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Forests In The Southwest Could Change Due To Climate Change
2012-10-01 05:29:25

Rising temperatures and decreases in precipitation associated with climate change could cause "widespread tree death" in the forests of the southwestern US, which could lead to "substantial changes" both in the landscape and the creatures living there.

GM Corn Banned In Russia
2012-09-26 14:11:29

Russia is halting all shipments of American corn due to a study that revealed a higher risk in breast cancer.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.