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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...

2009-07-27 14:26:00

TAMPA, Fla., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Start with a company developing ground-breaking technology and a top-rated product. Add inspired, dedicated employees and a few smart execs leading the way. Blend together in perfect parts, bake for over a decade, and what do you get? If you're Mangrove Employer Services, it gets you Ranked No. 2 on the Tampa Bay Business Journal's prestigious Fast 50 list that recognizes the fastest growing companies in Tampa Bay. (Logo:...

2009-07-10 09:40:00

TAMPA, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Mangrove Employer Services today announced that is has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Access1Source of Utah, a service bureau organization and licensee of Mangrove's flagship product, Workforce Empowerment(TM). Access1Source provides payroll and tax processing, time and attendance solutions, and operates a health and welfare benefit brokerage. Based in American Fork, UT, Access1Source will become part of Mangrove to offer and support its...

2009-06-30 11:46:57

The World Heritage Committee has added the Belize barrier reef system and Los Katios National Park to its list of world heritage sites that are in danger. Composed of seven protected areas, many small mangrove islands and coastal lagoons, the Belize Barrier Reef System is home to a number of threatened species, including marine turtles and the American crocodile, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said. The IUCN and the World Heritage Committee, part of the United Nations...

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2009-05-28 06:08:39

The search is on for endangered Bengal tigers in the world's largest mangrove forest after a cyclone caused havoc there killing at least 180 people. Conservationists are scouring the Sundarbans mangrove forest for the tigers. The Cyclone Aila drove a tidal wave of saltwater inland. Abani Bhusan Thakur, chief Bangladesh official for the Sundarbans, said the forest had taken the brunt of the damage. The cyclone hit Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal on Monday. He said forest...

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2009-04-15 10:54:18

A new study of storm-related deaths from a super cyclone that hit the eastern coast of India in 1999 finds that villages shielded from the storm surge by mangrove forests experienced significantly fewer deaths than villages that were less protected. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Delhi and Duke University, analyzed deaths in 409 villages in the poor, mostly rural Kendrapada District of the Indian state of Orissa, just north of the cyclone's landfall. "Our analysis...

2009-04-13 16:00:00

A study of the 1999 super cyclone that hit eastern India suggests villages shielded from the storm surge by mangrove forests fared better than other areas. The study by researchers at India's University of Delhi and Duke University in the United States analyzed deaths in 409 villages in the poor, mostly rural Kendrapada District of the Indian state of Orissa, just north of the cyclone's landfall. It showed areas protected by mangrove forests experienced significantly fewer deaths than did...

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2009-02-02 11:30:00

A climate change expert warned Monday, that rising sea levels are causing salt water to flow into India's biggest river, threatening its ecosystem and turning vast farmlands barren in the country's east.A study by an east Indian University in the city of Kolkata revealed surprising growth of mangroves on the Ganges river."This phenomenon is called extension of salt wedge and it will salinate the groundwater of Kolkata and turn agricultural lands barren in adjoining rural belts," said Pranabes...

2008-10-07 00:00:23

KUALA LUMPUR: As the Earth's temperature continues to rise and the North Pole becomes a permanent island, mangrove swamps on the west coast of the peninsula may just get the break they sorely need. Malaysian Nature Society communications head Andrew Sebastian said there would be less pollution in the Straits of Malacca, if some of the ship traffic from the narrow waterway between the peninsula and Sumatra was diverted to the Northeast Passage, a water route that extends from Europe's North...

2008-10-01 21:00:10

By Jinka Nagaraju HYDERABAD: Is the Y S Rajasekhara Reddy government allotting land to companies floated by high-profile promoters in full violation of rules in the coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) 1 in the state? So it would seem. The beneficiaries of such largesse include M/S Thermal PowerTech Corporation (India) promoted by a prominent politician (1,200 acres), Maytas Infra (6,000 acres) and Unnati Papermills (550 acres). Experts say that if allowed to be developed, at least 3,000 acres...


Latest Mangrove Reference Libraries

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2009-02-21 20:30:52

The Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus giganteus) also known as the Beach Thick-knee, is a species of bird found in Australia and the islands of South-east Asia. It is a resident of undisturbed open beaches, exposed reefs, mangroves, and tidal sand flats. Its large range includes coastal eastern Australia as far south as far eastern Victoria, the northern Australian coast and nearby islands, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It is uncommon through most of its range....

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2008-04-28 13:38:07

The Madagascar Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis bernieri), is a species of bird from the Threskiornithidae family. It is found in Madagascar and Seychelles. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, estuarine waters, intertidal flats, and coastal saline lagoons. The Madagascar Sacred Ibis is threatened due to habitat loss.

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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