Market-based strategy could boost ocean conservation

A market-based system with the right incentives could bring more coastal and island nations together to improve ocean conservation efforts.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Jan. 7, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment biodiversity conservation fishing islands money oceans

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 | Jan. 7, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture archaeology caribbean islands migration

We’re on track to lose lots of island conifers by 2070

Many island conifers are facing extinction, report researchers, even when considering different kinds of wiggle room.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change conservation extinction forests islands trees

Why did Easter Islanders build statues where they did?

The mystery of the locations of statues on Easter Island may have an answer, researchers say.

U. Arizona | Jan. 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology history islands water

Sunken ‘beaches’ offer vision of Catalina’s undersea future

After more than a century of debate about whether California's Santa Catalina Island is rising or sinking, researchers may have the answer.

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford | Nov. 30, 2018 | futurity
~9 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology earthquakes islands oceans plate-tectonics sea-levels

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