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2006-08-29 17:10:00

By Timothy Gardner NEW YORK (Reuters) - The World Bank put together on Tuesday the largest greenhouse gas deal ever, where European and Asian companies and others will pay two Chinese chemical companies $1.02 billion to reduce output of gases believed to cause global warming. In the deal, European and Asian companies bound by the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol to tackle climate change, will pay the Chinese chemical companies to reduce and destroy emissions of HFC23, a heat-trapping gas 11,700 times...

2006-02-27 17:45:00

By Timothy Gardner NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. emissions of gases blamed for global warming rose 1.7 percent in 2004, as the country burned more fossil fuel for transportation and electricity, according to federal environment regulators. The United States, the world's leading emitter of greenhouse gases, released about 7.075 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent last year, according to a draft report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, which...

2005-11-17 09:35:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO -- Rich nations' emissions of gases blamed for global warming risk rebounding in coming years after falling overall since 1990 amid the collapse of Soviet-era industries, United Nations data showed on Thursday. Compared to 1990, the greenhouse gas emissions of 40 developed nations including former Communist states were down 5.9 percent by 2003, slightly exceeding a goal of a cut of 5.2 percent by 2008-12 set by the U.N.'s Kyoto protocol....

2005-11-17 08:10:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Rich nations' emissions of gases blamed for global warming risk rebounding in coming years after falling overall since 1990 amid the collapse of Soviet-era industries, United Nations data showed on Thursday. Compared to 1990, the greenhouse gas emissions of 40 developed nations including former Communist states were down 5.9 percent by 2003, slightly exceeding a goal of a cut of 5.2 percent by 2008-12 set by the U.N.'s Kyoto...

2005-11-17 05:05:45

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Rich nations' emissions of gases blamed for global warming risk rebounding in coming years after falling overall since 1990 amid the collapse of Soviet-era industries, United Nations data showed on Thursday. Compared to 1990, the greenhouse gas emissions of 40 developed nations including former Communist states were down 5.9 percent by 2003, slightly exceeding a goal of a cut of 5.2 percent by 2008-12 set by the U.N.'s...

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2004-12-12 10:26:47

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A new report on ecological damage from greenhouse gases dominated the sidelines of a U.N. conference on global warming Saturday as delegates from nearly 200 nations assembled to prepare for the launch next year of the Kyoto Protocol. Kyoto, a landmark treaty designed to slow global warming, is to be implemented in February and commits major industrialized nations to curbing gases of factories, cars and coal-burning power plants blamed for trapping heat in the...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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