doesn't compromise our pain-sensing capability. GRPR had been fairly well studied before, but no one could provide a compelling link between GRPR and itching before now. ...

Changing climate will challenge Northeast agriculture, CU expert warns

...enges that could strain family farms to the limit, warns David Wolfe, a Cornell expert on the effects of climate change on agriculture. His gloomy assessment was part of a report by the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA) Synthesis Team, presented July 11 at a press conference at the New York Bota...

Green Junta

...evelopment, published today by Inderscience, Wells warns that of a Green Junta that could bring about a rig...ing to seek a consensus decision. However, Wells warns that such a solution might be hijacked by the political right who would seize the opportunity to enf...

Desertification: UN experts prescribe global policy overhaul to avoid looming mass migrations

...rom degraded homelands within a single generation, warns a new analysis from the United Nations University. In the analysis for presentation June 28 at UN Headquarters, New York, UNU experts say the loss of soil productivity and the degradation of life-support services provided by nature pose imminent th...

5.9 million award gives UK aging research a new lease on life

...ngevity and ageing will be identified." However, warns Professor Partridge, unless action is taken, the bulk of this research will all take place outside the UK. "Although the field of ageing biology is growing within the UK, there is a risk that in the main this work will take place elsewhere, such as...

Swabs not reliable for detecting lead dust in homes

...ster Medical Center and first author of the study, warns that people should be aware of the tool's lack of sensitivity and how it might impact the health of children. "We're very interested in promoting low-cost ways to detect lead at the low levels we now know to be dangerous to children. That's why it ...

Forest elephants at risk from the illegal ivory trade

...Samantha Strindberg, Fiona Maisels, and colleagues warns that while savannah elephants may indeed be reboundingin part because they live in countries with long histories of wildlife management, where protection is facilitated by open plains habitats and usually good infrastructuretheir forest relatives, hi...

Lifting Chinese tiger trade ban a death sentence for wild tigers say WWF and TRAFFIC

... monitoring program of WWF and IUCN. The report warns that Chinese business owners who would profit from the tiger trade are putting increasing pressure on the Chinese government to overturn its successful 1993 ban and allow domestic trade in captive-bred tiger parts for use in traditional medicine and ...

Fruit flies may pave way to new treatments for age-related heart disease

...CNQ as a major factor in heart disease, but Bodmer warns that much more research is needed to use it alone as a drug target. "The fact that heart functions deteriorate in the mutant flies during aging suggests that there are other channels and genes that contribute to cardiac aging," he said. "We need to ...

Manipulating nature: Scientists query wildlife birth-control method

...duction, UNSW genetics expert Professor Des Cooper warns that the immuno-contraception method is not fully effective and is manipulating natural reproduction in ways that can't be predicted or controlled. Professor Cooper also raises concerns that individuals that survive the vaccine may be more likely t...

Dangerous wheat disease jumps Red Sea

... beyond wheat production in developing countries," warns Borlaug. "The rust pathogen needs no passport to cross national boundaries. Sooner or later Ug99 will be found throughout the world, including in North America, Europe, Australia and South America." GRI scientists have already identified promising ...

First Laos bacteraemia study highlights need for local knowledge

...tal. However, there is no place for complacency, warns Professor Chanpheng Thammavong, Director of Mahosot Hospital, "Public health measures to reduce the incidence of typhoid, such as improved sanitation and vaccination, may have a significant impact on morbidity and mortality in Laos, as it appears t...

Study suggests earlier crop plantings could curb future yields

...ter for Sustainability and the Global Environment, warns the trend can only continue for so long. "Earlier plantings really can't continue forever because ultimately, farmers will have to contend with wintertime conditions and frozen soils," says Kucharik. "Several decades from now we might see an unexpec...

Define 'precautionary principle' to avoid clashes over biotechnology under World Trade rules

...umnae of the WTO Secretariat in Geneva, the report warns that disputes over biotechnology products, founded in part on cultural differences, are creating a "trans-Atlantic divide." It highlights similarities and differences between agreements and organizations with respect to precaution and the consequen...

Good times ahead for dinosaur hunters, according to U of Penn scientist's dinosaur census

...their reign of global dominance. Dodson, however, warns that the picture of the fossil record at the time of extinction is not resolved enough to say definitively. "We have enough information to say for certain that, within six million years of the meteorite's arrival, dinosaur populations were stable," D...

Brave new world in life sciences

...at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, warns that Americans are "more vulnerable to a nuclear 9/11 today than we were five years ago." William M. Arkin, online columnist for the Washington Post and author of upcoming The Alternative: Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the American Futu...

Ultrasound affects embryonic mouse brain development

...eficial in the medical context. Instead, our study warns against its non-medical use. We intend to conduct further research, which will focus on non-human primates, to see if a similar effect is occurring in the developing larger brains, which are more similar to humans. Those upcoming studies should giv...

Report warns about carbon dioxide threats to marine life

...ation on Coral Reefs and Other Marine Calcifiers," warns that oceans worldwide absorbed approximately 118 b...cation rates will change in the future, the report warns that the more critical question is: "What does this mean in terms of organism fitness and the future...

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