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International News Archive - December 05, 2012

Tasmanian Wildlife Threatened By Fox Invasion

A research team led by the University of Canberra has used DNA detection techniques to map the presence of foxes in Tasmania. They also predicted the foxes spread and developed a model of their likely distribution as a blueprint for fox eradication.

Pollination On Large Farms Boosted By Small Patches Of Native Plants

Pollinator services of large agriculture fields can be enhanced with a simple cost-effective measure, that involves the creation of small patches of native plants within fruit orchards.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.