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Economists: Reduce fish catch now for bigger net profits later

A new and compelling argument for reducing fish harvests the profit motive could persuade world fishers to endure the short-term pain of lower catches for the long-term gain of higher returns for their labor, according to authors of a ground-breaking study on fisheries over-exploitation. They...

Understanding how weeds are resistant to herbicides

...ce is inherited to understand the genetics if it's a dominant trait or a recessive trait. "Pyrosequencing is more like just throwing out a fishing net -- we know we're going to get continued resistance to other herbicides which can affect other genes. And we don't want to spend two years culling to f...

Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... period a year ago. The Company reports its net income and basic and diluted net income per share in accordance with U.S. generally...), and additionally, on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP net income, where applicable, excludes the effect of s...

Wood stoves -- a viable home heat source?

...tallation of the wood stove. But while this gross amount did increase, the net carbon released by the combustion is negligible, the only surplus coming fr...e would provide an indefinite supply of wood heat for a household without a net increase in carbon emissions. In the case study, adding a woodstove to th...

Ozone, nitrogen change the way rising CO2 affects Earth's water

...fects are also important in South America and Europe. One region has seen a net increase and the other a net runoff reduction," said co-author Adam Schlosser of the Center for Global C...

Forest fire prevention efforts will lessen carbon sequestration, add to greenhouse warming

...r to produce electricity or make cellulosic ethanol, there would still be a net loss of carbon sequestration in forests of the Coast Range and the west sid...from these regions and turn them into almost anything else, you will have a net loss in carbon sequestration," Harmon said. That could be significant. A...

Natural-born divers and the molecular traces of evolution

...esearchers have found evidence indicating that the net positive charge of this protein is increased in ma...so find evidence for the same trend. Indeed, the net charge of the myoglobin molecule in aquatic rodent...eeting in Glasgow on Monday 29th June 2009. The net electric charge of any protein is directly related...

Study highlights massive imbalances in global fertilizer use

...kilograms per hectare)--little more than 1 percent of the total used by Chinese farmers. And unlike China, cultivated soil in Kenya suffered an annual net loss of 46 pounds of nitrogen per acre (52 kilograms per hectare) removed from the field by harvests. "Africa is a totally different situatio...

Ethanol production could jeopardize soil productivity

...er than grain are removed. From a crop management perspective, proper nitrogen fertility combined with no-till would further reduce the possibility of net losses in SOC and SON." Research is ongoing at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to examine different types of crops for not only their grain and en...

Temporary infidelity may contribute to the stability of ancient relationships

...adopt a fungus from another nest and cultivate it in their new nest. This sort of temporary partner switching probably acts as an evolutionary safety net in the ant-fungus mutualism by preventing the accumulation of deleterious mutations." ...

Aware, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...e quarter last year. The Company reports its net income and basic and diluted net income per share in accordance with U.S. generally...), and additionally, on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP net income, where applicable, excludes the effect of s...

Aware, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...e quarter last year. The Company reports its net income and basic and diluted net income per share in accordance with U.S. generally...), and additionally, on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP net income, where applicable, excludes the effect of s...

Your brain on -- and off -- caffeine

...nd somewhat unexpected finding that there were no net benefits associated with chronic caffeine administ...ue information about the extent to which there are net beneficial effects of daily caffeine administratio... caffeine regularly does not appear to produce any net beneficial effects, based on the measures we exami...

Can organic cropping systems be as profitable as conventional systems?

...1993 to 2006. Crop production analysis was published in the 2008 MarchApril issue of Agronomy Journal while this companion article focuses on the net returns and associated risk exposure of these systems. Full research results from this current study are presented by Chavas et al. in the 2009 MarchA...

Male impotence drugs may deserve a second look in women

... "If you have too much constriction or not enough relaxation to allow blood to go through the internal pudendal artery, you are not going to get the net effect of an erection," Dr. Allahdadi says. "That is why we wanted to begin to characterize what was going on in this blood vessel." Perhaps as imp...

Biofuels could hasten climate change

...els on degraded grasslands instead of tropical rain forests would lead to a net removal of carbon from the atmosphere in 10 years. Any biofuel plantations ...6 percent of the world's living terrestrial carbon, and 25 percent of total net global carbon emissions may stem from deforestation. There is therefore an ...

NIH funds development of resistance-breaking insecticides to reduce malaria transmission

...lated human enzyme untouched. The promising new idea was that the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, would pick up two inactive molecules from a bed net that would then bind to AChE within the mosquito and thus disable it. "That initial concept has not yet been realized," said Carlier. However, the...

Genes from tiny algae shed light on big role managing carbon in world's oceans

...onas comprised, on average, only a quarter of the picophytoplankton cells in a Pacific Ocean sampling, but were responsible for three-quarters of the net carbon production. They were also shown to be subject to heavy grazing pressure; their lack of a cell wall may make them more digestible as prey. In ...

Can organic cropping systems be as profitable as conventional systems?

...1993 to 2006. Crop production analysis was published in the 2008 MarchApril issue of Agronomy Journal while this companion article focuses on the net returns and associated risk exposure of these systems. Full research results from this current study are presented by Chavas et al. in the 2009 MarchA...

Mollusks taste memories to build shells

...e growing edge, and complex patterns created by asymmetric "traveling waves" of pigment or calcium deposition. The basic concept behind the neural net model, which was first described by physicist Ernst Mach in 1865 to explain visual illusions, is that centers of excitation in the retina, for exampl...

Ecologists question effects of climate change on infectious diseases

... a forum in the April issue of Ecology , Kevin Lafferty of the U.S. Geological Survey's Western Ecological Research Center suggests that instead of a net expansion in the global range of diseases, climate change may cause poleward range shifts in the areas suitable for diseases as higher latitudes becom...

Bad mix of bacterial remnants and genetics leads to arthritis

... Journal of Leukocyte Biology , "the next step is to find treatments that either rid the body of this inflammatory signal or mask it. Either way, the net effect would be the same: people would be spared from a very crippling disease. " According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention m...

Communication Intelligence Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2008 Results

...d Wells Fargo Bank NA. The Company reported a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $637,0...hree months ended December 31, 2008, compared to a net loss of $644,000, or $0.01, on 129.1 million weigh...e corresponding prior year period. The decrease in net loss is primarily due to an increase in revenue du...

A quarter of the world's population depends on degrading land

...ven by land management and catastrophic natural phenomena. Our study shows the extent and severity of land degradation measured in terms of loss of net primary productivity, making allowance for climatic variability. Overall, a quarter of the world's population depends directly on these degrading area...

Engineer devises ways to improve gas mileage

...rporation of three-ounce actuators, about 20 to 30 spaced optimally on the surface of the wing. "We use the genetic algorithms and artificial neural net algorithms to optimize the placement of actuators." Agarwal said. His students have recently applied the concept on cars and trucks and have achieved ...

'Climate change: Global risks, challenges and decisions'

...ries and regions, on this generation and future generations, and on human societies and the natural world. An effective, well-funded adaptation safety net is required for those people least capable of coping with climate change impacts, and a common but differentiated mitigation strategy is needed to pro...

Fighting global warming offers growth and development opportunities

...t a shift in production from cold adapted coniferous species such as Norway Spruce to more heat tolerant broadleaves like oak would create significant net losses in the value of forestland in Europe. The forest area of Europe (excluding Russia) is approximately 1.6 million km2. Applying a model that pred...

BIO-key(R) Reports Profitability for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008

...rted in the quarter ended December 31, 2007. net income from continuing operations for the fourth q...1, 2008 increased to $0.9 million as compared to a net loss of ($0.6 million) for the corresponding period in 2007. The significant improvement in net income was a result of increased revenues, higher ...

Aware, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2008 Financial Results

...26.4 million in 2007. The Company reports its net income and basic and diluted net income per share in accordance with U.S. generally...), and additionally, on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP net income, where applicable, excludes the effect of s...

Carbon accounting from atmospheric measurements -- the aircraft perspective

...small aircraft can be used to observe ground emission or uptake of CO2 in a single air mass as it moves across an agricultural or urban landscape. The net result is a validation of ground-level emissions estimates by direct measurements of changes in atmospheric CO2. ...

Study says 'middle class' coral reef fish feel the economic squeeze

... gear such as handlines. Economic growth during the early stages can also erode cultural restrictions on overfishing, according to the authors. The net result: fewer fish. Among the countries studied, Kenya in particular, has experienced a sharp decline in cultural restraints and a subsequent increase...

Entrust Announces Financial Results for Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal 2008

...se of 11% over Q4 2007 Entrust recorded a net income for the quarter, calculated in accordance w...ns was $12.0 million, excluding the effects of the net change in accrued restructuring charges ... budgets in 2009." Entrust recorded a Q4 2008 net income, calculated in accordance with GAAP, of $1....

Weizmann Institute scientists discover how cancer cells survive a chemotherapy drug

...ecular Cell Biology Department, the question posed an interesting challenge. To approach it, they needed a method that would allow them to cast a wide net on the one hand to sift through the numerous cellular proteins that could conceivably affect survival but that would let them zoom in on the activit...

Biofuels ignite food crisis debate

...or switchgrass, 63 percent for soybean biodiesel and 58 percent for rapeseed. Even the most promising palm oil production results in a minus 8 percent net energy return. There are also a number of environmental problems linked to converting crops for biofuels, including water pollution from fertilizers a...

SVOX Acquires Speech Processing Unit of Siemens AG, Expands Into Speech Recognition and Speech Dialog

...tood for technical achievements, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. In fiscal 2008, Siemens had revenue of euro 77.3 billion and a net income of euro 5.9 billion (IFRS). Further information is available on the Internet at: www.siemens.com . ...

Tree deaths have doubled across the western US

...cts, such as by changing forest suitability for wildlife species. Additionally, increasing tree mortality rates mean that western forests could become net sources of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, further speeding up the pace of global warming. "The same way that in any group of people a small numb...

A world-first in solar technology unveiled at Concordia University

...r own use, but generate enough power to provide it to the electricity network, thereby transforming buildings from passive consumers of electricity to net energy producers. "The construction of the new JMSB Building provided our researchers with an opportunity to integrate state of the art innovative ...

As super-predators, humans reshape their prey at super-natural speeds

...isms to change rapidly." Some observed trait changes likely represent underlying genetic changes passed on from one generation to the next. In gill net fisheries, for example, evolution can favor smaller fish that pass through the mesh. Those smaller individuals are more likely to survive, reproduce, ...

Hind wings help butterflies make swift turns to evade predators, study finds

...t a prey species has a protective quality, such as a bad taste or great agility, and that chasing them isn't worth the energy. Anyone who has tried to net a colorful butterfly knows they are hard to catch, but this is the first study to show that a butterfly's hind wings are responsible for making them e...

NYU scientists discover dangerous new method for bacterial toxin transfer

...milar in structure to that of L. monocytogenes could take up the Staph aureus pathogenicity islands through phage infection. They hope to cast a wider net in follow-up studies to determine whether other species could be hosts for pathogenic Staph aureus genes. In addition, they plan to follow the fate of...
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