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Mount Everest Could One Day Be Ice-free
2011-09-26 08:36:17

Rapid climate change could soon leave Mount Everest ascenders with an ice-free climb, according to climbers and custodians of the world’s tallest mountain.

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2009-04-06 10:50:00

A 49 year-old Sherpa is planning to conquer Mount Everest for a record-setting time in order to promote environmental protection.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.