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Sunblock For The Earth
2012-10-12 09:46:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When you want to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the Sun, you employ some sort of sun block. It might be a lotion or a cream; it might even be a shirt or an umbrella to filter the effects. But what would you use to protect the entire planet from the Sun? Apparently that is the question that an increasing number of scientists are trying to answer; ways to temporarily reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the Earth to stave...

2011-02-14 22:10:20

Shipping, China top emissions growth in new analysis of 150 years of emissions A new analysis of sulfur emissions appearing in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics shows that after declining for a decade, worldwide emissions rose again in 2000 due largely to international shipping and a growing Chinese economy. An accurate read on sulfur emissions will help researchers predict future changes in climate and determine present day effects on the atmosphere, health and the environment....

2008-09-08 09:00:11

By George Avalos SAN RAMON -- AT&T Inc. has decided to eliminate 174 jobs in its operations here, the company confirmed Wednesday, but the communications colossus remains robust, its latest financial results and analysts indicate. In addition, AT&T has decided to cut 266 jobs in San Diego. The combined losses in California of 440 jobs were detailed in an AT&T filing with state labor officials. "We are constantly adjusting our head count, primarily to get more employees into...

2006-01-10 07:16:03

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- With the shore along the north end of Folly Beach eroding, archaeologists will set out next month to see how much of the site of a Union Civil War encampment can be saved from the oncoming waves. The island was once the site of Fort Green from which guns were trained on Charleston during the siege of the city. The site at the island's old Coast Guard base is owned by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, and the study will determine whether it can be...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'