Archive: 08/15/2007

Keeping on top of wildlife threats

One of Australia’s greatest conservation challenges in protecting the Great Barrier Reef and other natural assets is staying one jump ahead of both the movement of protected species and the emergence of new and unforeseen ...

Aug 15, 2007
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First all-African GM crop is resistant to maize streak virus

The first all-African genetically modified crop plant with resistance to the severe maize streak virus (MSV), which seriously reduces the continent’s maize yield, has been developed by scientists from the ...

Aug 15, 2007
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Palm oil demand puts orangutans at risk

The growing demand for bio-diesel fuel threatens the survival of the orangutans of Borneo, the largest surviving population of the primate in the wild.

Aug 15, 2007
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Older climbers face uphill battle on Mount Everest

In this era of not surrendering to age, some claim that 60 is the new 40. But new research shows that 60 year olds cannot keep up with 40 year olds on Mount Everest and suffer a sharply higher chance of dying ...

Aug 15, 2007
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Freshwater supplies threatened in central Pacific

An international team from The Australian National University, Ecowise Environmental, the Government of the Republic of Kiribati, the French agency CIRAD and the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission has been studying ...

Aug 15, 2007
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Conquest of land began in shark genome

When the first four-legged animals sprouted fingers and toes, they took an ancient genetic recipe and simply extended the cooking time, say University of Florida scientists writing in Wednesday’s issue of the journal PLoS ...

Aug 15, 2007
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