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2007-02-16 09:00:00

By Darack, Ed Barely above sea level, dotted with lakes and swamps, and surrounded by semi-tropical waters, the Florida Peninsula is so dominated by moisture that this land is probably best described not as terrestrial at all, but as terraqueous. Enveloped by warmth and humidity for much of the year, the peninsula's skies deliver wave after wave of rain, most famously from lumbering hurricanes, but far more frequently from swift, ephemeral thunderstorms. Sometimes solo, sometimes marching...

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  • 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.