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Conservationists Want Ban On Products Made From Polar Bears
2012-12-26 13:28:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some conservationists are calling for increased restrictions on the buying and selling of rugs and other goods made from polar bears–citing the animal´s threatened status. Others disagree–saying climate change is the bears´ biggest threat and focusing on their trade de-emphasizes the true reason behind their endangerment. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which has long championed the polar bears´ cause,...

2008-08-21 18:00:29

Canada's Environment Minister John Baird and Paul Kaludjak, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated will make an important announcement concerning conservation and economic initiatives in Canada's North. Event: News Conference followed by media availability Date: Friday, August 22, 2008 Time: 2 :00 pm (EST) Location: Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Renaissance Room 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON Media unable to attend in person are invited to participate via...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'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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