Connection between health of wetlands and humans in focus
Despite the vital role wetlands
play in society, they remain among the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. To emphasise the direct and positive effects of healthy wetlands
for humans, the theme of this years World Wetlands
Day, held every year on 2 February, is Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People.
Herons persist in Chicago wetlands despite exposure to banned chemicals
Herons nesting in the wetlands
of southeast Chicago are still being exposed to chemicals banned in the U.S. in the 1970s, a research team reports. The chemicals do not appear to be affecting the birds reproductive success, however.
The findings appear in the current issue of the Journal of Grea...
Stevens chemists identify compounds to lure nutria, a rat-like pest ravaging Gulf Coast wetlands
HOBOKEN, N.J. A 10-pound rodent pest called nutria ravaging southern wetlands
in the US, which has been especially damaging to the marshland ecology in the Mississippi Delta following Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, may have finally met its match thanks to molecular science that includes the work of...
Study suggests surface water contaminated with salmonella more common than thought
...e River Basin, which begins in south Georgia and flows into central Florida. The study area contains a mix of forested lands, row crops, pasturelands, wetlands
and small cities. The researchers chose sampling sites near a variety of those environments but found little variation in Salmonella concentrations by...
Rx for Wellness: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Opens
...ooftop garden, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, as well as high-efficiency equipment and window systems. Plus, a variety of woodlands and wetlands
were preserved to reduce chemical and irrigation needs, and 3,000 trees have been planted on the property. There also are plans to create walking and ...
Turner Reaches Milestone on $323 Million Virtua West Jersey Replacement Hospital in Voorhees, N.J.
... fountains and landscaped areas adjacent to the buildings and walkways that lead through the campus gardens. In addition, the site's existing natural wetlands
will be preserved, further enhancing the campus environment.
"We have enjoyed a wonderful partnership with Virtua Health over the last five years...
Conference on complexity offers new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration
...ne , New Orleans), an outstanding newspaper series that combined superb storytelling with the latest science in its call to action to save Louisiana's wetlands
George Butler (director), White Mountain Films, Kennedy-Marshall Films, and Walt Disney Company, for ROVING MARS, a spectacular film that chronicle...
Could preserving biodiversity reduce disease?
...irus prevalence in urban wetland communities in northern NJ. The research team will also consider how people's attitudes about and behaviors in these wetlands
affect their risk of disease transmission.
University of California, Los Angeles, CA, $749,296 will investigate the role of migratory birds i...
Wet or dry, Montana still threatened by West Nile
...irus, said the Culex tarsalis mosquito is the primary species that transmits West Nile virus in Montana. The mosquito likes river drainages, extensive wetlands
and areas irrigated for agriculture. Hot spots in the state are the Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Montana, the Yellowstone River...
Earth observation highlighted at UN biological diversity conference
... data. Nick Davidson from the Ramsar Convention on wetlands
introduced the GlobWetland project as an example o...cessible terrain, monitoring ecological changes in wetlands
without the use of satellite data is very difficul...sive study on ecosystem accounts for Mediterranean wetlands
is being carried out that relies on land-cover map...
wetlands in Medical Dictionary
...eracy through ... National Aquatic Invasive Species Database. Emerald Ash Borer Resources. NYBadBug ... Invasive species workdays at Montezuma wetlands
Complex ... An Action Plan on Invasive Species for President Obama and the 111th Congress. The impacts of invasive species go well beyond a lo...
wetlands in Biological News
Study: Tropical wetlands hold more carbon than temperate marshes
COLUMBUS, Ohio In one of the first comparisons of its kind, researchers have demonstrated that wetlands
in tropical areas are able to absorb and hold onto about 80 percent more carbon than can wetlands
in temperate zones.
The scientists extracted soil cores from wetlands
in Costa Rica and in O...
Rising energy, food prices major threats to wetlands as farmers eye new areas for crops
Critical food shortages and growing demand for bio-fuels and hydro-electricity due to high fossil fuel prices rank among the greatest threats today to the preservation of precious wetlands
worldwide as farmers and developers look for new areas for agriculture, energy crop plantations and hydro dam...
Scientists find climate change to have paradoxical effects in coastal wetlands
Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide is largely responsible for recent global warming and the rise in sea levels. However, a team of scientists, including two Smithsonian ecologists, have found that this same increase in CO 2 may ironically counterbalance some of its negative effects on one of the p...
Value of satellites recognized for conserving wetlands Wetlands
contribute to our lives in remarkable ways by providing food and water, controlling floods, protecting against storms and supporting biodiversity, yet they are experiencing loss and degradation on a massive scale.
are areas that are covered with water for long enough periods t...
Flooding might help lower gas emission from wetlands
COLUMBUS, Ohio River floods and storms that send water surging through swamps and marshes near rivers and coastal areas might cut in half the average greenhouse gas emissions from those affected wetlands, according to recent research at Ohio State University.
A study suggests that pulses of wa...
August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights
...s wetlands. Currently there is considerable interest in wetland restoration, especially in the Mississippi deltaic plain, where rapid disappearance of wetlands
may have exacerbated damage caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Until now, the timing and location of avulsions has been notoriously difficult to p...
Salt marshes: A natural and unnatural history
...houghtless development, and insight into how these wetlands
Weis, professor of biological sciences...e, SALT MARSHES places special emphasis on coastal wetlands
in the Atlantic, the Gulf regions, and the San Fra...n New Orleans in part because of the loss of tidal wetlands
and in Sri Lanka in December 2004, the Indian Ocea...
Changing climate likely to make 'super weed' even more powerful
...ography; and Kelvin Lee, Gore Professor of Engineering and director of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.
The research was conducted in Delaware wetlands
and in Bais's lab at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, a major center for life sciences research at the University of Delaware.
"The toxin sec...
Wetlands likely source of methane from ancient warming event
... An expansion of wetlands
and not a large-scale melting of frozen methane deposits is the likely caus...searchers concluded.
"This study is important because it confirms that wetlands
and moisture availability change dramatically along with abrupt climate cha...
Ma and Pa solutions to global warming
...at agricultural assets. He cites marketable sod, fertilizers, bio-methane, and renewable electricity generation as answers to his question. Artificial wetlands
also offer sites for the sequestration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Projects associated with trapping heat, fuel resources and greenhouse gas...
wetlands in Biological Technology
New Initiative Focuses on Water Quality Improvement in the Mississippi River Basin and Gulf of Mexico
...educing excess nutrients to improve water quality;
and restoring natural hydrology to sustain important river functions and
reduce the loss of coastal wetlands
in Louisiana. Our actions are coordinated
at hemispheric, national, regional and local scales. To learn more about
Audubon, and its efforts to protect...
Douglas Oberhelman Elected to Lilly Board of Directors
...f the board of directors of the Association of
Equipment Manufacturers, the National Association of Manufacturers, the
Manufacturing Institute and the wetlands
America Trust. He has served as
chairman of the board of trustees for Millikin University and chairman of
the board of directors for Easter Seals, and...
3SBio Inc. Announces Appointment of Kevin Sow Peng Teo as Chief Financial Officer
...ast Asia Power (Xiamen), Mr. Teo held
senior roles at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Shenzhen), Siemens Malaysia
Sdn. Bhd., Siemens Cerberus Sdn. Bhd., wetlands
International - Asia
Pacific, Chua Song Seng Sdn. Bhd., and Anuarul Azizan Chew & Co. Mr. Teo
received a London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Third...
UW-Stevens Point Professor Receives Patent Approval For New Technology
... to quantify emissions of global warming gases when agricultural pollutants in ground water enter streams; to study natural processes in sediments and wetlands
that convert nitrate pollution to harmless nitrogen gas; and to chart the historical degradation of ground water quality over the last 60 years.
Interview: Dr. William Yasnoff on health records, part 2
...have information about you. There are three ways to get stakeholder cooperation. One is voluntary. If you believe in voluntary cooperation I have some wetlands
to sell you in Florida, because that's just not going to work. You could also pay the stakeholders to cooperate, but the question is where you're goin...
300 millionth American no cause for eco-alarm
... it in the first place. Our society uses energy today more efficiently than ever before - although there's plenty of room for improvement. The loss of wetlands
in the United States has fallen to about 10 percent of what it was in the 1960s. Life expectancy in the United States has grown by 30 years in the las...