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DNA analysis suggests under-reported kills of threatened whales

A new study analyzing whale meat sold in Korean markets suggests the number of whales being sold for human... an individual whale was available for sale in the markets ?a process they compare to the decay of radio-isotopes. Fewer meat products from an individual whale...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

...f influenza viruses in aquatic birds and live bird markets in Hong Kong, which helped shed light on the natural history of flu viruses. Further, scientists conducted training courses in animal influenza surveillance, developed diagnostic tools to detect animal flu viruses, and generated viruses suitable for ...

New report: Explosive growth changes salmon industry

...n issues; collecting better data about seafood markets and consumers; and consider the role of hatcheries in wild salmon production. "This report shines a light on a very complex industry that has a big impact on both people and the environment," said Jill Hepp of TRAFFIC North America. "Our goa...

Twenty of world's 162 grouper species threatened with extinction

...luable groups of commercial fishes in chilled fish markets of the tropics and sub-tropics. Around the world, ...ica, heavy fishing of grouper for the chilled fish markets also poses a significant threat. The Nassau grouper, once one of the most commonly landed groupers i...

Mother knows best: Plant knowledge key to childhood health in remote Amazon

... extent that formal schooling and jobs in emerging markets devalue folk knowledge and provide access to products not made from local resources, but without providing adequate medical treatment substitutes," said Reyes-García. "In a situation where local medicinal knowledge is not adequately substituted by ac...

Triple threat: World fin trade may harvest up to 73 million sharks per year

... ports. I knew we had to somehow access the major markets if we were to accurately estimate the number of sharks killed," says Pikitch, who initiated the project....

Report highlights change in Canada's forests

...nd to these challenges by reducing costs, securing markets and focusing on new and improved products." Fores... future. We will work with industry to develop new markets and increase access in existing markets, combat mountain pine beetle, and help communities and worke...

Federal testing for mad cow disease a failure, law review editor says

...f cattle are tested, while working to open foreign markets for American beef on the basis of the reliability of that testing," Berlowitz said. The law editor faulted the USDA's decision to test only downer cows, which constitute less than 2 percent of the animals slaughtered each year in the U.S. By contras...

UF researchers develop ways to keep the bloom on the rose

...eir quality longer because they were sold in local markets in the vicinity of the fields where they were grown, said Kremp, who has been in the floral industry more than 50 years. When the floral industry began shipping flowers by air to retailers, the quality and longevity declined for the consumer. "With ...

The Amazon in 2050: Implementing the law could save a million square kilometers of rainforest

...ines over time, simulating the effects of emerging markets for carbon retain in native forests. Under this scenario, 73 percent of the original forest would remain in 2050. The future expansion of deforestation will not affect all forests and watersheds equally. The dry forest formation of Mato Grosso will ...

Performing monkeys in Asia carry viruses that could jump species to humans

... be very intense." Also troubling are the animal markets where many performing monkeys are acquired by their trainers. The markets typically bring together many different species of wild monkeys, as well as many other types of anim...

Wild birds help to create human flu vaccine

...A.O. Officials would also need to monitor wildlife markets where wild and domesticated species are kept in close proximity, and risk exposure to a wide range of pathogens. The White House's recently released "National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza" acknowledges the need to "expand and enhance mechanisms f...

A New Era of Hope for the World's Most Neglected Diseases

...cted patients have represented the lowest-priority markets for Western pharmaceutical manufacturers. Bernard Pécoul of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) has called these patients “the forgotten people.?/p> The conventional wisdom is that the outlook for such patients is hopeless. As one ...

Controlling wildlife trade key to preventing health crises, study says

... Society, controlling the movements of wildlife in markets is a cost-effective means of keeping potential dea...m. "By focusing our prevention efforts on wildlife markets to regulate, and wherever reasonable eliminate, this trade, we can significantly decrease the risks ...

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Many of 2 billion dryland dwellers at risk as land degrades

...port says. "Such distortions to international food markets drive down prices and have often seriously undermined the livelihoods of food producers in many poorer countries." "These practices eventually lead to decreased land productivity and a downward spiral of worsening degradation and poverty," says Prof...

Amazon symposium to address large-scale conservation

...ybean farming) are strengthened by expanding world markets for open-range beef and grain. The paving of highw... facilitate the export of Amazon products to world markets as it creates new corridors for explosive frontier expansion. These mounting threats to the Amazon r...

Products containing specific probes for detecting alternative splice forms protected

...ding the therapeutic, diagnostic and research tool markets ?areas in which these claims will further increase our market share." ...

DuPont's first biologically derived polymer receives global recognition

...wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel. ...

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