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2010-01-23 08:50:00

An inter-governmental workshop held in London concluded that governments must get to the root of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss if they are to determine the rate at which ecosystems and their species are disappearing. Delegates at the workshop, which was held in preparation of the UN biodiversity summit being held later this year in Japan, agreed that protecting nature brings economic benefits to the world. Representatives from 54 countries attended the conference. Organizers...

2008-09-08 18:00:33

An Australian energy company said there may be five or six substantial blocks of coal bed methane under the Llynfi Valley near Bridgend, Wales. The company, Eden Energy, which is working with two British companies, said one block could supply 5 percent of Britain's energy needs for a year, The Daily Telegraph reported. "We are sitting on a major resource of methane at a time when prices for this commodity have never been higher," said Greg Solomon, executive chairman of Eden Energy....


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.