Latest Haute-Garonne Stories

2011-05-31 09:42:19

A European research team, with Spanish participation, has described two new beetle species measuring two millimeters in length. The coleoptera (beetles) were found in streams in the Pyrenees and Pre-Pyrenees mountains (from Gipuzkoa to Girona) and in the Sierra de la Demanda mountains (Burgos). Experts had previously thought that they belonged to another European species. "These species, which have a restricted range, had been confused with another European species with a more extensive...

2006-07-13 21:27:08

By Julien Pretot LUCHON, France (Reuters) - Tour de France favorites will have to be very cautious on Friday when a treacherous 12th stage takes the peloton 211.5 kms from Luchon to Carcassonne. On Bastille Day, the French will be eager to shine on home roads and try to emulate David Moncoutie, who won on July 14 in Dignes-les-Bains last year. "I see something big happening before the rest day (on Monday)," said France's Charly Mottet, who was twice fourth in the Tour de France, in...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.