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China Suffers Huge Setback With Satellite Launch Failure
2013-12-09 14:11:33

China’s space program was dealt another setback on Monday when it lost a $250 million Earth observation satellite just days after successfully launching its first lunar rover.

Majority Of Deforested Amazon Land Used As Cattle Pasture
2011-09-05 04:10:37

More than three-fifths of the deforested areas in the Brazilian Amazon Rain forest are being used for grazing cattle.

2010-12-01 09:49:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon declined 14 percent from August 2009 to July 2010, reaching the lowest rates ever recorded for the second consecutive year, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced today in Brasília.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.