Navigation Links
Academy establishes Asia Center to protect the environment
Date:4/3/2008

PHILADELPHIABuilding on nearly 15 years of biodiversity and climate change research in Mongolia, The Academy of Natural Sciences today announced formation of its Asia Center to forge international partnerships for the study, protection and sustainable use of environmental resources.

One of the first partnerships established, and involving St. Josephs University in Philadelphia, is with Nanjing University, one of the most selective universities in China and among the worlds oldest institutions of higher learning. A focus of the collaboration involves training faculty and students to monitor the highly polluted Lake Tai, Chinas third largest lake, which serves as a drinking water and food source for 6 million people and is on the verge of serious ecosystem damage. Rapid economic development in China and other parts of Asia has led to rampant exploitation of natural resources. This development, coupled with global climate change, is accelerating widespread environmental degradation and loss of ecosystems, with the potential to seriously affect food and water supplies for millionsif not billionsof people.

Now is the time to act, said Academy President and CEO William Y. Brown. Water, air and biodiversity are under siege in China and elsewhere in Asia. Science, and Academy scientists, can help stabilize the region through research and by training young scientists and environmentalists in the places impacted.

Through the Asia Center, the Academy will work with host nations and other partners to train researchers and to apply the knowledge to protecting the environment, especially in areas involving climate change and water quality issues. Evoking the 17 million plant and animal specimens under its own care, the Academy also seeks to ensure the preservation of research specimens, images and data in collections in other institutions.

Later this year, Academy scientists and St. Josephs University faculty will begin training senior-level
'/>"/>

Contact: Carolyn Belardo
belardo@ansp.org
215-299-1043
The Academy of Natural Sciences
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Academy volunteer wins national paleontology award
2. Academy honors 13 for major contributions to science
3. Georgia Tech/Emory Center to study origin of life
4. Woods Hole Research Center to lead undergraduate initiative in the Siberian Arctic
5. $10 million gift to support cutting-edge epigenome center at USC
6. 3 Columbia University Medical Center faculty elected to Institute of Medicine
7. NHGRI funds new Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research
8. NYUs Center for Genomics & Systems Biology receives $4.4 million NSF grant
9. Monsanto expands sponsorship for Peking-Yale Joint Agrobiotechnology Center
10. Woods Hole Research Center debuts new image mosaic that will strengthen global forest monitoring
11. DFG to establish 10 new collaborative research centers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Academy establishes Asia Center to protect the environment
(Date:12/3/2014)... Dec. 2, 2014   Marvin Test Solutions ... test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations, ... its successful TS-900 PXI semiconductor test platform ... of high-end systems to customers at a fraction ... to traditional ATE. "Our semiconductor ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... According to a new market ... RFID, Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Parking Management, Under Vehicle ... Service Geography - Global Forecasts to 2020", published by ... be around $25 Billion in 2014 and is expected ... CAGR of 8.69%. Browse 116 market data ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Calif. , Nov. 20, 2014 Strict ... driver efficiency are piloting the North American and European ... of accidents growing, gesture recognition systems that are intuitive ... a mark in the industry. New ... Automotive Gesture Recognition Market in Europe ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Marvin Test Solutions Brings New Capabilities to PXI-Based Semiconductor Test with TS-960 2Marvin Test Solutions Brings New Capabilities to PXI-Based Semiconductor Test with TS-960 3Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 2Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 3Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 2Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 3Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 4
... NVIDIA CUDA Teaching Centre in Canada. The ... electrical and computer engineering students how to tap ... units (GPU) and use them in computationally demanding ... that enables dramatic increases in computing performance for ...
... successful initial testing of a new form of methotrexate ... nose drops rather than injected. It shows promise as a ... appears in ACS, Molecular Pharmaceutics , a bi-monthly journal. ... is difficult to treat, partly because current anticancer drugs have ...
... major risk factor for disease, much of the threat ... a cluster of risk factors related to diabetes and ... many of these risk factors. However, many people struggle ... the University of Missouri have found that people who ...
Cached Biology News:McMaster, NVIDIA establish first CUDA Teaching Centre in Canada 2Putting on the pounds after weight loss? Hit the gym to maintain health gains 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 Gene ... that it has entered into a technology access ... (ADM) to apply DNA2.0’s proprietary protein engineering technology, ... process. , “We are extremely excited that the ... platform. This proprietary bioengineering technology has now ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , Dec. 17, ... positive results of a Phase 2 study evaluating ... for the treatment of patients with severe, chronic ... the current standard of care, including topical steroids ... endpoint was percent change in Visual Analog Scale ...
(Date:12/15/2014)...  GlassesOff Inc. (OTCBB: GLSO) announced today the appointment ... director of the Company,s Board of Directors. ... its CEO until its acquisition by Stanley Black ... Recognized as the inventor of the first Wi-Fi-based Active ... -based RFID solutions focused on improving operational efficiency, safety ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... (PRWEB) December 12, 2014 Clarassance, a ... announced its new name: Therabron Therapeutics , Inc. ... and bronchioles (a type of structure in the lungs ... company’s mission to develop novel protein therapeutics for the ... directors decided to change the name to mark the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ADM and DNA2.0 Enter Into Protein Engineering Technology Access and Service Agreement 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 3Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 4AeroScout Founder Joins GlassesOff's Board of Directors 2AeroScout Founder Joins GlassesOff's Board of Directors 3Maryland-based Biotech Company's Path Forward in Treating Respiratory Diseases Sparks Name Change 2
... United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR ) announced today that it ... Wednesday, July 28, 2010 . , ... United Therapeutics will host a half-hour teleconference on Wednesday, ... teleconference is accessible by dialing 1-877-351-5881, with international callers dialing 1-970-315-0533.  A ...
... of the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science department ... Biology and Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of ... their research entitled, "Evaporative Assembly of Drug-Eluting Bioresorbable ... of the pioneering work being undertaken by Professors ...
... - Dragon Pharmaceutical Inc. ("Dragon Pharma" or the "Company" TSX: ... Meeting of Shareholders held today, its shareholders, including those shareholders ... voted to approve the merger of Datong Investment Inc. with ... and Plan of Merger dated March 26, 2010 , ...
Cached Biology Technology:NSF funds infection-resistant orthopedic research 2Dragon Pharma shareholders approve merger and seek termination of listing on the OTCBB and TSX 2
Ideal for chemical processing that requires downward flow of exhaust fumes. Powderful 1200 CFM blower draws fumes into sub-surface bonded charcoal filter for safe removal of organic vapors (final HEP...
... Shimadzus preparative LC/MS, using mass numbers as ... it ideal for performing investigation and research ... for both analytical and preparative operation. Switching ... in the software. This support provides a ...
... Label IT siRNA Tracker Intracellular Localization Kit ... label and deliver siRNA, of your design, ... in vitro tracking experiments. Subcellular localization and ... be monitored following introduction of the labeled ...
Selective media for Salmonella...
Biology Products: