News tagged with geographers

Labor market effects of trade liberalization

Economists have long touted the benefits of free trade between individuals and countries as a pillar of human progress and a foundational principle of global society. While most experts argue that free trade is beneficial ...

dateAug 23, 2017 in Social Sciences
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Urban butterflies under threat of extinction

According to an EPFL study, butterflies living in urban areas face the threat of consanguinity and potential extinction. The research drew on the fields of genetics and urban development to quantify the trend across an entire ...

dateAug 21, 2017 in Ecology
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Too many bats are being killed for research

The work of zoologists worldwide is often an important asset for biodiversity protection, but a new article notes that scientists kill many bats—even of threatened species—to study them.

dateJul 19, 2017 in Ecology
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Searching for super-corals living on the edge

Searching for corals where they shouldn't be found has become an urgent quest for marine biologist Dr Emma Camp. As the impact of climate change on the world's coral reefs grows in frequency and intensity, the options for ...

dateMay 31, 2017 in Environment
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