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At AAAS Arctic Meeting, Researchers Explore Unprecedented Changes in the Far North

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At AAAS Arctic Meeting, Researchers Explore Unprecedented Changes in the Far North

FAIRBANKS, Alaska—The news came in mid-September that Arctic sea ice had shrunk to its second smallest size on record, but even before that, 2008 had given many Alaskans a troubling sense that things were somehow out-of-kilter. Record summer rainfall caused damaging floods and swamped backyard vegetable gardens. Floods and high gas prices disrupted subsistence hunting and fishing out in the Bush. And schools in Alaska's urban areas reported a surprising surge in students, apparently because families are moving from rural villages


By AAAS, USA..


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Ancient Amazon Contained Urban Landscapes, Provides Lessons for Sustainable Development

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Ancient Amazon Contained Urban Landscapes, Provides Lessons for Sustainable Development

The Amazon River basin was a very different place before the arrival of European colonists in 1492, characterized by densely populated urban landscapes, researchers report in the latest issue of Science. They describe an Amazonian history that is quite different from most modern perceptions of the indigenous people who once inhabited the world's largest rainforest. .


By AAAS, USA.


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AAAS Arctic Division Meeting to Explore Adaptation to Food, Energy and Climate Challenges

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AAAS Arctic Division Meeting to Explore Adaptation to Food, Energy and Climate Challenges

As many U.S. researchers and policymakers consider the potential impact of dramatically higher energy costs, potential food shortages and climate change, these interrelated issues are already reshaping daily life for many people who live in the Far North. Hundreds of Arctic scientists and community leaders will gather at the annual meeting of the AAAS Arctic Division next month to assess not only how to observe and measure these changes, but how humans can best adapt.


By AAAS, USA.


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