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2008-06-23 03:00:14

By Joe Orso, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 23--When disasters such as two floods in the past year strike a region, finding out which relief organization is going to do what, where, when and for whom can get confusing. Enter the Wisconsin Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster -- or VOAD -- made up of volunteer organizations with a state presence such as Lutheran Social Services and the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Through the umbrella organization, member groups coordinate...


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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.