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2010-03-11 09:45:00

Wildlife experts praised the Obama administration for its "holistic approach" to conversation in Hawaii, after it named 48 species to be added to the endangered species list on Wednesday, boosting the number of endangered Hawaiian species from 2 to 50. The administration also plans to set aside more than 40 square miles on Kauai as a critical refuge for plants and animals to flourish. The habitat will allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to adopt a new approach to protecting species by...

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2008-10-02 07:15:00

When it comes to an endangered species list for the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, the federal government wants to take a new, ecosystem-based approach to adding 48 species, including plants, two birds and a fly. The Interior Department would designate about 43 square miles as critical habitat for all the species rather than considering each species' habitat separately. Officials said considering the species all at once, could possibly save time and resources and help the whole ecosystem. "For...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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