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International News Archive - September 04, 2012

Tigers In Nepal Learning To Coexist With Humans

Tigers, though beautiful, do not have a reputation for being accommodating. A new study at the Chitwan National Park in Nepal, indicates that the feared and revered carnivores are taking the night shift to better coexist with their human neighbors.

Canada's Vast Mackenzie River Basin Has Major World Interests At Stake

Watershed covers roughly 20 percent of Canada, including oil sands; The Mackenzie may discharge more water into the Arctic than the St. Lawrence into the Atlantic

Lack Of Bees Costs Us More Money

Decline of pollinators will have severe impact on nature and mankind

Grassroots Women’s Groups Target Witch Hunts

Witch hunts are common and sometimes deadly in the tea plantations of Jalpaiguri, India.

Impact From Humans Felt On Black Sea Long Before Industrial Era

When WHOI geologist Liviu Giosan first reconstructed the history of how the Danube River built its delta, he was presented with a puzzle.

New Fungal Species Discovered In Denmark

A new fungal species, called Hebelomagriseopruinatum, has now officially been included in the list of species.

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 'kardia,' heart.
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