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2008-09-12 21:00:24

As the effects of Global Warming continue to create harsh weather conditions around the nation's coasts, hurricane preparedness and coastal reconstruction expert William Loiry advises that local governments should be viewing storms such as Hurricane Ike as a call to reduce U.S. dependency on oil and look for alternative energy sources. Loiry said with Hurricane Ike coming through the Gulf area, almost 23 percent of our nation's oil production has been shut down and the barrel price of oil...

2008-08-07 18:00:49

More than 300 global leaders will convene for The World Critical Resources Summit September 5, 2008 at The Times Center in New York City. Expert insights from the United Nations to the U.S. Department of Energy will influence solutions about renewable energy, water, food, medicine, child health and shelter. A new, online public forum will represent global conversations in advance of the conference at www.criticalresources.org/forum and registrations for the event are at...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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