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2007-04-03 09:00:32

By Magnacca, Karl N Abstract: The 60 species of native Hylaeus bees in the Hawaiian Islands are important pollinators in native ecosystems, but they have been almost completely ignored in conservation studies.

2006-06-14 22:00:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands -- remnants of extinct submerged volcanoes far from Waikiki -- will become a vast U.S. national monument and nature sanctuary, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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