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Honduran Earthquake Destroyed Belizean Barrier Reef Coral
2011-09-12 08:42:15

  Earthquake underscores need for conservation planning to take into account infrequent natural disasters Earth's coral reefs have not been faring well in recent decades, facing multiple threats from pollution, disease, elevated water temperatures, and overfishing. Often referred to as the "rainforests of the Sea," coral reefs support a wide variety of marine life, help protect shorelines, and contribute significantly to tourism and the fishing industry. A new study looks at a rare...

2011-07-08 06:45:00

TAMPA, Fla., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its mission of providing world-class online education in the most in-demand fields, U.S. News and World Report-ranked Florida Institute of Technology proudly introduces seven new Mini MBA For-Credit Graduate Certificates. Designed to provide core business competencies and specialized knowledge, the Mini MBA allows professionals to obtain post-baccalaureate education in less time and with less of a financial commitment compared to...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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