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10-03-2022
Europeans carried deadly pathogens to the Pacific islands
According to a new study led by the Australian National University (ANU), Pacific island nations underwent severe depopulation from introduction of diseases as a consequence of contact with European vessels. These declines caused by the introduction of new pathogens in immunologically-naïve populations are much higher than previously thought. The scientists used aerial laser scanning data to map residences on the main island of Tonga, together with archaeological data, to estimate how population fluctuated due to the contact with Europeans during the 19th century. The analysis revealed that,...
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09-30-2022
Air pollution linked to a higher risk of stroke
In a new study published by the American Academy of...
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09-30-2022
Bird diversity suffers in urban environments
Research from Lund University shows that bird diversity in forests...
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09-30-2022
New turtle nesting sites discovered in the Red Sea
The fight for the survival of baby sea turtles begins...
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09-30-2022
Climate stress causes undetected changes in marine ecosystems
Climate change is anticipated to affect ocean biodiversity and play...
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09-30-2022
Half of the world’s bird species are now in decline
According to the latest State of the World’s Birds report...
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09-29-2022
Ozone pollution threatens the health of plants and pollinators
In recent decades, ozone levels in the lower troposphere have...
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09-29-2022
Elusive sea-level “fingerprint” detected around Greenland ice sheet
Contrary to what one might expect, melting polar ice that...
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09-29-2022
Environmental costs of Bitcoin are getting worse over time
The environmental costs of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin are shockingly...
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09-29-2022
Genomics can help farm animals adapt to climate change
Climate change and related extreme weather events such as heatwaves...
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09-29-2022
Largest asteroid to strike Earth was up to 15 miles long
The Vredefort crater in South Africa – caused by an...
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09-29-2022
How do fish survive the intense pressure of deep water?
The deep ocean is a harsh environment. At 11 kilometers...
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09-28-2022
Global warming will produce droughts that persist for years
Rising global temperatures are causing droughts that are both more...
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