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;
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 ... .
The United Nations says thousands of people in Madagascar are suffering from famine, while more than 1 million others are facing acute hunger and are forced to resort to extreme measures to keep from starving ... Laerke said the United Nations is in desperate need of money to stave off a looming catastrophe.
‘This music,” says Dhruv Sodha, “is owned by all of us equally ... Literal, because Kinsmen had secured an ANTMobilityGrant from Pro Helvetia for a transnational collaboration with a musician from Madagascar just before lockdown. Faced with the impossibility of travel, says Dawjee, “it was either give the money back or try to make it work ... (Photo.
An unrelenting drought in southern Madagascar has severely affected the area, with up to 80% of residents in some areas eating locusts, raw red cactus fruits or wild leaves to survive, according to the UN ... We need the money and resources now to help the people of Madagascar,” he added.
An unrelenting drought in southern Madagascar, an island State off the East African coast in the Indian Ocean, is forcing hundreds of thousands to the brink of famine at a scale "beyond belief", a senior UN food agency official said on Thursday ... Daoudi, appealing for "money and resourcesto help the people of Madagascar".
ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR -- The unrelenting drought in southern Madagascar is forcing hundreds of thousands of people to the brink of famine, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) ... We need the money and resources now to help the people of Madagascar ... Please find images of the situation in southern Madagascar here.
Persistent drought in southern Madagascar has left hundreds of thousands of people ... "We have witnessed heart-breaking scenes of severely malnourished children and starving families," Daoudi said in a statement, calling for "money and resources now to help the people of Madagascar".
Her Eagle project is a program called FuelWNY, raising money to feed medical workers on the frontlines against coronavirus ... "The modern vanilla industry in Madagascar involves crushing poverty, splurge-producing wealth, theft, murder, and money laundering — in addition to natural disasters and the leveling of pristine forests.".
Bonfire 4-H Club. On Feb. 8, the Bonfire 4-H Club met over Zoom... There was a short parliamentary procedure quiz ... on Feb ... Chris Culbertson introduced his daughter, Katherine, and mentioned her work with a tree-planting project in Madagascar. Cup money was for Shepherd’s Crossing directly or at Rotary, PO Box 331, Manhattan, 66502, for a 3.1 match ... Gov ... Gov.
During this strange, cloistered year, I’ve been finishing off a book on Madagascar... The Pangalanes canal isn’t Madagascar’s grandest or wildest landscape, but it’s deliciously strange ... The canal may never have got its factories and towns but now tourists pay good money to commune with its lemurs and drift its empty lagoons.
This money will help pay to restore and protect ecosystems in Colombia, Fiji, Madagascar and Mexico, launch a satellite to detect methane pollution, build carbon-trading markets, speed up the replacement of the nation’s fossil-fueled commercial trucks with electric vehicles and update the U.S.