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Article ID: 705565

Conservation Success Depends on Habits and History

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The ghosts of harvesting can haunt today’s conservation efforts. Conserving or overharvesting a renewable resource like fish or other wildlife is often determined by habits and past decisions, according to a Rutgers-led study that challenges conventional expectations that the collapse of fast-growing natural resources is unlikely.

17-Dec-2018 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 705561

How to Diminish Collusion in Public Procurement Auctions? Impose a Price Floor, Economists Argue in New Paper

New York University

A pair of economists suggest a new way to alleviate the problem of collusion the public procurement process: establish price floors for the contracted work—i.e., a minimum price below which bids are disqualified.

17-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 705544

Plain packaging sparked tobacco price rises, new study finds

University of Stirling

The introduction of plain tobacco packaging led to an increase in the price of leading products, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

17-Dec-2018 11:45 AM EST
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    17-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705412

Looking on Bright Side May Reduce Anxiety, Especially When Money Is Tight

American Psychological Association (APA)

WASHINGTON -- Trying to find something good in a bad situation appears to be particularly effective in reducing anxiety the less money a person makes, possibly because people with low incomes have less control over their environment, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

13-Dec-2018 11:40 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 705488

Low Skilled, Low Paid Workers of the World Don't Unite, Research Shows

University of Exeter

Workers in low-skilled, low paid employment aren't prone to band together and form a common bond, new research has shown.

14-Dec-2018 11:45 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 705453

Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus


Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Hongsheng Ouyang of Jilin University, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, these pigs offer potential benefits over commercial vaccination and could reduce economic losses related to classical swine fever.

13-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705428

NMSU Regents approve new rule, paving the way for industrial hemp production in NM

New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Beginning in 2019, farmers in New Mexico will be allowed to produce industrial hemp. Regulations for growing the crop, approved today by the New Mexico State University Board of Regents, are expected to benefit growers and create a new economic driver for the state. The rule will be administered by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.

13-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST


Agriculture, Economics


Article ID: 705418

Clarkson University Delivers $344.7 Million Economic Impact to North Country

Clarkson University

An updated economic analysis by the Center for Governmental Research, released today has reported that Clarkson University provided an economic impact of $344.7 million to the North Country regional economy last year through its institutional operations and jobs related to supporting student services and commercialization of research.

13-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST


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