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International News Archive - February 15, 2012

China Pollution Costing Economy Billions Of Dollars

Despite improvements in air quality, the economic impact of air pollution in China costs billions of dollars in health care, report researchers from MIT.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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