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a measure of weight or mass. Includes short (or USA) 1 ton=2000 lb and long (or UK) 1 ton=2240 lb. See also tonne.
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Estimates suggest that using carbon taxes to achieve a further 330 megatons carbon-dioxide reduction in the European Union would cost $250 billion per year.
USEC signed a new ten year contract with TENEX in March 2011 for the supply of low enriched uranium, giving it continued access to Russian enriched uranium that constitutes about half of its supply source presently and will begin in 2013 and ramp up until it reaches a level in 2015 that is approximately one-half the level supplied under the Megatons to Megawatts programme.
Emissions from Canadian coal-fired electricity from the same period were 99 megatons, almost three times the amount from oilsands.
GEOPHYSICIST Josh Keyes has burrowed some 2,500 miles beneath the Earth's surface so he can deploy 1,000 megatons of nuclear warheads to jump-start the planet's core.
How do we stop the Administration's psychotic rush to war now that the Congress, the media, and apparently even the United Nations are cowering under the onslaught of megatons of Bushshit?
reentry vehicle that was planned for the Atlas, and that high-yield weapons of one to two megatons, weighing 3,000 lbs.
Packing more energy than 100 megatons of TNT, the flare erupted from a turbulent region on the sun's northwest edge that had grown to be 13 times bigger than Earth's surface.
5 miles long hit the planet with an impact of more than 100 megatons and wiped out the dinosaurs.
The report, Canadian Energy: Supply and Demand to 2025, projected a 16 percent increase in emissions of greenhouse gases to 654 megatons by 2025 from the 1997 level of 583 megatons, even though this represented a best effort by industry to switch to alternative and renewable energy resources.
But there's megatons of fun watching Christopher Walken and Sissy Spacek getting a rare chance to flex their comedy muscles as Adam's parents.
According to military intelligence at the time, Cheltenham, home to defence intelligence centre GCHQ, was also listed as a key target with a combined attack of up to three megatons.