(CNN)May 12, 2022
Lockdowns in China are having ripple effects on supplies of goods around the world.
A part of California described as an "economic and environmental wasteland" could harbor enough lithium to power America's electric car industry, but mining the metal can have a negative environmental impact.
And a startup company aims to revolutionize rocket launches by using a "flinging" method.
Folklore and Fairy Tales
The Ugly Duckling ~Andersen's Tale~
duckling noun [C or U]
UK /ˈdʌk.lɪŋ/ US /ˈdʌk.lɪŋ/
a young duck, or its flesh when used as food
UK /leɪ/ US /leɪ/ laid
lay verb (PRODUCE EGGS)
B2 [I or T] (of an animal or bird) to produce eggs from out of the body:
Thousands of turtles drag themselves onto the beach and lay their eggs in the sand.
PRICE HIKES FOR 6,100 FOOD ITEMS IN JAPAN
US /skwiːz/ UK /skwiːz/
squeeze verb (BADLY AFFECT) [T] If you are squeezed by financial demands, they cause you financial problems:
Small businesses are being squeezed by heavy taxation.
rapeseed noun [U] 「菜種」
US /ˈreɪp.siːd/ UK /ˈreɪp.siːd/
(also rape, oilseed rape); (US also canola)
a plant with yellow flowers from which oil and animal food are produced:
We tramped through fields of ripening rapeseed.
The country's rapeseed crop was last month damaged by extreme weather.
seasoning noun [C or U] 「調味料」
US /ˈsiː.zən.ɪŋ/ UK /ˈsiː.zən.ɪŋ/
a substance, especially salt or pepper, that is added to food to improve its flavor:
Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt or pepper as desired.
Synonym flavoring US
flavoring noun [C or U] US (UK flavouring)
US /ˈfleɪ.vɚ.ɪŋ/ UK /ˈfleɪ.vər.ɪŋ/
something that is added to food or drink to give it a particular taste:
A private survey shows / price hikes affecting thousands of food and beverage items / in the first half of this year.