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Coffee Could Be Extinct Before The End Of The Century
2012-11-08 11:54:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For many of us, a hot, freshly brewed morning cup of coffee is a necessity. But with the looming threat of global warming, that wake-up brew could become a thing of the past, according to a new study from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK). The researchers note that their predictions are for only one type of coffee bean, the wild arabica. However, it is one of only two species of bean used to make coffee and is by far the most...

2012-03-15 12:16:54

The coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari), is considered one of the most serious pests in coffee plantations worldwide. Infestations of this small beetle are difficult to combat; most of the insect's lifecycle is completed inside coffee berries, making insecticide penetration and contact difficult. Female beetles bore holes into developing berries attached to the tree through the blossom scar and create ℠galleries´ where they remain and deposit their eggs. The...

2008-05-20 16:22:23

Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. Did you hear the one about the goat, the monk and the Indian pilgrim? There's no crass punchline to this story, just a punchy drink that is the world's second most important commodity, after oil. Discovered more than 1,000 years ago by goats roaming the hills of Ethiopia, coffee today employs 500 million people, from the...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.