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Asian Development Bank Opens New Climate Fund With $40 Million

Article: Asian Development Bank Opens New Climate Fund With $40 Million

MADRID, Spain, May 5, 2008 (ENS) – Because the Asia-Pacific region is so vulnerable to climate change, the Asian Development Bank is establishing a new fund to help the region adapt to the expected devastating impact of global warming, bank officials announced at the opening of the organization’s 41st Annual Meeting in Madrid today. The…

Two New Mammals Found in Remote New Guinea

Article: Two New Mammals Found in Remote New Guinea

Mammalogist Martua Sinaga holds this 1.4 kg giant rat, a species that is probably new to science. (Photo by Bruce Beehler courtesy Conservation International) ARLINGTON, Virginia, December 18, 2007 (ENS) – A miniscule possum and an enormous rat were recorded by scientists as probable new species on a recent expedition to a remote and virtually…