A new study of ice-core data shows that an unusual, six-year period of cold temperatures and heavy rainfall coincided with European deaths during the 1918 Spanish flu.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology history environments-sustainability alvin-powell michael-mccormick spanish-flu rainfall world-war-i alexander-more initiative-for-the-science-of-the-human-past long-island-university nottingham-university paul-mayewski university-of-maine
It's time to listen to warnings from the people of the Pacific.
Oct. 2, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: marine-biology whales dolphins cetaceans marine-conservation tasmania pacific indigenous-knowledge whale-stranding maori-culture pacific-islanders
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.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: archaeology caribbean cuba radiocarbon-dating jamaica islands human-migration trinidad human-settlements artifacts human-settlement
A new study that lists almost 14,000 plant species shows that New Guinea is the most diverse island on the planet when it comes to flora.
Aug. 7, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: biodiversity plants science-and-technology earth-and-environment islands new-guinea
Poverty and inequality affect the likelihood of your home overheating during heatwaves.
June 1, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: climate-change global-warming heat-wave housing homes heatwave urban-heat-island overheating
A market-based system with the right incentives could bring more coastal and island nations together to improve ocean conservation efforts.
Jan. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: conservation biodiversity money fishing oceans earth-and-environment islands
Research finds that the first Caribbean islanders came straight from South America to the northern Caribbean, initially settling Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico.
Jan. 7, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: archaeology migration caribbean society-and-culture islands
Scientists at the Arnold Arboretum are employing a species of predator moth to fight the invasive swallow-wort vine.
Aug. 29, 2019 • ~8 min
Tags: science-technology arnold-arboretum andrew-gapinski biocontrol defoliating-moth hypena-moth hypena-opulenta natural-predator swallow-wort university-of-rhode-island vincetoxicum-nigrum vincetoxicum-rossicum
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