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2006-06-07 02:52:07

Corrects name in third paragraph to Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta from Sierra Madre de Santa Marta after correction from scientists By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Two frog species feared extinct have been rediscovered in Colombia, a boost for scientists battling to save rare amphibians threatened by a deadly disease. "These finds show there is still hope...a lot of these species were pretty much written off," Claude Gascon, a senior vice-president at...

2006-06-06 13:05:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Two frog species feared extinct have been rediscovered in Colombia, a boost for scientists battling to save rare amphibians threatened by a deadly disease. "These finds show there is still hope...a lot of these species were pretty much written off," Claude Gascon, a senior vice-president at Conservation International in Washington, told Reuters on Tuesday. Scientists have found the Santa Marta Harlequin frog and the San Lorenzo...

2005-09-11 11:54:14

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Amphibian experts are likely to urge captive breeding to slow a catastrophic rate of extinctions threatening a third of all species of frogs and salamanders, a leading scientist said. Amphibians are more vulnerable than many other groups to pollution or a changing climate because they live both in water and on land and have a porous skin absorbing water and oxygen. A fungus is also wiping out many species. A meeting of...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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