Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa
In research that will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) in Chicago (July 7-11, 2007), scientists implemented a successful bioeradication program of an invasive water weed in Africas Lake Victoria.
Two insect biocontrol species, weevils in t...
Capitol Hill Briefing Scheduled for April 15th About Homelessness and Mental Illness
...Tom Hameline, Senior Vice President of Programs, HELP USA, New York, NY
-- Casey Horan, Executive Director, Lamp Community, Los Angeles, CA
King, formerly homeless resident and board member, Project
-- Bob Carolla, Director of Media Relations, National Alliance on Menta...
COLORBLENDS to Donate Portion of Sales of Spring Forward Daffodil Blend to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
...nue to provide help and hope far beyond the daffodil season." COLORBLENDS delivers premium quality, top-sized daffodil, tulip,
crocus, amaryllis, and hyacinth
bulbs direct from the Netherlands at
wholesale prices. This third-generation, family owned company invests a
great amount of effort developing and tes...
Eight Graduate Nursing Students Selected to Receive The California Endowment-AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
... California, San Francisco Jacqueline Gregory, University of California, San Francisco Jung-Eun Esther Kim, University of California, San Francisco hyacinth
Vega Mussenden, University of California, San Francisco Soohyun Nam, University of California, San Francisco Cindy Wong, University of California, S...
Vietnam may Face Dengue Fever Outbreak: Ministry
...stricts 7, Binh Thanh, and Tan Phu to study the development of mosquitoes there.
Health watchdogs have blamed stagnant wastewater and dense water hyacinth
(a water plant with blue flowers) for mushrooming mosquito populations in the said districts.
Dengue fever is fatal in about 5 percent of cases, ...
New species discovered in Brazil
...stems in a region increasingly threatened by urban growth and mechanized agriculture.
The team also recorded several threatened species such as the hyacinth
macaw, marsh deer, three-banded armadillo (tatu-bola), the Brazilian merganser, and the dwarf tinamou among more than 440 species of vertebrates docum...
Scientists call for urgent research into 'real' impacts of invasive species
...Asia, which proved extremely effective in controlling the mealybug. Natural control methods for other weed species such as Mikania micrantha and Water hyacinth
have also been successfully used.
Among GISPs case studies is the Triffid weed (Chromolaena odorata), a plant native to the Americas which has seve...
Report shows deforestation threatens Brazil's Pantanal
...tes offered by the forests and other types of vegetation. An example is the hyacinth
macaw, a species threatened with extinction, which depends on a tree common... shelter and reproduction. Without this specific tree, chances are that the hyacinth
macaw will disappear.
According to the report, urgent actions required t...
World-first technology enables study of ancient bacteria
... R. John Parkes, of the School of Earth, Ocean and Planetary Sciences at Cardiff University, is leading part of a major European Union project, called hyacinth
which is developing systems to recover gas hydrates and bacteria under high pressure.
He has turned to experts in the University's Manufacturing En...