Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory study the microbial interactions in the plant root systems, the rhizosphere. The rhizosphere represents a critical zone where plant roots, microbes and minerals interface, and where biogeochemical weathering provides nutrients to plants. This research program will broaden our understanding of the biogeochemistry of plant-microbe-soil interactions. Shown are the spores of an opportunistic soil fungus Penicillium sp. that associates with the…
An estimated 35,000 walruses are pictured are pictured hauled out on a beach near the village of Point Lay, Alaska, 700 miles northwest of Anchorage, in this photo taken in <span>September of 2014</span>. According to scientists, the congregation of Pacific walruses—one of the largest ever—was prompted by a lack of sea ice, which the walruses use to rest in Arctic waters.
China Imposes First-Ever West Coast Shellfish Ban...on Dec. 5 Chinese officials stunned the U.S. shellfish industry by banning imports of all wild and farmed bivalves from the coastline that stretches from Alaska to Northern California, after Chinese officials said they found high levels of inorganic arsenic and the toxin that produces paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). (Can I just say, Fukishima! Well-known fact, shellfish concentrate radioactive material.)
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If someone says we cannot do something, we try to prove them wrong. Why then, don't we challenge our own physical ability? Chronic pain has control over what we believe to be our abilities. We believe that we will never be able to do something again. Our fear of creating pain is stronger than our desire to overcome obstacles. We need to recognize limitations and challenge them. http://www.theacpa.org/dailyInspiration.aspx
The Ultimate Guide to North Cascades National Park