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2009-06-12 12:40:00

Experts From U.S., China, Australia To Speak at Wilson Center WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change threatens water supplies from Australia to California to China. But efforts to mitigate climate may have unintended effects on health and the environment. Next week at the Woodrow Wilson Center, six climate, water, and health experts will report on these issues, and more. On June 15th at 3 p.m., geographer Jon Barnett of the University of Melbourne (Australia) and...

2009-06-05 23:02:26

Barry Zito won for the first time in five decisions Friday and Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer, pushing the San Francisco Giants past Florida 2-1. The start of the game was delayed for more than an hour by rain. Zito (2-6) threw five-plus innings, allowing a run on four hits with three walks. Brandon Medders, Sergio Romo and Brian Wilson combined for four scoreless frames, with Wilson picking up his 14th save despite walking three hitters in the ninth. The Giants won for the fourth time in...

2009-05-21 10:58:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- See health and economic data like you've never seen it before. Using his innovative Trendalyzer animation program, statistics guru Hans Rosling will show how reproductive health affects poverty, maternal mortality, and other development data. He will also illustrate how the convergence of conditions around the world has made the division of countries into "Western" and "developing" categories an outdated concept. On Tuesday, May 26, at 3:00 p.m....

2009-02-28 00:40:06

Kevin Na shot an 8-under 62 and Mark Wilson carded a 64 Friday to share the second-round lead at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico. Wilson and Na -- who set a 36-round record for the tournament -- go into the third round tied at 10-under 130, two strokes ahead of first-round leader Bo Van Pelt (69) and J.J. Henry (66). This is just the third time in five tournaments this season that Wilson has made the cut. His two best finishes were 39th at Pebble Beach and 48th at the FBR Open. Chris...

2009-02-25 12:00:00

Wilson Enters No. 2 On Pop Albums Chart As Previous Solo Album Achieves Gold Certification NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed R&B solo singer/songwriter Charlie Wilson tops the charts with his newest offering, Uncle Charlie. This week, Wilson's album debuts at No. 1 on the R&B Albums chart, and enters at No. 2 on the Pop Albums chart. These are his highest ranking debuts on both charts as a solo artist and front-man for the legendary Gap Band. This chart-topping week...

2009-02-24 10:20:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve senior U.S. editors and producers traveled to Uganda last year for an in-depth look at one of Africa's most fascinating countries. A highlight of the International Reporting Project (IRP) Gatekeeper Editors trip was discussing development, food security, and HIV/AIDS with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. At the Wilson Center on February 26th at noon, three of the Gatekeepers will discuss the U.S. media's coverage of health, environment,...

2009-02-17 14:26:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change is now widely framed as a potential security threat, and scientists and policymakers are examining its links to water scarcity, agricultural productivity, and human migration. Will climate change prove to be a "threat multiplier" and push fragile states to become failed states, increase the frequency of humanitarian missions for security actors, and create new sparring over competing sovereignty claims in the melting Arctic? On...

2009-02-09 12:16:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even as interest in environmental issues skyrockets, the reporters who cover these topics are being laid off left and right. At the Wilson Center on February 12, four journalists and media experts will discuss this and other issues: What does the future hold for science and environmental journalism, in print, broadcast, and online? Will the new administration change the strained relationship between environmental agencies and reporters? Will...

2009-02-05 16:20:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new book Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World traces the evolution of warfare from its origins to the present day, finding common biological roots for terrorism, slavery, and the subjugation of women. On February 11 at the Wilson Center, co-author Malcolm Potts will argue that evolution is not destiny, however, and that simple strategies can help the biology of peace win out over the...

2009-02-02 08:21:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Is there such a thing as 'peak water'? There is a vast amount of water on the planet -- but we are facing a crisis of running out of sustainably managed water," said Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute. "Humans already appropriate over 50 percent of all renewable and accessible freshwater flows, and yet billions still lack the most basic water services." On February 4 at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Gleick will answer these urgent...


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2012-06-14 04:12:39

Symbol: ZYGR Group: Moss Family: Orthotrichaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Orthotrichales Family   Orthotrichaceae Genus   Zygodon Hook. & Taylor – zygodon moss Species   Zygodon...

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2012-06-14 08:38:30

Symbol: TOPA8 Group: Moss Family: Pottiaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Pottiales Family   Pottiaceae Genus   Tortula Hedw. – tortula moss Species   Tortula papillosa Wilson –...

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2012-06-14 08:39:34

Symbol: TOFR70 Group: Moss Family: Pottiaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Pottiales Family   Pottiaceae Genus   Tortella (Lindb.) Limpr. – tortella moss Species   Tortella fragilis (Hook....

2012-06-14 09:35:30

Symbol: SPRU4 Group: Moss Family: Sphagnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   SPCAT Sphagnum capillaceum (Weiss.) Schrank var. tenellum (Schimp.) Andrews   SPCAT3 Sphagnum capillifolium (Ehrh.) Hedw. var. tenellum (Schimp.) H.A. Crum Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Sphagnopsida – Peat mosses...

2012-06-14 09:35:59

Symbol: SPLE6 Group: Moss Family: Sphagnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   SPOB3 Sphagnum obesum (Wilson) Warnst.   SPRU7 Sphagnum rufescens Nees & Hornsch.   SPSUR Sphagnum subsecundum Nees var. rufescens (Nees & Hornsch.) Hüb. Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Sphagnopsida...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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