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International News Archive - September 19, 2012

Pink Dolphins Get Protection Under New Law

Bolivia's only freshwater mammal - the pink river dolphin - is at risk, and now President Evo Morales has enacted a law aimed at protecting the unique animal.

To Protect Species And Ecosystems Major Changes Are Needed

A landmark study has found that climate change is likely to have a major impact on Australia’s plants, animals and ecosystems that will present significant challenges to the conservation of Australia’s biodiversity.

Yahoo Shares in Alibaba Bought Back Before IPO

Alibaba Group announced on Tuesday that it has bought back $7.6 billion dollars worth of stock from Yahoo Inc., moving the Chinese e-commerce giant one step closer to an initial public offering.

Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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