Selected "In the News" items previously
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New section for current items of interest.
Pollinator Week -- Jun 22-28, 2008
Due to the enormous success of National Pollinator
Week 2007, officially declared by the U.S. Senate S.
Res. 580 (PDF
| 121 KB) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
the Pollinator Partnership has received requests
from all over the continent to expand on this year's
festivities and events.
Fish and Wildlife Service.
Includes presentation that provides an introduction to pollinators.
Profile -- Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species
Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) virus is
a serious pathogen of fresh and saltwater fish
that is causing an emerging disease in the Great
Lakes region of the United States and Canada. It
causes clinical signs including internal hemorrhaging
and death in susceptible species. The disease does
not pose a risk to people, but the VHS virus can
affect multiple fish species at any age.
State of the Nation's Ecosystems (2008)
H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics,
and the Environment.
released by the Heinz Center provides authoritative
documentation of key environmental trends.
or Invasive? Species' Fates Identified (Jun 13, 2008)
The University of Adelaide (Australia).
A new ecological study led by a University of Adelaide researcher should help
identify species prone to extinction under environmental change, and species
that are likely to become a pest.
Ballast Treatment Could Help Shield Lake Superior from Deadly Fish
Disease (Jun 4, 2008)
Michigan Technological University.
A Michigan Technological University professor has developed a new water treatment
that could help keep a deadly fish disease (viral hemorrhagic septicemia) out
of Lake Superior.
Says Climate Change Affecting Crops, Livestock (Jun
Climate change is increasing the risk of U.S. crop
failures, depleting the nation’s water resources and contributing to outbreaks
of invasive species and insects, the U.S. Department
of Agriculture said in a report released Tuesday.
Report -- Effects
of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water
Resources, and Biodiversity (May 27, 2008)
Change Science Program.
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