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2011-03-17 07:30:00

A new report by the Pew Environment Group has revealed that Canada's boreal forest, the world's largest on-land carbon storehouse, contains more freshwater than any other ecosystem, totaling more than 197 million acres of surface freshwater. As water scarcity and pollution continues to be a major topic, especially as the United Nations celebrates the International Year of Forests and World Water Day, scientists are calling boreal protection a top global priority. Canada must limit...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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