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Sahara Wildlife Collapse
2013-12-04 08:52:55

The world's largest tropical desert, the Sahara, has suffered a catastrophic collapse of its wildlife populations, according to a new study

Human Expansion Squeezing Out Bonobo Populations In The Congo
2013-11-27 07:52:56

The bonobo, formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee, is quickly losing space in a world with growing human populations, according to the most detailed range-wide assessment ever conducted.

Scientists Urge Focus On New Branch Of Environmental Health
2013-11-20 09:49:14

A new paper from members of the HEAL (Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages) consortium delineates a new branch of environmental health that focuses on the public health risks of human-caused changes to Earth's natural systems.

Cave Paintings Found In Brazil Date Back To Ancient Hunter-Gatherers
2013-11-12 04:39:11

While tracking white-lipped peccaries in Brazil, researchers discovered ancient cave drawings made by hunter-gatherer societies thousands of years ago.

New Humpback Dolphin Species
2013-10-30 08:25:36

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of humpback dolphin swimming off the coast of northern Australia.

Uganda Lion Populations Declining
2013-10-24 16:17:55

African lions are a powerful symbol of the continent’s untamed wilderness, but these majestic cats may not be strong enough to maintain healthy populations.

Big Cats Love Calvin Klein's Obsession
2013-10-15 04:12:03

While the jury’s still out on which cologne is more appealing to women, researchers from the Bronx Zoo in New York have discovered that Calvin Klein’s “Obsession for Men” is the most effective fragrance on the market at appealing to large feline species.

New Basket Traps Allow Juvenile And Non-target Fish Species To Escape While Increasing Incomes
2013-10-08 10:11:46

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Kenyan Marine and Fisheries Research Institute have achieved a milestone in Africa: they've helped build a better fish trap, one that keeps valuable fish in while letting undersized juvenile fish and non-target species out.

Mass Stranding Of Melon-headed Whales Attributed To Sonar Mapping
2013-09-25 15:48:07

An independent scientific review panel has concluded that the mass stranding of approximately 100 melon-headed whales in the Loza Lagoon system in northwest Madagascar in 2008 was primarily triggered by acoustic stimuli, more specifically, a multi-beam echosounder system operated by a survey vessel contracted by ExxonMobil Exploration and Production (Northern Madagascar) Limited.


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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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