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2010-04-11 08:14:56

The skeptics who frequently deny the reality of climate change in the world's media lack all scientific credibility, charge three eminent Australian researchers who have just been listed among the world's 20 most influential scientists in the field of climate change. Marine researchers Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Professor Terry Hughes and Professor John Pandolfi were ranked in the world's top 20 by the international science citation analysts Thomson Reuters and ScienceWatch, for the decade...

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2009-09-02 10:50:00

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is in danger of being ruined by climate change and coastal development, according to a report on Wednesday. According to the inaugural reef report issued by the Marine Park Authority, the reef has been hit by two different cycles of coral bleaching, and now algae and species infestation is becoming a serious problem that may threaten the reef's existence. "While populations of almost all marine species are intact and there are no records of extinctions, some...


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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