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2008-09-08 06:00:11

By Linda M. Castellitto In perhaps the biggest marketing coup since DeBeers convinced consumers that diamonds are the must-have gemstone for lovebirds, beverage companies have transformed water from a free, simple thirst-quencher into a colossal moneymaker.

2005-07-12 15:55:00

Author Elizabeth Royte went on a yearlong pilgrimage to "Garbage Land," trekking through landfills, paddling through trash-filled waters and smelling sewage treatment plants -- all just to find out what happens to the things that people throw away.


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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