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Arctic Permafrost Melt Releasing Carbon Dioxide At Unprecedented Rate
2013-02-12 09:23:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Editor's note (Feb 16): This story earlier reported that thermokarst failures were occurring do to permafrost melt. However, permafrost doesn't melt, it thaws. The changes have been made to this story to reflect that. Researchers studying Arctic thermokarst failures in Alaska were alarmed to find climate-warming carbon dioxide gas may be releasing into the atmosphere at an unprecedented rate. This release is being caused by...

2009-01-29 09:06:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- ALaS Consulting LLC, (www.alascorp.com) a company specializing in finance, accounting and operations optimization and control, has completed a corporate realignment that establishes ALaS Consulting and ALaS Software as two parallel divisions. The company's clients in the financial sector include Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas, and Barclays Capital. In the new configuration, Erik DiGiacomo, a former vice president with the Securities Operation at...

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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.