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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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.