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2010-12-06 05:55:00

According to a study released on Sunday, global warming is driving forest fires in northern latitudes to burn more frequently and fiercely. The study found that increased intensity of fires in Alaska over the last decade has changed the region from a sink to a source of carbon dioxide, which is the greenhouse gas most responsible for global warming. Boreal forests in the northern hemisphere may now soak up less of the heat-trapping gas than they give off now. The majority of the CO2 comes...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.