Date: July 27, 2005

The winter Olympics next year in Turin will be the first large scale sporting event to be "carbon neutral, " organizers say. That means that the estimated 137,789 tons of carbon dioxide produced during the Games - carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas scientists say causes global warming - will be offset by forestation and renewable energy projects and efficiency initiatives both in Italy and elsewhere. "The aim is to offset overall carbon dioxide emissions by...

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