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Statistics: Reefs in Asia

85% The portion of reefs in Asia’s “Coral Triangle”  (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, The Solomon Islands, and East Timor) that are directly threatened by human activities such as coastal development, pollution, and overfishing, according to a new World Resources Institute report released Monday.     | World |

Watercooler Stories – June 19, 2012 –

Superman license plates drop ‘birthplace’ CLEVELAND, June 19 (UPI) — Ohio officials said they are seeking alternate slogans for a Superman-themed license plate that DC Comics did not want to say “Birthplace of Superman.” State Rep. Bill Patmon, D-Cleveland, said officials wanted a Superman plate to celebrate the 75th anniversary …