How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren't good enough

Rising sea levels may trap more people than are displaced.

Shouro Dasgupta, Lecturer in Environmental Economics, Università Ca'Foscari • conversation
Sept. 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change migration sea-level-rise coastal-erosion coastal-flooding climate-refugees flood-risk

Monarch butterflies' spectacular migration is at risk – an ambitious new plan aims to help save it

Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?

D. André Green II, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: conservation insects migration wildlife-conservation pollinators trump-administration endangered-species habitat butterflies endangered-species-act

Syrian refugee health workers can help Europe cope with COVID-19

Employing displaced Syrian healthcare workers is a “win-win” for both host communities and refugees as it would strengthen national health services and allow

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 syria migration healthcare

Cannabis farms are a modern slavery 'blind spot' for UK police, study suggests

Migrants arrested for tending plants in the flats, houses and attics where cannabis is grown in bulk are often victims of trafficking and "debt bondage" – yet

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: crime drugs criminology migration

Countries around the world are using border surveillance systems against their own citizens

Biometric data is being used to target those deemed unwanted aliens.

Keren Weitzberg, Teaching Fellow in History, UCL • conversation
Aug. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: migration refugees kenya civil-rights biometrics border-control windrush

Do stone tools put humans in America 30K years ago?

Researchers say DNA from stone tools from in a Mexican cave suggests humans first arrived in America about 15,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: dna archaeology migration science-and-technology early-humans caves stone-tools north-america

Hurricanes and other extreme weather disasters prompt some people to move and trap others in place

Extreme weather events prompt people to move, a trend that could accelerate in a warming climate. But the ability to migrate internally in the US depends largely on economic status.

Jack DeWaard, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota • conversation
May 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: climate-change migration hurricanes extreme-weather natural-disasters census puerto-rico hurricane-maria census-data

Naked mole rats don’t migrate in response to the moon

Biologists were sure that moonlight prompted naked mole rats to disperse and form new colonies. These experiments disprove that theory.

Marta Wegorzewska-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: migration light rodents science-and-technology moons naked-mole-rat

Skulls rewrite pre-Columbus history of people in the Caribbean

New research with skulls upends ideas about who arrived in the Caribbean when. "We're going to have to reinterpret everything we thought we knew."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: history migration indigenous-people caribbean featured science-and-technology society-and-culture skulls

How the first people got to the Caribbean 5,800 years ago

Research finds that the first Caribbean islanders came straight from South America to the northern Caribbean, initially settling Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico.

Kristin Strommer-Oregon • futurity
Jan. 7, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: archaeology migration caribbean society-and-culture islands

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