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International News Archive - December 29, 2010

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The Japanese government decided Tuesday to put off the creation of a greenhouse gas emissions trading system until after the fiscal year 2013 in the face of strong resistance from the business world, a move that bodes ill for the country’s efforts to combat global warming.

Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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