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Hudson's Bay Company fur trapping policies set stage for modern environmental struggles

... Americans at bay, he set out to create what other historians have described as a "fur desert" in the Snake River Basin. This involved trapping as many animals as possible to make the area unprofitable to American trappers. Simpson's strategy worked, but decimated the beaver population. Simpson used other st...

Scientists will discuss remarkable advances in whale research at the annual meeting of AAAS

... furor over the Science paper started is to engage historians by saying, let's try to figure out if there is an ...and come to some agreement,'' Palumbi says. ''Most historians seem to agree that the previously accepted numbers were too low, but not as high as we've said,'' no...

Biologists discover why 10% of Europeans are safe from HIV infection

...years and had a 100% case mortality." Around 1900, historians spread the idea that the plagues of Europe were not a directly infectious disease but were outbreaks of bubonic plague, overturning an accepted belief that had stood for 550 years. Professor Duncan and Dr Scott illustrated in their book, Return of th...

University looks to the past in fight against disease

...) commission was the first of its kind for British historians of science. "OST wanted a research centre that could write a review of the experience of the management of infectious diseases in the 20th Century in both industrialised and third world countries. "Our study will review the evolving risk of diseases,...

History of Earth Sciences Society joins AGI

...s interested in the development of their field and historians interested in the geosciences. The international s...void in geological literature. Many scientists and historians of note have contributed to Earth Sciences History, including William I. Ausich, Kenneth L. Taylor, ...

Researchers address the meaning of the genomic revolution

...Biohumanties is a new field in which philosophers, historians and social scientists work together with biologists to digest the extraordinary advances of recent bioscience. UQ Federation Fellow and director of the Biohumanities Project, Professor Paul Griffiths, said the conference would look at the definition...

Historian at NJIT will discuss disseminating scientific knowledge in 19th century

... a botanist, at the center of a network of natural historians and gardeners. Marshall used letters and boxes to exchange, not only knowledge, but also seeds, shrubs, trees, and flowers. "He created a great blend of commerce, patronage, and barter," said Gumienny. Print also played an essential role in early ...

Students discover 11,000 year old remains of Irish Elk

...haeological bone and plant remains. Environmental historians believe the landscape of the Isle of Man remained suitable for the giant deer for several more hundred years than surrounding islands because of the possible slower rate of colonisation by forest after the Ice Age, before the elk finally became extin...

From intelligent cars to the prevention of heart attacks

...ists as well as lawyers, political economists, and historians will study the traditional forms of governance. One of their objectives is the development of new action concepts that take into consideration the cooperation of government and non-government actors, as well as cross-border cooperation (Coordinator: ...

'Fish with chips' reporting from ocean top highlights at Census of Marine Life mid-point

...ere, characterized today by quiet mudflats. Ocean historians also documented that recentconservation efforts such as hunting bans and habitatprotection have benefited seals as well as some birds. Global Demography of Tuna and Billfish since 1950:Using records of fish hooked on longlines in openoceans, resear...

Most cave art the work of teens, not shamans

...ars ago, and has typically been the purview of art historians and anthropologists, many of whom view Paleolithic art as done by accomplished shaman-artists. "This assumption may be true of a few of the best known and better-drawn images, but these are a small proportion of preserved Paleolithic art," Guthrie sa...

Stevens' CSW begins list of 100 Greatest Science Books

...ience Books," written by scientists, philosophers, historians and other scholars, and published since 1900. The list currently includes only one book per author. The first 30 books are featured in the CSW blog, The Scientific Curmudgeon, written by the Director of the Center, John Horgan. The list, as Horgan wr...

Liquid Jungle Lab environs -- home to five new species

..."Whereas the Province of Veraguas is well-known to historians as the only piece of the New World awarded to Colombus' decendents--the "Dukes of Veraguas"-- by scientific standards it is still terra ignota," remarked Stanley Heckadon-Moreno, STRI anthropologist, at the book presentation. Santiago Castroviejo, bo...

Extreme life, marine style highlights 2006 ocean census

...uch archives as taxes on salt to cure fish, Census historians reconstructed the changing abundance of marine life in 12 estuaries and coastal seas around the world. In archives from Roman times in the Adriatic Sea, the medieval era in Northern Europe, to Colonial times in North America and Australia, they conf...

Leibniz Prize winners 2007 announced

...hard Jussens work reflects the growing interest of historians in the rapidly developing discipline of cultural studies. In interdisciplinary and international projects he has illuminated the relationship between power and order, between the creation of meaning and zeitgeist, especially from a semantic angle. Go...

Disabling key protein may give physicians time to treat pneumonic plague

...the Black Death in the Middle Ages in Europe, when historians estimate it killed a third or more of the population. Depending on how Yersinia is introduced, the versatile pathogen can modify itself to infect the lungs (pneumonic plague), the lymph glands (bubonic plague), or the bloodstream and organs (septicem...

Montana State University researchers to compare Montana, Japanese copper mines

Two Montana State University historians who see similarities between former copper mines in Montana and Japan havereceived $306,000 from the National Science Foundation to investigateand share their findings. Brett Walker, Tim LeCain and six MSU graduate students will compare howMontanan...

Ancient Etruscans were immigrants from Anatolia, or what is now Turkey

... Its origins have been debated by archaeologists, historians and linguists since time immemorial. Three main theories have emerged: that the Etruscans came from Anatolia, Southern Turkey, as propounded by the Greek historian Herotodus; that they were indigenous to the region and developed from the Iron Age ...

Census of Marine Life historians detail collapse of bluefin tuna population off northern Europe

Ocean historians affiliated with the Census of Marine Life have painted the first detailed portrait of a burst of fishing from 1900 to 1950 that preceded the collapse of once abundant bluefin tuna populations off the coast of northern Europe. The chronicle of decim...

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