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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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