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2005-09-01 04:31:04

LONDON (Reuters) - Leading British environment and aid groups joined forces on Thursday to lobby for world action to prevent potentially catastrophic global warming. Stop Climate Chaos is an amalgam of 18 lobby groups including Greenpeace, Oxfam, Christian Aid, WWF, Friends of the Earth and CAFOD which claim to have millions of members and supporters. Its aim is to pressure the British government to beef up its own plans to curb emissions of so-called greenhouse gases like carbon...

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2004-12-24 08:29:23

LONDON (AP) -- It's hairy and smells and will butt you, given half a chance. But the humble goat is one of Britain's most popular Christmas presents, with several charities offering the chance to do something for others by buying one of the animals for an impoverished family in the developing world. The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, or Cafod, said Thursday that in the past five weeks donors paid for 13,000 of the creatures at 25 pounds (US$47, euro37) each; the beasts will go to...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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