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Iran, Iraq pay $1.2 bn to battle sandstorms

A top Iranian environment official said on Monday Tehran and Baghdad will jointly pay $1.2 billion in a project to reduce the number of sand dunes in a bid to cut the number of sandstorms from Iraq.

dateOct 03, 2011 in Environment
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The legacy of the megaflood

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ambling through the parched and scarred landscape of eastern Washington state is the 60-mile-long Grand Coulee, the largest of the stair-step canyons that give the region called the Channeled ...

dateFeb 17, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Hushed hoarders and prying pilferers

In order to prevent other birds from stealing the food they are storing for later, Eurasian jays, a type of corvid, minimizes any auditory hints a potential pilferer may use to steal their cache (food that ...

dateDec 04, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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