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Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Security issues constantly remain under the spotlight in the government vertical. Local, regional, and national government organizations look to biometric systems because of their advantages in accuracy, convenience, and time efficiency...

Iron and biological production in the high-latitude North Atlantic

Southampton scientists have demonstrated an unexpected role of iron in regulating biological production in the high-latitude North Atlantic. Their findings have important implications for our understanding of ocean-climate interactions. Tiny plant-like organisms called phytoplankton dominate bi...

Toxic molecule may help birds 'see' north and south

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Researchers at the University of Illinois report that a toxic molecule known to damage cells and cause disease may also play a pivotal role in bird migration. The molecule, superoxide, is proposed as a key player in the mysterious process that allows birds to "see" Earth's magneti...

Did the North Atlantic fisheries collapse due to fisheries-induced evolution?

The Atlantic cod has, for many centuries, sustained major fisheries on both sides of the Atlantic. However, the North American fisheries have now largely collapsed. A new paper in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE from scientists at the University of Iceland and Marine Research Ins...

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

MADISON With climate change looming, the hunt for places that can soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is on. Obvious "sinks" for the greenhouse gas include the oceans and the enormous trees of tropical rainforests. But temperate forests also play a role, and new research now suggests t...

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

MADISON With climate change looming, the hunt for places that can soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is on. Obvious "sinks" for the greenhouse gas include the oceans and the enormous trees of tropical rainforests. But temperate forests also play a role, and new research now suggests t...

Methyl bromide alternatives indicated for North Carolina tomato production

RALEIGH, NC Methyl bromide (MeBr) is a highly effective broad-spectrum fumigant used extensively in U.S. agriculture to control a wide variety of pests. Under the Montreal protocol of 1991, however, MeBr was defined as one of the chemicals that contributed to the depletion of the stratospheric o...

GKSS to invest 12 million euros ($15.48 million) in a new observation system for the North Sea

"Today's major problems of the coasts and the seas include overfishing, overfertilisation with nutrients and the discharge of toxic substances on top of this, there are the effects of climate change. However, we lack the scientific tools to precisely assess and predict parameters such as currents...

Queen's University biologists find new environmental threat in North American lakes

Kingston, ON A new and insidious environmental threat has been detected in North American lakes by researchers from Queen's and York universities. Along with scientists from several Canadian government laboratories, the team has documented biological damage caused by declining levels of calciu...

West Nile's North American spread described

The rapid spread of West Nile virus in North America over the past decade is likely to have long-lasting ecological consequences throughout the continent, according to an article in the November issue of BioScience . The mosquito-borne virus, which was little known before its emergence in New Yo...

Genetic evidence for avian influenza movement from Asia to North America via wild birds

Wild migratory birds may be more important carriers of avian influenza viruses from continent to continent than previously thought, according to new scientific research that has important implications for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus surveillance in North America. As part of a multi-...

Research around the North Pole

Bremerhaven, October 17th 2008. The German research vessel Polarstern has returned today to Bremerhaven from the Arctic Sea. It has cruised as the first research vessel ever both the Northeast and the Northwest Passages and thereby circled the North Pole. The third part of the research vessel's 23...

Silent streams? Escalating endangerment for North American freshwater fish

Nearly 40 percent of fish species in North American streams, rivers and lakes are now in jeopardy, according to the most detailed evaluation of the conservation status of freshwater fishes in the last 20 years. The 700 fishes now listed represent a staggering 92 percent increase over the 364 l...

Fossils and layers: Solving the terrane puzzle of the North American cordillera

Boulder, CO, USA Tectonostratigraphic terranes comprise a huge portion of real estate in western North America. Terranes are regional, discrete, fault-bound blocks containing rocks and fossils very different from those in adjacent terranes. When mapped, terranes resemble a collage of mixed rocks,...

New report looks at the state of the North American environment

18 June 2008, MontrealIn its latest state of the environment report, released today, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) examines environmental issues facing the NAFTA partners. The report addresses issues related to air and water, biodiversity and ecosystems, and pollution. Spec...

New study finds most North Pacific humpback whale populations rebounding

The number of humpback whales in the North Pacific Ocean has increased since international and federal protections were enacted in the 1960s and 70s, according to a new study funded primarily by NOAA and conducted by more than 400 whale researchers throughout the Pacific region. However, some...

UTSA hosts North American Energy Summit May 1-2

The University of Texas at San Antonio will bring together energy leaders, industry professionals and academicians representing three different countries when it hosts the inaugural UTSA North American Energy Summit (NAES) May 1-2 in the Buena Vista Building at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The summit...

NASA satellite measures pollution from east Asia to North America

In a new NASA study, researchers taking advantage of improvements in satellite sensor capabilities offer the first measurement-based estimate of the amount of pollution from East Asian forest fires, urban exhaust, and industrial production that makes its way to western North America. China, the...

Rare North Island brown kiwi hatches at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

Early Friday morning, March 7, one of the worlds most endangered speciesa North Island brown kiwihatched at the Smithsonians National Zoo Bird House. Keepers had been incubating the egg for five weeks, following a month long incubation by the chicks father, carefully monitoring it for signs of pip...

Typical North American diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids

(Vancouver Friday, March 7, 2008) New research from the Child & Family Research Institute shows the typical North American diet of eating lots of meat and not much fish is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids and this may pose a risk to infant neurological development. Omega-3 fatty acids are unsat...

Toxic releases down from North American industry leaders, increasing from other facilities

The latest Taking Stock report from the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) reveals that a continued decline in releases of toxic chemicals to the environment15 percent for the United States and Canada from 1998 to 2004is being driven by a group of industrial facilities that are the lar...

Three-way mating game of North American lizard found in distant European relative

SANTA CRUZ, CA--An intricate three-way mating struggle first observed in a species of North American lizard has been discovered in a distant relative, the European common lizard. The two species are separated by 5,000 miles and 175 million years of evolution, yet they share behavioral and reproduc...

Climate change driving Michigan mammals north

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Some Michigan mammal species are rapidly expanding their ranges northward, apparently in response to climate change, a new study shows. In the process, these historically southern species are replacing their northern counterparts. The finding, by researchers at the Universit...

Losing more than we gain from autumn warming in the north

An international study investigating the carbon sink capacity of northern terrestrial ecosystems discovered that the duration of the net carbon uptake period (CUP) has on average decreased due to warmer autumn temperatures. Net carbon uptake of northern ecosystems is decreasing in response to a...

Hotspots of mercury contamination identified in eastern North America

A US and Canadian research team surveying mercury contamination in fish and birds in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada has identified five "hotspots" where concentrations of the element exceed those established for human or wildlife health. The team focused on levels of the pot...

Iowa State University botanists identify new species of North American bamboo

Two Iowa State University botanists and their colleague at the University of North Carolina have discovered a new species of North American bamboo in the hills of Appalachia. It is the third known native species of the hardy grass. The other two were discovered more than 200 years ago. Lynn Cla...

'Terror bird' arrived in North America before land bridge, study finds

A University of Florida-led study has determined that Titanis walleri, a prehistoric 7-foot-tall flightless "terror bird," arrived in North America from South America long before a land bridge connected the two continents. UF paleontologist Bruce MacFadden said his team used an established geoche...

Skin disease common among Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina, research shows

Wake Forest University School of Medicine studies of Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina found that more than three out of four workers had skin disease and that workers need more information about how to prevent common skin conditions, as well as potentially deadly diseases such as skin cancer....

Drug resistant avian influenza viruses more common in Southeast Asia than North America

Analysis of a key protein in different subtypes of avian flu viruses shows that resistance to the antiviral drug amantadine in H5N1 occurs worldwide, but is especially prevalent in China, according to St. Jude Resistance to the antiviral drug amantadine is spreading more rapidly among avian infl...

Proposal would allow wild animals to roam North America

If Cornell University researchers and their colleagues have their way, cheetahs, lions, elephants, camels and other large wild animals may soon roam parts of North America. "If we only have 10 minutes to present this idea, people think we're nuts," said Harry Greene, professor of ecology and evo...

FSU scientist warns North Atlantic right whale facing extinction

The North Atlantic right whale's future looks grim if the current mortality rates continue, according to Florida State University assistant professor of oceanography Douglas Nowacek and a group of fellow scientists from across the nation. They have co-authored a paper titled "North Atlantic Right...

Habitat use by North Pacific right whales, Eubalaena japonica, in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska

The small population of North Pacific right whales, found during the summer in Alaska waters, is one of the most critically endangered whale populations in the world. Commercial whaling in the 1800s has now left us with only a few dozens. Recently these whales have been recognized as a different sp...

First North American Encapsulated Islet Transplant without Long-term Immune Suppression into a Patient with Type 1 Diabetes

Biologists at the University of Liverpool have discovered how the plagues of the Middle Ages have made around 10% of Europeans resistant to HIV. Scientists have known for some time that these individuals carry a genetic mutation (known as CCR5-delta32) that prevents the virus from entering the cell...

Survey finds silver contamination in North Pacific waters

The highest levels of silver contamination ever observed in the open ocean turned up in samples collected during a survey of the North Pacific in 2002. Researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz, measured silver concentrations 50 times greater than the natural background level. Thoug...

Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs

The University of Washington Alaska Salmon Program, the world's longest-running effort to monitor salmon and their ecosystems, has received nearly $2.4 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to expand its sampling scope and sophistication. The Alaska-based program has applications for...

Highest ever winter water temperatures recorded

...to a strengthening of an ocean current originating north of Australia. Satellites have given oceanograph...d the southern tip of Tasmania and reaching as far north as St Helens. Remote sensing specialists at CSI...," Dr Cresswell says. The Leeuwin Current forms north of Australia and flows right around the western ha...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...n particular, they find that the Pacific coasts of north America and Central America are important sources ...face waters of the Atlantic Ocean, from 50 degrees north to 50 degrees South. By extrapolating these values... a new data set of currents recorded at 15 degrees north on the west coast of India. They find that while s...

Climate-caused biodiversity booms and busts in ancient plants and mammals

...d animals, spurring a biodiversity boom in western north America, researchers from three research museums r...e species of mammals living in the western part of north America at that time than at any other time." ...on on the fossil plants and mammals that inhabited north America during the Eocene epoch and found that div...

University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers reveal ocean acidification at Station ALOHA

...HOT) program, in part to establish a long-term record of the oceanic response to rising atmospheric CO 2 . Monthly research cruises to Station ALOHA, north of Oahu, have yielded after 20 years the most detailed record to date on ocean acidification in the Pacific. Reporting in this week's issue of Procee...

Hybrid vehicle rebates produce scant environmental benefits, high cost

...le hybrid rebates help governments to appear environmentally progressive, Chandra suggests that some programs may serve as de facto "bailouts" for the north American auto industry. "The criteria for Ontario's recent rebate increase seem designed to benefit domestic manufacturers, especially General Moto...
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