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2006-04-26 04:35:11

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a giant new oil pipeline to be routed away from Lake Baikal, the world's deepest lake and home to hundreds of unique species.

2006-01-26 07:14:16

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - A proposed Russian oil pipeline could cause permanent damage to the unique wildlife of Lake Baikal and must be stopped, scientists who conducted the state's assessment of the plan said on Thursday.


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cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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