Aurora Borealis: Nature’s Holiday Light Display (Slideshow)

December 29, 2009 by  
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Image credit: nick_russill /Flickr Named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas , Greek for “northern wind,” the aurora borealis is more commonly known as the “northern lights.” “Polar lights,” however, is a more accurate name, as they occur in both the northern and southern hemispheres, but intensify with increasing proximity to the magnetic poles. There is a lot more to this seemingly magical phenomena than pretty lights

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Solar Industry Says End Fossil Fuel Subsidies And Expect A Solar Boom

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Photo via Flickr A report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) found that power from the sun could generate 15 percent of America’s power in the next decade, but only if Washington levels the playing field on subsidies. The fossil fuel industry, led by oil and coal, received $72 billion in total federal subsidies from 2002 to 2008, but earlier this year President Obama called for those subsidies to end…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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