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2010-04-13 15:15:00

According to a study prepared for the environment ministry that was published Tuesday, Spain has warmed at a faster pace than other areas in the northern hemisphere over the past three decades. The study by the Spanish branch of the Clivar research network found that the country has experienced average temperature increases of 32 degrees Fahrenheit per decade since 1975, which is "50 percent superior to the average of nations in the northern hemisphere." The study says that Spain is on...


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.