Watch DOG - MINI REPORT Early estimates about the amount of...

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MINI REPORT Early estimates about the amount of oil spilled into the ocean had been largely underestimated. It is said the government would have reacted differently had they known the vast amount of the spill. Many different approaches are being taken to handle this. Next we have an article that shows scientists found that the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum that jumped to humans from gorillas and not from chimpanzees as previously believed. The scientists believe that the jump from gorillas to humans only happened once. Next was an article about the ice melting. It appears that we have the third worst arctic sea ice melt since they kept keeping track in 1979. They watch the northern polar cap and keep track of it every year, and while this year wasn’t as bad in terms of melting as 2007 was, it still was bad. They do a process to see how much land ice is covering and it was 5.10 million square kilometers last year (at its minimum), and this year it was 4.76 million square kilometers. While temperature is obviously the leading factor in how much ice is breaking up, wind and atmospheric patterns also contribute greatly. We had a very warm summer and it is showing, hopefully next year the ice caps won’t melt so much. Finally we see about Incan sacrificial ceremonies. The process of killing Incan children in sacrifices has always been a mystery.
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