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Yellowstone microbes fueled by hydrogen, according to U. of Colorado study

...abolic energy that drives microbial communities in park featureswith temperatures above 158 degrees Fahren...eams and geothermal vents indifferent parts of the park and during different seasons. All of theenvironments had concentrations appropriate for energy metab...

The secret lives of whales

...y feed these communities like feeding pigeons in a park except that in Smith’s case, they tow a dead whale out to the deep sea, place a transponder on it, and drop it to the sea floor. The transponder lets them find it later with a manned submersible or robotic vehicle. They now know that a whale fall ma...

Revueltosaurus skeleton unearthed at Petrified Forest upsets dinosaur tale

... for South America," said the fossil's discoverer, park paleontologist William Parker. "Even the fossils i...h of 2004 at a promising outcrop in an area of the park that evidently had not been scouted by previous paleontologists, many of them from UC Berkeley. The ...

Agilent Technologies introduces high-capacity human protein removal system for proteomics research

... for South America," said the fossil's discoverer, park paleontologist William Parker. "Even the fossils i...h of 2004 at a promising outcrop in an area of the park that evidently had not been scouted by previous paleontologists, many of them from UC Berkeley. The ...

Expanding forests darken the outlook for butterflies, study shows

...er and size of alpine meadows. However, unlike the park areas, the unprotected land areas are often used for commercial purposes and are therefore less likely to be allowed to burn. "They do prescribed burning in the national parks for general maintenance, but they also do it to increase the meadow areas...

Hidden sponges determine coral reef's nutrient cycle

...lable to the personnel from the Marine under water park of Curaao and have been presented to the local government. ...

Study shows big game hunters, not climate change, killed off sloths

...iminated, such as in a national forest, a national park or an island, Steadman said. "I'm not a Steven Spielberg type in that I don't believe that DNA would bring these things back," he said. "But in lieu of Jurassic Park, I think we can come up with sound ideas using the nearest living relatives. For ex...

Same-sex mating by fungi spawned infection outbreak, evidence suggests

...ent risk factors except having taken a walk in the park on Vancouver Island," said Joseph Heitman, M.D., Ph.D. "A year after infection, some of these people still have not fully recovered. "The fungus appears to have become entrenched in the Vancouver Island area," he added. "It is unlikely to disappear,...

Primates harvest bee nests in Ugandan reserve

...r and protein in the forest, and the fact that the park management plan allows collection of non-timber forest products, there is an abysmal lack of ecological information about the role of honey-making bees and the role of their natural predators in this ecosystem. Nothing is known about the amount of h...

Satellites show Amazon parks, indigenous reserves stop forest clearing

... nature." While previous studies had queried park managers about reserve performance, this study is the first to evaluate the effectiveness of tropical protected areas against forest clearing using quantitative analysis of satellite data. The group used satellite-based maps of land cover and fire oc...

How marine reserves are giving coral reefs a helping hand

... Peter Mumby and colleagues looked at how a marine park in the Bahamas was affected by the return of the reef's top predator, the Nassau Grouper. Researchers were concerned that an increase in groupers could have an adverse effect, because they feed on parrotfish which play a vital role in maintaining the...

New antimicrobial compound adheres to skin to promote healing

...asper who was rescued from a Mexico City amusement park and is now a popular resident of the Georgia Aquarium. Petroleum-based ointments are commonly used in treating skin infections, but Capomacchia said that petroleum can be toxic and inhibit healing,"Using a petroleum product would be like pouring mo...

Afghanistan to protect wildlife and wild lands

... an effort to develop a four-country transboundary park in the Pamirs to further help protect this unique mountain ecosystem. ...

Widespread elephant slaughter discovered in Chad

...resh, maybe just a few weeks old, not far from the park headquarters, and the animal's face had been chopp... the wet season, when the elephants wander outside park limits to forage and are vulnerable to attack. Elephants in the park have enjoyed strong protection...

Elephants, large mammals recover from poaching in Africa's oldest national park

.... Specifically, elephants and other species in the park have increased in number since the park's last cen... due in large part to the anti-poaching efforts of park guards who patrol this World Heritage Site at great personal risk. "The results of the census are ...

Ecosystem services and invasive species

...Rhodes College, Memphis) studied four plots in the park to determine a value for the services this urban f...e community. According to Cappellato, the Overton park stores a volume of carbon worth $40,000 ?$200,000 and adds more storage space through growth, worth ...

Cougar predation key to ecosystem health

...he father of wildlife ecology. "When park development caused cougar to begin leaving Zion Canyon in the 1930s, it allowed much higher levels of deer browsing," said Robert Beschta, an OSU professor emeritus of forest hydrology. "That set in motion a long cascade of changes that resulted in t...

Ground spider diversity studied in research project

...populations, for changes in habitat, she said. The park has areas for hiking, bird watching and horseback ...ses, an endangered orchid. More information on the park can be found at http://www.cstx.gov/docs/111946232004lick_creek_brochure-04.pdf . ...

Asia's odd-ball antelope gets collared

...s, while improving the conditions and resources of park rangers who are spending their valuable time to protect this unique species," said Lhagva Lkhagvasuren of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences "Otherwise, we will have only an empty steppe and deserts with no any saiga. Future generations will never fo...

'Failed' experiment yields a biocontrol agent that doesn't trigger antibiotic resistance

...and Burgess are not on the payroll of the research park company themselves, but they are proud that ConjuGon employs other people and has created 12 high-paying and highly skilled jobs for the Madison area. Because of that, says Filutowicz, ConjuGon is helping to ensure the future of microbial sciences ...

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