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Sea-Level Rise Will Overtake One Alaskan Town By 2017
2013-05-15 11:53:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If someone said “climate refuge” to you, what would come to mind? More than likely, the image of someone from a small tropical island in the Pacific, or of a low-lying delta like in Bangladesh — places where residents have been forced out of their homes by sea-level rise. The strict definition of a refugee in international law, according to a report by The Guardian, is rather narrow and typically includes only...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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