Archaeologists determined the step-by-step path taken by the first people to settle the Caribbean islands

Did people settle these islands by traveling north from South America, or in the other direction? Reanalyzing data from artifacts discovered decades ago provides a definitive answer.

Scott Fitzpatrick, Professor of Anthropology + Associate Director, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon • conversation
Sept. 29, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: archaeology caribbean cuba radiocarbon-dating jamaica islands human-migration trinidad human-settlements artifacts human-settlement

Cuba's clean rivers show the benefits of reducing nutrient pollution

Cuba's sustainable approach to farming has protected its rivers from the kind of nutrient pollution that impairs many US waterways.

Amanda H. Schmidt, Associate Professor of Geology, Oberlin College and Conservatory • conversation
June 10, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: agriculture united-states rivers trump-administration cuba nutrient-pollution science-diplomacy agroecology obama-administration

Coronavirus response: why Cuba is such an interesting case

Cuba's excellent disaster planning is paying dividends in the current pandemic.

Ilan Kelman, Professor of Disasters and Health, UCL • conversation
April 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic disaster-preparedness cuba

Endangered bats: The manicure helping to save a species

Scientists explore the home of a bat species that is confined to a single cave in Cuba.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Aug. 30, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: animals bats cuba

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