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The rise of the eco-tourist has led to the Galápagos Islands being added to UNESCO's danger list, reports the New York Times. Between 1990 and 2006, the number of visitors to the archipelago rose 250 percent. The Galápagos now has 748 introduced plant species -- as compared to 500 native ones --  that the Darwin Foundation says could have "severe impacts [on] native biodiversity."

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SARS-CoV-2 vaccine developers are evaluating further vaccine doses as well as modified doses to keep up with new viral variants, according to CNN.

The New York Times reports that a new viral variant of concern has been identified in New York City.

In Nature this week: spatiotemporally resolved map of the human cell cycle, folding single-cell RNA sequencing into cancer drug studies, and more.

According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.