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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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Why stony coral are more resilient to climate change
A type of stony coral common in the Indo-Pacific region...
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06-01-2017
Study reveals a new form of uranium
Researchers have discovered a new form of uranium, the radioactive...
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05-31-2017
Renewing the ocean could help end poverty and world hunger
In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda...
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05-31-2017
Conserving biodiversity could save us from mass extinction
As humans continue to reshape the planet to our advantage,...
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05-31-2017
How forest fires create beneficial habitats for spotted owls
Spotted owls live under the canopy of full-grown forests and...
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05-30-2017
Cities can fight global warming with reflective roofs, pavement
Overheated cities can fight the “urban heat island" effect by...
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05-30-2017
Great Barrier Reef coral loss even worse than predicted
An estimated 29 percent of shallow water corals in the...
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05-30-2017
Groundwater springs allowed early humans to migrate out of Africa
Hundreds of springs, that lingered despite long dry spells, allowed...
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05-30-2017
Coral bleaching wreaking havoc at popular Hawaiian destination
Coral bleaching is one of the major consequences of climate...
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05-30-2017
How the Amazon rainforest could bounce back from deforestation
The Amazon rainforest is responsible for absorbing around 25% of...
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05-29-2017
Scientists discover intense melting wave of glacier in Greenland
During Greenland's hottest summers on record, 2010 and 2012, the...
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05-29-2017
Study: Rainfall affects carbon emissions from soil microbes
Soil microbes from historically wetter sites emit significantly more carbon...
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