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Image 1 - Satellites Help With Species Conservation
2011-11-18 04:28:29

Organisms living on small islands are particularly threatened by extinction. However, data are often lacking to objectively assess these threats.

2008-09-24 12:00:31

Travel Service (TS) (Prague, Czech Republic), charter airline company, signed a contract worth nearly CEK 1 bil on a short-term rental of its four aeroplanes Boeing including crew on 17 Sep 2008.

2008-08-06 15:00:49

Text of report by state-owned national radio network Radio Comoros on 6 August An oil tanker arrived in Moroni on Tuesday [5 August] night. The ship came from Dar es Salaam carrying a month's supply of fuel.

2007-09-19 09:01:22

Text of report by Comoran newspaper La Gazette des Comores on 18 September For a few days now, the Radio Ngazidja editorial team has been under censorship.

2006-06-20 09:21:09

By Thierry Leveque PARIS (Reuters) - A French court found Bob Denard, one of France's most notorious mercenary leaders, guilty on Tuesday for his part in a 1995 coup in the Comoros and handed him a suspended five-year prison sentence.

2006-05-29 06:00:00

Lava bubbled from a volcano in the Comoros on Monday, frightening thousands on the Indian Ocean archipelago's largest island who feared a full-blown eruption as they waited to see where the molten rock might flow.

2006-05-29 03:20:00

Lava bubbled from a volcano in the Comoros on Monday, frightening thousands on the Indian Ocean archipelago's largest island who feared a full-blown eruption as they waited to see where the molten rock might flow.

2006-05-28 15:34:29

MORONI (Reuters) - Lava spewed from a volcano on the Indian Ocean island of Grande Comore on Sunday, lighting up the sky and sending scores of frightened residents onto the streets.

2006-05-14 08:03:24

By Tim Cocks MORONI (Reuters) - Comorans voted peacefully on Sunday in the last round of a presidential race dominated by concerns over extreme poverty and corruption, hoping to finally shake off a history of coups.

2006-05-14 02:15:53

By Tim Cocks MORONI (Reuters) - Comorans voted on Sunday in the final round of a presidential race dominated by concerns over extreme poverty, and corruption.


Latest Comoros Reference Libraries

Karthala
2014-10-04 18:01:05

Karthala, also known  as Mount Karthala, is an active shield volcano that is located in the island nation of Comoros. Along with a smaller shield volcano, this volcano makes up the largest island in the archipelago known as Grande Comore and it reaches an elevation of 7,746 feet. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the area, erupting at least twenty times since the beginning of the nineteenth century. These eruptions have mostly affected the volcano’s caldera, leaving the majority of...

2012-04-02 14:05:59

The Tailless Tenrec, (Tenrec ecaudatus), also known as the Common Tenrec, is a species of mammal in the Tenrecidae family. It is the only member of its genus. It is found in Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, and Seychelles. It has many habitats within its range, including subtropical and tropical moist lowland or dry forests, subtropical and tropical moist mountains, savanna, shrublands, grasslands, plantations, rural gardens and even urban settings. This is the largest...

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2005-06-22 14:40:30

Dull day gecko (Phelsuma dubia (BOETTGER 1881)) is a diurnal species of geckos. It is about 15 cm in length and lives on the western coast of Madagascar, in the Comoros, and the coast of East Africa. It typically inhabits trees and can also be found near human dwellings. The Dull day gecko feeds on insects and nectar. Scientific synonyms: Pachydactylus dubius BOETTGER 1881 Phelsuma dubia - KLUGE 1993 Phelsuma dubia - GLAW & VENCES 1994: 298 Phelsuma dubia - BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 10...

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2005-06-15 17:28:58

Gold dust day gecko (Phelsuma laticauda laticauda) is a diurnal subspecies of geckos. It lives in northern Madagascar and on the Comoros. It typically inhabits trees and can sometimes be found in houses. The Gold dust day gecko feeds on insects and nectar. Description This lizard belongs to the smaller day geckos. It can reach a total length of about 13 cm. The body color is a bright green or yellowish green or rarely even blue. Typical for this day gecko are the yellow speckles on the...

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2005-06-15 16:28:59

Phelsuma v-nigra v-nigra is a small diurnal subspecies of geckos. It lives in the Comoros and typically inhabits trees and bushes. Phelsuma v-nigra v-nigra feeds on insects and nectar. Description This lizard belongs to the smallest day geckos. It can reach a maximum length of approximately 10 cm. The body color is bright green, which may have a blue hue. There is a red v-shaped stripe on the snout and two red bars between the eyes. On the back there often are a number of small...

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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).