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Researchers reveal the infectious impact of salmon farms on wild salmon

... first to isolate and measure the impact of a fish farm on sea lice outbreaks in wild salmon. The study co.... "Our research shows that the impact of a single farm is far reaching," says lead author Marty Krkosek. "Sea lice production from the farm we studied was ...

South America's vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn

.... "The resultant pollution of water and soil from farm chemicals, as well as increasing industrial pollution from urban centres, has become a problem." The analysis says "the activities of these new stakeholders have impacted on the watershed on a large scale. In highlands surrounding the Pantanal, "th...

Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers' health, study finds

...ping countries. "Farm surveys of randomly selected farm households that are cultivating the insect-resista...households cultivating non-GM rice, small and poor farm households benefit from adopting GM rice by both higher crop yields and reduced use of pesticides, w...

Study reveals new technique for fingerprinting environmental samples

... environments which included soil from a Minnesota farm and samples of several different whale skeletons collected from the Pacific and Artic ocean depths separated by thousands of miles. The DNA was then sequenced and analyzed by the JGI. While different environments present different metabolic pictures,...

Red delicious, Northern Spy apples have most antioxidants, chemists find

...he apples used in the study were grown on the same farm under similar conditions. The researchers found: * Polyphenols were five times more prevalent in the skin than the flesh of the apples. * Two polyphenols, epicatechin and procyanidin B2, were the greatest contributors to total antioxidant activity ...

Man-made wetland's effectiveness similar to natural marsh

...s filter out chemicals in water that runs off from farm fields, roads, parking lots and other surfaces, an...h soil, which could be harvested and spread over a farm field. Or the wetland itself could be turned into a field again, assuming there are other wetlands n...

Beneficial Beetles Battle Pesky Saltcedar

...nd other forms of life, saltcedar plays havoc with farm roads and fields. For example, when rivers and str...hannels to form. These channels sometimes undercut farm roads and fields, causing them to collapse. What's more, river rafters or thirsty wildlife and live...

Study shows eutrophic lakes may not recover for a millennium

...its watershed in the rich, dark soils of Wisconsin farm country. It ranks as one of the most studied lakes... watersheds and limiting feed for cattle and other farm animals to feed that is grown in the watershed. At present, a significant amount of feed for farm an...

Organic farms produce same yields as conventional farms

...Pimentel added. The study compared a conventional farm that used recommended fertilizer and pesticide applications with an organic animal-based farm (where manure was applied) and an organic legume-based farm (that used a three-year rotation of hair...

Ethanol and biodiesel from crops not worth the energy

...g production of pesticides and fertilizer, running farm machinery and irrigating, grinding and transporting the crop) and in fermenting/distilling the ethanol from the water mix. Although additional costs are incurred, such as federal and state subsidies that are passed on to consumers and the costs assoc...

Using the genomic shortcut to predict bacterial behavior

...g production of pesticides and fertilizer, running farm machinery and irrigating, grinding and transporting the crop) and in fermenting/distilling the ethanol from the water mix. Although additional costs are incurred, such as federal and state subsidies that are passed on to consumers and the costs assoc...

Agricultural antibiotic use contributes to 'super-bugs' in humans

..., the prevalence of resistant bacteria declined in farm animals, retail meat and poultry, and within the human general population. This provides evidence that antibiotic resistant bacteria can move between animals and humans. The exact effects of agricultural antibiotic use on human health remain uncerta...

Less virulent strains of avian influenza can infect humans

...tbreaks, collecting 983 blood samples from poultry farm workers in the outbreak regions. Blood was tested using three different techniques to ensure the validity of results. The outbreaks involved two serotypes of avian influenza: one low and one highly pathogenic H7N1 and a low pathogenic H7N3 virus. Se...

Transplanting Animal Organs Could Soon Be A Reality

...tbreaks, collecting 983 blood samples from poultry farm workers in the outbreak regions. Blood was tested using three different techniques to ensure the validity of results. The outbreaks involved two serotypes of avian influenza: one low and one highly pathogenic H7N1 and a low pathogenic H7N3 virus. Se...

First Whole Genome Map of Genetic Variability in Parkinson’s Disease

...tbreaks, collecting 983 blood samples from poultry farm workers in the outbreak regions. Blood was tested using three different techniques to ensure the validity of results. The outbreaks involved two serotypes of avian influenza: one low and one highly pathogenic H7N1 and a low pathogenic H7N3 virus. Se...

Eating, body weight regulated by specific neurons

...tbreaks, collecting 983 blood samples from poultry farm workers in the outbreak regions. Blood was tested using three different techniques to ensure the validity of results. The outbreaks involved two serotypes of avian influenza: one low and one highly pathogenic H7N1 and a low pathogenic H7N3 virus. Se...

European Commission funds EBI to do new research on synergies between bioinformatics and medical informatics

...tbreaks, collecting 983 blood samples from poultry farm workers in the outbreak regions. Blood was tested using three different techniques to ensure the validity of results. The outbreaks involved two serotypes of avian influenza: one low and one highly pathogenic H7N1 and a low pathogenic H7N3 virus. Se...

Retinal scans eyed for New Mexico show cattle

...ntists tested 35 market steers from 18 Quay County farm families, using a combination of eye-scanning and radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags for animal ID evaluation. Most of the cattle were high-value 4-H and FFA show cattle that spent much of the past season moving between regional livestock...

Dangerous tricksters: Some bacterie use immune cells to reproduce

...hogen. 'In every spadeful of soil from an affected farm there are millions upon millions of rhodococci, yet it practically never happens that healthy humans are successfully infected by them.' ...

Storing carbon to combat global warming may cause other environmental problems, study suggests

...version of croplands to forest in the central U.S. farm belt may also improve regional water quality as nutrient, pesticide, and erosion runoff from crop production is reduced," they wrote. ...

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