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2014-01-09 12:23:39

-- The Climate Change category leads off the sixth edition of the awards MADRID, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category has gone in this sixth edition to U.S. biologist Christopher Field, Director of the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science and a professor at Stanford University (United States), for discovering the importance of ecosystems and their effective management in the...

2009-02-15 20:04:01

Earth is warming faster than scientists have predicted, in part because industrial greenhouse gas emissions have increased, U.S. scientists say. Scientists say higher temperatures are triggering responses in ecosystems, The Washington Post reported Sunday. We are basically looking now at a future climate that's beyond anything we've considered seriously in climate model simulations, said Christopher Field, founding director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology at...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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