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2009-08-21 14:38:50

Much of coastal Africa's food supply is being threatened by the destruction of swampy mangrove forests, NASA scientists warn. The groves are being destroyed by pollution, real estate development, and deforestation necessary to sustain large-scale commercial shrimp farming, Lola Fatoyinbo, an environmental scientist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said Friday in a release. The groves are essential breeding grounds for fish and shellfish in tropical African countries such as Mozambique...

2009-08-20 13:42:31

Impoverished fishermen along the coast of tropical African countries like Mozambique and Madagascar may have only a few more years to eke out a profit from one of their nations' biggest agricultural exports. Within a few decades, they may no longer have a livelihood at all.That's because swampy mangrove forests "“ essential breeding grounds for fish and shellfish in these countries "“ are being destroyed by worsening pollution, encroaching real estate development, and...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.