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Astronaut’s stunning image of Key West looks like a painting

Digital Trends 23 Jan 2023
— 若田光一 WAKATA Koichi (@Astro_Wakata) January 22, 2023 ... And check out this extraordinary view of the island of Madagascar, located off the east coast of Africa. Great view of Madagascar from the ISS. Beautiful contrast of the land, vegetation, rivers, clouds, and the surrounding ocean!

The poetic history of David Graeber

New Statesman 22 Jan 2023
No island demonstrates this more vividly than Madagascar, the world’s fourth-largest non-continental land mass – large enough, indeed, to have hosted, until well into the modern period, several different kingdoms ruling over culturally and linguistically distinct groups, often with little contact between them.

Climate change is threatening Madagascar's famous forests: Study shows how serious it is

Phys Dot Org 20 Jan 2023
As fossil fuel emissions continue to drive climate change, large areas of land are forecast to become much hotter and drier by the end of this century ... The island nation of Madagascar is of particular concern when it comes to climate change. Of Madagascar's animal species, 85% cannot be found elsewhere on Earth.

If Madagascar’s animals disappear, it’ll take 23 million years to get them back

Popular Science 11 Jan 2023
A total of 17 species of lemurs have gone extinct since humans arrived on Madagascar ... The team added that this is a tipping point for protecting Madagascar’s biodiversity and that we have about five years to advance conservation efforts on the island, which is hampered by inequality and political corruption that can hamper land-use decisions.

It would take 23 million years for evolution to replace Madagascar's endangered mammals

Phys Dot Org 10 Jan 2023
In many ways, Madagascar is a biologist's dream, a real-life experiment in how isolation on an island can spark evolution ... Madagascar is the world's fifth-largest island, about the size of France, but "in terms of all the different ecosystems present on Madagascar, it's less like an island and more like a mini-continent," says Goodman.

Wildlife Trivia for the new year

The Lawton Constitution 01 Jan 2023
Happy New year!!!. If you stayed up late last night, ringing in the new year, and didn’t make it out to the duck blind it’s quite understandable. Or maybe it’s just too nice and cozy inside ... Here it goes - ... · Goldfish lose their color if kept in dim light ... · The longest living land animal is the Madagascar radiated tortoise, living nearly 200 years ... .

Madagascar seeks Moroccan fertiliser investment -President

Reuters 30 Dec 2022
RABAT, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Madagascar is seeking an investment from Morocco in the fertiliser sector as part of its efforts to achieve farming self-sufficiency, President Andry Rajoelina said ... Some 80% of Malagasy people depend on 31% of Madagascar's 8 million-hectare arable lands, he said.

Litchis have been the salve after a blistering citrus season

Fresh Plaza 14 Dec 2022
“Our last shipments for Europe are loading this week, and our first seafreight arrivals landed in Europe last week.”. South African litchis arrived by sea concurrently with Madagascar, which is quite unusual, and made possible by an unusually early and large crop.

Newly-found debris suggests 2014 flight may have been crashed deliberately

Irish Independent 13 Dec 2022
The crash of MH370 was anything but a soft landing on the ocean.”The door was discovered at the home of a fisherman in Madagascar, who found the barnacle-crusted part washed up on the shore of the Antsiraka peninsula in Madagascar in March 2017.The fisherman, named ...

MH370 pilots deliberately crashed missing Malaysian flight, new evidence suggests

Live Mint 13 Dec 2022
Across Madagascar, 19 chunks/pieces of debris have been found.The report said, “The realistic possibility that the landing gear was lowered shows both an active pilot and an attempt to ensure the plane sank as fast as possible after impact.

Columbus Crew make refreshing move in hiring Wilfried Nancy | Michael Arace

The Columbus Dispatch 06 Dec 2022
Jack Todd is the dean of Canadian sports columnists ... Last month, Todd wrote this..Canadiens coach Martin St ... …. “Nancy is both a class act and an outstanding coach ... He is a new face for Columbus ... He was a French navy brat and grew up on islands in the Caribbean, in the Northeast African city of Djibouti and on a dot of land off the coast of Madagascar.

Cop15: the most important summit you’ve never heard of

New Statesman 05 Dec 2022
For an example, he points to recent Kew research on Madagascar, a biodiversity hotspot in which around 10 per cent of land is designated as protected and which would benefit much more from extending monitoring capacity and training, rather than simply expanding the area under protection.

Jonathan the tortoise celebrates 190th birthday, oldest living land animal

New York Post 04 Dec 2022
Jonathan last year surpassed the previous record-holder for oldest living land animal, a Madagascar tortoise named Tu’I Malila, who was gifted to the Tonga royal family in 1777 and died in 1965 at the age of 188 years old, according to Smithsonian magazine.

The subsistence farmer’s son pushing for a better shake for smallholders at spices brand McCormick

Reuters 02 Dec 2022
Summary ... December 2 - Michael Okoroafor’s resume makes impressive reading ... REUTERS/Beawiharta ... In the Sava region of Madagascar, for instance, this approach has resulted in farmers from nearly 50 villages introducing improvements to land management and biodiversity protection, as well as becoming skilled in value-added process such as vanilla curing.

New research prompts urgent call to protect Madagascar's unique biodiversity before it's too late

Phys Dot Org 01 Dec 2022
In two new papers published today, December 1, in Science, researchers from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and partners from 50 global organizations have undertaken a major review of Madagascar's extraordinary biodiversity ... They conclude the current knowledge on Madagascar's biodiversity and its decline indicates an urgent need for action.

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