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2014-08-27 00:20:22

"Chinese traffickers are present in virtually every African range state, and operate at nearly every point along the ivory supply chain," according to new report WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Born Free USA and C4ADS released a groundbreaking report, Out of Africa: Mapping the Global Trade in Illicit Elephant Ivory, which focuses on the ivory supply chain and the trafficking of ivory from the bush in Africa to retail markets tens of thousands of miles away in...

2014-08-26 12:20:38

New Location Factors and Interactive Maps Show Where Your City Ranks When Population, Density and Precipitation are Considered for City Drivers IRVING, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company today released its tenth annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report®" and Brownsville ranked second safest among America's 200 largest cities(i) in terms of car collision frequency. The report underscores Allstate's commitment to keeping roadways safer for customers and...

ivory stockpile
2014-08-11 03:45:33

Wildlife Conservation Society The message is simple: to save elephants, all ivory markets must close and all ivory stockpiles must be destroyed, according to a new peer-reviewed paper by the Wildlife Conservation Society. The paper says that corruption, organized crime, and a lack of enforcement make any legal trade of ivory a major factor contributing to the demise of Africa's elephants. Appearing in the August 7th online edition of the journal Conservation Biology, the paper says that...

2014-07-22 08:22:41

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Traffic ticket information dot com provides easy-to-access online information about the most common types of traffic tickets, including speeding tickets, radar tickets and cell phone tickets, as well as information on California Vehicle Codes. Traffic rules and laws exist for safety and proper control of traffic. Drivers who spend any amount of time on the busy roads of California will most likely see infractions of traffic laws on a regular basis,...

2014-07-15 12:34:59

INRIX Drive Time Service Now Live on Over 50,000 MLS and Realtor Sites across All 50 States SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ INMAN Conference / -- Just in time for the peak of the summer home buying season, leading traffic information and driver services provider INRIX and global real estate franchisor RE/MAX launched INRIX Drive Time on more than 50,000 agent and realtor websites nationwide. Also available to homebuyers on Remax.com, INRIX Drive Time(TM) provides...

2014-07-14 16:20:37

New Pedestrian Signal, Median Fence, Lower Speed Limit, and Expanded Speed Camera Enforcement Part of Engineering, Education and Enforcement Safety Initiatives COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emphasizing partnership and commitment to combat a recent increase in pedestrians fatalities, Maryland State Highway Administrator Melinda B. Peters and University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, County Councilman Eric Olson, College Park Mayor Andrew M. Fellows, joined by...

2014-07-09 23:01:28

Actress Erika Christensen and several members of Congress awarded deserving recipients who have devoted their lives to drug education and prevention at an event organized by the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Hollywood actress Erika Christensen—star of NBC’s prime-time, one-hour drama Parenthood for the past five seasons—emceed the 2014 Drug-Free Hero Awards on June 25th at the Rayburn House Office Building on...

MIT System Puts Citywide Traffic Lights In Unison
2014-07-07 15:01:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Traffic can be the bane of a modern urban lifestyle and cities have used computer algorithms to time a single traffic light or a collection of lights in the most efficient way possible. Now, a team of researchers from MIT has devised a system that times traffic on a citywide scale, according to an upcoming report in the journal Transportation Science. “Usually in practice, when you want to time traffic lights, traditionally it’s...

Legislative Measures Needed To Keep Illegal Wild Elephant Trade At Bay
2014-07-07 09:48:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In recent years, legislation passed in Thailand has successfully cracked down on the illegal elephant trade, but a new report from the conservation organization TRAFFIC has suggested that more legislation and measures are needed to further reduce the threat to elephants. The new report said that many elephants are captured in neighboring Myanmar, brutally tamed, and then smuggled across the border into Thailand, where they are used to...

2014-06-19 12:22:35

SEATTLE, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We've all seen distracted drivers on the road, but the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance sheds light on another dangerous distraction - oblivious pedestrians who are more focused on their phones than their potentially hazardous surroundings. The PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll finds that Washington and Oregon drivers are quick to identify distracted pedestrians, yet most claim to be attentive walkers themselves. In fact, at least eight out of 10...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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