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MSU lands $2.1 million grant to take part in national autism study

EAST LANSING, Mich. Michigan State University has been awarded a three-year, $2.1 million federal grant to serve as the data coordinating center for the largest epidemiological study ever on autism. MSU's Biomedical Research Informatics Core, established in 2001 and now part of the university'...

Kount Lands Veteran Fraud Experts From Retail Decisions and iovation

New Sales Executives to Focus on Top 100 Internet Retailers BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Kount Inc. ( http://www.kount.com ), a leading provider of fraud control for ecommerce merchants, has hired industry veterans Scott Lewer and Brad Canavan as National Account Sales directors....

Catcher Holdings Inc. Lands Contract for Initial Deployments at Nine Homeland Security and State Government Agencies

CATCHER(R) Rhino hardened mobile computing communications platforms slated for delivery during 2008 LEESBURG, Va., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Catcher Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CTHH), ( http://www.catcherinc.com ), a leading provider of standards-based so...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...ed that the dust particles are blown from the arid lands of northern China. However, scientists know little... dust is dominated by binary sources from the arid lands around the northern boundary of China and the dese...onal contribution (about 50%) from the desertified lands in its adjacent north and west, due to anthropogen...

Parasitic worms make sex worthwhile

...cted by the worms. Inside the ducks' enteric tracts, the worms reach adulthood and mate. The worms' eggs are excreted in the ducks' spoor, which often lands in the lake and sinks in the shallows or at depth, where snails help the worm complete its life cycle by eating the eggs and providing a host for the ...

Carnegie Mellon team makes sequestration recommendations

...ject developer operating pursuant to a valid UIC permit. Modify the Federal Land Policy Management Act to specifically authorize the use of federal lands for geologic sequestration. Create a Federal Geologic Sequestration Board (FGSB) that would oversee long-term stewardship of adequately closed seque...

Wolf reintroduction proposed in Scottish Highland test case

...here, which has demonstrated that the absence of large predators such as wolves and cougars has allowed deer, elk and other animals to badly overgraze lands and ravish entire terrestrial ecosystems. If successful, the experiment might demonstrate the same ecosystem recovery is possible in Scotland that ...

Pacific Northwest forests could store more carbon, help address greenhouse issues

... Law said. Among the findings of the report: About 65 percent of the live and dead biomass in this region is on public lands, while private lands often have younger age classes of vegetation and less total biomass; Contrary to accepted views on biomass stabilization and decline, biomass is s...

Nonstick and laser-safe gold aids laser trapping of biomolecules

...and sometimes destroying biological activity. Its like dropping a car onto a road from 100 feet up and hoping it will land tires down. If the molecule lands in the wrong orientation, it wont be active or, worse, it will only partially work, Perkins says. Ideally, scientists want to attach biomolecules i...

UC Davis begins $2.8 million in studies of agricultural nitrogen's impacts

...lant Sciences. "It's urgent that we know how much nitrous oxide and other greenhouse gases are released during irrigation and fertilization of farm lands in California," Six said. "The good news is we know that it is economically feasible to reduce these emissions. The first step is quantifying the nece...

New phorid fly species turns red imported fire ants into 'zombies'

...uested by Texas AgriLife Research," Ludwig said. "The project's goals are the management of imported fire ant to below economic levels on agricultural lands and to eliminate the imported fire ant as a nuisance or health threat in urban environments." The phorid flies infesting the fire ants Ludwig released...

What's protected, what's not?

...o providing comprehensive information about public lands in the United States, this geodatabase includes in...ance and resources necessary to maintain protected lands data with greater accuracy and detail than previou...the PAD-US Partnership and the IUCN consider these lands essential for conserving species and habitats as w...

Indigenous peoples at world summit to share climate change observations, coping techniques

...d the April Summit. "Indigenous Peoples are on the front lines of this global problem at a time when their cultures and livelihoods in traditional lands are already threatened by such trends as accelerating natural resource development stimulated by trade liberalization and globalization." Says Sam ...

Study reveals potential to amass more carbon in eastern North American forests

...on-rich old-growth forests, or replanting trees on lands logged off previously for agriculture. Areas t... region and along northern Lake Michigan. If those lands could be reforested to pre-settlement levels, the ...ms. The problem, however, is that most of those lands are still being farmed, setting up an interesting ...

UC Riverside researcher names lichen after President Barack Obama

...the island. Knudsen is excited about his discovery of C. obamae . "A new lichen validates the value of the public support for preserving public lands as ecological sanctuaries," he said. " C. obamae teaches us that possibly other species of lichens and plants unique to Santa Rosa Island may have di...

Down to Earth carbon science: Briefing April 15 in DC

... GHG sequestration activities in voluntary markets. "The importance of carbon sequestration through proper management of agricultural and forested lands has generally been underappreciated in the carbon credit trading discussion.The science suggests that this is a feasible option and it is time for pol...

TGen helps promote cancer awareness for vast Navajo Nation

...quare miles of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah the Navajo people comprise the second largest Native American population on the largest acreage of tribal lands in the U.S. An estimated 40-50 percent of Navajos are unemployed, and most live in poverty. Nearly 250 people registered and participated in the O...

Study reveals potential to amass more carbon in eastern North American forests

...on-rich old-growth forests, or replanting trees on lands logged off previously for agriculture. Areas t... region and along northern Lake Michigan. If those lands could be reforested to pre-settlement levels, the ...ms. The problem, however, is that most of those lands are still being farmed, setting up an interesting ...

Smithsonian scientist warns that palm oil development may threaten Amazon

...o occur at the expense of natural forest as a result of a proposed revision to the forest code that requires landowners to retain 80 percent forest on lands in the Amazon. The new law would allow up to 30 percent of this reserve to consist of oil palm. Expansion may be driven by economics. As the world's...

New greenhouse gas identified

...s ozone-destroying chemistry. Methyl bromide has been widely used for insect control in grain-storage facilities, and in intensive agriculture in arid lands where drip irrigation is combined with covering of the land with plastic sheets to control evaporation. "Such fumigants are very important for cont...

Biofuels boom could fuel rainforest destruction, Stanford researcher warns

...osts of fertilizer and learn improved soil management practices to make the lands productive, whereas farmers who clear forested land often avoid these burde...o the best options will likely vary by circumstance." Analyzing changing lands The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) maintains a...

Plants take a hike as temperatures rise

...d how species are going to respond to the anticipated global changes and global warming," said Theresa Crimmins, research specialist for the UA's Arid lands Information Center and the network liaison for the National Phenology Network. To better understand how plants respond to climate change, Crimmins...

Federal scientists recognized for contributions to knowledge of bird ecology and habitat

...s group has been critical to the conservation of the owl and has led forest managers to experiment with alternative methods of silviculture on federal lands to grow trees that simulate conditions found in old-growth forests. Results of this research/management partnership have been published in many jou...

Ecologists report quantifiable measures of nature's services to humans

...verglades to North American shorelines to cultural lands in Hawaii. Novel programs such as the Florida... paying landowners directly for the services their lands already provide, instead of giving incentives to a...count cultural values, such as access to spiritual lands and areas available for gathering traditional plan...

Climate change's impact on invasive plants in Western US may create restoration opportunities

...use they were brought into this country from other lands and now dominate and alter ecosystems in ways that...m yellow starthistle in California and Nevada and lands currently occupied by invasive populations of the ...akers and land managers is, 'What do we want these lands to be?'" said Wilcove. "These...

Here's venom in your eye: Spitting cobras hit their mark

...issa Boetig and Dr. Guido Westhoff, have found the secret to the cobra's success. Cobra venom does not hit a victim in one spot. Instead, the venom lands in complex geometric patterns. This is no accident, according to the study. The patterns are actively produced by the cobra. Dr. Young and his team...

Dirty snow causes early runoff in Cascades, Rockies

... well as aggravate winter flooding and summer droughts." The soot-snow cycle starts when soot, a byproduct of burning fossil fuels, darkens snow it lands upon, which then absorbs more of the sun's energy than clean white snow. The resulting thinner snowpack reflects less sunlight back into the atmospher...

Researchers examine role of soil patterns in dam restoration

...anglers and river enthusiasts, who justifiably welcome the return the free-flowing rivers and cold-water streams. But the outcome for the once-flooded lands is less certain. Many reports suggest they become havens for aggressive, invading plants such as reed canary grass, which has already consumed hundred...

Forest inventories in California include more than trees

...he first 5-year forest inventory report for California's private and public lands is now available to the public: California's Forest Resources, 2001-2005: F...nce the 1930s, the U.S. Forest Service has conducted inventories of private lands throughout the United States. In the early days, inventories focused primar...

Forest inventories in Oregon include more than trees

...t inventory report for Oregon's private and public lands is now available to the public: Oregon's Forest Re...apidly changing as some industry owners sell their lands to timber investment management organizations (TIM... landscapes in Oregon. Less than half of forested lands are predicted to develop crown fires, and an even ...

Replacing corn with perennial grasses improves carbon footprint of biofuels

...the carbon in the soil. The more plant residue was removed, the more the soil carbon declined. Planting perennial grasses on existing agricultural lands had the most beneficial effect on soil carbon, the researchers found. Although there was an initial drop in carbon as fields were converted from corn ...

New filtering technology has environmental, industrial applications

... big droplets. If the mixture is poured onto the filter, the oil forms on top of the material like a layer of cream," Youngblood said. When a fluid lands on the surface of the material, it forms beads having a distinctive curvature determined by the "contact angle" of the substance. The higher the conta...

Wildfires result in loss of forests reserved by Northwest Forest Plan

...ndings show that among other things, harvesting of older forests on private lands did not increase as some expected. "The protection of old-growth on federal...Some had thought that harvesting of older forests might increase on private lands in response to reduction in harvest on federal lands. Even if the [NWFP] ha...

Northwest climate change is target of $3.2M in grants to University of Oregon

...ange to deal with. This study is about biodiversity, and how these already stressed plant communities will handle climate change." All sites are on lands managed by The Nature Conservancy, which holds many of the best remnants of native prairies in the region. Researchers will focus on the growth, repro...

Beavers: Dam good for songbirds

...life to streamside habitats in the western U.S. This study occurred in Wyoming where beaver reintroductions have been done on both private and public lands with owner consent and interest. In 2007, WCS made history with other beaver news when an active beaver lodge was discovered in the Bronx River on ...

Thinking it through: Scientists call for policy to guide biofuels industry toward sustainability

...asses, shrubs and trees, can mitigate some of these problems and prevent competition with food production. Still, if these crops are sited on marginal lands rather than on cropland, the land could require sizeable inputs of water, nutrients, and energy to become productive. "If it takes a lot of inputs...

BioScience tip sheet, October 2008

... eight categories of goods and services associated with native and restored lands in the lower 48 states finds that restored lands offer 31 percent to 93 percent of native land benefits within a decade of r...

As Andean glacier retreats, tiny life forms swiftly move in, CU-Boulder study shows

...of the Royal Academy . Global climate change has accelerated the pace of glacial retreat in high latitude and high-elevation environments, exposing lands that have been devoid of vegetation for centuries or millennia, said Schmidt. He likened the high Andes to the harsh Dry Valleys of Antarctica, under...

September Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... continuous terrestrial archives of environmental change anywhere in the world. The record is encoded in alternating bands of loess blown from the dry lands of the continental interior and buried soils formed during periods when warmer, moister climatic conditions prevailed. Decoding the signatures of past...

Measuring calcium in serpentine soils

...tine soils contain highly variable amounts of calcium, making them marginal lands for farming. Successful management of serpentine soils requires accurate me...sure calcium content in serpentine soils. To make these marginal growing lands productive, farmers must apply fertilizers to make up for missing nutrients...
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