Taiwan tourists head for Palau after travel bubble launches
Pandemic-weary Taiwanese tourists headed for the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau following the launch of a coronavirus travel bubble (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Taiwan, Palau launch coronavirus travel bubble
Taiwan and the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau are launching a coronavirus travel bubble to promote tourism (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Taiwan, Pacific ally Palau to open travel bubble next month
Taiwan and the Pacific nation of Palau will launch a travel bubble next month, allowing people to travel between the islands without a COVID-19 quarantine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Chinese vessels detained by Vanuatu, accused of fishing illegally
Crew on two vessels face further investigation in Pacific nation, a month after similar incident in Palau (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Determinants of alcohol consumption and marijuana use among young adults in the Republic of Palau - Sata M, Cui R, Chiang C, Singeo STJ, Watson BM, Yatsuya H, Honjo K, Mita T, Temengil EJ, Madraisau S, Yamagishi K, Aoyama A, Iso H.
This study aimed to describe the status of alcohol consumption and drug use among young adults as well as their determinants. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 356 young adults (aged 18 to 24 years) living in Palau in 201... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
HHS Awards $90 Million to Support Health Centers in Addressing Hypertension Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded nearly $90 million in funding to 496 health centers across 48 states, the District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Puerto Rico, Palau, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Funding aims to address hypertension, improve heart health, and reduce disparities in COVID-19 outcomes among racial and ethnic minority communities. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 19, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
Palau's coral reefs: a jewel of the ocean
(Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation) The latest report from the Living Oceans Foundation finds Palau's reefs had the highest coral cover observed on the Global Reef Expedition--the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition in history. Published today, theGlobal Reef Expedition: The Republic of Palau Final Report summarizes the Foundation's research on the status of coral reefs and reef fish in Palau and provides conservation recommendations that can help preserve these outstanding coral reefs for generations to come. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 19, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Empowering Women in Organic Value Chains
By External SourceOct 5 2020 (IPS-Partners) As COVID-19 shapes and re-shapes the “new normal” in the Pacific, organic food and products will be a key to community adaptation and resiliency in the region’s economies and livelihoods, with the opportunity to advance a more inclusive gender and people centred approach. The POETCom initiative, under the SPC’s Land Resources Division, has recognized this by taking the next step in its Building Prosperity for Women Producers, Processors, and Women Owned Businesses through Organic Value Chains (BPWP) project, a collaboration with the Australian Government....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Gender Health The Pacific Community (SPC) Source Type: news
Sustainable Tourism and Fisheries Key to Growth in Post-COVID Pacific
A boat rests on the shores of Fiji. Credit: Unsplash / Nicolas WeldinghBy Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 30 2020 (IPS) Developing countries of Asia and the Pacific are experiencing unbalanced tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grim milestones in infections and deaths have left countless devastated. Yet, we must look at the economic and social impacts in small island developing States (SIDS), where setbacks are likely to undo years of development gains and push many people back into poverty. Compared to other developing countries, SIDS in the Asia-Pacific region have done well in containing the spread of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Taiwan virus cases jump after ship visit, Palau says not the source
Taiwan reported 22 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, almost all of them sailors who were on a navy visit to the small Pacific islands state of Palau, which said there was "little chance" it was the source of the infection. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Taiwan reports 22 new coronavirus cases, mostly navy sailors
Taiwan's government on Sunday reported 22 new coronavirus cases, 21 of whom had been on a Taiwanese navy mission to the Pacific island state of Palau last month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
FDA: 7 Sunscreen Chemicals Enter Bloodstream After Use, But Don ’ t Abandon Sun Protection
(CNN) — After a single application, a total of seven chemicals commonly found in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels that exceed safety thresholds, according to studies by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US Food and Drug Administration. “What is most alarming about these findings is that chemicals are absorbing into the body in significant amounts and the ingredients have not been fully tested for safety,” said David Andrews, a senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group, or EWG, a consumer organization which advocates for sunscreen safety. “...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sunscreen Source Type: news
Efficacy of a new parent and school-supported intervention after moderate and severe childhood traumatic brain injury - Palacio-Navarro A, Lopez-Sala A, Colome R, Turon M, Callejon-Poo L, Sanz-Palau M, Sans A, P óo P, Boix C.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury is a common cause of acquired disability during childhood. Early interventions focusing on parenting practices may prove effective at reducing negative child outcomes. AIM: To determine the efficacy of a new cou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Sunscreen Enters Bloodstream After Just One Day Of Use, Study Says
This study is the FDA’s way of showing sunscreen manufacturers they need to do the studies to see if chemical absorption poses health risks.” The need to screen According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. Around the world, melanoma ranks as the 19th most common cancer in both men and women, says the World Cancer Research Fund. In the United States, sunscreens were originally approved as an over-the-counter solution to sunburn. They came in two types: one using chemical combos to filter the sun, the other using minerals to bloc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sunscreen Source Type: news
Why a Sunny Pacific Island Is Banning Sunscreen
The Pacific archipelago of Palau is regarded as one of the best diving locations in the world, with hundreds of varieties of fish and coral found within its reefs. In an effort to protect those natural treasures from harmful chemicals, Palau recently became the first country to ban many types of sunscreen. Amid growing anxiety about the world’s oceans, advocates hope that Palau’s law—which follows a similar measure by the state of Hawaii—may be just the first swell of a new legal wave. What’s the science behind the ban? An estimated 14,000 tons of sunscreen wash into the oceans each year, but...
Source: TIME: Science - November 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized coral bleaching Environment hawaii Palau Source Type: news
Ben-Gurion University research leads to first nationwide sunscreen chemicals ban in Palau
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) 'We are pleased to see that governments are using scientific research conducted at Ben-Gurion University to protect the delicate coral reef systems and ocean wildlife that are already under significant stress from climate change,' says Prof. Kushmaro. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Palau Bans Many Kinds of Sunscreen, Citing Threat to Coral
The Western Pacific nation joined Hawaii in banning products containing certain chemicals that scientists say are “ reef toxic. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: VICKY XIUZHONG XU Tags: Palau Reefs Coral Sunscreen Hazardous and Toxic Substances Fish and Other Marine Life Hawaii Mexico oxybenzone Source Type: news
The Tiny Nation Of Palau Will Ban Most Sunscreens In Effort To Save Coral Reefs
“We must meet our duty, at every opportunity, to educate international visitors about how Palau has lasted in this uniquely untouched natural state for so long.” (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 2, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news
Scientists find corals in deeper waters under stress too
(University of California - San Diego) A new study led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the Coral Reef Research Foundation (CRRF) in Palau describes a novel approach for predicting warm temperature-induced stress on corals from the sea surface through a deeper expanse ranging from 30-150 meters (100-500 feet) known as the mesophotic zone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 27, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Twistable electronics with dynamically rotatable heterostructures
In heterostructures of two-dimensional materials, electronic properties can vary dramatically with relative interlayer angle. This effect makes it theoretically possible to realize a new class of twistable electronics in which properties can be manipulated on demand by means of rotation. We demonstrate a device architecture in which a layered heterostructure can be dynamically twisted in situ. We study graphene encapsulated by boron nitride, where, at small rotation angles, the device characteristics are dominated by coupling to a long-wavelength moiré superlattice. The ability to investigate arbitrary rotation angl...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ribeiro-Palau, R., Zhang, C., Watanabe, K., Taniguchi, T., Hone, J., Dean, C. R. Tags: Materials Science, Physics reports Source Type: news
HHS provides states second installment of grant awards to combat opioid crisis
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is releasing the second year of funding to 50 states, four U.S. territories, and the free associated states of Palau and Micronesia, totaling $485 million to continue the Nation's efforts to combat the opioid crisis. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Three new species of zoantharians described from coral reefs across the Indo-Pacific
(Pensoft Publishers) Three new species of zoantharians -- relatives of the better-known hard corals and sea anemones - were discovered by researchers based in southern Japan. One of them, Antipathozoanthus remengesaui, was named after the current president of Palau, Tommy Remengesau, in honour of his and the nation's support to the authors and marine conservation as a whole. The species, which can be found widely across the Indo-Pacific, are described in a study published in the open-access journal ZooKeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Going diving in the tropics? Don't eat the reef fish!
(University of British Columbia) Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau's ocean sustainability, finds a new UBC study that suggests other small island nations might also consider adopting this strategy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Palau ocean sustainability linked to tourist consumption of reef fish
(Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program) Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau's ocean sustainability, finds a new Nippon Foundation-UBC Nereus Program study published today in Marine Policy. While climate change is expected to lead to sharp declines in Palau's reefs, the best tourism management strategy includes a more than 70 per cent reduction in reef fish consumption by visitors. These findings are highly relevant for sustainable development in small island developing states under climate change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Child and adolescent sexual abuse in women seeking help for sexual and reproductive mental health problems: prevalence, characteristics, and disclosure - L ópez S, Faro C, Lopetegui L, Pujol-Ribera E, Monteagudo M, Avecilla-Palau À, Martínez C, Cobo J, Fernández MI.
This is a multicentric, descriptive, cross-sectional study of child and adolescent sexual abuse in women over 18 years in 24 primary care sexual and reproductive health centers in Catalonia. A total of 1,013 women were recruited; 345 (37.6%, 95% CI: 34.6-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
What's driving the worldwide obesity epidemic?
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Heart of Mental Health and Well-Being at the United Nations
In the normally staid halls of the U.N., energy exploded as Bolivian musician Hillario Soto entered a large conference room at the back, playing his home-made bass flute, followed Pied-Piper-style by a troupe of musicians, adult vocalists, and youth singers. Leading the revelry on keyboards was internationally-acclaimed composer and singer/songwriter Russell Daisey performing his original anthem "Happy People, Happy Planet" that celebrates a joyful connection between people and the environment. Bass flute player Hillario Soto leading the troupe in the event open. Photo: Mamadou Dabo. As they paraded down th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Title V MCH Block Grant Program, Palau, State Snapshot: FY 2016 Application / FY 2014 Annual Report
Executive Summary and high-level data from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Program. Includes contact information and amounts of funding by source and service level. -- Health Resources and Services Administration (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - September 26, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant--Palau: FY 2016 Application/FY 2014 Annual Report
A description of the status and activities of Palau's maternal and child health programs. Includes data on financial, program, and performance measures. -- Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - September 23, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
Dying Coral Reefs Likely To Be Walloped For Third Year In A Row
Coral reefs, already reeling from a two-year global bleaching event that has left large swaths of ocean biomes dying or dead, will likely continue to suffer during a third year of warmer oceans, researchers warned Monday. Key reefs, particularly those around the U.S., will likely face widespread destruction as the third global bleaching event in recorded history continues, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. Warm oceans have wrought havoc on the planet's coral since mid-2014, spurred by a particularly strong El Nino, which waned earlier this year. “This is the most widespread, longest ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Science And Technology Combine In Search For Underwater Resting Place Of WWII MIAs
The remains of American airmen missing in action since 1944, along with wreckage from their plane, have been located on the ocean floor off the Pacific island republic of Palau. Members of Project RECOVER, a collaborative effort to seek out the final resting places of World War II armed forces personnel, discovered the U.S. Navy TBM-1C Avenger torpedo bomber in March. However, it took a couple of months to secure the location and collect DNA samples, so they felt it was appropriate to announce the new WWII crash site as Memorial Day weekend approached. "It was a way of saying that we do care, that Memorial D...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Downed World War II aircraft missing for 72 years located in Pacific Islands
An American aircraft missing since July 1944 was recently located off Palau by effort to combine advanced oceanographic technology with archival research to locate MIAs and military aircraft. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Compacts of Free Association: Issues Associated with Implementation in Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands
Examines potential impact of proposed legislation approving the 2010 Palau agreement, which would provide financial assistance for education and health services through 2024. Summarizes and updates reports issued from 2007-2013. -- Government Accountability Office (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - April 5, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
SAMHSA Contacts: Republic Of Palau
Lists Republic of Palau contacts for substance abuse and mental health programs. -- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Source: Rural web sites and other tools via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural web sites and other tools via the Rural Assistance Center - March 7, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
This Tiny Nation Could Be A 'Tipping Point' For Saving The Oceans
ImageContent(562a6d16e4b0443bb563d9d6,562a6a53140000e800c7ab53,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562a6a53140000e800c7ab53.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),JTB Photo/UIG via Getty Images,The island nation's president has asked, "How much will Palau's efforts matter if the world is not on the same page?") The tiny nation of Palau, an archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean, has long been a international leader in ocean conservation. Over the past decade or so, it established the world's first shark sanctuary, passed some of the most stringent laws banning bottom trawling, and developed a framework for community-based conservation ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
At the Mercy of Mother Nature (and of Policies of Larger Nations)
The Vienna Convention for Protection of the Ozone Layer this month celebrates 30 years of environmental protection, including the establishment of the Montreal Protocol, which has successfully phased down hundreds of chemicals harmful to the ozone layer and to global climate. The one remaining challenge, the management of the powerful greenhouse gases called HFCs, is finally being negotiated after several years of calls for action by the Federated States of Micronesia and fellow island nations. Phasing down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol is essential to global climate-change mitigation this century and would enhance inte...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Palau Chiefs Offer Wisdom in 'Bul'
We have reached a defining moment in history, one that will solidify the relationship between people and our planet for generations to come. With so much at stake, particularly for thousands of the world's most vulnerable communities, leaders must be prepared to make decisions for the future, not for current political expediency. Later this month, those of us at the highest levels of government will adopt the Post 2015 Development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It's an important framework that builds on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, which proved we can make historic gains by ma...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Our Fate Tied to the Ocean's Fate
World leaders and the international community are gathering soon at the United Nations to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide the UN and member states for the next 15 years. A critical component of achieving all the goals will be conservation and sustainable use of the world's ocean, seas, and marine resources -- Goal 14. This is good news. A healthy ocean is essential to ending poverty, drives prosperity, and ensures the health of our planet for generations to come. The ocean makes this planet habitable for human life. It generates half the oxygen we breathe and regulates our climate. Our fate is tie...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
13 Photos To Remind Us How Amazing The Ocean Is
Did you know that 71% of the earth is covered by the ocean? Two thirds of which is still undiscovered in terms of wildlife. The ocean does a lot of amazing and essential things for us. Here's a quick short list: - Generates most of the oxygen we breathe - Helps feed us - Regulates our climate - Produces oxygen - Cleans the water we drink - Offers a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines - Provides homes for an incredible array of wildlife If this isn't enough to convince you how important it is for us to preserve the ocean as much as we can, check out these amazing Instagram photos that will. 1. @daviddoubilet - The Great B...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Coral reefs defy ocean acidification odds in Palau
Will some coral reefs be able to adapt to rapidly changing conditions in Earth's oceans? If so, what will these reefs look like in the future? As the ocean absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide released by the burning of fossil fuels, its chemistry is changing. The carbon dioxide reacts with water molecules, lowering ocean pH in a process known as ocean acidification. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Palau: Reason for Ocean Optimism
Efforts to conserve the world's oceans are continually challenged by both what people put into them, and the rates at which we are taking biodiversity out of them. Awareness of these problems is at an all-time high, and yet I often struggle to find examples of places where people have gone beyond awareness to actually adopt and practice ocean-friendly behaviors. But rest assured that there are still "hope spots" in the world's oceans, ones that remind us of the benefits that occur when people and governments prioritize marine conservation. The island nation of Palau is one of them. Consisting of approximately 2...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Our Fate Is Tied to Our Ocean
It's not an exaggeration to say that we depend upon the ocean for our very existence. It regulates our climate and our weather. It generates half of the oxygen we breathe. It provides food and income for billions of people. Covering almost three-quarters of the planet, the mighty ocean is -- without a doubt -- a natural resource like no other. Our fate is inextricably tied to the ocean's fate and the ocean is in trouble. Many of the world's fish stocks are depleted and continue to be overfished. Runoff and debris are choking our waters. The very chemistry of the ocean is changing, becoming more acidic because of the carbo...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Diverse coral communities persist, but bioerosion escalates in Palau's low-pH waters
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) A new study led by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found that the coral reefs in Palau seem to be defying the odds, showing none of the predicted responses to low pH except for an increase in bioerosion -- the physical breakdown of coral skeletons by boring organisms such as mollusks and worms. The paper is published June 5 in the journal Science Advances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 5, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Why I Am an Ocean Optimist
I began my scientific career as a student in Jamaica, where we noted the scarcity of fish due to extreme overfishing, but paid more attention to the bountiful, colorful corals. By the mid-1980s, a few years into my first job, the corals were also gone. Fast forward 30 years, and I am pummeled daily by news of dissolving baby oysters, collapsing fisheries, growing dead zones, and mounting tons of plastic, not to speak of fresh images of seabirds once again soaked in oil. The ocean was once considered too vast for us to harm. But today, all evidence suggests that ocean habitats throughout the world are endangered by the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
Europe's premier basic cardiovascular science meeting
(European Society of Cardiology) Cutting edge research in basic cardiovascular science will be presented at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2014, held 4-6 July at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. The meeting is organised by the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in collaboration with 13 European cardiovascular science societies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Palau's coral reefs surprisingly resistant to ocean acidification
(National Science Foundation) Marine scientists working on the coral reefs of Palau have made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 23, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Coral reefs in Palau surprisingly resistant to naturally acidified waters
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) Ocean researchers working on the coral reefs of Palau in 2011 and 2012 made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification, and aid in the creation of a plan to protect them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 15, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news
It won't be long before the victims of climate change make the west pay | Chris Huhne
The scientific case is strengthening: developed countries are to blame for global warming – and there will soon be a legal reckoningWould you enjoy the cosiness and warmth of Christmas with your children or grandchildren just that little bit less if you knew that other people's children were dying because of it? More than four million children under five years old are now at risk of acute malnutrition in the Sahel, an area of the world that is one of the clearest victims of the rich world's addiction to fossil fuels.About 18 million people in the Sahel – the vulnerable pan-African strip of land that runs f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Chris Huhne Tags: Comment The Guardian Asia Pacific World news Sea level United Nations Climate change Palau Climate change scepticism Environment Science Comment is free Source Type: news
Saving the giant bumphead parrotfish of Palau
This video shows how the fish is caught in a tussle between local tradition, restaurants and scuba-diving tourists. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - December 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant State Overview Narrative for Palau
Includes an overview of Palau, its health system, maternal and child health status, and rural geographic living areas. -- Maternal and Child Health (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - November 25, 2013 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news