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A cleaner, greener rice industry
...n the region that will lead not only to a cleaner, greener
rice industry in Asia but happier, healthier and wealthier rice farmers as well," Dr. Zeigler told the event in Hanoi. ASEAN has designated the year 2006 as ASEAN Environment Year (AEY) with the theme "Biodiversity: Our Life, Our Future." The offici...
NASA study solves ocean plant mystery
...ener, or healthier than they really are. Normally, greener
plants are growing faster than less green plants. When iron is lacking, enhanced greenness does not mean phytoplankton are growing better. They are actually under stress and unhealthy. These conclusions solved the mystery why healthy looking phytopla...
Aloe vera coating may prolong freshness, safety of fruits and vegetables
... benefits, the researchers add. It could provide a greener
alternative to sulfur dioxide and other synthetic food preservatives that are commonly used on produce and increasingly the target of health concerns, they say. Valero and his associates have filed a patent application in Spain for their gel. It cou...
Oceans more vulnerable to agricultural runoff than previously thought, study finds
...in Arrigo, associate professor of geophysics. "The greener
the water, the more phytoplankton there are." Dramatic results Stanford doctoral candidate J. Michael Beman carefully analyzed dozens of SeaWiFS images taken over the gulf from 1998 through 2002. The results were dramatic. "I looked at five years ...
Grasping metaphors: UC San Diego research ties brain area to figures of speech
...nding such common proverbs as "the grass is always greener
on the other side" and "an empty vessel makes more noise." Asked to explain the sayings, the patients tended give responses that were literal. The metaphorical meaning escaped them almost entirely. When pressed to provide deeper or more general acco...