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SWIFT

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications

A cooperative society that provides highly secure message communications between banks. It does not transfer money or any other financial materials, but simply provides information. It also standardizes forms between members so as to reduce costs and operational risk. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT has thousands of members in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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In this first field experiment of the season, Wagner, an assistant research professor in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department at the University of Vermont (UVM), hoped his antifreeze cocktails and carrot bait would trap larvae of the conifer swift moth.
Wagner and his colleagues find the conifer swift moth living in forests ranging from the highest peaks of the southern Appalachians north to Labrador and west to Alberta, including all areas where foresters have identified red spruce as declining.
The conifer swift moth, spurred on by acid rain, may be pushing some forests over the edge.