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2014-06-19 08:23:11

Region's leading nation calls for renewed global effort to reduce carbon emissions NADI, Fiji, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiji has appealed to developed nations not to behave selfishly over the catastrophic prospect facing Small Island Developing States because of climate change. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140619/119457 The Fijian Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, called for a renewed global commitment to reduce carbon emissions at the second summit of the Pacific...

2014-06-11 23:12:23

Love is in the air during the month of June. Enter to win the June iPod Shuffle Giveaway while learning more about the perfect destination wedding location, The U.S. Virgin Islands. St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 The romance of a sandy beach at sunset or a lush tropical garden make the perfect backdrop for any wedding day. Prefer a historic church or a marriage at sea? Whatever the dream, it really can come true in the U.S. Virgin Islands, one of the premier wedding...

Barbados Utilizes World Environment Day To Inspire Developing Island Nations To Focus On Green Technology
2014-06-04 15:16:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each year on June 5th we celebrate World Environment Day (WED). It is on this day that we should take time to focus on making some positive contribution for the environment’s sake, as we need to preserve planet Earth not just for present life, but also for the generations of people, animals and plants that follow. As part of WED, each year the global event is hosted by a specific country that is at the forefront of environmental...

2014-05-16 23:09:15

The most auspicious day of 2014 for a wedding will be 12/13/14. But, if a December wedding date leaves you cold, how about a destination wedding? America's Paradise, United States Virgin Islands (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The romance of a sandy beach at sunset or a lush tropical garden make the perfect backdrop for any wedding day. Prefer a historic church or a marriage at sea? Whatever the dream, it really can come true in the U.S. Virgin Islands, one of the premier wedding destinations...

2014-04-22 23:00:20

On April 19, the Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands, in a unanimous vote, authorized President David Hall to commence the development phase for a medical school in the territory. U.S. Virgin Islands (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 On April 19, the Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands, in a unanimous vote, authorized President David Hall to commence the development phase for a medical school in the territory. The Board also approved a major gift agreement...

2014-03-11 08:40:42

CYPRUS, Greece, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In spring 2014 the idea of Aphroditecoin was born. Inspired by auroracoin, aphroditecoin wants to help the Cypriots to get back to their normal lives. The idea is that Aphroditecoin is a cryptocurrency which will be handed over to the Cypriots soon. It is based on litecoin and is 75% premined. The premined coins will be distributed to the entire population of Cyprus, commencing on midnight 21th of April 2014. Photo -...

2014-02-11 20:21:34

"You will not be refugees," says Fijian President during state visit. SUVA, Fiji, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fiji will ensure that the people of Kiribati have a home if their country is submerged by the rising sea level as a result of climate change, said the President of the Republic of Fiji, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau. The president made the announcement during his state visit to Kiribati this week, confirming the suggestion made recently by Fiji's Prime Minister, Voreqe...

2013-12-31 23:22:33

Future visitors heading to St. Maarten on vacation that plan to charter a boat will be able to choose from SXM Deals newly added powerboats and sail boats for a private trip around the islands. Philipsburg, St. Maarten (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 SXM Deals adds additional boats to cater for private charters in St. Maarten for the upcoming 2014 tourism season. St. Maarten is a very busy Caribbean island that welcomes thousands of visitors each day arriving via an international airport, busy...

Island Ecosystems In Peril Due To Sea Level Rise
2013-11-14 05:08:52

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Before he was deposed as president of the island nation of the Maldives last year, Mohamed Nasheed was a fierce advocate and proponent for addressing the seemingly inevitable environmental crisis coming about as a result of global sea level rise. President Nasheed and his efforts were chronicled in the 2011 documentary ‘The Island President.’ In addition to the threat of sea level rise, we were reminded this past weekend about...


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Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissima
2014-04-18 12:27:42

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima) is an extinct species of blue pigeon previously native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean eastwards of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three living ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white colored hackles around the head, neck, and breast and blue colored feathers on the body, and it was red on the tail and the...

Erik The Red
2014-01-06 11:48:00

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...

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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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