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Endangered Species May Avoid Being Killed If Farms Used Guard Dogs
2013-11-27 07:04:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Kent reveals that guard dogs can significantly reduce conflicts between livestock and large carnivores, such as cheetahs and leopards. Their use would help to reduce unwarranted killing of endangered species in South Africa, according to the research team from the university's School of Anthropology and Conservation. The study, published in Wildlife Society Bulletin, examined the effect of guard...


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Optimal Energy Joule
2014-06-18 06:24:29

The Joule was produced by Optimal Energy based in Cape Town, South Africa. It was an electric six-seat passenger car first thought of in 2004. It was shown to the public at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Changes were made and shown again at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Production of the Joule stopped in April 2012 and Optimal Energy announced it was closing down in June 2012. The Joule was an electric car designed by Keith Helfet, who also designed the Jaguar XJ220 and the Jaguar F-type...

Grootslang
2014-04-22 13:29:14

The Grootslang is a legendary creature said to inhabit a cave in Richtersveld, South Africa, as well as warm freshwater rivers and swamps. The name Grootslang loosely translates to “big snake.” The legend of the Grootslang tells that the creature has been around since the world began. Allegedly the creature was a mistake that the Gods created. Upon realizing what they had done, the Gods split the Grootslang into two creatures. The first elephants and the first snakes. However, one...

African Red Toad, Schismaderma Carens
2013-11-22 13:31:33

The African Red Toad, Schismaderma Carens, known also as the African Split-Skin Toad, is a species of toad belonging to the family Bufonidae. It’s monotypic within the genus Schismaderma. It is located in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and possibly Lesotho. The natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, tropical or subtropical moist...

Crimson Sprite, Pseudagrion massaicum
2013-08-22 12:58:43

The crimson sprite (Pseudagrion massaicum), also known as the Masai sprite or the vermillion sprite, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, among other areas. It prefers to reside near streams and rivers in bushlands and savannahs. The total population number of the crimson sprite is unknown, but it is a locally common species in South Africa. It is thought that...

Corkscrew Clubtail, Paragomphus elpidius
2013-07-16 16:11:32

The corkscrew clubtail (Paragomphus elpidius) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, among other areas. It prefers a habitat in tropical or subtropical moist and arid forests, savannahs, and shrub lands, where it can be seen near freshwater marshes, lakes, and rivers. Its population numbers are thought to be stable, although it is not known if the species holds a...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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