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Water Management During Rice Production Influences Methylmercury Production

After harvest, wetlands are reflooded to decay residual rice straw. Photo credit: M. Marvin-DiPasquale, USGS

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists found that management practices relating to water drawdown and re-flooding in agricultural wetlands used for rice production contributed to highermethylmercury concentrations in sediment than was found in nonagricultural wetlands that were permanently or seasonally flooded.

Phishing Campaign Linked with “Dyre” Banking Malware - US-CERT Alert (TA14-300A)

United States Computer Emergency Rediness Team (US-CERT)

United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued Alert TA14-300A - Phishing Campaign Linked with “Dyre” Banking Malware

Systems Affected: Microsoft Windows

The Rust Fungi (Uredinales) of Guyana

United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Peer Review Journal Published December 30, 2005

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"2,000 Bull Project" Targets Cattle Traits -

Sixteen different breeds and combinations of breeds are represented in the USMARC cattle herd. The variability of breed composition in the herd is obvious in the varied appearance of the animals - Photo by Mark ThallmanBy Sandra Avant, September 15, 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are investigating methods to help beef cattle producers further improve genetic evaluations for routinely measured traits such as growth and calving ease. They are also targeting economically important traits like feed efficiency and disease resistance that are expensive or difficult to measure.

Five High Sschool students of Guyanese heritage develop Mobile App that rates encounters with Law Enforcemment

Founders and Developers at PineTart Inc.

Decatur, GA, August 15, 2014 - 14 year old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  So, together with his two older sisters: P

Essentium Materials converts coconut husk fibers into materials for cars and homes

Green Coconut Husks (Photo Courtesy of Essentium Materials, LLC)

When Elisa Teipel, and her collaborators began their research several years ago, their goal was to take an agricultural waste product of little value--in this case, fibers extracted from coconut husks--and turn it into an environmentally-friendly, valuable commodity.

ANA Aeroportos de Portugal chooses Faro airport for public presentation of an innovative project

ANA Aeroportos de Portugal (Airport Authority of Portugal) has chosen Faro Airport for the presentation of the innovative SECAIR Project , in what will be the first public presentation of the system globally , according to Rui de Oliveira, hea

BREAKING NEWS! Several websites owned by the Government of Guyana have been hacked

Dz Informatics Mafia

Several websites in Guyana have been hacked including some owned by the Government of Guyana. A group calling themselves Dz Informatics Mafia​ made the claim on their Facebook page.

The sites include the following​:

Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Systems Affected

  • Windows Operating System and Components
  • Microsoft Office
  • Internet Explorer

Overview
Select Microsoft software products contain multiple vulnerabilities. Microsoft has released updates to address these vulnerabilities.

First ethanol plant commissioned in Guyana

The first ever biofuel ethanol plant in Guyana was started up and commissioned this August by President Donald Ramotar.

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