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  • Eighteen Hundred And Froze To Death (The Infamous 'Year Without Summer')

    03/12/2005 8:10:49 PM PST · by blam · 65 replies · 5,528+ views
    Island Net.com ^ | 4-7-2004 | Keith C. Heidon,PhD,ACM
    Eighteen Hundred and Froze To Death The Infamous "Year Without A Summer" Of the cold summers in the period 1811 to 1817, the year 1816 has gone down in the annals of New England history as "The Year There Was No Summer," the "Poverty Year" and "Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death." The year began with a moderate but dry winter. Spring was tardy and continued very dry. The growing season from late spring to early fall, however, was punctuated by a series of devastating cold waves that did major damage to the crops and greatly reduced the food supply....
  • Tigers Bite Back, Killing 18 Riau Villagers

    01/13/2005 6:00:17 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 12 replies · 2,417+ views
    Laksamana.net ^ | Jan. 10, 2005 | Staff
    Laksamana.Net - Sumatran tigers, on the brink of extinction due to poaching and rampant illegal logging, killed 18 people in and around a conservation forest in Riau province last year, an official said Monday (10/1/05). The attacks took place in the 150,000-acre Senepis Tiger Conservation Area and in outlying villages, said John Kenedie, head of Riauís Nature Conservation Office. "In 2004 alone, 18 villagers were killed. Over the past five years, there have been 40 locals who had fallen prey of the Sumatran tigers," he was quoted as saying by state news agency Antara. He said the endangered tigers often...