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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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06-27-2017
New Yucatan parrot species named the Blue-winged Amazon
In 2014, Ornithologist Miguel A. Gomez Garza was visiting a...
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06-26-2017
How global warming could devastate the Florida Keys economy
As we’ve reported here at Earth.com, coral bleaching events triggered...
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06-26-2017
Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone caused big prehistoric earthquakes
The Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone (ETSZ) is the second-most active...
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06-26-2017
Melting permafrost can help predict rate of climate change
Efforts to predict future rates of climate change should include...
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06-26-2017
How vinegar can help plants survive droughts
Growing plants in vinegar or spraying them with vinegar can...
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06-26-2017
Deep-sea mining will bring inevitable loss of biodiversity, experts say
There’s no way to allow deep-sea mining without at least...
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06-25-2017
Team takes a shot at building a better car horn
Ask any city dweller what noise shatters the calm most...
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06-24-2017
Study: Summer heat causes people to get grouchy
Researchers at Northwestern University set out to determine if heat...
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06-23-2017
Millions of sea pickles mysteriously appear on U.S. west coast
The arrival of millions of tiny sea pickles off the...
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06-23-2017
Small island nations may face extinction due to climate change
Climate change is putting many small island nations in a...
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06-22-2017
New Jersey mayor steps down to focus on climate change
The mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey is stepping down to...
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06-22-2017
Why rats in major cities aren’t even being monitored
In cities across the globe, rats are considered to be...
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