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2012-06-06 23:01:20

Since 2007 Participants Have Replaced Nearly 1 Million Miles of Car Trips with Bike Rides EMERYVILLE, Calif. (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 CLIF® Bar kicks off the sixth annual 2 Mile Challenge, partnering with cyclists to donate $100,000 to bike advocacy nonprofits when riders choose to pedal their bikes instead of drive cars for trips two miles or less. To help fight climate change, CLIF Bar is urging people to rethink their daily transportation and discover the fun and freedom of the bike....

Americans Finally Warming Up To Climate Change
2012-04-19 04:49:07

After experiencing several years of severe weather, including extreme heat, droughts and tornadoes in unusual locations, it seems the public has finally come around to the idea of global warming. A poll released on Wednesday reveals many Americans believe the wild weather of late has been magnified due to global warming. The majority of Americans believe the weather has been getting worse, by a margin of 2 to 1. This survey is the most detailed of its kind, measuring the public´s...

2010-10-08 20:07:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 7,000 events are planned in 188 countries for this Sunday's Global Work Party, a day of action coordinated by 350.org to push politicians to take action on climate change. There are more than 400 work parties planned across California, a broad show of support for clean energy solutions in advance of a contentious election. "Politicians may still be debating climate change, but citizens are getting to work solving it," said Bill McKibben, renowned...

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2010-10-07 14:40:00

The U.N.'s climate change chief said on Thursday that people around the world should join in a "global work party" this weekend that is part of a growing grassroots movement to curb greenhouse gases. Over 7,000 events in at least 180 countries around the world on Sunday are set to help fight climate change.  The day gained more support through 350.org, tcktcktck.org and other Internet-based groups. "I congratulate you on your work and I want to offer my personal support to the......

2010-09-01 10:58:00

UNITY, Maine, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fresh from being named to the list of "greenest" colleges in the United States by The Princeton Review, Unity College will send a team on a solar road trip to the White House with environmental author and activist Bill McKibben. The objective of the road trip is to raise awareness of the potential that solar power has to reindustrialize America, address Global Warming, and create new industries. On Tuesday, September 7, McKibben will join...

2009-12-15 12:24:00

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The 1.8 million Hopenhageners have elected their first ambassador, citizen journalist David Kroodsma, who arrived in Copenhagen on Saturday, December 12th with his fold-up bicycle, which he will use to travel the city and report on the progress of talks at the COP15. Kroodsma was selected from a field of candidates worldwide in an online contest where other Hopenhageners voted for the person who would best represent the global Hopenhagen community....

2009-12-11 13:41:00

Millions of Citizens in Over 130 Countries Unite with Candlelight Vigils to Call for Progress in Copenhagen COPENHAGEN, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 12, millions of people from around the globe will come together for a massive day of action in a series of candlelight vigils, from the melting glaciers of Nepal to the sinking shores of Fiji. The events draw a line between success and failure at the Copenhagen Climate Conference by calling for a 3-point "Real Deal" that...

2009-12-10 12:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As President Obama prepares to travel to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, 14 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter urging the President to seek agreement with world leaders on the need to reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million. Climate scientists, led by Dr. James Hansen of NASA's Goddard Space Institute, warn that global temperatures will rise to...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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