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2009-06-05 13:11:13

A Chinese nature photographer is the first from his country to be named a Climate Hero by the United Nations Environment program. Luo Hong, 42, was honored Thursday as a person who has undertaken exceptional personal feats, high-profile expeditions or other acts of environmental activism, said Achim Steiner, the program's executive director. Luo left the business world to travel from the Arctic to the Antarctic and from Kenya to South Africa to document the need for environmental protection,...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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