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earth can sustain more plant growth
2014-08-27 07:28:40

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Recent increases in human population and economic growth have increased the demand for land-plant biomass for food, fuel and other purposes, but according to scientists, the supply of the sum of leaf, stem, root, fruit and other terrestrial plant-based materials has been hampered by a limit to what can naturally be produced. However, in new research appearing in a recent edition of the journal Environmental Science and Technology,...

Senior couple going for a walk with dog
2014-08-27 07:01:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pets are our companions, our friends and our caregivers. They are good for our mental well-being, but what about our physical well-being? A new study from the University of Liverpool indicates that the well-being of both the pet and the owner could be improved with education and pet-friendly facilities. The study, published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, suggests that communities invest in...

2014-08-27 00:20:32

Poll underscores need for vigilance from both pet owners and the general public NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A newly released poll by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today revealed that good intentions don't always equate to action when it comes to rescuing dogs in parked cars on hot days. In a nationwide telephone survey, an overwhelming majority ? 93 percent ? of adults who have never encountered a dog in a car on a hot day...

2014-08-27 00:20:22

"Chinese traffickers are present in virtually every African range state, and operate at nearly every point along the ivory supply chain," according to new report WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Born Free USA and C4ADS released a groundbreaking report, Out of Africa: Mapping the Global Trade in Illicit Elephant Ivory, which focuses on the ivory supply chain and the trafficking of ivory from the bush in Africa to retail markets tens of thousands of miles away in...

2014-08-26 23:16:30

Turbin Gets Up Close and Personal With Leading Grass-Fed Ranchers and Encourages the Gluten-Free and Paleo Community to Eat Grass-Fed Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The celebrated author and paleo and gluten-free advocate Tina Turbin is raising awareness about eating grass-fed with several new blog posts and interviews on her popular “paleo-ish” resource website (http://www.PaleOmazing.com). In hopes of spreading the word about grass-fed eating, the prolific writer has been...

2014-08-26 23:15:22

Bird B Gone has been granted a US patent for its Repeller 360° Bird Deterrent. The wind-powered device provides an effective and humane solution for keeping pest birds off boats, docks, AC units, light posts, signs, rooftops, skylights and more. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Bird B Gone, the world’s larger manufacturer of professional bird control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications was recently granted a US patent for its Repeller 360° Bird...

2014-08-26 23:12:40

Just Released Results from 2014 Innovaacom Medical Education Programs Show 99% of Physicians Recommend Attending to Improve Patient Health Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Innovaacom, L.L.C., announced today the results of a series of worldwide medical education conferences that were held from January through June of 2014. The programs were attended by more than 1100 physicians from close to 60 countries who gathered to discuss and share best practices on how to prevent and manage the...

2014-08-26 23:09:47

The global whole exome sequencing market is categorized into five broad segments, namely, products and services, technologies, applications, end users, and geography (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/whole-exome-sequencing-market-107180258.html). (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The “Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product (Systems, Kits (Library Preparation, Target Enrichment), by Services (Sequencing), by Technology (Sequencing by Synthesis), by Application (Cancer, Monogenic...

2014-08-26 23:08:57

According to new report from BCC Research, the global market for G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR) or GPCR-targeting drugs fell sharply during the last three years due to expiration of blockbuster products. The market dropped from $111 billion to almost $100 billion between 2010 and 2013, with a -3.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Wellesley, Mass. (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, "G-Protein Coupled Receptor (GPCR)...

2014-08-26 23:05:29

OSA University sponsored the American Dental Association (ADA) conference on August 8-9, in Chicago, IL. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 OSA University sponsored the American Dental Association (ADA) conference on August 8-9, in Chicago, IL. OSA-U’s presence at these meetings is to communicate the power of the dental team and to encourage team involvement. They strongly believe in a unified message throughout a dental sleep practice so that dental sleep team professionals can better...


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Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

Lake Oku Clawed Frog, Xenopus longipes
2014-08-21 10:22:21

The Lake Oku clawed frog is native to and found exclusively in Lake Oku of Cameroon and is fully aquatic. The lake and surrounding forest are now a nature reserve along with several zoos set up with conservation measures to repopulate the species. This species is listed as critical on the IUCN list. The male of the species can reach 1.5 inches while the female is slightly larger at 1.75 inches. All four feet are webbed and the toes and fingers are clawed, giving this species its name. The...

Fraser’s Clawed Frog, Xenopus fraseri
2014-08-21 10:15:53

The Fraser’s clawed frog also known as Fraser’s platanna is wide spread with an abundant population throughout Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Rwanda. The habitat of this species of frog is tropical and subtropical lowlands where there are forests, rivers, freshwater lakes, marshes, ponds and streams. The Fraser’s clawed frog is a water dependent species using it for living and...

African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis
2014-08-18 16:16:15

The African clawed frog is found in its natural habitat throughout Africa. However, it has been introduced in North America, South America and Europe. This species is fully aquatic and is found abundantly in ponds, lakes, and rivers. The body color of the African clawed frog is a greenish grey and the skin is smooth and slippery with blotches of grey or brown on the back. The belly is a cream colored with a yellow tint. The average length of this species is five inches. The body and head...

Göttingen Minipig
2014-08-13 12:00:03

The Göttingen minipig, also known as the Göttinger, is a domestic breed of miniature pig that was developed in Europe for the purpose of biomedical research. Using pigs in medical research has been popular for centuries, as they show many similarities to the human anatomy. This breed of pig was developed by crossing the Vietnamese potbelly pig with the Minnesota minipig and was later crossed with the German landrace breed to give it a pink or white skin color. It was made available to...

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