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International News Archive - July 20, 2012

China’s Per Person Carbon Footprint Growing Rapidly

China’s per capita carbon emissions are now on par with those of Europe as the country’s carbon footprint skyrocketed in 2011, rising by 9 percent, or the equivalent of an extra 6.5 tons of gas for each resident, according to data released on Wednesday.

iPad China Launch Uneventful

When Apple finally won their exhaustive legal battle against bankrupt display makers Proview Technologies, they were finally able to bring their newest iPad to the East.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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