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2010-09-28 11:56:00

CALGARY, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ - GrowMax Agri Corp. and its subsidiary, Americas Potash Peru S.A., (collectively, "GrowMax") is pleased to announce that it has completed the Pre-Feasibility Study for its potash project at Bayovar, Peru in the Sechura desert. Highlights of the Pre-Feasibility Study are (all dollar amounts are in U.S. dollars): 1. Use of low-cost Solar Evaporation Technology similar to Israel Chemicals Ltd. and Arab Potash Company in the Dead Sea, and Compass...

2005-10-19 07:18:03

By Jude Webber NAZCA, Peru (Reuters) - A tiny, hand-painted sign mounted on a flimsy barbed wire fence warns visitors to Peru's Nazca lines: "No entry. Area off-limits." It's not much of a deterrent. The latest threat to the vast U.N. World Heritage site where the enigmatic shapes and lines, stylized figures of birds and animals were etched in the desert some 2,000 years ago, is a camp of around 30 shacks that appeared in August. The rudimentary straw-matting huts are pitched in the...


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2008-06-16 15:53:07

The Sechuran Fox (Lycalopex sechurae), also known as the Peruvian Desert Fox or the Sechuran Zorro, is a South American species of canid closely related to other South American "false" foxes or zorro, of which it is the smallest. It is found in the Sechura Desert in southwestern Ecuador and northwestern Peru. The Sechuran Fox weighs 9 to 11 pounds with a body length of about 24 inches and a tail of nearly 10 inches. Its fur is gray agouti and red, and it's tail is tipped with black. It has...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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