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2005-07-01 10:05:15

ROME (Reuters) - Global climate change will bring hotter,drier summers to the Mediterranean and hit two of the region'sbiggest earners, agriculture and tourism, according to a studyreleased by environmental group WWF on Friday. The study forecast what would happen if the world's averagetemperature increased by two degrees Celsius abovepre-industrial levels in the period 2031-2060 -- a situationmany scientists believe probable due to the greenhouse effect. The biggest impact on the weather...

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2005-06-30 13:00:00

IN THE BORNEO FOREST, Malaysia -- Crouched in the vine-tangled forest of Borneo, where the brightest part of the day seems like dusk, Elis Tambing finally got the elusive animal in his laser sight and fired. The pink-quilled dart found its mark: the rump of the female pygmy elephant, a unique and endangered animal found only in Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo Island. Two more shots and the gentle giant, nicknamed Taliwas after the forest where she lives, dozed off standing up,...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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