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Study Links Ebola Outbreaks To Animal Carcasses

...by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its regional partners. Appearing in the February edition of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, the study found that many animal carcasses tested for Ebola between 2001 and 2003 produced positive results, and found direct links between the deadly disease in...

Scientists seek answers on what activates deadly anthrax spores

...tions, based at Duke University, one of eight such regional centers funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The other institutions in Claiborne's project include a co-investigator at Virginia Tech and collaborators at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease...

Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment

...em services, it will identify priorities on local, regional and global scales. In a particular area, for example, it can help policymakers decide whether the benefits of increasing food production will outweigh the effects on water quality and biodiversity by giving them the information they need to make toug...

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

...he wetlands. It says improved coordination at the regional level will lead to more effective management of th...onmental problems, they are often addressed at the regional level; the Pantanal is a case in point. Regional institutions can take global environmental issues a...

Unexpressed But Indispensable -- The DNA Sequences That Control Development

...scription factors. Different CNEs caused different regional patterns of expression, in keeping with their presumed roles in distinct developmental processes. The discovery of these developmentally important sequences opens several avenues of new research. For example, analyzing the sequence and location of t...

Scientists discuss improved biopesticides for locust control in West Africa

... of locust control campaigns, representatives from regional and international organizations, and locust scientists. Vaughan spoke about the potential for operational use of biopesticides developed at Virginia Tech during the secondary invasion of locusts that is expected in 2005. Agblevor discussed long-term...

Love's all in the brain: fMRI study shows strong, lateralized reward, not sex, drive

...ists," she said, "these findings about the diverse regional functions of the basal ganglia in humans have remarkable implications." "Our data even may be relevant to some forms of autism," Brown added. "Some people with autism don't understand or experience any sort of emotional attachment or romantic love. ...

Defenseless plants arm themselves with metals

...rch Center, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional hazardous substance research center. Salt collaborated in this research with John Freeman, a former graduate student now at the University of Colorado, Fort Collins. Graduate students Daniel Garcia and Amber Hopf and postdoctoral scientist Donggium ...

Africa to take it on chin again with climate change

...n the Indian and Atlantic oceans are causing large regional effects in Africa, and these have substantial impacts on people. Now we can explain these climatic effects," says Hurrell. Recurrent drought since the 1970s has plagued southern Africa, including Angola, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, the nearby I...

Internet viruses help ecologists control invasive species

... infected since 1989. "It quickly developed into a regional hub for two reasons. First, all of its outbound traffic was to non-invaded lakes and second, the total amount of traffic leaving this source was high," they say. The findings are important because they allow the limited resources available to contro...

Bugs, even 'bad' ones, can be educationally beneficial, new book says

...nd in Illinois, including the corn rootworm. Other regional insects also are mentioned, such as the evergreen bagworm that spans the east coast of the United States and stretches westward to Nebraska and Louisiana. Other pests with wider ranges, such as disease-toting mosquitoes, produce-feasting fruit flies ...

U.N. mulls the protection of Earth's forests

...ling me how to manage it.' Nevertheless, there are regional and global services provided by otherwise local forests, including carbon storage and life-giving oxygen." The U.N. Forum on Forests was created by the U.N. Economic and Social Council in 2000. For this key, current meeting, members of the forum wer...

Amazon symposium to address large-scale conservation

... and climate that will unfold into the future, (2) regional conservation planning processes that diminish the environmental destruction of frontier expansion along emerging highway corridors, and (3) the transformation of grain and beef production industries into proponents of Amazon conservation using a comb...

UN: World in big ecological mess

...ad zones," the collapse of fisheries and shifts in regional climate are just some of the potential consequence...eries, air and water regulation, and regulation of regional climate, natural hazards and pests ?increases the likelihood of potentially abrupt changes that will...

Scientists discover global pattern of big fish diversity in open oceans

...ies." While other studies have looked at local or regional populations of fish over time, it has been difficult to discern the underlying cause of decreases or increases of catch. This study is the first to step back to examine climate impacts and fishing in unison at a global scale. It shows that environmen...

Why are coyotes getting more aggressive?

... strangely or causing a nuisance, call the nearest regional DEC office. For contact information for DEC regional offices, see www.dec.state.ny.us/website/about/abtrull3.html . Related World Wide Web sites: # For...

Siberian tigers hang tough

...ion efforts, with full political support from both regional and national governmental bodies of the Russian Federation, as well as financial and technical support from the international conservation community." The project was funded not only by Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources, but by a host of interna...

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

...rment of global carbon sequestration capacity, and regional and global climate change. "Given the size of population in drylands, the number of people affected by desertification is likely larger than any other contemporary environmental problem," says the report. Occupying more than four-tenths (41%) of th...

Space matters: Estimating species diversity in the fossil record

...ant adjustments in accepted patterns of global and regional paleodiversity. And because an important metric for understanding current extinctions relies on descriptions of past extinction events, controlling for a paleodiversity¡Varea effect may provide a better frame of reference for understanding the curren...

Looks matter to female barn swallows

... use to assess potential mates differ according to regional tastes. For example, classic studies have shown that in the very closely related European barn swallow ( H. rustica rustica) , males with long tail feathers attract more mates. Although many previous studies have investigated mating patterns in bird...

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