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International News Archive - March 12, 2013

Deforestation Protections In The Amazon Are Effective If Measures Are Strict

Deforestation is less likely to occur in areas of the Amazon rainforest that have been placed under strict protection than those that allow for controlled resource extraction.

US Official Calls On China To Reign In Hackers

On Monday, the White House officially called China out for breaking into the networks of many American corporations to steal company information.

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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