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China Olympics Traffic Measures Reduce Carbon Emissions
2012-07-25 07:54:06

A new NASA-funded study of the impacts of China's traffic restrictions for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing shows how widespread changes in transportation patterns could greatly reduce the threat of climate change.

2012-07-25 00:27:41

China’s Olympian attempt to improve air quality during the 2008 summer games did more than provide a healthier atmosphere for the athletes.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.