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Calorie (cal)

Calorie (cal)

Calorie is defined as an energy measure unit. 1 calorie is the amount of energy required to heat 1 gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5°C. 1 cal = 4.184 Joule (notation that a food calorie abbreviated Cal, is actually a kilocalorie. 1 Cal = 4.184 kJ). Read more

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Canvas

Canvas

The simplest weave in textiles is a plain weave (1×1) where the filling yarn is passed over and under individual warp yarns. Using thick yarns, makes the fabric into a canvas.

Carbon colonialism

Carbon colonialism

Carbon colonialism is a term used by critics of carbon trading to describe the way in which carbon offset’s projects can be used by rich consumers in the North to displace their high-carbon consuming practices by offsetting their emissions cheaply in the South. By the name of climate change this trade/barter opens the door to a new form of colonialism. Read more..

Carbon cycle

Carbon cycle

Carbon cycle is all parts (reservoirs) and fluxes of carbon. The cycle is usually thought of as four main reservoirs of carbon interconnected by pathways of exchange. The reservoirs are the atmosphere, terrestrial biosphere (usually includes freshwater systems), oceans, and sediments (includes fossil fuels). Read more

Carbon fibres

Carbon fibres

The use of carbon fibres has only become widespread over the past couple of decades or so, but their growth has been rapid since their inception. The complex series of processes and the inert atmospheres needed for carbon fibre production tend to make them expensive from the environmental standpoint. Read more..