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.
Research – Species: How an Elephant’s Trunk Manipulates Air to Eat and Drink.
Research – Species: The mockingbird’s song(s) have been decoded.
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.
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
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”.
EcoUniv Weekend Reads #71
20 June 2021
Exploration: The story of finding the “southernmost” tree on our planet
Conservation: Herds of exotic animals are maintained at some ranches in US, to facilitate hunting. Their conservation value is debatable.
Migration: Some people in Delhi are already moving to other cities due to the air pollution.
EcoUniv Weekend Reads #72
27 June 2021
Evolution: The story of Homo Sapiens, retold based on the latest advances and findings.
Animals: Honeybees found using tools to repel giant hornet attacks
Domestication: Ice age Siberian hunters may have domesticated dogs 23,000 years ago