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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) considers increasing diversity of the U.S. biomedical workforce to be of such paramount importance that, in 2013, NIH leadership allocated 240 million dollars from…

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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment – Storm Brews in India over Coastal Regulations

Recent coastal disasters, and the presence of 2.3 billion people (forecast to grow to 3.2 billion by 2025) living within 100 km of the coast, have made “sustainable” coastal management…

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EcoHealth – The Buffalo Jump Called Chugwater

O moment, Time’s diamond—I am all trifles and wretched cares outside your gate. I was always baffled by those words, written by the French Symbolist poet Paul Valery, who died…

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Orion – Keep All the Parts

In fighting infectious diseases, conservation is the best medicine THE PALM CIVET, an Asia native that resembles a mix of housecat, mongoose, and opossum, would merit a spot on anyone’s…

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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment – Chinese Fireworks Spark Pollution Controversy

Recent coastal disasters, and the presence of 2.3 billion people (forecast to grow to 3.2 billion by 2025) living within 100 km of the coast, have made “sustainable” coastal management…

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Open Spaces – The Future Gazers: Will Scientists Ever Be Able to Reliably Avert Infectious Disease Outbreaks?

The Mary Valley Cattle Station, a ramshackle collection of buildings and trailers on the Cape York Peninsula about 100 miles inland from the Queensland coast, is home to one of…

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EcoHealth – All Hands on Deck: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Emerging Infectious Disease

Abstract: The increasing burden of emerging infectious diseases worldwide confronts us with numerous challenges, including the imperative to design research and responses that are commensurate to understanding the complex social…

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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment – Nigerian Communities Demand End to Gas Flaring

Environmental Rights Action (ERA)/Friends of the Earth Nigeria has released a report, co-drafted by the Climate Justice Program, calling for an end to gas flaring in Nigeria. Several communities across…

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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment – Deforestation and Disease

New research suggests that deforestation in Mexico probably helped a strain of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, VEE subtype IE, make its way into a new mosquito, Ochlerotatus taeniorhynchus. Culex (Melanoconion)…

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Conservation in Practice – Informed Decisions: Conservation Corridors and the Spread of Disease

THE IDEA THAT HUMAN travel and migration play a crucial role in spreading infectious diseases has, finally and permanently, set up shop in our modern consciousness. Numerous books—The Coming Plague,…

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FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT – Applying an ecosystem approach to brucellosis control: can an old conflict between wildlife and agriculture be successfully managed?

Brucellosis is a hotly debated topic in the western United States. For decades, this disease has pitted conservationists against ranchers, as well as against federal and state government agencies, particularly…

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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment – New Antifouling Solutions Sail into View

Biofouling – the buildup of organisms on surfaces immersed in water – has been a problem for thousands of years. Greeks and Romans covered boat hulls with metal sheathing, nails,…

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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment – Bats Suspected in Disease Outbreak

An outbreak of human encephalitis in February 2004 in Bangladesh has so far caused 17 deaths. The US Centers for Disease Control (Atlanta, GA) has confirmed that these and 22…

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