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2012-05-22 23:02:59

In 2010, the world reached a milestone: The number of people living in urban areas reached 50 percent. This monumental shift from rural to urban living comes with consequences. Growing urban populations will have to learn to efficiently deal with increased demands for energy, transportation, sanitation, food and water while balancing the environmental impacts of such densely populated regions. Currently, 75 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels come from cities, which...

Researchers Measure Carbon In The Arctic Ocean
2012-05-22 03:59:49

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have conducted a new study to measure levels of carbon at various depths in the Arctic Ocean. The study, recently published in the journal Biogeosciences, provides data that will help researchers better understand the Arctic Ocean´s carbon cycle–the pathway through which carbon enters and is used by the marine ecosystem. It will also offer an important point of reference for determining how those levels of carbon...

Patent Issue Halts Climate Control Experiments
2012-05-17 04:34:11

Fighting over patents may seem silly when phone or computer manufacturers are involved. After all, no normal person knows how computers connect to a network or how photos are shared over the internet. However, normal people can and do feel the effects of global warming, like the rash of weird weather we´ve had in the past few years. Therefore, it´s a bit frustrating and surprising that something as seemingly insignificant as patents have curbed a UK climate experiment to try and...

Milk, Chicken Also Responsible For Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2012-05-14 03:36:23

While there's an old axiom that tells people not to cry over spilled milk, researchers at the University of Edinburgh believe there may actually be a good reason to shed a few tears over wasted dairy products. In a Sunday press release, the Scotland-based university reports that there are 360,000 metric tons of milk wasted each year in the UK, which leads to greenhouse gas emissions equal to 100,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide -- creating a carbon footprint roughly equal to that as...

Microsoft Vows To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint Beginning In Fiscal Year 2013
2012-05-09 10:31:43

Environmental groups have long been pushing the technology industry to adopt big goals for renewable energy resources, and apparently somebody was listening. Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it is vowing to distance itself from coal-power and become more environmentally friendly, reducing its carbon footprint. Beginning on 1 July 2012, the software giant´s data centers, software development labs and office buildings will all be carbon neutral. The plan is to zero-out the overall...

2012-05-06 23:00:23

Award-winning Projects are Helping DuPont Meet its Commitment to Reduce Use of Non-renewable Fuels Wilmington, Del. (PRWEB) May 06, 2012 DuPont was recently honored by the American Chemistry Council for its work to reduce plant energy consumption and minimize energy-related environmental impacts. With over 100 manufacturing sites with annual energy targets, DuPont employees are committed to seek energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that deliver business and environmental...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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