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carbon

kor buhn

  • n  an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
  • n  a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
  • n  a copy made with carbon paper

  • Climate change has turned carbon into an enemy of the environment, but a new book puts the infamous element in its proper (and less villainous) context.
  • Everyone agrees that it's necessary to reduce carbon emissions around the world.
  • Forests not only store twice as much carbon as there is in the atmosphere, but constantly reabsorb it through photosynthesis.
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  • Al Gore in Forbes
    This is going to be the greenest event of its kind, ever,says Gore. "The carbon offsets and the innovative practices that are being used to make this a green event, I think will set the standard for years to come."
  • Julia Gillard in Sydney Morning Herald
    First, we will need to establish a community consensus for action,Ms Gillard told reporters today, shortly after her election as Labor leader. "If elected as prime minister [at the next election], I will re-prosecute the case for a carbon...
  • John McCain in Bloomberg
    Instead of playing favorites, our government should level the playing field for all alcohol fuels that break the monopoly of gasoline, lowering both gasoline prices and carbon emissions,McCain said.

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