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International News Archive - July 16, 2012

Butterflies In The UK On The Decline Due To Wet Weather

It isn’t just the Olympics that may suffer from the wet weather that UK residents are experiencing. The damp weather may impact the country’s Big Butterfly Count, an annual event run by charity Butterfly Conservation. It began on July 14th and runs through Aug. 5th.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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