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2011-07-29 14:48:25

California's native grasses, already under pressure from invasive exotic grasses, are likely to be pushed aside even more as the climate warms.

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2010-08-16 08:15:00

At Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, Calif., a fierce battle is taking place under the oblivious, peeling noses of beachgoers.

2008-07-03 15:00:21

CONSERVATION volunteers have agreed a new method of cleaning a popular beach after finding a record amount of litter. The city council stopped mechanically cleaning Cramond Beach three months ago, after the Marine Conservation Society raised concerns about erosion.


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'.