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‘Citizen Scientists’ Pitching In To Help Save Our Koalas
2014-07-29 03:36:46

NERP Environmental Decisions Hub Australian citizens are pitching in to help save the koala, one of our most iconic and vulnerable species, environmental scientists say. By linking the public’s sightings of koalas with changes in the landscape and climate, scientists from the National Environmental Research Program’s Environmental Decisions Hub (NERP EDH) have quantified how many threats affect koala populations in New South Wales (NSW) and have identified the impact of these...

2013-06-24 19:39:56

The performance of Australia’s mining industry in restoring the native landscape could one day be judged by ...koalas. Everyone has heard of kangaroo courts – but new research suggests that, at least in some parts of the country, koalas and other native animals may be best placed to adjudicate whether or not minesite rehabilitation is a success. And even farmers, local government and urban developers may one day find themselves facing an animal tribunal, suggests Dr Jonathan Rhodes...

2013-01-14 10:33:57

As sea levels climb, Australia´s coastal wetlands will be increasingly trapped between urban development on land and the rising ocean, imperilling the survival of their unique plants, birds and fish, leading ecologists warned today. Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) say Australia´s planners and coastal communities need to think up to 100 years ahead to ensure the survival of mangroves, salt marshes, sedge lands and melaleuca swamps and...

2005-12-05 00:15:00

CHICAGO -- Children born with heart defects who have traditionally been told not to exercise can improve their heart function through programs that involve exertion, according to a U.S. study published on Monday. "With the approval of a pediatric cardiologist, and after careful exercise testing, exercise is generally safe and tolerable for children with congenital heart defects," said Jonathan Rhodes, a cardiologist at Children's Hospital in Boston who led the study. The report said 15 of 16...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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