Weekly green glossary: Physogyra lichtensteini, NAIAS and CEEDA

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Environmental and 'green' buzz words of the week (January 9-16).

Carbon Dioxide - emissions in the United States are likely to decline in 2011 but increase again in 2012, according to a report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). ( Environmental Leader)

CEEDA - the Certified Energy Efficient Datacenter Award, launched by the British Computer Society, aims to rate data centers on their energy efficiency ratings. ( Green Biz)

Deepwater Horizon - the final report on last year's Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico recommended that the American Congress impose tighter regulations on offshore drilling. ( New York Times)

Ford Focus - American buyers of the environmentally friendly Ford Focus Electric will have the option of receiving a home charging station sold via consumer electronics outlet Best Buy. ( Intelligent Energy Portal)  

Kiehl - recently concluded research by scientist Jeffrey Kiehl predicts that if we continue to emit greenhouse gases at the same pace, the earth's temperature could rise far more than was previously predicted. ( Science Daily)

the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) from January 10-23 was host to a number of environmentally friendly electric or hybrid vehicles, all of which demonstrated an impressive fuel economy. ( Eco Geek)

Physogyra lichtensteini - one of the ten coral species chosen by the Edge Coral Reefs project as a conservation priority in new plans unveiled to preserve coral life around the world. ( Guardian)

Ten million - the number of parking and recharging spots the Chinese government is thought to be preparing for electric vehicles by 2020. ( Reuters)