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Dirty snow may warm Arctic as much as greenhouse gases

...makers could use these research results to develop regulations to mitigate global warming. Limiting industrial soot emissions and switching to cleaner-burning fuels would leave snow brighter, he says. New snow falls each year, and if it contained fewer impurities, the ground would brighten and temperatures would...

Potato wart eyed as risk to potato production

...rect economic losses resulting from zero-tolerance regulations for potato wart can be devastating to growers. Indirect economic losses become especially evident in potato production areas that are subject to quarantine measures, as well as when the movement of commercial potatoes is restricted. Spores releas...

Study warns deep-sea mining may pose serious threat to fragile marine ecosystems

...of earth sciences at U of T Mississauga. "Imposing regulations after operations begin would prove very difficult,...loor into areas under national jurisdiction, where regulations are often weaker or non-existent. "The demand for metals is growing rapidly, and along with the s...

A new portable biosensor detects traces of contaminants in food more quickly and cheaply

...han the maximum concentrations allowed by European regulations (0.1 micrograms per litre), and this can be done more quickly and cheaply than is the case of the chromatographs which are used today in food safety laboratories. As regards the detection of antibiotics, the sensor has a sensitivity of 1 microgram pe...

Cornell lab confirms deadly fish virus spreading to new species

...ish and surveillance. For instance, New York state regulations require that bait fish be used in the same body of water from which they were collected unless they have been tested. In Wisconsin, new emergency rules prohibit anglers and boaters from moving live fish and require them to drain their boats and live ...

Re-analysis of cigarettes confirms tobacco companies increased addictive nicotine 11 percent

...ers of drugs." Beginning in 1997, Massachusetts regulations have required an annual report to be filed with the MDPH by all manufacturers of cigarettes sold in Massachusetts. The reported data include machine-based measures of nicotine yield as well as measures of cigarette design related to nicotine delivery...

Health Canada approves cold and flu medicine

...lthy individuals. Health Canada established new regulations effective Jan. 1, 2004, to monitor and manage the ... complete a trial under the new regulations. These regulations are being phased in over a six-year period as the NHPD reviews supporting safety, efficacy and quali...

FDA causes unnecessary scare about common painkillers

...egulatory agencies are expected to follow explicit regulations and should be evidence-based," said Furberg. "Scientific studies point to clinically important differences among the non-selective NSAIDs, which the FDA has not recognized. It's time for the FDA to set the record straight." ...

In presence of fragrant cleaning products, air purifiers that emit ozone can dirty the air

...ring the California Air Resources Board to develop regulations that will set emission standards and procedures for certifying and labeling the devices. "State regulators should set a strict limit on the amount of ozone produced by air purifiers to protect the public from exposure to unhealthy ozone and partic...

Ongoing collapse of coral reef shark populations

...tect sharks, but only when compliance with no-take regulations is high. The findings, reported by William Robbins and colleagues at James Cook University and its ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, appear in the December 5th issue of Current Biology. Reef sharks are so-called apex predators on tro...

A silent pandemic: Industrial chemicals are impairing the brain development of children worldwide

...ard were less than anticipated, instead of current regulations that require a high level of proof. At present in the U.S., requirements for toxicity testing of chemicals are minimal. "The human brain is a precious and vulnerable organ. And because optimal brain function depends on the integrity of the organ, ...

Vaccination with embryonic stem cells prevents lung cancer in mice

...nd Drug Agency than for us. Given their stringent regulations I consider it quite likely that, by the time this is tried in humans, I will be pushing up daisies." Prof Eaton is the James Graham Brown Professor of Cancer Biology and Deputy Director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisv...

Study highlights new and cheaper way to treat heroin addiction

...uch easier to store and comes under less stringent regulations because it is not as toxic and less likely to cause a fatal overdose. It is estimated that whereas methadone treatment can cost almost £1,500 annually per patient, the cost of dihydrocodeine is £713. Dihydrocodeine has been used by GPs and special...

Serengeti patrols cut poaching of buffalo, elephants, rhinos

...tion of wildlife by active enforcement of laws and regulations remains an essential tool for conserving biological diversity," Hobbs says. "This sounds so simple, but it has been controversial." ...

A human taste for rarity spells disaster for endangered species

...who prize rarity above all else, only strengthened regulations and interventions will decrease the probability of a coveted species' extinction. And until those protections are firmly in place and enforceable, biologists may do well to think twice before reporting a species' decline. ...

Solvent exposure linked to birth defects in babies of male painters

...s investigated in the study were well within Dutch regulations and occupational exposure limits established in the United States and Canada. Therefore, they had previously been considered safe. "Now it is less certain whether these exposures are safe," Dr. Burstyn said. The findings show a need for more resear...

Embryos exposed in 3-D

... the ability to comply with increasingly stringent regulations for safe, reproducible and efficacious cell products. In addition to rapid processing, the Pall system can be performed at point of use (operating room). It does not require the addition of laboratory equipment or trained technicians, as the method ...

New technology enables faster, more efficient cell harvest: Cell therapy meeting study

... the ability to comply with increasingly stringent regulations for safe, reproducible and efficacious cell products. In addition to rapid processing, the Pall system can be performed at point of use (operating room). It does not require the addition of laboratory equipment or trained technicians, as the method ...

Researchers appeal for new regulations to save coral reefs from live fish trade

...t that has prompted scientists to call for tighter regulations on the exploitation of reef resources which are particularly important to developing tropical nations. The scientists say there is now sufficient evidence to conclude that reforming markets, which have dramatically expanded as a result of global tr...

Researchers offer clues to how leaves patterns are formed

... philosophers have tried to decipher the rules and regulations behind those varied designs and now new research published in part at the University of Alberta offers a big clue to how those patterns are formed. "For years people have been trying to understand this beautiful formation," said Dr. Enrico Scarpell...

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