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2006-02-02 18:22:32

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman and the top Democrat on the Senate Energy Committee will introduce legislation this spring aimed at fighting global warming, but their staff see little chance of Congress passing the climate change bill this year. The European Union, Japan and much of the rest of the industrialized world are imposing mandatory cuts on emissions linked to global warming. But in the United States, the Bush Administration favors asking...

2005-10-18 15:27:47

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's environment minister said on Tuesday it was too soon to set targets for the developing world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Poorer countries are exempt from the emission caps under the Kyoto Protocol. Most developed nations have agreed to cut their emissions of heat-trapping gases by 5.2 percent from 1990 levels by 2008-12 and a U.N. conference in Montreal next month will begin discussions on the post-2012 steps. "It's much...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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