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Largest-of-its-kind coral study offers plan to save the planet’s reefs

Largest-of-its-kind coral study offers plan to save the planet’s reefs

Science
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A new survey of coral communities -- the largest of its kind, according to the research team -- has offered a roadmap for protecting Earth's reefs. The international team of scientists, including researchers with conservation groups, government agencies, and universities, identified three main strategies that can be quickly enacted to save reefs from climate change and human impacts. To identify where and how to save reefs, researchers measured coral abundance on more than 2,500 reefs along the coasts of 44 countries in the Indian and Pacific oceans. Their analysis proved a majority of reefs host functioning coral communities with a diverse and architecturally complex cover of species. After the El Niño event that lasted from 2014 to 2017, which triggered the largest cor
Air India’s Alliance Air offers fares ‘lower than train’ tickets

Air India’s Alliance Air offers fares ‘lower than train’ tickets

Finance
Mumbai: Flag carrier Air India's regional arm Alliance Air on Friday announced discounted fares starting as low as Rs 990 for flights across its network under a limited period sale offer. The fares offered under the 'Independence Day sale carnival' are lower than the train fares so that train commuters can experience the luxury of flying, Alliance Air said in a statement. The seven-day sale period starts from August 3 and ends on August 9 for a travel period between August 3 and September 30, the airline said. Alliance Air currently operates 110 flights per day to 53 destinations such as Kullu, Cochin, Mysuru, Diu and Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh besides Shimla, Kohlapur, Pantnagar, Bathinda, Ludhiana, Gwalior, Bikaner, which are operated under government's regional connectivity scheme...
Morgan Stanley offers new tool to let advisors, investors measure sustainable investing goals

Morgan Stanley offers new tool to let advisors, investors measure sustainable investing goals

Finance
Morgan Stanley signage on the door of their headquarters building in New York.Scott Mlyn | CNBC Morgan Stanley is offering a new tool to help financial advisors and their clients measure sustainable investing choices and how they perform in their portfolios.The analytics and reporting application, called Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient, was announced on Monday. The firm said the feature is part of the firm's commitment to make sustainable investing a bigger part of the conversation between advisors and their clients.The tool helps clients prioritize preferences when it comes to environmental, social and governance interests. That may include climate change, gender equality or religious values.Once those priorities have been identified, the application then uses Morgan Stanley's proprietary ...
DNA analysis offers insight into Japan’s ancient population boom, bust

DNA analysis offers insight into Japan’s ancient population boom, bust

Science
June 20 (UPI) -- Scientists have gained new insights into the history of Japan's early residents by analyzing the Y chromosomes of modern Japanese men. The analysis allowed researchers to estimate the ancient human population living on Japan's main island some 2,500 years ago. "Evidence at archaeological dig sites has been used to estimate the size of ancient human populations, but the difficulty and unpredictability of finding those sites is a big limitation," Jun Ohashi, an associate professor of human evolutionary genetics at the University of Tokyo, said in a news release. "Now we have a method that uses a large amount of modern data." Researchers estimate Japan was occupied by the Jomon people prior to 500 B.C. Around 2,500 years ago, they were joined by Yayoi people. The Yayoi migr...
Monsoon rescue bid offers landlords profit-share

Monsoon rescue bid offers landlords profit-share

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor Monsoon Accessorize, the struggling fashion retailer, is to offer landlords a share of future profits after snubbing their demands for an equity stake in the company.Sky News has learnt that a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) proposal to be published later on Wednesday will offer store owners up to £10m annually if Monsoon's profits beat internal forecasts in future years. The plan has been devised by advisers to Peter Simon, Monsoon Accessorize's founder, who has rejected requests by landlords to be handed a minority equity stake in the company.Insiders said on Wednesday that a group of landlords which had been seeking to negotiate with Mr Simon now included NFU Mutual, the insurer which was founded more than a century