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Oversight of Fishing Vessels Lacking, New Analysis Shows

February 19, 2020 – Policies regulating fishing in international waters do not sufficiently protect officials who monitor illegal fishing, the prohibited dumping of equipment, or human trafficking or other human rights abuses, finds a new analysis by a team of environmental researchers. “These fisheries observers risk their lives to watch over industrial fishing activities, and […]

Posted inUS

Who is Caring for Migrants and Refugees?

March 5, 2019 – New York University’s Hemispheric Institute has launched the Ecologies of Migrant Care web site, a digital platform featuring interviews with migrants, activists, faith leaders, journalists, academics, and others supporting migrants and refugees and chronicling their circumstances across the Americas. Along with nearly 100 transcribed and translated interviews recorded in Honduras, Guatemala, […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Applying auto industry’s fuel-efficiency standards to agriculture could net billions

Oct. 15, 2018 – Adopting benchmarks similar to the fuel-efficiency standards used by the auto industry in the production of fertilizer could yield $5-8 billion in economic benefits for the U.S. corn sector alone, researchers have concluded in a new analysis. The work, appearing in the journal Nature Sustainability and authored by New York University’s […]

Posted inSci/Tech

New research shows how we turn on and off languages

Sept. 11, 2018 – A team of researchers has uncovered the distinct computations that occur when we switch between different languages, a finding that provides new insights into the nature of bilingualism. “A remarkable feature of multilingual individuals is their ability to quickly and accurately switch back and forth between their different languages,” explains Esti […]

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