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Article ID: 701265

Unprecedented Study Confirms Massive Scale of Lowland Maya Civilization

Tulane University

Tulane University researchers, documenting the discovery of dozens of ancient cities in northern Guatemala through the use of jungle-penetrating Lidar (light detection and ranging) technology, have published their results in the prestigious journal Science.

27-Sep-2018 3:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 694297

Texas Tech University Cuts Ribbon on Costa Rica Campus

Texas Tech University

Red Raiders have arrived in Costa Rica, ready to cut the ribbon on the university’s first international campus, Texas Tech University at Costa Rica (TTU-CR), located in the capital city of San Jose. The ribbon cutting is one more step in the university’s efforts to increase its global presence.

9-May-2018 3:25 PM EDT



Article ID: 693834

'Institution Shocks' Spotlight Effects of Changing Economic Institutions

Santa Fe Institute

Researchers analyzed new data on the Chilean elections of the 1970s to understand how economies react to institutional change.

1-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 691212

How Cash Can Promote Tropical Forest Conservation

University of Colorado Boulder

Paying rural villagers to cut down fewer trees boosts conservation not only while the payments are being made but even after they’re discontinued, according to a new CU Boulder study.

15-Mar-2018 3:15 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 688920

Mapping the Maya: Ithaca College Professor Featured in National Geographic Documentary

Ithaca College

Technology that allows for digital deforestation has uncovered thousands of new Maya structures previously undetected beneath smothering vegetation. Ithaca College anthropologist Thomas Garrison is featured in a new National Geographic documentary.

2-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 687912

Scientists Study Mercury Poisoning in Peruvian Forest on Pope’s Itinerary

Wake Forest University

Pope Francis’ visit to Peru on Jan. 15-22 takes him to the epicenter of the country’s informal and often illegal gold mining industry – the subject of groundbreaking environmental research by Wake Forest University scientists.

12-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 687563

Colombia Creates New Marine and Coastal Area Benefitting Wildlife and Coastal Communities

Wildlife Conservation Society

The Government of Colombia has recently established a new marine and coastal area for conservation and sustainable use in partnership with local communities in Tumaco, Colombia, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).

5-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST

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