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Catastrophic Bangladesh oil spill endangers rare species

Catastrophic Bangladesh oil spill endangers rare species, including dolphins and tigers

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An oil spill from a crashed tanker is causing what officials are calling an ecological “catastrophe” in the Sundarbans mangrove region of Bangladesh, putting two rare species of dolphin...

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The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest that can be found in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513,175 acres of land. In the forest is the Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to create Allegheny Reservoir. The administrative headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest can be found in Warren. It has two ranger stations, one in Bradford, McKean County and one in Marienville, Forest County. The forest lies in the heart of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas...

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Brown Boronia (Boronia megastigma) is a shrub species in the citrus family. Cultivated for its intense aromatic scent, it is the primary source of essential oils in the Boronia species. Reaching a maximum height of approximately 39 inches, the plant features deep green glandular leaves which are also scented. The linear leaves, narrow and thick in shape, are arranged in whorls around slender branches. The production of scent appears to serve one primary purpose; reproduction. The...

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