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2006-06-12 17:26:58

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Governors of states in the U.S. West approved proposals over the weekend to add cleaner energy resources to meet the region's growing demand for electricity and they called for reductions in greenhouse gases linked to global warming. The Western Governors Association, which represents 19 states and three U.S.-flag islands in the Pacific, passed measures on Sunday that call for 30,000 new megawatts of clean energy supplies such as solar and geothermal power...

2005-11-18 13:05:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire whipped by hot Santa Ana winds raced through parched canyons near the Southern California coast on Friday and threatened expensive communities near the seaside city of Ventura. Thick black smoke billowed above the city in television images. But no injuries were reported and no houses had been destroyed. Dozens of residents packed their belongings into cars and streamed out of some neighborhoods even though authorities had not ordered evacuations. More than...


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The California Current
2012-07-17 13:37:35

The California current runs north to south along the West Coast of the United States. This current has huge impacts on the weather along the west coast. Along California this current is responsible for extensive Marine Fog layers every day during the summer, especially when the land is warmer than the waters along the coast. Also in the California area this current keeps the coastal cities cooler such as San Diego. In the Northwest along the coast of Seattle this current is responsible for...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.