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Key Role In UN Environmental Assessment Played By UC Santa Barbara Researchers
2012-07-10 13:48:23

Despite the ever-louder drumbeat for sustainability and global efforts to advance environmental initiatives, Earth remains on a collision course with "unprecedented levels of damage and degradation." That's according to a new United Nations (U.N.) assessment that includes UC Santa Barbara researchers among its authors. The U.N. Environment Programme released its fifth Global Environmental Outlook report —— commonly known as GEO-5 —— in June, on the eve of the recent...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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