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TON. Twenty hundred weight, each hundred weight being one hundred and twelve pounds avoirdupois. See act of congress of Aug. 30, 1842, c. 270, s. 20.

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Commercial implementation ensures that the program is financially self-sustaining--no taxpayer funds are required to operate the Megatons to Megawatts program.
Accounting for a reduction of 50 megatons of carbon-dioxide per year, America's 30,000 wind turbines reduce emissions by just one-tenth the amount that natural gas does.
Energy company, USEC Inc (NYSE:USU) stated on Wednesday that under the Megatons to Megawatts programme 425 metric tonnes of highly enriched uranium that is equal to 17,000 nuclear warheads, was eliminated.
Rather than adopting a tired, flashback-heavy approach, Megaton and screenwriters Besson and regular collaborator Robert Mark Kamen let Cataleya's childhood trauma play out upfront in an audacious, half-hour prologue set in 1992 Bogota.
coal-fired electricity from the same period were 1,987 megatons or 28 % of the U.
A meteor at least six miles wide, travelling at 15 miles per second, smashed off what is now the coast of Mexico with a force of 100 million megatons.
The paper's author, Mark Diesendorf, estimated that replacing beef with kangaroo just 20 percent of the time would eliminate 15 megatons of greenhouse gases by 2020.
From least to highest average cost, they are: Improving energy efficiency in buildings and appliances (710 to 870 megatons); Increasing fuel efficiency in vehicles and reducing carbon intensity of transportation fuels (340 to 660 megatons); Pursing various options across energy-intensive portions of the industrial sector (620 to 770 megatons); Expanding and enhancing carbon sinks, such as forests (440 to 590 megatons); Reducing the carbon intensity of electric power production (800 to 1,570 megatons.
The club estimates that the expected doubling of tar sands production by 2010 will produce 70 megatons of global warming gasses annually--12 percent of Canada's Kyoto target for that year.
4 megatons - roughly 1000 times the power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima
But nine megatons exploded on the surface creates lethal fallout over thousands of square kilometers, and especially if the other side has put the hardened facility under a city.
Various studies have suggested that the minimum mass to produce such global consequences is several tens of billions of tons, resulting in a ground burst explosion with energy in the vicinity of one million megatons of TNT.