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Warming climate threatens California fruit and nut production

... warms, making California no longer suitable for growing many fruit and nut crops, according to a team of ... of the Central Valley was still suitable for growing apples, cherries and pears all of which have ... Central Valley might no longer be suitable for growing walnuts, pistachios, peaches, apricots, plums and ...

Newly discovered snow roots are 'evolutionary phenomenon'

... snow melt. In contrast, a species of dandelion growing close to the C. conorhiza plants did not possess ... the plant shoots appear above the surface in the growing season", explained Cornelissen. "This gives the ... through roots in the soil during the very short growing season." ...

Obama Budget Level Funds Career Technical Education

... but a stronger investment is needed to meet the growing needs of the students, the economy and the ... Education plays a critical role in improving and growing the U.S. economy through secondary, postsecondary ... programs at community colleges, is the fastest growing area of higher education services in many ...

When cells reach out and touch

... a phenomenon in which non-cancerous cells growing in a dish stop multiplying when they touch each ... to the amount they found in isolated cells growing in culture. To investigate, the team grew ... that are most conveniently studied in cells growing in culture, Mendell says: "Little did we know the ...

NASA study says climate adds fuel to Asian wildfire emissions

... miles of forests to accommodate the world's growing demand for palm oil, an increasingly popular food ... Asia now lies vulnerable to fires, which are growing more frequent and having a serious impact on the ... influences, human activities contribute to the growing fire emissions. Palm oil is increasingly grown ...

A glimpse of future GMES Sentinel-1 radar images

... the European Commission and ESA to fulfil the growing need for accurate and timely information to ... imagery throughout the 2009 growing season over three test sites. The chosen sites ... over three different test sites throughout the growing season and thus provide an excellent first ...

Indigenous peoples at world summit to share climate change observations, coping techniques

... a decrease in alpaca farming and a shortened growing season. In some areas where Indigenous People ... Alpine flora for medicines, grazing and food, the growing season could be cut in half should the loss of ... and Summit participant Robin Bronen is part of a growing group of experts calling for an international ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 8, 2009

... expect it to increase in the near future. The growing demand for bioethanol, particularly corn-based ... depending on the regional irrigation practice in growing corn. However, a dozen states in the Corn Belt ... (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. Obesity is a growing epidemic that affects more than 72 million people ...

Food security for leaf-cutting ants: Workers and their fungus garden reject endophyte invaders

... but each leaf can have dozens of fungal species growing inside, some of which may protect the plant by ... Tropical Research Institute. The fungi growing inside leaves without causing disease to the ... tested, with a stronger effect for more rapidly growing endophyte strains. This suggests that, apart from ...

Mollusks taste memories to build shells

... mantle, which overlaps the edge of the growing shell, senses or "tastes" the calcium carbonate ... of them colored pigments incorporated into the growing shell. Different rates of calcium carbonate ... three basic classes: stripes perpendicular to the growing edge, bands parallel to ...

Study critiques corn-for-ethanol's carbon footprint

... the carbon dioxide taken in by the next crop of growing plants, which use it in photosynthesis. That ... ethanol only begin to show up years after corn growing begins. "Depending on prior land use" they wrote ... planting of cellulosic species will continue growing and producing for years while trapping more ...

Crafty Australian crayfish cheat

... wondered if there might be a disadvantage to growing large claws if growing intimidating weapons is costly, this would ensure ... suggests a potentially serious fitness cost to growing large claws; males encumbered by big claws may ...

Cleaning the atmosphere of carbon: African forests out of balance

... its future is anything but straightforward. growing trees absorb carbon. Dead, decomposing trees ... then the best way to explain why trees are growing bigger is anthropogenic global change the extra ... also possible that tropical forests are still growing back following past clearing or fire or other ...

Dartmouth researchers find new protein function

... during cell division. Their finding adds to the growing knowledge about the fundamental workings of ... between the arms of chromosomes and the cell's growing spindle of microtubules. If NOD doesn't function ... grabbing on to and letting go of the end of the growing filament, thereby tracking the end as it grows. ...

Purdue study suggests warmer temperatures could lead to a boom in corn pests

... other crops, according to a new study. Warmer growing season temperatures and milder winters could ... Diffenbaugh said. "Ethanol production and a growing world population are increasing demand for corn. ... Low corn reserves add to the impact of a poor growing season. The 2007-08 30-year low inventory ...

Eating eggs when pregnant affects breast cancer in offspring

... received extra choline during pregnancy had slow growing tumors while daughters of mothers that had no choline during pregnancy had fast growing tumors. "Our study provides additional ... with survival outcomes. For example, the slow growing tumors in rats had a genetic pattern similar to ...

Putting a green cap on garbage dumps

... and carbon dioxide, as putrescible waste decays. growing plants and trees on top of a landfill, a process ... which involves placing a layer of top soil and growing dense vegetation on top of a landfill, was ... eucalyptus, and other Australian native species, growing in the phytocap to determine which species are ...

Pollinator decline not reducing crop yields just yet

... signs that demand for pollinators is still growing and some highly pollinator-dependant crops are ... that there has been a global increase in the growing of pollinator-dependent crops, particularly in ... growth for highly pollinator dependent crops is a growing demand for land. ...

'Arid aquaculture' among livelihoods promoted to relieve worsening pressure on world's drylands

... and to avoid rapid desertification in the face of growing population pressures," says report co-author ... which has resulted in the establishment of a growing "grassland" eco-tourism industry To support ... organic chicken and eggs, in order to tap into growing markets in nearby urban centers like Beijing and ...

Dried mushrooms slow climate warming in Northern forests

... warming has an unexpected ally in mushrooms growing in dry spruce forests covering Alaska, Canada, ... equal amounts of water. In mid-May when growing season began, air and soil temperatures were the ... greenhouses and unheated plots and found that by growing season's end in mid-August, soil in warmed ...

Europe rallies behind nanotechnology to wean world from fossil fuels

... Scandinavia and Siberia. For this reason there is growing interest in the idea of a global electricity grid ... the ESF conference, though, is that there will be growing choice and competition between emerging ... competition and that installed solar power is growing very rapidly, albeit from a small base," said ...

UC Riverside biochemists devise method for bypassing aluminum toxicity effects in plants

... over how toxic levels of aluminum damage the growing root. The popular understanding is that aluminum ... by breaking this assessment mechanism in a plant growing in soil with high aluminum content, we were able ... is that aluminum causes DNA damage in the growing root tip. The cells of this region have a ...

Biologists identify genes controlling rhythmic plant growth

... of food and fuel for the world's rapidly growing population." "It was known that the circadian ... has a clear survival value. "Any plant that is growing is in a situation in which it has to compete with the plants growing around it, so it has to develop ways in which it ...

UT Knoxville wins $16M NSF mathematics and biology center

... "Our success in this competition reflects our growing reputation as one of the nation's top research ... IBM and ESRI. Mathematical biology is a growing field that applies the power of mathematics and ... putting UT Knoxville at the hub of the vital and growing field of computational biology. Winning this ...

Iowa State researchers study ground cover to reduce impact of biomass harvest

... agronomy department. "Corn doesn't like to be growing with anything else in the field." But later in the growing season, corn can be a little more hospitable to ... yield, said Lamkey. Stress early in the growing season can affect yield greatly, he said. ...

Baker Institute study finds continuing upward pressure on retail gasoline prices

... States, these short-run departures have been growing larger and more frequent. Demand has grown ... on foreign gasoline imports. At the same time, growing demand elsewhere in the world means increased ... the study also warned against blaming the growing demand in other countries for the high fuel ...

Addressing the 'nitrogen cascade'

... in the environment is little-known beyond a growing circle of environmental scientists who study how ... science, is a longtime contributor to the growing understanding of how nitrogen cycles endlessly ... to produce enough food and energy to sustain a growing world population. Galloway's next effort is to ...

Stem cell research aims to tackle Parkinson's disease

... therapy hold the promise of treating disease by growing new tissues and organs from stem cells blank ... is the possible approach of taking stem cells, growing them into new brain cells and transplanting these ... and safely is a major challenge. Early efforts at growing DA neurons from embryonic stem cells produced ...

Biomass production -- careful planning can bring many benefits

... by burning the material will be captured by the growing plants, and so have a low impact on overall ... atmospheric carbon dioxide. Better still, the growing plants could be used to help solve other ... system that Berndes highlights is the option of growing biomass on areas of wasteland in India. Along ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 2, 2008

... exists only in sap produced by a tree currently growing only in Brazils Amazon rainforest. ... that amber probably seeped out of a similar tree growing in a tropical forest that covered France millions ... understanding of how and why IDRs occur and a growing recognition that the mechanisms behind IDRs may ...

How cells keep in shape

... proteins, some of which only interact with the growing ends of these filament. How these so called ... proteins recognise the dynamic structure of a growing microtubule end is a long-standing puzzle. ... to recognise the specific structure of the growing microtubule tip, binds to it and acts as a ...

Fujitsu Announces Industry Highest Capacity 2.5 Inch SATA Hard Disk Drive at 320GB(1)

... 320GB Capacity Meets growing Demand for High-Performance Notebook Computers ... to 300MB per second. Developed in response to the growing demand for higher capacity storage products ... drive is an ideal ecological solution for the growing demand of applications that require more ...

Marine scientists warn human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system

... the worlds oceans and their major uses can reduce growing risks, protect human interests and monitor the ... areas have no sampling stations at all. In a growing number of places, meanwhile, pressure gauges ... toxic algal blooms. Energy Oceans are a growing source of energy oil and especially natural gas ...

Human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system: Scientists

... the worlds oceans and their major uses can reduce growing risks, protect human interests and monitor the ... areas have no sampling stations at all. In a growing number of places, meanwhile, pressure gauges ... toxic algal blooms. Energy Oceans are a growing source of energy oil and especially natural gas ...

Salk scientists identify key nerve navigation pathway

... LA JOLLA, CA Newly launched nerve cells in a growing embryo must chart their course to distant ... their results demonstrate. In the mutants, growing neurons can be seen leaving the spinal cord ... roundabout, described Pfaff, who observed the growing neurons with fluorescent technology. ...

Economical, nonpolluting solutions to greenhouse growing found

... ATHENS, GREECE -- A recent study of an ancient growing medium has implications for advancing growth and ... to determine the most effective particle size for growing ornamental plants and vegetables in soilless ... volcanic origin, has been used for centuries as a growing medium. Readily available in many countries ...

MIT: Human-generated ozone will damage crops

... that increasing levels of ozone due to the growing use of fossil fuels will damage global ... different. Without emissions restrictions, growing fuel combustion worldwide will push global ... change because higher temperatures extend their growing season. However, the crop losses associated with ...

Hungry microbes share out the carbon in the roots of plants

... said: There are rich communities of microbes growing in or around the roots of all plants growing in normal soil. Most do no harm to the plant, and ... inside the roots of grass or clover plants growing in a pasture, but the heavy label revealed that ...

If corn is biofuels king, tropical maize may be emperor

... of Illinois crop scientist Fred Below began growing tropical maize, the form of corn grown in the ... Midwest',"Below said. "The tropical maize we're growing here at the University of Illinois is very lush, ... Nitrogen fertilizer is one of major costs of growing corn. He explained that sugarcane used in ...

Scientists ramp up ability of poplar plants to disarm toxic pollutants

... potential for cleaning up contaminated sites by growing plants able to take up nasty groundwater ... plants all cuttings just several inches tall growing in vials also were able to break down, or ... plants. While federal regulations allow the growing of transgenic trees in greenhouses and controlled ...
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