Large Ice Cracks Could Be Speeding Up the Melting of Antartica

March 30, 2012 by  
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A new report has revealed that massive fractures in the ice shelves of West Antarctica are threatening to increase the rate at which they are melting. The study, which has looked at 40 years of satellite images of the West Antarctic ice shelves, states that  the region has seen an increase in ice loss over the past few decades . Over the past 30 years, due to the region growing steadily warmer, the Antarctic Peninsula has been repeatedly named as one of the fastest warming spots on the planet. Read the rest of Large Ice Cracks Could Be Speeding Up the Melting of Antartica Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antarctica , Antarctica Glaciers , Antarctica Ice Cracking , Antarctica Ice Cracks , Antarctica Ice Melting , antarctica melting , Climate Change , Cracking Ice Antarctica , green news , Ice Cracks Antarctica , Melting Ice Antarctica , Polar Ice , Polar Ice Loss , Video

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Ford to Use “Build-to-Order” Sales Model for the 2012 Focus Electric

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The word on the street today is that Ford will be rolling out the new Focus Electric in a “build-to-order” process that is similar to the production scheme used by PC manufacturer  Dell . Mike Tinskey, Ford’s director of vehicle electrification recently spoke to BusinessGreen, and revealed that Ford has already received a significant number of orders for the electric-powered Focus and alluded to the new process of customization. The  2012 Ford Focus Electric EV is set to launch next month with a starting price of $39,200 before the eligible tax credits. Read the rest of Ford to Use “Build-to-Order” Sales Model for the 2012 Focus Electric Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BusinessGreen , electric car , ford , ford electric car , ford focus , ford focus electric , green car , green transportation

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Apple and Foxconn Commit to Improving Safety and Working Conditions in China

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This morning, Apple and Foxconn pledged to reduce working hours, eliminate labor violations and illegal overtime, boost safety and improve housing for the 1.2 million workers in China who make iPads and iPhones. The announcement comes hours after Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Chinese government officials to discuss trademark issues and labor rights. Read the rest of Apple and Foxconn Commit to Improving Safety and Working Conditions in China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , Apple CEO , apple labor , chinese factories , chinese labor , Fair Labor Association , foxconn , iPad , ipod , labor rights , Steve Jobs , tim cook

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