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Spider Venom Could Yield Eco-Friendly Insecticides

...s system, it may be possible to use them to create environmentally friendly insecticides. Insect pests destroy about 25 percent of the world's crops each year, despite the extensive application of chemical insecticides since World War II. The initial effectiveness of DDT in agricultural use and malaria eradication ...

How the environment could be damaging men's reproductive health

...all. "However, we think the fact that exposure to environmentally derived chemicals can change the sex chromosome ratio in sperm is worrying in itself and requires more attention from scientists and the public," said Prof Giwercman. The second study by researchers from Denmark, Lithuania and Finland[2] suggests th...

Marine sponge yields nanoscale secrets

...ages to produce silica at a low temperature, in an environmentally friendly way without the use of caustic chemicals, whereas man must use very high temperatures, high vacuums, and dangerous chemicals requiring costly remediation. Although the reported research marks an important step forward, Morse believes that t...

Road salt affects mitigation wetlands

...oss campus and have gone out of their way to be as environmentally responsible as possible." When building the section of road across the Behrend campus, PennDOT installed an elaborate drainage system beneath the road to collect all the runoff. The water goes to only one of the six constructed wetlands and eventual...

Taking the piste out of Alpine vegetation

...and her co-workers want ski resorts to become more environmentally sensitive. "We recommend that environmental goals should be established in ski resort management. In particular, we recommend carefully recording the vegetation in a specific area before any intensification of use as a ski piste, and complete avoida...

Stealth Worms May Improve Insect Pest Control

...ing native biological control alternatives is more environmentally friendly than importing other pest control agents....todes from Jordan have the potential to provide an environmentally safe alternative for controlling insect pests in agricultural and forestry systems, and also for con...

UN environmental agency steps up battle against marine pollution

...ne pollution. The main area of cooperation is the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes in order to p...that such wastes are managed and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. It covers toxic, poisonous, explosive, corrosive, flammable, ecotoxic, and infectious ...

Scientists find viruses can't stick to sea bugs in the dark

... methods of controlling cyanobacteria blooms in an environmentally friendly way, by using these natural viruses. ...

Grass makes environmentally friendly biofuel

...lets as a biofuel is economical, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and sustainable, says a Cornell University forage crop expert. This alternative fuel easily could be produced and pelleted by farmers and burned in modified stoves built to burn wood pellets or corn, says Jerry Cherney, the E.V. Baker Profe...

Green catalyst destroys pesticides and munitions toxins, finds Carnegie Mellon University

...Center Hall A). "We found an efficient, rapid and environmentally friendly means of completely destroying these compounds," said Chanda, who works in the laboratory of Terrence Collins, the Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry and director of the Institute for Green Oxidation Chemistry at the Mellon College of Scienc...

Microreactor efficiently regenerates cofactors for biocatalysis

... that permit the synthesis through inexpensive and environmentally friendly biocatalytic processes. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Universite Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France, has developed a microreactor that efficiently regenerates cofactors through enzyme-...

Device traps, disables harmful bacteria

...e researchers also tested the hybrid filters in an environmentally controlled laboratory chamber to come up with the air-exchange rate for the therapy pool assays, among other parameters. The researchers published their results in the Feb. 2005 issue of the Journal of Air & Waste Management Association. The stu...

Aquatic plants may hold key to advancing plant disease management

...management of freshwater plant disease has created environmentally sound methods of plant disease control. While plant pathologists typically try to save plants from plant disease, plant pathologists can use plant pathogens as a means to control highly invasive freshwater plants that harm native aquatic plants. Stud...

Techniques available to detect soil that inhibits destructive soybean pest

...matode-suppressive soils is an easily implemented, environmentally friendly weapon in fighting the parasites, which are found worldwide in soybean-producing areas. "Using plants bred to resist pests is not the complete answer, so it's important to find suppressive mechanisms," Westphal said. "Bio-control is much mo...

Leading lampreys to slaughter: Pheromone for scourge of Great Lakes identified

...the researchers said. Using the pheromone would be environmentally friendly and less expensive. "The GLFC has the goal of controlling lamprey with a new and better technique by 2010. This could be it," said Peter Sorensen, a professor of fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology who led the study with chemistry...

Jefferson scientists identify gene defect leading to abnormal skin development and cancer

...the researchers said. Using the pheromone would be environmentally friendly and less expensive. "The GLFC has the goal of controlling lamprey with a new and better technique by 2010. This could be it," said Peter Sorensen, a professor of fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology who led the study with chemistry...

Scientists a step closer to protecting world's most important crop

...bit the disease. It's possible that more specific, environmentally friendly, compounds to combat rice diseases could result from this research." Last year scientists from The University of Exeter helped to complete the sequence of the rice blast fungus genome, which has aided the current research. ...

Report finds cruise industry is protecting the precious places it visits

... over time and replicated by others who operate in environmentally sensitive cruise destinations." From Ship to Shor...unity development projects; and choose and promote environmentally and culturally responsible shore operators and recreation providers to serve their passengers. Gove...

Biofuels can replace about 30 percent of fuel needs with significant research and policy effort

...h, high-energy content trees and perennials, novel environmentally friendly biomass extraction technologies, innovative catalysts for the conversion of agriculture and wood residues to bioethanol/diesel and hydrogen, bio-fuel cells and next-generation green plastics and materials prepared from sustainable sources su...

Study reveals mass migration of mormon crickets driven by hunger, fear

...hers say. The team's findings could lead to more environmentally friendly tactics for controlling large swarms of insects. ...

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