News in brief

Posted by Laura Grant on October 27, 2008
Posted in Green News

  • Rebels have taken over the headquarters of the Virunga National Park, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which is home to more than a quarter of the world’s 700 remaining mountain gorillas. [AFP].
  • A previously unknown coral reef has been discovered in the Seychelles, south of Curieuse Island. There are plans to establish a centre of marine research on the island. [ScienceDaily]
  • Vegetarians have been listed as one of a number of groups using Twitter as a “social activism tool” in a draft US army intelligence report that looks at the potential use of mobile and web technologies by “militants”. [AFP]


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