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2012-04-23 13:20:59

For years experts have discussed the ecological impact of the extended cultivation of energy crops.

2012-04-03 09:19:45

Despite the predicted environmental benefits of biofuels, converting land to grow bioenergy crops may harm native wildlife.

2010-11-04 01:09:30

Farmland birds that are poorer parents and less "brainy" are faring worse than other farmland bird species, a study at the University of Bristol has found.

2009-08-26 09:10:44

Skylarks can hear the difference between friendly neighbours and dangerous strangers, and deal with any threatening intruders, says new research by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.