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International News Archive - November 09, 2011

Image 1 - Holm Oaks Will Gain Ground In Northern Forests Due To Climate Change

Holm oaks and other forests in lowland areas of Mediterranean mountains could expand by up to 350% due to global warming.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.