China's Three Gorges Dam Changing Local Weather: Scientists
China's massive Three Gorges Dam
project across the Yangtze River will take another two years to complete, but the world's largest dam
is already changing the local weather, claim scientists.
Both modeling and actual meteorological data suggest that the reservoir is cooling the Yangtze Val...
Travel Nurse Across America Expands Into New Offices
...es as well. The proximity of our new offices to the Arkansas River Trail, a biking and pedestrian trail along the Arkansas River and the notorious Big dam
Bridge, the nation's longest pedestrian bridge, will offer our associates opportunities to maintain a healthy lifestyle around their work."
Fat-Cell Protein May Reduce Diabetes Risk
...rvard School of Public Health in Boston.
said that he and his colleagues believe that adipo...rease levels of adiponectin pharmacologically, van dam
For the moment, he said, "this study re...re concerned about preventing type 2 diabetes, van dam
said that losing just 5 to 10 percent of your body...
Coffee Drinking Lowers Women's Stroke Risk
...ut after considering factors such as cigarette and alcohol consumption, van dam
and his colleagues found that healthy women who consumed two to three cups ...firmation with continued research.
"This is quite an early finding," van dam
said. "And previous studies have been quite small. But the data we do have...
Watching water from space could aid disease prevention in China
...miasis in southern China.
Once the Three Gorges dam
is fully operational, researchers plan to use sate...in the Poyang Lake region between the Three Gorges dam
"Really, the only prevention is t...Lake are expected to change after the Three Gorges dam
project is completed upstream, but whether these c...
Ft. Lauderdale Jury Awards Couple over $3 Million in Secondhand Asbestos Exposure Case
...ade no offer to settle the case. Lynda was diagnosed in
May of 2007 and has been a resident of Broward County since 1998.
Juan P. Bauta, II and Case dam
of the Ferraro Law Firm tried the case
for over three weeks against Ford and Abex. Mrs. Daly's exposure to
asbestos-containing car brakes occurred in ...
Animal Rescue Operations Underway in Flooded Bihar, India
... /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Entire villages have
been washed away in India's northern state of Bihar after a deadly
combination of monsoon rains and a dam
burst caused a deluge that spreads
over countless miles of farming land. IFAW (International Fund for Animal
Welfare -- http://www.ifaw.org ) deploye...
Caffeine Could Spell Trouble for Diabetics
...nd see if their glucose improves," Lane said. "It's a simple thing that might make their diabetes better."
Decaf may also do the trick. Indeed, van dam
said a previous study showed decaffeinated coffee actually reduced spikes in glucose levels after people ate sugary food. "It may thus be useful for p...
EPA grant to UC engineering makes for a better environment
.... He has collaborated with Erick Bandala and his group of The Mexican Institute of Water Technology for the treatment of water from the Valle de Bravo dam
which was contaminated with large concentrations of microcystin-LR. The team used a chemical oxidation system that was very effective in destroying th...
Chilean Lake Disappears, Thanks to Global Warming
... suggested the melting of nearby glaciers raised the lake's level to the point where the increased water pressure caused part of a glacier acting as a dam
to give way.
Water in the lake flowed out of the breach, into a nearby fiord and then to the sea, said Andres Rivera, a glaciologist with Chi...
Dam in Biological News
Researchers examine role of soil patterns in dam restoration
MADISON Looking at the site today, it's easy to forget that a dam
and pond stood for 43 years on the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Franbrook Farm Research Station in southwestern Wisconsin. All traces of the structure are gone, and acres of plants, both native and weedy, now carpet the floor ...
Beavers: Dam good for songbirds
NEW YORK (October 8, 2008) The songbird has a friend in the beaver. According to a study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the busy beaver's signature dams provide critical habitat for a variety of migratory songbirds, particularly in the semi-arid interior of the West.
Wetlands expert: China should think outside the flooding box with Three Gorges Dam
COLUMBUS, Ohio China's farmers and merchants should take advantage of new agricultural and business opportunities that could help mitigate some effects of the annual flooding behind the Three Gorges Dam
on the Yangtze River, according to an Ohio State University wetland expert.
The level of wa...
Technology improves salmon passage at hydropower dams
... System (JSATS). The JSATS-tagged fish were released from the Lower Granite dam
on the Snake River, where hydrophone receivers in the river picked up small... through Modeling. Modeling Juvenile Salmon Egress Conditions in The Dalles dam
Tailrace Using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Authors: Marshall C. Richmond,...
Obama Budget Level Funds Career Technical Education
...ociation of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium. "Level funding this program is like putting a temporary patch on a hole in a dam
that is ready to burst. Demand for these programs is up. The pace of technological change is increasing. Equipment needs are growing. To be able to su...
Conference tackles technology needed to address climate change
...nstitute of Canada as the principle organizer in partnership with nine of its member societies: IEEE, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Canadian dam
Association, Canadian Nuclear Society, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Canadian Society for Engineering Ma...
Indigenous peoples at world summit to share climate change observations, coping techniques
...heir practices restricted.
Traditional drought-related practices used to hedge against normal climate variation include:
Sophisticated small dam
systems to capture and store rainfall;
Planting diverse varieties of crops simultaneously; and
Using alternative agricultural...
2009 AIBS Media Award
...ogen in boreal beaver ponds in northern Canada, the coasts of Georgia and New Jersey, and the Chesapeake Bay. Bushaw-Newton has studied the effects of dam
removal on aquatic ecosystems and is presently looking at microbial dynamics of systems found in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
John Carey, a senior...
Exploring the dynamic relationship between health and environment
...raction of social, ecological, and environmental factors," explains CBC post-doctoral fellow Andrs Gmez. "Globally, environmental changedeforestation, dam
building, urbanization, and irrigation projectshas had an influence on the epidemiology of many infectious and non-infectious diseases. But with new p...
USGS Science Picks
...ng the Alsek River. An additional advance of approximately 100 meters will completely block the river, creating a glacier-dammed lake. Failure of this dam
feature would result in downriver flooding to the Gulf of Alaska, passing near or through the community of Dry Bay in the United States. Glacier surge...
Dam in Biological Definition
...ational potential energy
This energy is stored as a result of the elevated position of an object such as a rock on top of a hill or water behind a dam
. It is written as
where m is the mass of the object, g the acceleration due to gravity and h the height above a chosen referenc...
... ( Tocopherol )
Discovered by Herbert Evans and Katherine Bishop in 1922 .
Vitamin K ( Naphthoquinoids )
Discovered by Henrik dam
in 1929 . Not a single chemical, but a group of chemicals derived from Naphthoquinone . Deficiency impairs blood coagulation .
Dam in Biological Dictionary
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are of pure breeding , and the pedigree of which ... of Animal Health. Certificate of Pure Breeding . Stallion or Jack, No. ... Pure - bre...
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... The European Bioinformatics Institute ... MutS and MutL are involved in ... DNA mismatch repair protein MutS , type 1. DNA mismatch rep...