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UNESCO on Friday inducted the Wadden Sea and Italyâ€™s Dolomites to its World Heritage List of protected regions.
By Anonymous THE ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY DHV has been commissioned, together with the Chinese planning institute Qinghua and the Arup consultancy from the UK, to carry out a prestigious coastal and urban development project in China.
Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...
The Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) is a shelduck which breeds in temperate Eurasia. Most populations migrate to subtropical areas in winter, but this species is mostly resident in the westernmost parts of Europe, apart from movements to favored molting grounds, such as the Wadden Sea on the north German coast. These molting flocks can be very large (100,000 on the Wadden Sea), since most pairs leave their partially grown young in a crÃ¨che with just one or two adults. This species...
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.