Browsing the "pathogens" Tag

Mystery of Honey Bee Colony Collapse Solved

October 9th, 2010 | by Michael Ricciardi

A collaborative genetic analysis between civilian entomologists and military scientists has at last revealed the true cause of Colony Collapse Disease which has been decimating honeybee hives in the US, Europe and Asia since


New Nano-tech Device Takes Salt Out of Sea Water

August 9th, 2010 | by Michael Ricciardi

Engineers at MIT--lead by Jongyoon Han--have developed a promising nano-tech system for separating charged salt ions from water, and which also separates out unicellular contaminants. But more challenges remain


Dry Times for Western North America, Climate Trends Forecast

July 5th, 2010 | by Michael Ricciardi

Researchers Overpeck and Udall cite a litany of troubling trends to support their prediction: "soaring temperatures, declining late-season snow pack, northward-shifted winter storm tracks, increasing precipitation intensity (note: not total rainfall), the worst drought since measurements began, steep declines in Colorado River reservoir storage, widespread vegetation mortality, and sharp increases in the frequency of large wildfires."



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