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2008-06-22 03:00:12

By Anonymous ECOLOGY Imagine if someone put a superhighway through Yosemite National Park. That is exactly what is happening just outside California's Golden Gate, asserts Robert Ovetz, executive director of Seaflow: Protect Our Living Oceans, Sausalito, Calif. "Our Yosemites on the sea are being used as on-ramps to the global economy and, as long as this continues, we can expect more and worse Cosco Busan spills." (On Nov. 7, 2007, in a heavy fog, the 900-foot container ship Cosco Busan...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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