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August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... Miocene oxygen minimum zone expansion offshore west Africa: Evidence for global cooling precursor ... records of this time interval from the Congo Fan, west Africa, may shed light on the events preceding ... two acidification events in the deep sea off west Africa about 16 and 15.5 million years ago, ...

Forest fire prevention efforts will lessen carbon sequestration, add to greenhouse warming

... in forests of the Coast Range and the west side of the Cascade Mountains for at least 100 ... the western hemlock, Douglas-fir forests of the west Cascades and the western hemlock , Sitka spruce ... apparent is that we should consider using west side forests for their best role, which is carbon ...

Pacific Northwest forests could store more carbon, help address greenhouse issues

... professor of forest science at OSU. "The forests west of the Cascade Range are also wetter and less ... old in the Coast Range, Sierra Nevada and the west Cascade Range, and in stands more than 600 years ... could theoretically double in the Coast Range, west and east Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada; and ...

West Coast needs more research on fisheries, marine science, climate change

... marine research and information needs, the west Coast critically needs more research about ... region's four Sea Grant programs. The report, west Coast Regional Marine Research and Information ... The Sea Grant effort is endorsed by all three west Coast governors, and the new reports aligns with ...

NASA uses satellite to unearth innovation in crop forecasting

... NASA's Aqua satellite to improve the accuracy of west African soil moisture. The group produced ... over the United States, Bolten's team tracked west African rainfall, temperature, and model ... AMSR-E satellite sensor observations. They used west Africa as a model because the landscape provides ...

Scientists map West coast areas most affected by humans

... top the list of threats to the ocean off the west Coast of the United States. "Every single spot of the ocean along the west Coast," said Ben Halpern, a marine ecologist at ... they produced a composite map of the status of west Coast marine ecosystems. The work was ...

NOAA researchers: Blue whales re-establishing former migration patterns

... two thousand photographs of blue whales off the west Coast. A positive match was determined based on ... early 1900's in the north Pacific and along the west Coast as far south as Baja California. Formerly ... population of approximately 2,000 off the U.S. west Coast. ...

New study: Home energy savings are made in the shade

... Trees positioned to shade the west and south sides of a house may decrease ... findings included: Planting trees on the west and south sides of a house decreased summertime ... factor. A London plane tree, planted on the west side of a house, can reduce carbon emissions from ...

Prefilled WFI Syringe Provides a High-Quality Solution for Drug Reconstitution

... Germany, May 8, 2009 / b3c newswire / - west (NYSE: WST), the world’s premier ... tamper-evident closure, which includes a west tip cap. The film, developed by West’s ... America and numerous other countries. About west West is a global manufacturer of components and ...

Scripps studies offer new picture of Lake Tahoe's earthquake potential

... basin, and that the largest fault in the basin, west Tahoe, appears to have last ruptured between ... suggest that the most recent ruptures along the west Tahoe and Incline Village faults each produced ... "These studies taken together show that the west Tahoe Fault is capable of a magnitude-7 ...

West Nile virus studies show how star-shaped brain cells cope with infection

... the team that first identified the presence of west Nile Virus in New York in 1999. In this study, ... brains of newborn mice and exposed the cells to a west Nile virus-like molecule (called Poly I:C), ... that inflammation of the brain caused by the west Nile virus affects these star-shaped cells and ...

Uvalde Center water research could have national, international applications

... other end of the aquifer water balance equation. west is investigating range management methods to ... Edwards Aquifer and Carrizo-Wilcox," he said. west is evaluating the non-radioactive stable isotopes ... 'label' different water bodies," he explained. west said his research would lead to a better ...

UK robot sub searches for signs of melting 60 km into an Antarctic ice shelf cavity

... Pine Island Glacier, a floating extension of the west Antarctic ice sheet, using sonar scanners to map ... Amundsen Sea, part of the South Pacific bordering west Antarctica. Changes in its flow have been ... world's massive ice sheets, including the massive west Antarctic Ice Sheet. If this were to melt ...

Mixed population provides insights into human genetic makeup

... to group by population. For example, in general, west Africans have wider faces than Europeans and Europeans have longer faces than west Africans. "There is a strong relationship ... at a combined sample of African Americans with west African and European ancestry whose genetic ...

Climate change's impact on invasive plants in Western US may create restoration opportunities

... that predict what climatic conditions in the west are likely to be in 2100 if emissions are not ... Leafy spurge, abundant in northern states west of the Mississippi River and some rangeland west of the Rockies, will likely retreat from some ...

Warmer climate causing huge increase in tree mortality across the West

... tree mortality in old growth forests across the west during the past 50 years, a new report concludes, ... what's happening here. When trees across the west appear to be dying at twice the rate they used ... An increase in temperature in the American west of less than 1 degree has been documented during ...

California study shows shade trees reduce summertime electricity use

... A recent study shows that shade trees on the west and south sides of a house in California can ... feet of the south side or within 60 feet of the west side of the house will generate about the same ... on electricity use. A tree planted on the west side of a house can reduce net carbon emissions ...

AGU journal highlights -- Dec. 31, 2008

... of biomass burning and mineral dust found in west Africa The African Monsoon Multidisciplinary ... several ground-based measurement sites across west Africa. These were augmented by aircraft ... al. determine the aerosol transport pathways over west Africa, finding biomass burning aerosols lofted ...

Dwarf crocodiles split into three species

... between populations in the Congo Basin and on the west coast of Central Africa. We alsoquite unexpectedlyfound a completely new species from far west Africa; there may be even more species that we ... , live in the tropical forests of Central and west Africa. Adults typically grow to no more than 5 ...

UQ research targets West Nile virus and dengue fever

... to the development of a vaccine and cure for west Nile virus and Dengue fever. Led by Associate ... by studying mice infected with these engineered west Nile viruses, the team learned more about how the ... the knowledge obtained from our studies with west Nile virus should be readily applicable for ...

In a last 'stronghold' for endangered chimpanzees, survey finds drastic decline

... In a population survey of west African chimpanzees living in Cte d'Ivoire, ... been considered one of the final strongholds for west African chimps suggests that their status should ... harbored about half of the world's remaining west African chimpanzee populations. In the new ...

Study: Bird diversity lessens human exposure to West Nile Virus

... area, the less chance humans have of exposure to west Nile Virus (WNV). Now, let's hear it for the ... backyard, you have much lower risk of contracting west Nile Fever," said Brian Allan, doctoral candidate ... Lyme disease. Most birds are poor reservoirs for west Nile Virus, and so mosquito bites taken on them ...

CSC Identity Labs Headquarters Relocates to West Virginia

... four years, CSC has had an active presence in west Virginia. "The expansion of CSC's capabilities in west Virginia validates the rapid development of the ... identity management activity," said west Virginia Governor Joe Manchin. "CSC is already a ...

No more big stink: scent lures mosquitoes, but humans can't smell it

... Culex species, which transmit such diseases as west Nile virus, encephalitis and lymphatic ... By monitoring gravid traps containing west Nile virus-infected mosquitoes, mosquito and ... on the blood of a wide variety of hosts, the west Nile virus can move rapidly through bird and ...

Saving the wild orchids of Borneo

... logging. Increased exploitation of the forests of west Borneo, including gold mining and illegal ... and record endangered native orchid species in west Borneo. According to Siregar, "until recently, there were few records kept of the orchids native to west Borneo. For this reason, research was conducted ...

When the butterfly bush blossoms

... meantime Buddleia grows wild in large parts of west and South west Germany. Only in the continental East of the ... populations in its original homeland, the south west Chinese province Yunnan. Although the climatic ...

Montana State researchers study spread of lake trout in Glacier National Park

... lake trout have since invaded eight lakes on the west side of the park: Bowman Lake, Harrison Lake, ... "Quartz Lake was one of the last big lakes on the west side of the park that had intact native species ... technicians per year, he hiked to 17 lakes on the west side of the park. In addition to the ...

Motorola Biometric Identification System Selected by West Virginia State Police

... today announced that it has been selected by the west Virginia State Police to deploy its Motorola ... the system as future demand requires. The west Virginia State Police selected Motorola via a ... of Criminal Records and the AFIS Program for the west Virginia State Police. "Motorola's new BIS ...

Road losses add up, taxing amphibians and other animals

... west LAFAYETTE, Ind. - When frogs hit the road, many ... wildlife-friendly wetland known as Celery Bog in west Lafayette, Ind. "On hot summer nights when it ... which passes through Celery Bog Nature Area in west Lafayette, Ind. Along a one-kilometer (0.6-mile) ...

Motorola Biometric Identification System Selected by West Virginia State Police

... today announced that it has been selected by the west Virginia State Police to deploy its Motorola ... the system as future demand requires. The west Virginia State Police selected Motorola via a ... of Criminal Records and the AFIS Program for the west Virginia State Police. "Motorola's new BIS ...

Unfavorable ocean conditions likely cause of low 2007 salmon returns along West Coast

... and coho salmon to rivers and streams along the west Coast of the United States in 2007. ... southward from the northern Pacific along the west Coast and are associated with upwelling, an ocean ... the widespread pattern of low returns along the west Coast for two species of salmon indicates an ...

2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting -- media advisory 2

... will be announced in the Press Room (W307D, west Building, Orange County Convention Center). Press ... Bay, SFWMD-Everglades Division, west Palm Beach, Florida, USA Marc Russell, U.S. ... The Press Room is Room W307D, on Level 3 of the west Building of the Orange County Convention Center, ...

March GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... exposure ages from the Amundsen Sea Embayment, west Antarctica: The Late Quaternary context for ... ice streams in the Amundsen Sea sector of the west Antarctic Ice Sheet have been observed during ... and raise concerns that a major retreat of the west Antarctic Ice Sheet is in progress. Until now, ...

Dust in West up 500 percent in past 2 centuries, says CU-Boulder study

... The west has become 500 percent dustier in the past two ... The study indicates "dust fall" in the west over the past century was five to seven times ... said. Instead, the increased dustiness in the west coincides with intensive land use, primarily ...

To save or savor? It's decision time for Atlantic bluefin tuna

... has shown that bluefin tuna tagged in the west Atlantic are composed of two populations, one ... In the face of a steep decline in the west Atlantic fishery, in 1982 the commission ... separate quotas on the allowable catches for the west and East Atlantic fisheries that were supposed to ...

New dinosaur from Mexico offers insights into ancient life on West America

... landmass known as Laramidia, or more simply, west America, occupied only a narrow belt of plains ... was a humid estuary near the southernmost tip of west America, an area where salt water from the ocean ... small town called Rincon Colorado, about 27 miles west of the city of Saltillo. The skeleton was ...

Unravelling the Northwest's Viking past

... through the veins of men living in the North west of England according to a new study which has ... Focusing on the Wirral in Merseyside and west Lancashire the study of 100 men, whose surnames ... and the only two in England are both in the North west one in Wirral and one in Liverpool. ...

Tipping elements in the Earth's climate system

... ice cover to dwindle due to global warming. The west Antarctic Ice Sheet is probably less sensitive as ... Boreal forests, the El Nio phenomenon, and the west African monsoon. These tipping elements are ... tipping elements, large uncertainty: west Antarctic Ice Sheet - Recent gravity measurements ...

NOAA invests $3 million for unmanned aircraft system testing

... melt, and whether soggy Pacific storms will flood west Coast cities. All three efforts are part of NOAAs ... from greenhouse gases alone. Pacific and west Coast Storms: In spring 2009, both low- and ... storms that bring heavy rain and snow to the west Coast. The data could help forecasters warn water ...

Oceans Past: A Guide to Oceans Future

... by the mere awkwardness of the fishing gear. Key west spongers used long-handled rakes to grope for ... sponges from water depths unimaginable to the Key west spongers, and their ability to access ... and by 1910 they outnumbered the original Key west fishermen. The development of diving ...
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