Science Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Drought Blamed for Fall of Mayan Civilization

Date:
May 15, 2012
Source:
Reuters / Powered by NewsLook.com
Summary:
Researchers in Mexico say the mighty Mayan civilization that thrived in central America for 2700 years from 1800 BC, might have been brought down by climate change. Based on research deep underground, the scientists say there's evidence of long-term drought during the period of population decline.


Related Videos

last updated on 2014-04-17 at 10:01 am EDT

Ranchers Pray for Rain in Drought Hit California

Ranchers Pray for Rain in Drought Hit California

AFP (Feb. 5, 2014) California Governor Jerry Brown declares a state of emergency due to what could be the worst drought in a century. For ranchers, the drought means no grass for their cattle, forcing them to buy expensive hay or just sell their cows. Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
EU Bans Three Bee Harming Pesticides for Two Years

EU Bans Three Bee Harming Pesticides for Two Years

France 24 (Apr. 30, 2013) Environmentalists hailed a "victory for bees" on Monday after the European Union voted for a ban on several nerve-agent pesticides blamed for the dramatic decline in global bee populations. Fifteen of the 27 member states, including France, voted for a two-year restriction on the neonicotinoids, despite strong opposition from chemical companies.
Powered by NewsLook.com
The Battle for the Bees: Are Germany's Bees a Dying Breed?

The Battle for the Bees: Are Germany's Bees a Dying Breed?

Deutsche Welle (May 16, 2013) Bees supply us with honey and pollinate flowers. But more and more of them are dying off. Diseases, mold, and mildew -- but also insecticides -- are being blamed for their demise. Now the politicians want to ban a few pesticides entirely, to the anger of the chemicals industry and some farmers.
Powered by NewsLook.com
Wealth Blamed for Rhino Death Rise

Wealth Blamed for Rhino Death Rise

Reuters (Apr. 5, 2012) The spread of wealth in some Asian nations is being blamed for a rise in South African rhino poaching.
Powered by NewsLook.com

Related Stories


Share This



Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins