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First Coastal Sustainability Grants For Research On World's Most Populated Areas Awarded By NSF
2013-09-30 06:57:06

National Science Foundation In wake of storms such as Hurricane Sandy, grants will lead to better management of coastal environments More than half the world's human population lived in coastal areas in the year 2000; that percentage is expected to rise to 75 percent by 2025. With our large footprint in coastal sands--and in the wake of severe storms such as Hurricane Sandy--how do we co-exist with our coastlines? How do we use them sustainably? A sustainable world is one in which...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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