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2014-05-22 16:20:51

Diesel Technology Forum says UNECE paper corrects misconceptions about diesel WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new paper issued by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) concluded that diesel road vehicles were the cause of only a small percentage of particulate matter - PM 2.5 and PM10 - in Europe and the United States compared to economic sectors like the commercial, institutional and household sectors....

2009-10-05 08:43:00

GENEVA, October 5 /PRNewswire/ -- - International Round Table The potential for deeper economic ties between Uzbekistan and Europe were discussed at an international round table in Geneva, at the Palais des Nations, last Thursday October 1, 2009. The event was initiated by the head of the Permanent Mission of Uzbekistan to the United Nations office in Geneva, Ambassador Gulnara Karimova. The idea of the conference also received positive support from other United Nations...

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2009-08-04 16:10:00

The forestry industry in Europe, the former Soviet Union and North America experienced its largest decline in wood demand since the 1970s, driven mainly by the weak housing market, the United Nations said on Tuesday. However, as the industry shuts down sawmills and restructures, it can look forward to a healthy new market for environmentally friendly wood-based energy, such as biofuels and pellets, said the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). "This year we had one of the biggest...


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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