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Road impacts on ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is developing rapidly. With growing economies and increased trade, major road infrastructure plans have been developed for the region, which also hosts some of the world's most unique and diverse ecosystems. New research looked int.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgOct 19th, 2021

Western Digital talks about the road to 30TB hard drives

At the annual Wells Fargo TMT Summit this week, one of the subjects Western Digital CEO David Goeckeler spoke about was the company's approach to technologies like OptiNAND, SRM, and HAMR. Goeckeler considers all three crucial to increasing density a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Invasive ants can threaten ecosystems by damaging plants at the roots

Invasive ant species can be found in almost every ecosystem on earth, but the impact these invaders may have on plant health has only recently been investigated by scientists. A new study published in Journal of Ecology is the first of its kind to fi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Supply chain braces for impacts from China"s dual carbon goal

Countries around the world have all set their goals for a more sustainable future with fewer carbon emissions. Denmark, Sweden, France, the UK, Hungary, and New Zealand have set their carbon neutrality goals in law and are aiming to reduce carbon dio.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Efforts to restore Indonesian peatlands could save billions in wildfire costs

Plans to restore Indonesian peatlands are a cost-effective strategy for reducing the impacts of peatland fires to the environment, climate and human health, says a new study......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Research reveals new evidence that sugary beverage tax impacts are sustainable, effective

Two new studies based in Seattle provide evidence that public policies to reduce consumption of added sugars through taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages are effective and sustainable......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

18 Hours of Omicron Chaos at Schiphol Airport

On November 25, two planes took off from South Africa for Amsterdam. By the time they landed, the Omicron variant had thrown the world into chaos......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Lunar radar data uncovers new clues about moon"s ancient past

The dusty surface of the moon—immortalized in images of Apollo astronauts' lunar footprints—formed as the result of asteroid impacts and the harsh environment of space breaking down rock over millions of years. An ancient layer of this material,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Africa"s growing road network may affect ecosystems

The mission to integrate African economies relies on the development and construction of major infrastructure, from roads to railways and ports across the continent. For instance, the 1,900km Nacala corridor aims to connect the landlocked regions of.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

South Africa"s cave-dwelling bats need more protection, which will keep people safe too

Caves are overlooked but essential parts of the natural world. Many animals use caves for shelter and for raising their young—bats among them. Caves are often home to multiple bat species. Bats may also use different caves for specific reasons; som.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

How we found a way to track alien marine species along South Africa"s coast

Saldanha Bay harbor on the west coast of South Africa has long been an important point for global shipping routes. It was also the port of entry for an unwanted stow-away: the Mediterranean mussel. The species first appeared in South Africa in the la.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Asteroid material deposited during large impacts record the moon"s ancient magnetic field

The moon has no core dynamo magnetic field, but spacecraft detect numerous strong localized magnetic fields in the crust of the moon. Many of these magnetic anomalies are antipodal to large impact basins......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Parallels in human, dog oral tumors could speed new therapies

Recent research compared the genetic expression profiles of a nonlethal canine tumor and the rare, devastating human oral tumor it resembles, laying the groundwork for potential translational medicine down the road......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

A long road ahead to recovery from Huntington Beach oil spill

An oil sheen spotted off Huntington Beach last weekend served as a potent reminder of how long it will take Southern California to untangle the legal, regulatory and environmental fallout of an October pipeline spill that released an estimated 25,000.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

South African groundwater project shows the power of citizen science

About 30% of the water on the planet is under the ground, out of sight and not easily accessed. Little is known about this "invisible" groundwater. This is especially so in remote areas, such as the part of South Africa's Limpopo province where a res.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

We found a rare insect at an unspoiled stream in Nigeria, sign of a need to explore and protect

Wetlands are essential to the health of the planet. The plants that grow in and around the water store carbon, and wetland ecosystems support biodiversity and provide clean water and food......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Scientist says time is running out for West Antarctic ice sheet

For more than 30 years, David Harwood, professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been a leading scientist investigating how global temperature change affected Antarctic ecosystems and the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Four reasons why physically punishing school children doesn"t work

When I was a child I went to school in South Africa. This was the late 1970s. At school, the teachers would hit us. It was called getting the cane, the cane being a long, flexible stick. This tradition, exported from a Dickensian Victorian English mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Endangered gazelles spring back in Jerusalem park

A few years ago, only three mountain gazelles were left in Jerusalem's shrinking green spaces, the rest having fallen victim to predators, road kills and urban development......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 29th, 2021

Biden Admin Announces Travel Ban for South Africa and 7 Other Countries, Citing New Variant

The Biden administration announced plans on Friday to ban travel to the United States from South Africa and seven other countries, just hours after a new coronavirus variant was deemed a highly transmissible virus of concern. From a report: The trave.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

South Africa Raises Alarm Over New Coronavirus Variant

South Africa's government is considering new public-health restrictions to contain a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus that scientists say has a high number of mutations that may make it more transmissible and allow it to evade some of th.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021