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2011-12-23 10:22:02

Global wildlife is facing an unprecedented threat from natural disasters exacerbated by climate change, warn scientists in a paper published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Hurricanes, droughts, flooding and wildfires are predicted to increase in frequency and severity — but despite being able to spot human populations at risk, there is currently no mechanism for identifying vulnerable animal populations. Now scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have come up...

Leaders Urged To Curb Climate Vulnerability
2011-11-28 05:54:49

Representatives of the world´s governments meeting in Durban this week have been advised by scientists that urgent action is needed to reduce the vulnerability of communities worldwide likely to be worst affected by the impacts of climate change. In a new scientific paper and book, leading marine researchers Dr Josh Cinner of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) and James Cook University, and Tim McClanahan of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) propose a...

2011-11-16 08:00:00

Risk I/O has moved to a freemium pricing plan for their vulnerability management tool as a part of ongoing growth. With the new plans, businesses and organizations can enjoy a free, complete version of the service or one of the new premium plans that offer advanced features and greater integration. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 16, 2011 HoneyApps, Inc. has announced the addition of a free plan as well as additional premium plans for their flagship vulnerability management product, Risk...

2011-10-21 07:05:00

IT Security Industry Leader to Promote New Solutions for Securing Mobile Devices and Virtualized Environments Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 eEye Digital Security, a provider of IT security and unified vulnerability management solutions, will participate in the SANS Chicago conference at The Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, to be held October 23-28, 2011. eEye will exhibit in the one-day vendor showcase on Monday, October 24, 2011. SANS conferences provide intensive,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'