Ecomindedness: Benefits of Urban SPIN Farming in the San Diego Community of North Park

submitted by: dylanjsack
The goal of this study is to show how urban small-plot intensive (SPIN) farming produces value in the San Diego community of North Park from the perspective of the community members involved, and the perspective of those who operate The Nectary, a local SPIN farm collective. Value is defined in terms of social and communal benefits, development of a land ethic, and in terms of economic viability. This is a participatory ethnographic study of three homeowners who are members of the...
Authors: Dylan Sack

Science Behind the News: Allergies

submitted by: nsf

Seasonal Allergies affect more than 40 million Americans each year. Plant biologist Dr. Kristina Stinson of Harvard University explains how allergies affect the body, and why warmer weather could lead to longer, more severe allergy seasons. "Science Behind the News" is produced in partnership with NBC Learn.

Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn

Economic Analysis of Selected Adaptation Options to Flooding

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the seminar "Economic Analysis of Selected Adaptation Options to Flooding" by Jaimie Kim Bayani Arias, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Banos held at SEAMEO-SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna on 27 August 2013

Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping of Selected Municipalities in Laguna, Philippines

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the seminar entitled "Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping of Selected Municipalities in Laguna, Philippines" by Engr. Vicente G. Ballaran, Jr., Assistant Professor, Agrometeorology and Farm Structures Division, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology, University of the Philippines Los Banos at the SEARCA Agriculture and Development Seminar Series, SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna on 13 August 2013.

Diet, microbiota, and microbial metabolites in colon cancer risk in rural Africans and African Americans

submitted by: sjokeefe
Background: Epidemiologic studies have suggested that most cases of sporadic colon cancer can be attributed to diet. The recognition that colonic microbiota have a major influence on colonic health suggests that they might mediate colonic carcinogenesis. Objective: To examine the hypothesis that the influence of diet on colon cancer risk is mediated by the microbiota through their metabolites, we measured differences in colonic microbes and their metabolites in African Americans with a...
Authors: Junhai Ou, Franck Carbonero, Erwin G Zoetendal, James P DeLany, Mei Wang, Keith Newton, H Rex Gaskins, Stephen JD O’Keefe

Rick Amasino at the 2013 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Rick Amasino of the University of Wisconsin on "Regulation of Flowering in Brachypodium distachyon" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 27, 2013 in Walnut Creek, Calif.