• Africa
  • Human impact on the environment may be partially to blame for the deadliest-ever Ebola outbreak spreading through West Africa, researchers say. (bu.edu)
  • In a 2012 study in the Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research , researchers wrote that "the increase in Ebola outbreaks since 1994 is frequently associated with drastic changes in forest ecosystems in tropical Africa," and went on to note that "extensive deforestation and human activities in the depth of the forest may have promoted direct or indirect contact between humans and a natural reservoir of the virus. (bu.edu)
  • For historical context on the virus and the role that deforestation and human activity may have played in the current outbreak, BU Today spoke with James C. McCann, a scholar on the history of the food, ecology, and agriculture of Africa. (bu.edu)
  • How is human activity in Africa spreading the Ebola virus? (bu.edu)
  • Forest change in West Africa may have brought humans closer to forest primates, which are natural reservoir of the Ebola virus. (bu.edu)
  • Latin America and developed countries in Asia led the belief that climate change was a result of human activities, while Africa, parts of Asia and the Middle East, and countries from the Former Soviet Union led in the opposite. (wikipedia.org)
  • reduce
  • This technology allows the science and conservation communities to discover detailed seasonal migration routes, timing and destinations, so we can characterize these important habitats and reduce potential impacts of human activities, even in the harshest possible marine environments," said Dr. Bruce Mate , who pioneered the satellite-monitored radio tagging of large whales. (redorbit.com)
  • movements
  • The researchers also tried to understand the overlap between whale movements and human intrusions such as oil platforms and shipping lanes. (redorbit.com)
  • Of course no human will produce the exact same movements every time, so the computer calculates the probability of a match for each stored chain and chooses the most likely one. (phys.org)
  • greatly
  • The Cornell team used a 3-D camera that, they said, greatly improves reliability because it helps separate the human image from background clutter. (phys.org)
  • types
  • The possibility that recent fluid-injection into deep wells has resulted in human-induced earthquakes further motivates a detailed study of CEUS seismicity associated with these types of activities, especially in light of published linkages to recent events in Texas, Arkansas and Ohio. (earthscope.org)
  • economic
  • The point is which economic activities were executed where and when . (intarch.ac.uk)
  • Through these conferences, the IHA brings together academics, artists, and economists, as well as the Congolese plantations workers to discuss the artistic, social, and economic scope of the IHA's activities in Congo. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • In experiments with four different people in five environments, including a kitchen, living room and office, the computer correctly identified one of the 12 specified activities 84 percent of the time when it was observing a person it had trained with, and 64 percent of the time when working with a person it had not seen before. (phys.org)
  • Thus bay muds are important time records of glacial activity and streamflow throughout the Quaternary period. (wikipedia.org)
  • important
  • Studies such as this one are crucial for identifying important habitats for humpback whales and how to best protect these populations from potential impacts associated with hydrocarbon exploration and production, shipping, and other forms of coastal and offshore activities. (redorbit.com)
  • Whether due to tectonic or human-induced mechanisms, characterization of the seismic sequences is important for understanding seismic hazards within the stable continent. (earthscope.org)
  • changes
  • Space weather - which can include changes in Earth's magnetic environment - are usually triggered by the sun's activity, but recently declassified data on high-altitude nuclear explosion tests have provided a new look at the mechanisms that set off perturbations in that magnetic system. (enn.com)
  • available
  • The agreement allows extracts from Queensland organisms such as soft corals, sponges and starfish to be examined for anti-tumour activity at the NCI s laboratories which have screening facilities that are not available in Australia. (ens-news.com)
  • The date from which the Human Activity is available for the end-users to carry it out. (outsystems.com)
  • example
  • The tests were a human-generated and extreme example of some of the space weather effects frequently caused by the sun," said Phil Erickson, assistant director at MIT's Haystack Observatory, Westford, Massachusetts, and co-author on the paper. (enn.com)
  • records
  • In later statements Baliunas acknowledged the measured warming in the satellite and balloon records, though she disputed that the observed warming reflected human influence. (wikipedia.org)
  • flow
  • The annual flow of sediments and nutrients from land based activities into the reef has increased four-fold since European settlement, according to the report. (ens-news.com)
  • black
  • Fig . 27 The model of a foraging subsistence-settlement with a high residential mobility, as it was presented in Lewis Binford's famous article "Willow Smoke and Dog's Tails", has been converted into a distribution map of sites with base camps (black dots) and associated activity locations (blue dots) (after Binford 1980 ). (intarch.ac.uk)
  • allow
  • Taking together these two aspects we can formulate the following definition of trust management (Grudzewski, Hejduk, Sankowska, Wańtuchowicz, 2008): "the activities of creating systems and methods that allow relying parties to: 1. (wikipedia.org)
  • recent
  • Examples of recent tectonic and potentially human-induced mid-magnitude CEUS activity include the 2011 Arkansas Earthquake Swarm culminating in a 4.7 event on 27 February, the 5.8 Virginia Earthquake on 23 August, the 5.6 Oklahoma Earthquake on 5 November, the 4.8 Southern Texas Earthquake on 20 October, and the 4.0 Ohio Earthquake on 31 December. (earthscope.org)
  • Reviews
  • The tests, and other human-induced space weather, are the focus of a comprehensive new study published in Space Science Reviews . (enn.com)
  • take
  • If it is a baby bird or other young animal, remember that wild creatures do not take care of their offspring as humans do and can leave them alone for a day before they come back. (army.mil)
  • lines
  • To simplify computation, a human image is reduced to a skeleton lof lines and angles. (phys.org)
  • comprehensive
  • The National Research Council Report, Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies (Shemeta et al, 2012) provides a comprehensive examination of the range of human activities that have been linked to man-induced seismicity including oil/gas extraction, secondary recovery, waste water injection, geothermal and hydraulic fracturing. (earthscope.org)
  • seen
  • These days some construction activities have disturbed some birds which were seen in seepage of water but the lake is so big that we still see great number of birds here. (wikipedia.org)