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2013-04-22 23:02:00

Going green in this city isn't a platitude---it's an attitude that gets translated into action! Palo Alto CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Earth Day is the perfect time for the City of Palo Alto to highlight the substantial progress our community has made in achieving its Climate Protection Plan goals. Examples include: *Estimated 2012 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) for the Palo Alto community as a whole were 28 percent lower than 1990 emission levels. (Well ahead of the state goal of reducing...

Cutting Lesser Known Pollutants Could Also Curb Climate Change
2013-04-15 13:04:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While much of the debate surrounding climate change has centered on the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, a new study in Nature Climate Change found that reducing the emissions of other greenhouse gases could have a profound influence on one of the major knock-on effects of climate change: sea level rise. As glaciers around the Earth´s polar regions melt due to higher temperatures, they are expected to contribute substantial...

Expect Bumpier Flights As Climate Change Progresses
2013-04-09 09:42:59

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online ““¦ And as a reminder, the captain recommends that you keep your seatbelt fastened while seated throughout the flight.” The above was once regarded as overly cautious advice. However, new research from the University of Reading indicates that keeping your seatbelt fastened may become a strict and necessary requirement for those crossing the Atlantic in the coming decades. Their analysis of climate change...


Latest Greenhouse gas Reference Libraries

Earth's Atmosphere
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Earth's Atmosphere -- Earth's atmosphere consists of nitrogen (78.1%) and oxygen (20.9%), with small amounts of argon (0.9%), carbon dioxide (variable, but around 0.035%), water vapor, and other gases. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation and reducing temperature extremes between day and night. 75% of the atmosphere exists within 11km of the planetary surface. Temperature and the Atmospheric Layers The temperature of the Earth's atmosphere...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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