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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
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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