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Emerging vector-borne diseases create new public health challenges

Emerging vector-borne diseases create new public health challenges

West Nile virus, Lyme disease, dengue fever, and plague are examples of «vector-borne zoonotic diseases,» caused by pathogens that naturally infect wildlife and are transmitted to humans by vectors such as mosquitoes or ticks. According to Marm Kilpatrick, who studies the ecology of infectious diseases at the University of California, Santa Cruz, a broad range […]

Новый недорогой метод эффективно снижает выбросы CO2

Новый недорогой метод эффективно снижает выбросы CO2

Метод под названием «карбонат-цикл» для захвата углекислого газа из воздуха, тестирование которого было не так давно закончено в технологическом университете Дармштадта (Германия), дозволит снизить выбросы СО2 от энергоустановки более чем на 90 процентов, экономя при этом энергию и другие производственные расходы. На изучение и тестирование нового метода эксперты из университета потратили цельных четыре года. По […]

Human disturbances keep elk on high alert

Human disturbances keep elk on high alert

University of Alberta researchers discovered that elk are more frequently and more easily disturbed by humans such as ATV drivers than by their natural predators like bears and wolves. The U of A researchers, led by biologist Simone Ciuti, spent 12 months in southwestern Alberta. The study involved elk herds made up of females and […]

Iranul ar putea renunta la tratatul de neproliferare a armelor nucleare daca ar fi atacat

Iranul ar putea renunta la tratatul de neproliferare a armelor nucleare daca ar fi atacat

  Iranul ar putea renunta la Tratatul cu privire la neproliferarea armelor nucleare (TNP) daca ar fi atacat din cauza programului sau atomic, potrivit reprezentantului iranian pe langa Agentia Internationala pentru Energie Atomica (AIEA), Ali Asghar Soltanieh, transmite EFE. Daca Iranul ar fi atacat, cum au amenintat Israelul si SUA, “ma tem ca parlamentul ar […]

An ocean away: Two new encrusting anemones found in unexpected locations

An ocean away: Two new encrusting anemones found in unexpected locations

As a result of field work by associate professor James Davis Reimer and two graduate students from the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan has found two new species of encrusting anemones, or colonial zoanthids, in unexpected locations. The species belong to the genus Neozoanthus, which was previously known only from a single species […]

Singura putere nucleara din lumea musulmana anunta testarea cu succes a unei rachete care poate transporta ogive nucleare

Singura putere nucleara din lumea musulmana anunta testarea cu succes a unei rachete care poate transporta ogive nucleare

Armata pakistaneza a anuntat miercuri ca a testat cu succes o racheta cu raza medie de actiune si capacitate nucleara, al optulea exercitiu de acest tip de la inceputul anului, relateaza AFP. Racheta de tip Hatf-V, cu raza de actiune de 1.300 de kilometri, este propulsata cu ajutorul unui carburant lichid si poate purta o […]

Camera trap photo of rare cat wins prize

Camera trap photo of rare cat wins prize

A photograph taken by Wildlife Conservation Society scientists of a little known Bolivian cat species called an oncilla has won a BBC Wildlife camera-trap photo competition. The photo, which won the New Discoveries category, documents the first-known occurrence of this extremely rare spotted cat in Madidi National Park. The Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus) occurs across the […]

Integrating science and policy to address the impacts of air pollution

Integrating science and policy to address the impacts of air pollution

An article in this week’s Science magazine by Dr Stefan Reis of the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UK) and colleagues from six countries examines how science and policy address air pollution effects on human health and ecosystems, and climate change in Europe. In their Policy Forum commentary entitled «From Acid Rain to Climate […]

Researcher tests powerful new tool to advance ecology, conservation

Researcher tests powerful new tool to advance ecology, conservation

A new University of Florida study shows ecologists may have been missing crucial information from animal bones for more than 150 years. The study featured on the cover of the November issue of Ecology shows animal bone remains provide high-quality geographical data across an extensive time frame. The research may be used to identify regions […]

Researcher tests powerful new tool to advance ecology, conservation

Researcher tests powerful new tool to advance ecology, conservation

A new University of Florida study shows ecologists may have been missing crucial information from animal bones for more than 150 years. The study featured on the cover of the November issue of Ecology shows animal bone remains provide high-quality geographical data across an extensive time frame. The research may be used to identify regions […]

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