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Study highlights indigenous response to natural disaster

Thu, 2014-02-13 12:15
When a tsunami struck American Samoa in 2009, indigenous institutions on the islands provided effective disaster relief that could help federal emergency managers in similar communities nationwide, according to a study from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Unique new dataset CLIMBER: Climatic niche characteristics of the butterflies in Europe

Thu, 2014-02-06 10:45
Scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ present CLIMBER: Climatic niche characteristics of the butterflies in Europe –a unique dataset on the climatic niche characteristics of 397 European butterflies representing impressive 91% of the European species. The information provided in this dataset is of great relevance for basic and applied ecology and provides a ...

RUGBY: National squad to prepare in Perth

Mon, 2014-02-03 16:45
THE national squad will return to Australia for a pre-season tour of Perth on Feb 10-25 as part of their preparations for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Incheon Asian Games and the HSBC Asian Sevens Series later this year.

RUGBY: National squad to prepare in Perth

Mon, 2014-02-03 16:23
THE national squad will return to Australia for a pre-season tour of Perth on Feb 10-25 as part of their preparations for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Incheon Asian Games and the HSBC Asian Sevens Series later this year.

RUGBY: National squad to prepare in Perth

Mon, 2014-02-03 15:59
THE national squad will return to Australia for a pre-season tour of Perth on Feb 10-25 as part of their preparations for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Incheon Asian Games and the HSBC Asian Sevens Series later this year.

RUGBY: National squad to prepare in Perth

Mon, 2014-02-03 14:41
THE national squad will return to Australia for a pre-season tour of Perth on Feb 10-25 as part of their preparations for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Incheon Asian Games and the HSBC Asian Sevens Series later this year.

RUGBY: National squad to prepare in Perth

Mon, 2014-02-03 09:54
THE national squad will return to Australia for a pre-season tour of Perth on Feb 10-25 as part of their preparations for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Incheon Asian Games and the HSBC Asian Sevens Series later this year.

RUGBY: National squad to prepare in Perth

Mon, 2014-02-03 08:42
THE national squad will return to Australia for a pre-season tour of Perth on Feb 10-25 as part of their preparations for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Incheon Asian Games and the HSBC Asian Sevens Series later this year.

RUGBY: National squad to prepare in Perth

Mon, 2014-02-03 01:11
THE national squad will return to Australia for a pre-season tour of Perth on Feb 10-25 as part of their preparations for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Incheon Asian Games and the HSBC Asian Sevens Series later this year.

New photographic works by Shigeyuki Kihar

Sun, 2014-02-02 14:18
This recent series of photographic works by Shigeyuki Kihara portray the artist performing a fictitious narrative in the guise of her alter-ego ‘Salome’ a resurrected late nineteenth century Samoan woman. In the photographic series we see Salome as a silent witness to contemporary Samoan culture and society following the aftermath of tsunami Galu Afi in 2009, 2012′s celebration of the fiftieth ...

New York declares war on swans

Fri, 2014-01-31 02:34
In Britain, wild swans may be prized for their beauty and protected by the Queen, but the US state of New York has declared war on them, branding them a violent menace.

New study examines the effects of catch-and-release fishing on sharks

Thu, 2014-01-30 12:07
A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science investigated how several species of coastal sharks respond to stress from catch-and-release fishing. The results revealed that each of the shark species responded differently. Hammerhead sharks were by far the most vulnerable to ...

Controversial scientist claims pesticide toxicity 'proof'

Thu, 2014-01-30 11:21
A controversial French biologist, whose 2012 paper on the alleged dangers of pesticides was withdrawn, has published new claims that the chemicals were many times more toxic than advertised.

Exploring the roots of the problem: How a South American tree adapts to volcanic soils

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:21
Soils of southern South America, including Patagonia, have endured a high frequency of disturbances from volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, and erosion. In addition, massive fires in the mid-20th century were set to forests in the region in an effort to promote colonization. In 2010, another 17,000 acres of Patagonia burned, fueling an international reforestation effort. Although the ...

Hong Kong to destroy almost 30 tonnes of ivory

Thu, 2014-01-23 13:06
Hong Kong said Thursday it would incinerate almost 30 tonnes of ivory seized from smugglers, in the world's largest such operation, following intense pressure from conservation groups.

Science behind the quakes

Mon, 2014-01-20 15:06
Yesterday's 6.2 quake near Eketahuna was produced by separate seismic mechanisms than last year's Cook Strait quakes, and was about 10 times less powerful than the February 22 Christchurch quakes.
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