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2008-09-15 09:05:00

CANBERRA, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Australian government will provide an additional 7.5 million dollars (6 million U.S. dollars) to help protect The Great Barrier Reef. The funding comes in addition to the 23 million dollars (18 million U.S. dollars) announced last month for the Reef Rescue program. Environment Minister Peter Garrett said on Sunday it would help to boost efforts to protect the health of the reef. "Particularly as it battles the impacts of a changing climate," he said in a...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'