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2010-10-20 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With the goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020, the City of Vancouver has embraced a major challenge, not unlike that pursued by MOTHER NATURE NETWORK (MNN.COM), the world's most visited for-profit environmental news and information website (as ranked by Alexa Information Services, October 2010). Joel Babbit, CEO and Co-Founder of MNN, will discuss the growing importance of environmental issues to business and the...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'