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Science News Archive - January 02, 2010

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In a case that both highlights and exacerbates the growing tensions between wildlife conservationists and green energy efforts, some two dozen rare tortoises and their Mojave Desert habitat could force a California-based energy firm to drop its plans for a massive solar-energy complex.

Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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