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2013-06-18 23:01:35

With new contracts delivering 182.5 Gigawatt Hours of clean, green electric power, the City is marching full steam ahead on its path to a carbon-free future. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Palo Alto has taken yet another step in its quest to be one of America's greenest cities with its recent major long-term solar power commitment. Last night, the City Council authorized three major solar electric power purchase agreements, which together will result in the acquisition of up to...

Study Shows Travel Choices For A Smaller Carbon Footprint
2013-06-17 12:52:02

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Planes, trains, or automobiles: what's the most climate-friendly way to travel? A new study by researchers from IIASA and CICERO brings better estimates of how much personal travel impacts the climate. The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology by researchers at IIASA and Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO) calculates the climate impact for passenger trips of 500-1000...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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