"Hi, I'm scientific American podcast editor Steve Mirsky. And here's a short piece from the April two thousand nineteen issue of the magazine in the section called advances dispatches from the frontiers of science technology and medicine the articles titled quick hits, and it's a rundown of some science and technology stories from around the globe compiled by editorial contributor Jim Daly from Greenland. Scientists have found the massive ice sheet covering Greenland is melting about four times faster than it was in two thousand three the gigantic hung of ice could become a major contributor to sea level rise in coming decades from Hawaii a fourteen year old Hawaiian snail named George believed to be the last of its species has died the archipelago's population of land snails, which was once incredibly diverse has substantially declined with perhaps seventy five percent of more than seven hundred fifty species now gone from guy. Hannah the guy in these government signed an agreement with the European Union to curb illegal logging improved forest management and expand the South American nation's legal timber industry, which exports to the EU from Australia. Overuse of water from the Murray, darling. River systems sparked a massive die off of fish in the down under state of New South Wales. An estimated one hundred thousand to one million fish suffocated because the river levels were too low to flush out farm runoff, this lead to algal blooms that resulted in bacterial proliferation, which caused a drop of oxygen from Liberia health officials announced that they found the Abol lavar is in a bat in west Africa for the first time previously had been found only in bats in central Africa. The discovery could help reveal how the virus jumps to humans. And from Northern Ireland bacteria in a soil sample effectively halted the growth of four types of antibiotic resistant superbugs, including methicillin resistant, staphylococcus aureus, better known as Mersa. Researchers say the discovery is an important step in the battle against such resistant bacteria that was quick hits. By Jim Daly."