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Author Of Darwin's Dreampond Has New Fish Species From Lake Victoria Named In Honor Of Him
2013-01-02 10:25:23

Pensoft Publishers Two new species of cichlid fish from Lake Victoria are described by biologists from Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Research Department Marine Zoology) and the Institute of Biology Leiden (Section Integrative Zoology), the Netherlands. One of these species is named in honor of Tijs Goldschmidt, author of Darwin's Dreampond. This book, published in nine languages, describes the dramatic extinction of hundreds of cichlid species in Lake Victoria in the 1980s due to the...

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2011-02-25 09:25:47

Extreme megadrought in Afro-Asian region likely had consequences for Paleolithic cultures How severe can climate change become in a warming world? Worse than anything we've seen in written history, according to results of a study appearing this week in the journal Science. An international team of scientists led by Curt Stager of Paul Smith's College, New York, has compiled four dozen paleoclimate records from sediment cores in Lake Tanganyika and other locations in Africa. The records show...

2008-11-11 09:00:00

Roger A. Newell Ph.D., President and CEO of Lake Victoria Mining Company, Inc. (OTCBB: LVCA) is pleased to announce that the Company has acquired, subject to final payment, two exploration licenses (PL 2910, PL 3006) contiguous with the existing Kalemela License PL 2747. Once the acquisition is complete, the Kalemela Gold Project will contain over 260 square kilometers. Dr. Newell stated: "This acquisition is an important opportunity for the company to expand its footprint in this...

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2008-10-02 12:40:00

Researchers said Wednesday that some colorful cichlid fish in Africa's Lake Victoria formed a new species by adapting their vision, showing that geographical isolation is not essential for divergence. Ole Seehausen, who led the study, said the fish evolved to improve their ability to see food and predators at different depths, and this also affected the way they saw colors and attracted mates. "The split of one species into two was initiated by adaptation of the sensory system, in this case...

2008-09-03 06:00:13

Text of report by Angelo Izama and Zahra Abigaba entitled "Kampala residents caught between lake and the sewer" published by leading privately-owned Ugandan newspaper The Daily Monitor website on 3 September, subheadings inserted editorially Kampala is sitting on a sewerage system that has not expanded in over 40 years and now threatens to dangerously pollute Lake Victoria, a key source of the city's water supply, according to the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NW&SC)....

2008-08-15 09:00:49

Vangold Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: VAN)("Vangold") have increased their land holdings in the West Nile District of Uganda (Kilo Moto) from 400 square kilometers to 1350 square kilometers. Having recently completed a reconnaissance exploration program in the West Nile (See July 30th 2008 press release), and in result of the recent discovery of Kibalian rock formations, (which are the source rocks for the large gold mines being developed in the DRC), Vangold has been granted 5 new exploration...

2008-07-24 12:00:53

Lake Victoria Mining Company, Inc. (OTCBB: LVCA) announced today they will begin gold exploration at the Kalemela Project in Tanzania in which they have an 80% interest. Work will begin at the property some 125 kilometers East of Mwanza, Tanzania, over the next two weeks. Lake Victoria's President, Dr. Roger Newell, said that the company has signed an exploration services agreement with Geo Can Resources Company Limited, Tanzania, to provide the initial exploration program on the highly...

2008-07-08 12:00:56

Dr. Roger A. Newell M.Sc., Ph.D., the newly appointed President and CEO of Lake Victoria Mining Company, Inc. (OTCBB: LVCA) is pleased to announce the company is acquiring an 80% interest in the Kalemela Gold Project in northern Tanzania. While currently in Mwanza, Tanzania, Dr. Newell said "This is an important opportunity for the company to gain a foothold in a prominent, productive and highly prospective gold belt. The potential for a substantial discovery here is significant since the...

2006-04-28 01:47:22

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tanzanian police said on Friday that a ferry had sunk in its waters on Lake Victoria, with an unknown number of passengers killed. "People have drowned, but I have no more information," Tanzanian police spokesman Juma Mtumwa said by telephone from Dar es Salaam. A Tanzanian newspaper, Mwananchi, said 28 people, including eight crew members, were killed. But that could not be immediately confirmed. The paper named the boat as MV Nyamanga. But police in Mwanza town...

2006-04-28 00:43:06

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tanzanian police said on Friday that a ferry had sunk in its waters on Lake Victoria, with an unknown number of passengers killed. "People have drowned, but I have no more information," Tanzanian police spokesman Juma Mtumwa said by telephone from Dar es Salaam. A Tanzanian newspaper, Mwananchi, said 28 people, including eight crew members, were killed. But that could not be immediately confirmed. The paper named the boat as MV Nyamanga. It was not immediately...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
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