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2005-06-02 17:54:10

BEIJING -- China is facing "severe" environmental problems, including pollution in most of its rivers and lakes and worsening acid rain, the government said, blaming the booming economy and urban growth. "China is witnessing rapid economic growth, which has a major impact on the environment, intensifying environmental problems," said Wang Jirong, deputy director of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), on Thursday. "Pollution is very severe in some places, which greatly...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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