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2010-12-21 06:08:15

The General Assembly of the United Nations agreed to create a panel of international experts on biodiversity on Monday in an approved resolution.

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2010-10-27 10:15:00

Dr Jack Musick, emeritus professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has overseen a global study suggesting that 33 percent of shark, skate, and ray species are threatened with extinction.

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2010-08-20 07:50:00

Changes in climate may be a partial cause to the record rainfall that is wreaking havoc in Asia.

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2010-05-06 11:20:00

A top conservation group said Thursday that our planet urgently needs a "bailout plant" to protect its biodiversity.

2010-04-08 16:21:28

For the first time scientists have put a figure on how much it would cost to learn about the conservation status of millions of species, some of which have yet to be identified.

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2010-03-02 10:15:00

The next 10 to 20 years could be extremely significant for restoring wild populations of American bison to their original roaming grounds.

2009-12-02 08:44:00

LIBREVILLE, Gabon, December 2 /PRNewswire/ -- - "Bolstering Biodiversity in Africa: Everyone's Problem and Heritage" Coinciding with the International Year of Biodiversity, 2-3 June 2010 the Gabonese Republic is hosting an international conference in Libreville (Gabon) on the issue of safeguarding biological resources in Africa.

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2009-11-03 13:25:00

The updated global "Red List" of endangered species on Tuesday showed that more than 1,000 freshwater fish species are threatened with extinction, reflecting the strain on global water resources.

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2009-07-02 10:50:21

The International Union for Conservation of Nature reported on Thursday that pledges to roll back the threat to biodiversity by 2010 are beginning to seem out of reach.

2009-06-30 11:46:57

The World Heritage Committee has added the Belize barrier reef system and Los Katios National Park to its list of world heritage sites that are in danger. Composed of seven protected areas, many small mangrove islands and coastal lagoons, the Belize Barrier Reef System is home to a number of threatened


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gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'