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2013-10-30 23:26:47

New Novel Advocates Importance of Acknowledging Loss and Healing Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Set in the 1960s, Mississippi Flyway follows Ellie Moon through her personal difficulties of divorce, sexual and verbal abuse, and a fractured family. Through a road trip with her estranged father, Ellie discovers secrets of her past as they try to understand and repair a broken relationship. With a colorful cast of characters ranging from the charismatic Chicago Fats to the complex Tiny...

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2011-01-25 12:13:19

The number of birds flying south for the winter in the Philippines has dropped this year and experts say the cause is the collapse of wetlands and hunting. Philippine-based Danish ornithologist Arne Jensen said the despite some harsh, cold weather across the Eurasian landmass, some waterbirds that usually migrate in huge flocks to the tropical islands have been completely absent. "The flyway populations of several waterbird species are in constant and dramatic decline," Jensen, who advises...

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2010-02-24 10:55:00

The United Nations reported on Wednesday that several countries, including Russia, Iran and China, are working together to bring back the Siberian Crane form the brink of extinction. The pure white, 55-inch tall crane is considered to be critically endangered with a population of less than 3,500 individuals left. But, with the help of the international community, "the future of the Siberian crane is looking brighter," said Claire Mirande, director of the Siberian Crane Wetland Project. The...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.