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Australian Wildfires Continue Despite Cooler Temps
2013-01-09 08:53:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite cooler conditions across southeastern Australia on Wednesday, the threat of wildfires remained a concern throughout the states of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, according to various news reports. Record heat and dry conditions sparked bushfires throughout several regions in recent days, destroying buildings throughout all three Australian states, according to BBC News. The Associated Press (AP) notes that there...

2012-12-09 05:03:50

A recent study from the Columbia Center For Children´s Environmental Health indicates chemicals present in traditional foam and innerspring mattresses may cause a range of ailments, bolstering benefits of Amerisleep´s natural memory foam. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 Amerisleep.com announces the composition of their propriety fire barrier and educates consumers about the hazards of chemical additives amid concerns about mattress safety. More consumers are starting to...

Is Your Couch Harboring Dangerous Toxins
2012-11-28 13:42:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over half of couches in homes have potentially toxic or chemical flame retardants, according to a study published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal. Researchers tested for 49 flame retardant chemicals in household dust, which was the largest number of flame retardants ever tested in a peer-reviewed study. The researchers detected 44 flame retardant chemicals, 36 of which were found in at least 50 percent of the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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