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2009-08-12 11:00:00

Disease carrying mosquitoes that are being carried over with tourists are posing a great threat to the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

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2008-10-06 15:38:44

One of the smallest seals – the Caspian - has joined a growing list of mammal species in danger of extinction.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.