Health and Environmental Groups Announce Intent to Sue Illinois Coal Plant Owners for Violating Clean Air Act
... their intent to sue the company because its coal plants
release illegally high amounts of particulate ... Agency (EPA) against Midwest Generation's coal plants
in the state, particularly the Fisk and Crawford ... representing the communities in which the coal plants
are located. All of ...
Arizona researchers to sequence West African rice strain
... whole process of domestication, or turning wild plants
into food crops. That knowledge could also ... is often used as a model for understanding how plants
adapt to different environments," Rounsley said, ... casting the net wide to get information about how plants
deal with their environments, and then ...
Plant communication: Sagebrush engage in self-recognition and warn of danger
... or animal behavior but with plant behavior.
engage in self-recognition and can communicate ... its early stages, the scientists suspect that the plants
warn their own kind of impending danger by ... he said.
What this research means is that plants
are "capable of more sophisticated behavior than ...
Genomics for a Greener World
... going to identify the genes from more than 75 plants
that make those plants
produce valuable compounds." says Dr. Peter ... synthetic biologists to harness the potential of plants
with high medicinal and industrial value. The ...
Improved Fungicides May Be Easier on Environment
... in a news release from the meeting sponsor.
produce natural chemicals called phytoalexins ... defenseless plant.
In laboratory tests on plants
that normally handle fungicides well, Pedras's ... protected generally fungicide-friendly crucifer plants
and vegetables, such as ...
ACS PressPac -- Dec. 10, 2008
... drug use by testing water at sewage treatment plants
Healthy make-over: Natural colors replace ... kills almost 200 different food and ornamental plants
including tomatoes, strawberries and roses. Their ... gray mold is so-named because it covers infected plants
with fuzzy gray spores that can ultimately kill ...
Seven Things that can Kill (or Severely Sicken) Your dog or cat this Holiday Season
... and guests could get seriously hurt.
6. HOLIDAY plants
Along with everything else ... plants. A few of the more common problematic plants
are listed below, but it must be kept in mind ... American mistletoe, Holly, most forced bulb plants
(daffodils, narcissi, tulips, autumn crocuses), ...
Novel bioreactor enhances interleukin-12 production in genetically-modified tobacco plants
... hairy roots from genetically modified tobacco plants
can be grown in a contained novel mist bioreactor ... development. Our study shows that we can use plants
to produce interleukin-12, and other therapeutic ... WPI and ABI. In the current study, tobacco plants
were modified in the lab of Carole Cramer, PhD, ...
IDE Technologies Signs Contract Worth Over 100 Million Euros to Supply a Desalination Plant to Australia
... IDE in its projects worldwide, for example in the plants
Ashkelon and Hadera (over 100 million cubic ... the company has
supplied more than 385 plants
of different types and capacities, which
supply ... Spanning 40 countries on
all continents, IDE's plants
produce more than 1,600,000 cubic meters /day.
Earthjustice/EIP Report: Dangerous Mercury Pollution From Unregulated Cement Kilns in U.S. About Twice as High as Levels Previously Projected by EPA
-- A relatively small number of cement plants
that use extremely dirty
raw materials and fuels ... Pew said: "EPA's new data confirm
that cement plants
are among the worst mercury polluters in this ... list twice, at rank four and rank five with its plants
in New York and
Michigan. By Lafarge's own ...
Closing coal-burning power plant in China and improved cognitive development in children
... July 14, 2008 Closing coal-fired power plants
can have a direct, positive impact on children's ... that of the first cohort.
Coal-fired power plants
provide the majority of the energy for China's ... closure of older, more polluting coal-fired power plants
such as the one in Tongliang.
The study is ...
Fortified cassava could provide a day's nutrition in a single meal
... field trials in Puerto Rico to make sure the plants
perform as well outside as they do in ... more iron and zinc from the soil. To fortify the plants
with a form of vitamin E and beta-carotene (also ... of a hybrid species that crosses two related plants
native to Texas and Brazil. The strategy, still ...
To branch or not to branch
... ago, mutations in the wild population produced plants
that attracted the attention of hunter gatherers ... diets. Saved seed was planted and desirable plants
selected again in the next generation. Along ... the three genes are mutated, the mutant maize plants
have more and longer branches and produce smaller ...
Desert plant may hold key to surviving food shortage
... the plant's genetic code and understand how these plants
function at night.
The project will generate ... Kalanchoe could provide a model of how bio-fuel plants
could be grown on un-utilised desert and ... deserts.
"Kalanchoe is a good example of how plants
can flourish in harsh environments. If we can ...
Researchers identify proteins making up mechanosensitive ion channels
... been characterizing mechanosensitive channels in plants
for 20 years," said Elizabeth Haswell, Ph.D., ... which proteins underlie these activities."
do it, bacteria do it
The two proteins ... of small conductance). Even though bacteria and plants
are not closely related in terms of evolution, ...
China Holdings Announces Development on TaiHu and Ongniute Biomass Power Plants/Projects
... To Energy Projects -- 5 Biomass Waste To Energy plants
in China, which are expected to begin ... & Pipeline in
Biomass Energy Power Generation plants
& Hydropower plants
in hopes of
reaching a total Potential Power ...
Greener offices make happier employees
... views of green spaces and workers who had green plants
in their offices perceived greater job ... the presence or absence of live interior plants
and windows, environmental preferences of the ... who worked in office environments that had plants
or window views compared to employees who worked ...
Stanford researchers synthesize compound to flush HIV out of hiding
... and therapeutic potential. The yield from both plants
is low and highly variable; the availability of the plants
is limited; and isolating the compound is ... these compounds for various reasons in the plants
from which they're derived, but certainly not to ...
International health experts to enlist the public in war on African malaria
... the seven malaria research projects follow.
that repel mosquitoes
The mosquito-repellant properties of certain plants
and shrubs have been known for years but it wasnt ... production of the seeds and seedlings of eight plants
and shrubs known to repel or kill mosquitoes. The ...
Allergies Can Dig Into Gardening's Fun
... it can be difficult to enjoy their passion for plants
when they have to cope with the misery of ... iris, magnolia, rose, snapdragon and tulip.
that are highly allergenic include: ash, cedar, ... Skin testing is the best way to determine which plants
will trigger allergic reactions in individuals, ...
Electrolyzed Water Gives Boost to Eliminating Food-Borne Bacteria Such as Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria Murray's Chicken to be First Poultry Processor to Utilize New Technology in its Food Sanitation Process
... will be
beneficial in assisting processing plants
with meeting the new standards
announced by the ... standards among poultry and beef
in testing and eliminating Salmonella, E. ... to
pathogen elimination in food processing plants
and related industries,
thereby producing safer ...
Gene 'knockout' floors tobacco carcinogen
... that silencing a specific gene in burley tobacco plants
significantly reduces harmful carcinogens in ... and North Carolina compared cured burley tobacco plants
with the troublesome gene silenced and "control" ... no harmful compounds may also help with tobacco plants
that are being used to create pharmaceuticals or ...
Screening the herbal pharmacy
... are increasingly focusing on substances from plants
used in traditional medicine. About three ... compounds commonly used today are derived from plants
of the traditional medicine of the people in ... working profiles in traditional medicinal plants
are better than in common-or-garden botany.
New findings on emerging contaminants
... part because many municipal wastewater treatment plants
do not filter out chemicals completely, including ... the lake. This suggests that if treatment plants
could remove such chemicals from municipal ... discharge.
Because most municipal treatment plants
do not completely remove chemicals from ...
Bonn scientists simulate dinosaur digestion in the lab
... from the University of Bonn are researching which plants
giant dinosaurs could have lived off more than ... fr Tierwissenschaften) is investigating which plants
giant dinosaurs could have lived off more than ... In this context it is unclear how nutritious the plants
were that formed their diet.
This question is ...
Growing markets bring potential for rubber and oilseed crops
... on guayule and lesquerella, two native Big Bend plants
that might be grown in other parts of Texas, a ... looking at the possibility of developing the two plants
into alternative crops in the Trans-Pecos and ... low as 0 degrees, he said. Even in Dalhart, the plants
had a 31 percent survival at minus 10 degrees.
American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Jan. 23, 2008
... Research, a monthly publication.
Unlike other plants
that absorb nutrients from the soil, carnivorous plants
growing in nutrient-poor soils have special ... are considering tapping their sewage treatment plants
as a new source of drinking water. The conversion ...
CIHR news: U of S scientists find plant gene that affects stress resistance
... that has never before been identified in helping plants
to resist stress.
The studypublished this ... four genes suspected of playing a role in the plants
stress responses. The team found that when plants
were subjected to a DNA-damaging stressor, ...
January American Naturalist highlights
... bags made of bridal veil mesh to cover the plants
and control whether pollinators could transfer ... this suggests that one way for plants
to avoid pollen deposition from the wrong species ... and Paul W. Leadley (Universit Paris-Sud)
need nutrients such as Nitrogen and Phosphorus ...
Researchers build new model of bio-exploration
... those in developing countries to prospect for plants
that have interesting biological properties, said ... bio-prospecting approach, where people take plants
back to their labs in Western Europe or the U.S., ... the field, Lila said. When field results identify plants
with potentially useful properties, the ...
EPA Plan to Evade Required Cuts in Mercury Pollution Challenged in Court by States, Tribes, Health and Environmental Groups
... pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants
05-1097). The broad coalition called ... law and human health in allowing coal-fired power plants
out dangerous mercury levels. Rather ... pollutants
now and into the future.
spew 48 tons of mercury into the air each year, ...
China Holdings, Inc. Announces Its 3rd Biomass Renewable Energy Project (Power Capacity: 50 MW); Total Potential: 150 MW in Biomass Energy Pipeline
... with Biomass Projects & Hydropower plants
governments in China, or/and ... Renewable
Energy Strategy & Plan in Hydropower plants
and Biomass Energy Power
will enhance the technical, social, and ...
'Biofortifying' one of the world's primary foods
... her colleagues want to find genes that help the plants
take up more essential nutrients from their ... and zinc, the project could shed light on how plants
turn on or off their ability to take up and store ... knowledge also could help researchers seeking plants
that can remove toxins from the environment.
Higher levels of pollutants found in fish caught near a coal-fired power plant
... D.C., Nov. 7 Emissions from coal-fired power plants
may be an important source of water pollution and ... School of Public Health. These types of power plants
may be significant sources of mercury and ... to take into account industries such as power plants
that may be important sources of water pollution, ...
To fight disease, animals, like plants, can tolerate parasites
... Plant pathologists have long known that plants
deal with parasites by either developing ... bugs, or by becoming more tolerant to disease. So plants
that are tolerant do not get sick as fast as plants
that are not tolerant, even when the number of ...
China Holdings, Inc. Announces 2nd Biomass Renewable Energy Project (Power Capacity: 50 MW); Total Potential: 100 MW in Biomass Energy Pipeline
... Pipeline in Biomass Energy Projects & Hydropower plants
to reach a total
Potential Power Capacity from ... Partnerships with Biomass
Projects & Hydropower plants
and companies, governments in China, ... Renewable Energy Strategy & Plan in
and Biomass Energy Projects will enhance the ...
Transcript of Press Conference Announcing Settlement in United States Et Al vs. American Electric Power
... to many of its coal-fired power plants
in the eastern United
States, changes that led it ... spread
well beyond the five states in which the plants
are located, that extend
eastward to areas such ... health benefits not only in the
areas near the plants
but also in the vast, downwind areas that ...
Human Urine Safe, Productive Fertilizer
... urine could be a good fertilizer for many other plants
or crops," Pradhan said.
The researchers ... it, then scattering it on the soil around the plants
rather than directly on them.
The study was ... nitrogen. No matter what you apply to the soil, plants
take up organic or inorganic material in the soil ...
Primitive Plants Have Complex Sex Life
FRIDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Primitive plants
called cycads use heat and scent to manipulate ... a new study reveals.
Cycads, a group of plants
that has been around for 250 million to 290 ... the University of Utah has discovered that the plants
heat up and emit an intense odor in order to ...
New research into plant colors sheds light on antioxidants
... genetic processes that give flowers, leaves and plants
their bright colours. The knowledge could lead to ... pigments, called anthocyanins, are what give some plants
the vivid colours that they use to attract insects and foraging animals. They also give plants
protection against environmental stresses and ...