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2007-02-28 09:04:21

WASHINGTON -- Forecasters warned Tuesday that a La Nina weather pattern - the nasty flip side of El Nino - is brewing, bringing with it the threat of more hurricanes for the Atlantic. Officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the official end of a brief and mild El Nino that started last year. That El Nino was credited with partially shutting down last summer's Atlantic hurricane activity in the midst of what was supposed to be a busy season. "We're seeing a...

2005-11-08 05:40:00

By Barbara Lewis LONDON -- From tsunamis and earthquakes to hurricanes and bird flu, the natural disasters of the past year have underlined the urgency of a global project to pool knowledge that could limit the damage. In Johannesburg in 2002, the World Summit on Sustainable Development highlighted the need for coordinating data on the state of the earth. Three years on, the partnership known as the Group on Earth Observations has won the support of 58 countries and 47 global organisations...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.