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2011-11-11 20:50:00

Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia garnered millions of votes in the new seven wonders of nature campaign Bay of Fundy, NB/NS (PRWEB) November 11, 2011 Despite a strong international bid in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign, provisional results show the Bay of Fundy has not been named to the final top seven. Bernard Weber, Founder of the New7Wonders Foundation made the announcement today in Zurich, Switzerland at 7:07 pm GMT. The Bay of Fundy was Canadaâs finalist among the top 28...

2008-09-26 12:00:21

The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) made decisions that will undermine cod recovery during their annual meeting in Vigo Spain this week. The status of cod on the southern Grand Banks remains severely depleted despite 14 years under fishing moratorium. The outcomes from the meeting demonstrated that there still lacks a sense of urgency to halt levels of bycatch that threaten the recovery of this stock. Last year NAFO adopted a southern Grand Banks cod recovery strategy to...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'