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Ancient Peruvian Farmers Harnessed El Niño Floodwaters

Ancient Peruvian Farmers Harnessed El Niño Floodwaters

Ancient Peruvian Farmers Harnessed El Niño Floodwaters Lakshmi Supriya Peru’s northern coast has one of the world’s driest deserts, except for when El Niño drowns it with massive flooding. Rainwater from the nearby Andean foothills gushes down parched ravines, often tearing up modern agricultural fields in the sediment-rich plains of the desert’s few rivers. Ari…

How the Wolves Change the Forest

How the Wolves Change the Forest

How the Wolves Change the Forest Jason G. Goldman New research tracked the canines in northern Minnesota for years to see just how they reshape their ecosystems. Audio of wolves inside Voyageurs National Park, courtesy of Jacob Job.  Go to Source Author: Jason G. Goldman {authorlink} https://static.scientificamerican.com/sciam/assets/Image/newsletter/salogo.png Scientific American Content: Global http://rss.sciam.com/ScientificAmerican-Global Science news and…

Why COVID Outbreaks Could Worsen This Winter

Why COVID Outbreaks Could Worsen This Winter

Why COVID Outbreaks Could Worsen This Winter Smriti Mallapaty Winter is fast approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, and researchers warn that COVID-19 outbreaks are likely to get worse, especially in regions that don’t have the virus’s spread under control. “This virus is going to have a heyday,” says David Relman, a microbiologist at…