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2004-11-30 12:00:07

TOWER, Minn. - You betcha it gets cold up here, but how will we know how cold this year? This small northeastern Minnesota town that recorded the state's record low in 1996 - a pretty nippy 60 degrees below zero - is without an official weather observer. The woman who previously held the post left in mid-October; she'd reported Tower's daily temperature and precipitation since 1972. In the meantime, highs and lows are being recorded at a building in town that stands at a higher...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.