Out of the woods: Physicians get urban disaster training in forests, gorges and waters
ITHACA, N.Y. Cornell University will host more than 200 physicians and emergency medicine technicians at its Ithaca campus for the Northeast Wilderness Medical Conference, Sept. 26-28. Those attending will learn how to better cope with urban disasters by grappling with similar circumstances encou...
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...
Watching water from space could aid disease prevention in China
...histosomiasis in southern China.
Once the Three gorges
Dam is fully operational, researchers plan to use ...ection in the Poyang Lake region between the Three gorges
Dam and Shanghai.
"Really, the only prevention ...Poyang Lake are expected to change after the Three gorges
Dam project is completed upstream, but whether the...
Gorges in Biological News
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...
Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China
...iver in the world (after the Amazon and the Nile) and is China's most economically important waterway. The world's largest hydro-electric damthe Three gorges
Damis also located on the river. The high levels of development along the river have become a challenge for native wildlife; in 2006, a comprehensive ...
Horseshoe crab decline threatens shorebird species
...cials as well as for other members of the scientific community.
During their Delaware Bay stopover, the red knot nearly doubles its body mass as it gorges
itself almost exclusively on horseshoe crab eggs. The purpose of this feeding frenzy is to ensure that the shorebirds have enough energy to complete t...