EcoUniv Weekend Reads: June 2021

EcoUniv Weekend Reads #69

6 June 2021

Man & Nature: The Soliga community struggles to save its old ways of living while adapting to modernity.

https://www.firstpost.com/india/the-soligas-navigate-modernity-pushed-to-forests-periphery-at-risk-of-losing-traditions-and-adjusting-to-the-city-9678081.html

Research – Species: How an Elephant’s Trunk Manipulates Air to Eat and Drink.

Article: https://coe.gatech.edu/news/2021/06/how-elephants-trunk-manipulates-air-eat-and-drink/

Research: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsif.2021.0215

 

Research – Species: The mockingbird’s song(s) have been decoded.

Article: https://phys.org/news/2021-06-mockingbird-song-decoded.html

Research: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.630115/

 

EcoUniv Weekend Reads #70

13 June 2021

Economics: A ProPublica investigation about how the super-wealthy in US pay very low taxes relative to increases in their net worth – legally! Naturally, this increases economic inequality in US and globally. Why? Because the American way tends to influence rule-making elsewhere.

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax

NYT comment: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/08/opinion/income-tax-billionaires.html

Species: A single honeybee has cloned itself hundreds of millions of times

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2280153-a-single-honeybee-has-cloned-itself-hundreds-of-millions-of-times/

Man & Nature: A study on the Amazon Rainforest has found that indigenous people lived there for millennia while “causing no detectable species losses or disturbances”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57388939

 

EcoUniv Weekend Reads #71

20 June 2021

Exploration: The story of finding the “southernmost” tree on our planet

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/article/the-tree-at-the-bottom-of-the-world-and-the-wind-blasted-trek-to-find-it-feature

Conservation: Herds of exotic animals are maintained at some ranches in US, to facilitate hunting. Their conservation value is debatable.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/inside-texas-exotic-animal-ranching-industry

Migration: Some people in Delhi are already moving to other cities due to the air pollution.

https://correspondentsoftheworld.com/story/we-can-t-breathe-story-of-a-pollution-migrant

 

EcoUniv Weekend Reads #72

27 June 2021

Evolution: The story of Homo Sapiens, retold based on the latest advances and findings.

https://www.sciencenews.org/century/human-evolution-origins-fossils-paleoanthropology

Animals: Honeybees found using tools to repel giant hornet attacks

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/honeybees-use-tools-dung-repels-giant-hornets

Domestication: Ice age Siberian hunters may have domesticated dogs 23,000 years ago

https://www.science.org/content/article/ice-age-siberian-hunters-may-have-domesticated-dogs-23000-years-ago