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2011-04-18 14:05:54

A wildlife official said Monday that a nature reserve has been set aside in central Vietnam for the critically endangered sail, raising hope for the antelope-like species' survival. The saola looks like a small deer or antelope with two horns, but is locally known as an Asian "unicorn."  They are thought to number from a few dozen to a few hundred, and are threatened by poachers who want its horns.  Conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said that none have survived in...

2008-06-16 06:00:28

Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Vatican delegation wraps up Vietnam visit"] Hanoi (VNA) -A Vatican delegation led by Monsignor Pietro Parolin, Vatican 's Under-secretary of State for Relations with States, concluded their week-long annual working visit to Vietnam on June 15. Staying in Vietnam from June 9, the delegation had working sessions with a Vietnamese delegation led by Nguyen The Doanh, Chairman of...

2007-09-25 21:00:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Wildlife Fund scientists said today that the discovery of 11 new animal and plant species in a remote area in central Vietnam underscores the importance of conservation efforts in the ancient tropical forests of the region. Within the ancient tropical forests of a region known as Vietnam's "Green Corridor," scientists found a snake, five orchids, and two butterflies as well as three other plants new to science and exclusive to the...

2005-11-02 05:03:06

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - At least 15 people died and a Filipino was missing in central Vietnam as a typhoon nearing the coast dumped heavy rains and triggered floods in a region where bad weather has killed nearly 30 people in the past two weeks. The national weather center said on Wednesday that 29 inches of rain drenched Quang Ngai province, where six people died, even though Typhoon Kai-Tak, named after Hong Kong's old airport, had weakened as it neared the coast. Heavy...

2005-11-02 02:06:15

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - At least 10 people drowned and a Filipino was missing in central Vietnam as a typhoon nearing the coast dumped heavy rains on a region where bad weather has killed nearly 30 people in the past two weeks. The National Hydro Meteorology Forecast Center said on Wednesday 740 mm (29 in) of rain drenched Quang Ngai province, where six people died, even though Typhoon Kai-Tak, named after Hong Kong's old airport, weakened as it neared the coast. Heavy...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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