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  • Pandemic impacts~I

    Pandemic impacts~I

    As long as viruses co-evolve with us, they don’t become a nuisance. This is what scientists call the ‘old friends‘ hypothesis. The virus does not infect humans directly. But when we break the integrity of natural ecosystems, we create conditions that invite pandemics. A different animal is the intermediary. It is estimated that around 60 per cent of the world’s diseases come from animals (zoonoses), 72 per cent of which come from wild animals.

    June 5, 2021
  • Taking a leaf out of nature’s book

    Taking a leaf out of nature’s book

    Seawater, like the rest of the environment, is teeming with bacteria and other miniature life forms. Stationary structures like buoys, off-shore platforms or aquaculture nets get quickly covered by colonies of barnacles, bacteria and algae. The hulls of ships are known to get overgrown with organisms within a few months of an overhaul. The higher …

    March 29, 2017
  • Taking a leaf out of nature’s book

    Taking a leaf out of nature’s book

    Seawater, like the rest of the environment, is teeming with bacteria and other miniature life forms. Stationary structures like buoys, off-shore platforms or aquaculture nets get quickly covered by colonies of barnacles, bacteria and algae. The hulls of ships are known to get overgrown with organisms within a few months of an overhaul. The higher …

    March 29, 2017