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2009-06-30 15:03:38

The German green group BUND said on Tuesday that the Rhine river between Germany and the Netherlands is an average of three degrees warmer than it did 100 years ago, with power stations carrying a lot of the responsibility. According to the BUND's study, this stretch of the river is warmed two degrees Celsius because of wastewater being pumped in by nuclear and coal-fired power plants, and one degree by global warming. BUND said that the warming of one of Europe's biggest rivers affects the...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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