News tagged with population expansion

Males were saved by agriculture

Around 12,000 years ago, settlers in the Fertile Crescent of West Asia domesticated a few wild plant and animal species. The emergence of agriculture is believed to have driven extensive human population growths, because ...

dateJun 06, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Australian state lists koala as 'vulnerable'

Australia's Queensland state will list the koala as a "vulnerable species" throughout the northeastern region, saying urban expansion, car accidents and dog attacks were threatening the much-loved furry animal.

dateMay 31, 2015 in Ecology
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Why some species are 'successful' invaders

(—Researchers at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), an organized research unit within the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, have made a remarkable ...

dateAug 23, 2012 in Ecology
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The challenge of migration

Canada has used immigration as a population expansion policy resulting in the country’s highly diverse society. And often among the challenges brought on by large-scale immigration, are individual stories of struggle ...

dateFeb 17, 2012 in Social Sciences
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