Pollination Articles

  • Adsorption of Congo red dye onto antimicrobial terephthaloyl thiourea cross-linked chitosan hydrogels

    Adsorption capacity of three antimicrobial terephthaloyl thiourea cross-linked chitosan hydrogels for Congo red dye removal from its aqueous solution has been investigated for the first time in this work. These hydrogels were prepared by reacting chitosan with various amounts of terephthaloyl diisothiocyanate cross-linker. The effect of the hydrogel structural variations and several dye ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 7 Species of Bees Added to Endangered List

    Introduction For the first time in history, several American bee species have been classified as endangered. There are many factors that have contributed to the decline in bee populations in recent years, with climate change being at the root of many of these issues. In order to save the dwindling number of bees, we must implement the mitigation and management plans that are in place, ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Case study - Ohlone College, Fremont, CA

    Project Name: Ohlone College Products: Gravelpave2 Applications: Sidewalk Stabilization and Erosion Control City: Fremont State/Province: California Install Date: June 2015 Client: Ohlone Community College Install Size: 640 sq meters (6800 sq ft) Address: 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 Designer: Carducci ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • EPA Releases Preliminary Risk Assessment for Neonicotinoid Insecticide Imidacloprid

    On January 6, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced the release of a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid (Preliminary Risk Assessment or Assessment). In its assessment, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Expanding to Include More Wine Companies

    Are new members of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable a signal that the wine industry is stepping up to play a great role in sustainability and beverage industry best practices? The fact that the three newest members of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) are all wine companies suggests that, in spite of unique factors that set the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • NAFTA TWG on Pesticides Meeting

    On November 3-5, 2015, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Technical Working Group (TWG) on Pesticides, established in 1997 to streamline certain pesticide shipments between Canada (CN), Mexico (MX), and the United States (U.S.), held a meeting hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The complex nature of GMOs calls for a new conversation

    An honest discussion of genetically modified organisms must move beyond narrow concepts of human health to the wider social and environmental impacts of engineered crops. The GMO debate is one from which I’ve kept a purposeful distance. For one thing, it’s an issue that has already garnered more than its fair share of attention. For another, when you consider that many ...


    By Ensia

  • Optimizing channel cross-section based on cat swarm optimization

    Optimal design of channel cross-section is an important task in the hydraulic design of open channels. The traditional methods and models which neglect the frost heave are trial procedures and may result in failure of channels in design of irrigation channels. To improve the total cost, reliability and effectiveness, the model which is used in this study, is not only minimizing the cost of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biopesticide‐induced behavioral and morphological alterations in the stingless bee Melipona quadrifasciata

    Due to their natural origin, biopesticides are assumed to be less harmful to beneficial insects, including bees, and therefore their use has been widely encouraged for crop protection. However, there is little evidence to support this ingrained notion of the biopesticide safety to pollinators. As larval exposure is still largely unexplored in ecotoxicology and risk assessment on bees, we ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Effects of the herbicide dicamba on non‐target plants and pollinator visitation

    Nearly 80% of all pesticides applied to row crops are herbicides, and these applications pose potentially significant ecotoxicological risks to non‐target plants and associated pollinators. In response to the widespread occurrence of weed species resistant to glyphosate, biotechnology companies have developed crops resistant to the synthetic‐auxin herbicides dicamba or 2,4‐D, and once ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Utilization of cross-linked chitosan/bentonite composite in the removal of methyl orange from aqueous solution

    A kind of biocomposite was prepared by the intercalation of chitosan in bentonite and the cross-linking reaction of chitosan with glutaraldehyde, which was referred to as cross-linked chitosan/bentonite (CCS/BT) composite. Adsorptive removal of methyl orange (MO) from aqueous solutions was investigated by batch method. The adsorption of MO onto CCS/BT composite was affected by the ratio of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cross‐basin comparison of mercury bioaccumulation in lake Huron lake trout emphasizes ecological characteristics

    Understanding factors influencing mercury (Hg) bioaccumulation in fish is important for examining both ecosystem and human health. However, little is known of how differing ecosystem and biological characteristics can drive Hg bioaccumulation in top predators. This study compared and contrasted Hg bioaccumulation in multiple age classes of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) collected from ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Role of knowledge management in promoting research and development in business organisations

    Serendipity leads to discoveries and innovative knowledge. Mergers and acquisitions also make available knowledge, which can give new directions and impetus to the innovative R&D activities. Organisations dealing with the development of improved new products continuously use KM extensively for promoting their R&D work. In fact cross-national culture differences disappear in KM practices. Higher ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indian government still ‘flip flopping’ on GM trials

    In August, India’s ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stopped its legislators from accepting Monsanto sponsorship to attend a farm exhibition in the US state of Iowa. On the surface this might seem strange: attending the Farm Progress Show should be innocuous, as Monsanto routinely takes farmers, industry experts, media and MPs from various countries to visit the show and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Dancing Bees Waggle the Way to Happier Habitat

    Honeybee waggle dancers are helping researchers identify conservation best practices. The question scientists at the University of Sussex in the U.K. had was simple: Where do honeybees find food? But finding a way to answer that simple question seemed not so simple. Tiny radio or GPS trackers have a limited range, and it would take huge amount of work to survey fields on foot. Instead, ...


    By Ensia

  • Fipronil and imidacloprid reduce honeybee mitochondrial activity

    Bees have a crucial role in pollination; therefore, it is important to determine the causes of their recent decline. Fipronil and imidacloprid are insecticides used worldwide to eliminate or control insect pests. Because they are broad‐spectrum insecticides, they can also affect honeybees. Many researchers have studied the lethal and sublethal effects of these and other insecticides on ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Satisfaction and loyalty of tourists in a cross-border area

    When tourism and border concepts are combined, many interests and unique relationships become evident, although the intersection has many facets: borders as barriers, as destinations, as modifiers of the tourism landscape, as attractions, impediments to travel, motivation for travel. In fact, research in cross-border areas has placed a greater emphasis on aspects such as governance, cooperation, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Cross Gate Train Depot

    In late 2006 Balfour Beatty, in a joint venture with Carillion, was awarded the £363 million rail contract to create the new East London Line. In March 2008 Imtech secured the prestigious contract to design, supply, install, test and commission the mechanical and electrical services, including the 750V DC Shore Supplies for the new Maintenance Facility Building at New Cross Gate Depot. The ...


    By Royal Imtech N.V

  • UN Watercourses Convention (UNWC) Global Initiative

    The UNWC Global Initiative is a partnership between the CWLPS, WWF, Green Cross and many others which seeks to promote the benefits of the UNWC and support its ratification by States, in-turn accelerating its entry into force. Continue reading the full ...


    By IWA Publishing

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