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2012-06-07 19:15:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com A new study found that one in three animal species in poor countries are being threatened by the world's appetite for coffee and timber. Researchers from the University of Sydney spent five years tracking the world economy by evaluating over five billion supply chains connecting consumers to over 15,000 commodities produced in 187 countries. The team focused on the global trade of goods implicated in biodiversity like coffee, cocoa and lumber....

Bumblebee Gecko Discovered In Papua New Guinea
2012-04-20 04:43:34

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), a new species of gecko has been discovered in Papua New Guinea. Dressed in black and yellow stripes, biologists from the Papua New Guinea National Museum say the gecko resembles a bumblebee. Its unique coloring and rows of skin nodules act as camouflage for the gecko who lives on the forest floor. According to the survey, specimens of the new lizard measure about 5 inches long from head to tail. Specimens were captured in 2010 in Sohoniliu...

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2011-06-27 08:20:00

Scientists have made spectacular discoveries of more than a thousand new species on the island of New Guinea and its waters from 1998 to 2008, according to environmental group World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The remarkable finds total 1,060 new species, but due to a poor planning and unsustainable development in the country, many of these unique creatures are at risk of becoming endangered or extinct, a WWF report finds. The paper -- Final Frontier: Newly Discovered species of New Guinea (1998...

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2010-11-26 13:10:00

Scientists have discovered a new species of cave fish which has developed without eyes or pigmentation in Indonesia's eastern Papua area. "This is, to our knowledge, the first cave fish that has been discovered in Papua," scientist Laurent Pouyaud told the AFP news agency. Pouyaud and a team of researchers from the Institute of Research and Development in southern France, studied underground rivers, caves and jungles in an isolated region of New Guinea island. A new species of frog that...

2010-11-10 11:24:00

CAIRNS, Australia and HOUSTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC) (IOC:POMSoX) today announced the closing of its previously announced public offerings of US$61 million aggregate principal amount of 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2015 and 2,434,735 million common shares at US$75 per share. The underwriters have exercised their option to purchase an additional $9 million aggregate principal amount of the notes and an additional 365,215 common shares...

2010-04-28 05:00:00

NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- StinkyJournalism is pleased to present "Rebutting Jared Diamond's Savage Portrait: What tribal societies can tell us about justice and liberty," the other side of a now infamous story that led to a lawsuit against The New Yorker and bestselling author Jared Diamond. It's the true story of revenge warfare in the Southern Highlands region of Papua New Guinea, one that has never before been published. It is also the un-sensationalized account of...

2009-07-27 11:46:00

PORTSMITH, Australia, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC) (IOC:POMSoX) today announced that drilling has commenced on the Antelope-2 appraisal well, located approximately 2.2 miles (3.5 km) south of the Antelope-1 well in Petroleum Prospecting License 237 in Papua New Guinea. The planned total depth of the well is approximately 8,366 feet (2,550 meters) and is expected to take in the order of 100 days to drill. The primary objectives of the Antelope-2 well...


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2013-02-18 13:27:43

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country involving the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and a number of smaller islands. It’s the world’s sixth-largest country regarding to total area. Some of the neighboring countries include East Timor, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. For at least 40,000 years before European...

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2007-12-27 10:11:13

Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...

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2006-10-19 13:20:44

Cassowaries, Casuarius, are very large flightless birds native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and northeastern Australia. Cassowaries are part of the ratite group of birds that include the emu, rhea, ostrich, moa, and kiwi. There are three species of Cassowary recognized today: The Southern Cassowary of Australia and New Guinea; the Dwarf Cassowary of New Guinea and New Britain; and the Northern Cassowary of New Guinea. Some nearby islands have small populations of these birds, but it...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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