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All Posts Tagged With: "Michael Novacek"

Acute problem of deforestation threatens Indonesia

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Acute problem of deforestation threatens Indonesia

Deforestation in Indonesia is responsible for much of the country's greenhouse gas emissions. Indonesia's failure to slow the destruction could impact global warming. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the acute problem of deforestation in Indonesia.

Posted: January 4, 2010 11:20   Comments: 0
Whales and whalers face unknown future in southeast Asia

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Whales and whalers face unknown future in southeast Asia

Residents of the Indonesian island of Flores are among the world's whalers. However, plans for a new marine sanctuary may put an end to a way of life going back 500 years. Daljit Dhaliwal talks about the fate of the whales with Michael Novacek.

Posted: October 28, 2009 11:13   Comments: 3
Weighing the costs and benefits of tidal power

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Weighing the costs and benefits of tidal power

Some don't think tidal power, a form of alternative energy, is as "green" as it is being made out to be. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History weighs the downsides and benefits of tidal power.

Posted: October 7, 2009 11:36   Comments: 0
H1N1 virus hasn’t mutated, WHO says

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H1N1 virus hasn’t mutated, WHO says

The World Health Organization says that the H1N1 virus hasn't mutated into a more deadly strain. However, WHO officials are warning that the pandemic will hit poor countries especially hard. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the dangers.

Posted: September 21, 2009 14:49   Comments: 2
Malaria still kills more than a million people a year

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Malaria still kills more than a million people a year

The mosquito-borne disease malaria kills more than one million people each year -- most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Shravan Vidyarthi and Christina MacGillivray of the International Reporting Project report from Kenya and Michael Novacek discusses the challenges of fighting malaria.

Posted: August 28, 2009 14:41   Comments: 8
Mysterious decline in bee population creates worry

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Mysterious decline in bee population creates worry

The mysterious disappearance of bees around the world is raising concerns because the bees pollinate an estimated 90 percent of the crops that are our source of food. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses consequences of the decline in the bee population.

Posted: August 20, 2009 14:48   Comments: 6
Scientists debate reasons for global spread of malaria

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Scientists debate reasons for global spread of malaria

Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses fears that deforestation and global warming are contributing to the spread of malaria, and explains what scientists are doing to fight the disease.

Posted: July 16, 2009 10:00   Comments: 2
G-8 leaders grapple with climate change

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G-8 leaders grapple with climate change

The issue of climate change has been a contentious one at the G-8 summit. The major industrialized countries have reached an agreement among themselves to cut greenhouse gases, but a group of developing countries have balked. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the implications.

Posted: July 9, 2009 16:15   Comments: 1
Africa turns to science for help combatting ivory trade

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Africa turns to science for help combatting ivory trade

Despite a long ban, poachers in Africa continue to kill thousands of elephants each year for the money they can make from the tusks. But now, says Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History, scientists are using a sophisticated dating method to fight back.

Posted: July 2, 2009 13:58   Comments: 1
Disease cripples Chile’s fishing industry, economy

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Disease cripples Chile’s fishing industry, economy

A disease has swept through Chile's fishing industry, disrupting local economies. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the problems faced by Chile and global aquaculture.

Posted: June 11, 2009 18:43   Comments: 1

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