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Farmed salmon could become an invasive species in forest streams

...w worldwide. It has expanded to such a degree that prices for farmed salmon have plummeted and, there is concern that farmed fish may become the next invasive species. "Farmed fish escaping from marine net pens might become an invasive species in British Columbia, Washington or Alaska," says research fish...

Meeting the ethanol challenge: Scientists use supercomputer to target cellulose bottleneck

... ethanol source. While good news for farmers, corn prices have doubled in the past two years, and consumers worldwide are feeling the pinch as food prices climb. A far better source is to produce ethanol from cellulose, easing pressure on foo d suppli...

A human taste for rarity spells disaster for endangered species

...gh a paradox of value. When rarity acquires value, prices for scarce species can skyrocket, even though cont...nese gecko (Goniurosaurus luii) as rarities, their prices soared. The turtle is now nearly extinct and the gecko can no longer be found in its southeastern Ch...

Tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention does not benefit most women

...eness equation could be improved if pharmaceutical prices were negotiated at a national level. At Canadian prices, for example, the researchers showed that taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer comes to $123,780 per year of life saved for women at the 1.67-percent risk level. In comparison, annual flu...

Evidence for omega 3 fats less conclusive than we thought, say experts

...ish stocks by some 90% since 1950, and rising fish prices reduce affordability particularly for people with low incomes. Global production trends suggest that, although fish farming is expanding rapidly, we probably do not have a sustainable supply of long chain omega 3 fats, he warns. ...

Some good news for the world's poor

... years that showed they have significantly reduced prices for poor consumers, saved thousands of hectares of...for the development of improved varieties, Rice prices for consumers could have been up to 41 percent higher. Rice-producing nations would be importing up...

Envisat radar surveillance protects endangered prehistoric fish

...hilean sea bass, or else 'white gold' for the high prices it commands on the black market. However a radar satellite surveillance system based on Envisat and Radarsat-1 imagery has cut the number of illegal fishing incursions in the vicinity of Kerguelen Island by nine-tenths. Run for the benefit of the F...

Russian 'surrogate' alcohols are a killer

...conomic reforms led to a liberalization of alcohol prices and few, if any, restrictions on alcohol sales. "Hard liquor became available 24 hours a day," said Shkolnikov. "Consequently, from 1992 to 1994, life expectancy decreased by 4.7 years for men and 3.4 years for women, largely due to accidents and v...

Restaurant seafood prices since 1850s help plot marine harvests through history

Seafood prices collected from U.S. restaurant menus dating to the...rting over 150 years of inflation-adjusted seafood prices from menus, most from cities such as New York, Boston and San Francisco. The menus shed light on shi...

Researchers find ways to turn manure into power

Record oil prices and incentives to find alternative fuel sources are lighting a fire under research to turn biomass materials such as manure into energy. Texas Senate Bill 20, signed this week by Gov. Rick Perry, compliments research underway to determine how and wh...

Organic farms produce same yields as conventional farms

...cent higher in organic farming systems, the higher prices that organic foods command in the marketplace still make the net economic return per acre either equal to or higher than that of conventionally produced crops. Organic farming can compete effectively in growing corn, soybeans, wheat, barley and othe...

Leptin-signaling Protein Maintains Normal Body Weight And Energy Balance In Mice

...on Changing fish market structures, supplies and prices will have an impact on food availability and the nutritional status of the population. A system to monitor these impacts will help fisheries managers and other decision-makers strengthen the role of fish in providing food and nutrition security. ...

Crisis in African fish supplies looms, experts warn Africa leaders

...on Changing fish market structures, supplies and prices will have an impact on food availability and the nutritional status of the population. A system to monitor these impacts will help fisheries managers and other decision-makers strengthen the role of fish in providing food and nutrition security. ...

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

...stortions 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. Safriel. An Env...

Making Sure Sacred Sheep Don't Become Extinct

... Churro sheep, and they are willing to pay premium prices for it. Navajo use the wool to make blankets. But for industrial wool manufacturers, it has low value. Blackburn has 1,200 semen samples now from 27 different rams. He hopes to get samples from at least 50 different males to get a broad sampling of ...

Six million Africans face famine because of locusts, drought

...n Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad, the prices of food, especially millet, have as much as doubled, OCHA said, while the prices for undernourished cattle and other livestock have plummeted. Children younger than 5 in Mauritania...

South African Tribunal Asks For Damages Estimates in GSK AIDS Drug Case

...'s illegal actions in charging excessive AIDS drug prices in South Africa," said Michael Weinstein, AHF’s pr...F and others allege that GSK has charged excessive prices for AIDS drugs to the detriment of South Africans with HIV/AIDS and in violation of the Competition ...

Human Cells Filmed Instantly Messaging for First Time

Relief from soaring prices at the gas pump could come in the form of corncobs, cornstalks, switchgrass and other types of biomass, according to a joint feasibility study for the departments of Agriculture and Energy. The recently completed Oak Ridge National Laboratory report...

Growth in biomass could put US on road to energy independence

Relief from soaring prices at the gas pump could come in the form of corncobs, cornstalks, switchgrass and other types of biomass, according to a joint feasibility study for the departments of Agriculture and Energy. The recently completed Oak Ridge National Laboratory report...

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