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2008-07-13 18:00:24

A MIDLAND environmentalist has claimed an eco-friendly housing scheme may be responsible for polluting a nearby beauty spot leaving four swans dead. Ian Carroll, who is part of Sand well Swan Watch, believes that the Mar City development of 150 homes on contaminated land in West Bromwich may have led to problems at Mill Pool lake, off Rydding Lane. The developer used state-of-the-art technology to blast out chemicals from the former WH Keys factory site, off Church Lane, to make way for...

2005-11-21 16:10:11

SANTIAGO, Chile-- A recently opened pulp mill in Chile has devastated one of South America's most biologically outstanding wetlands, decimating its famed population of black-necked swans, along with most other bird life, a WWF-led team of investigators said Monday. "What was probably the largest population of black necked swans in South America has been wiped out in less than a year. It is an environmental catastrophe," said Clifton Curtis, director of World Wildlife Fund's Global Toxic...


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2006-03-07 15:20:49

The Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) belongs to the genus of black geese named Branta. This genus contains species with mostly black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey Anser species. Despite its superficial outward similarity to the Brent Goose, genetic analysis has shown it is an eastern derivative of the Cackling Goose lineage. It is easily identified by its largely black plumage and white face. Its call is a "kaw". During breeding season, Barnacle Geese can be found mainly on...

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2006-03-06 17:26:02

The Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba) is the smallest species of swan belonging to the family Anatidae. Since it is only distantly related to the other swans it has its own genus, Coscoroba. The plumage is white except for black tips to the outer six primary feathers. This black is often barely visible on the closed wing but in flight, they are prominent. The bird has a red beak, legs and feet and they look somewhat more like geese than swans. The female looks almost identical to the...

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2006-03-06 17:07:40

The Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melancoryphus) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family, Anatidae. It is a waterbird found throughout South America - in Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and on the Falkland Islands. In winter, this bird migrates northwards to Paraguay and southern Brazil. The Laguna Blanca National Park in Argentina is a protected home of the swan.

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2005-06-14 12:44:59

The Canada goose (Branta canadensis), also called the Canadian Goose in North America, belongs to the Branta genus of geese. This genus contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey Anser species. The species name, canadensis, is a New Latin word meaning "of Canada". The black head and neck with white "chinstrap" distinguish this goose from all except the Barnacle goose, but the latter has a black breast and grey, rather than brownish, body plumage. There...

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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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