Madagascar (/ˌmædəˈɡæskər/ ; Malagasy:Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Malagasy:Repoblikan'i Madagasikara[republiˈkʲan madaɡasˈkʲarə̥]; French:République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinentGondwana, Madagascar split from the Indian peninsula around 88million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. The island's diverse ecosystems and unique wildlife are threatened by the encroachment of the rapidly growing human population and other environmental threats.
An accompanying documentary, Attenborough and the Giant Egg, was broadcast on BBC Two in March 2011. In this one-off programme, David Attenborough undertakes a personal journey back to Madagascar to investigate the fate of Aepyornis, the island's extinct elephant birds. Believed to be the largest birds which have ever lived, evidence of their existence can still be found on the island. Whilst filming Zoo Quest to Madagascar in 1961, Attenborough pieced together a complete elephant bird egg from fragments of shell collected for him.
Madagascar is a software package for multidimensional data analysis and reproducible computational experiments. Its mission is to provide
a convenient and powerful environment
a convenient technology transfer tool
for researchers working with digital image and data processing in geophysics and related fields. Technology developed using the Madagascar project management system is transferred in the form of recorded processing histories, which become "computational recipes" to be verified, exchanged, and modified by users of the system.
The Madagascar environment consists of:
Standalone programs for out-of-core data analysis;
Standalone programs for geophysical data processing and imaging;
A development kit for C, C++, Java, Fortran-77, Fortran-90, Python, Matlab, and Octave;
A framework for reproducible numerical experiments, based on SCons;
A framework for scientific publications, based on SCons and LaTeX;
A collection of reproducible scientific articles also used as usage examples and regression tests for the standalone programs;
Madagascar paying price for cheap European flights, says climate minister ... We need to adapt now, and for that we need money. But that money is not coming, currently. How it’s going to come, I don’t know, but we need the money.” ... “It is not that we are sitting around waiting for money,” said one negotiator.
Famine is a terrible, terrible companion to have in this year, and that’s why we’re so keen to do this event, to raise awareness, to raise money, and to raise the priority to famine ... And as a result of advocacy efforts, we have secured humanitarian access in hard-to-reach parts of Burkina, southern Madagascar and other places.
Across Madagascar's vast southern tip, drought has transformed fields into dust bowls ... But I don't have enough money to leave," she says ... "That last time, in June, the government gave me some money." ... Malnutrition afflicts southern Madagascar regularly ... Nothing to eat but cactus in Madagascar's hunger capital.
Madagascar is famous for its fine vanilla beans, which are meticulously pollinated by hand in the humid, hilly forests of the country’s northeast quadrant ... “Madagascar has observed an increase in aridity ... We need the money and resources now to help the people of Madagascar.”.
Michael Wynne-Parker could barely conceal his excitement. In an email sent just before 4pm on Friday, November 15, 2019, to a mysterious fixer, he wrote. ‘I feel we will have great success in our joint collaboration.’ ... The go-between ... Pictured ... Mr Malin made his money digging for oil in Madagascar and he and his wife now own Ingress Abbey in Kent ... .
It works with cocoa farmers in Madagascar—and, more recently, Uganda—to make delicious chocolate that pays those farmers fairly, cuts out all the middlemen, and seeks out sustainable agroforestry and business solutions ... Would you give us some details about the impacts of climate change and deforestation in Madagascar?.
He added that the Red Cross Society in Madagascar considers what Seychelles did as a noble gesture especially since Seychelles is the only country in the region that has raised money for them so far ...Having said that, she also noted that once the money is sent to Madagascar, Red ...
Armed conflicts, such as those in the crisis region of Tigray in northern Ethiopia, and droughts lasting years, such as the drought in southern Madagascar, have devastating consequences especially for the poorest families ...Girls are being married off young, and many children are not going back to school because they have to earn money.
The head of the World Food Program said Tuesday that more than a million people in southern Madagascar are "marching toward" starvation, and some 14,000 are already in famine-like conditions ... And they need the money now because it takes 3 to 4 months to move food into southern Madagascar.
TirupatiGraphite mines and processes natural flake graphite in Madagascar and conducts hi-tech graphite processing in India... The company already makes money mining for graphite in Madagascar, but this new Al-Gr Composite invention has investors really excited ... Less weight leads to increased fuel efficiency, which saves the company money ... .