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2009-07-23 09:15:00

SYDNEY, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On the opening day of the ICANN Conference, Dot Eco LLC - the organization dedicated to promoting the acceptance and implementation of the .eco top-level domain debuted a short film that features environmental leaders endorsing Dot Eco's application to operate the .eco web address. Examples of other top-level domains include .com, .biz, .org and .edu. The Dot Eco LLC film features former U.S. Vice President Al Gore stating, "For more than three decades I...

2009-07-22 10:05:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its National Mobilization Weekend, the Alliance for Climate Protection's Repower America campaign fanned out across the country, going door-to-door in 20 states to educate the public about the benefits of transitioning to a clean energy economy. Members and volunteers knocked on more than 12,000 doors in every region of the country, talking to neighbors about how transitioning to a clean energy economy will create millions of new...

2009-07-17 11:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Current Media, the award-winning participatory multiplatform media company, has selected cable industry veteran Mark Rosenthal as the company's new CEO, it was announced today by company co-founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt. Rosenthal, former CEO of Interpublic Media and President and COO of MTV Networks, will be charged with the ongoing domestic and international expansion efforts of the company. The announcement comes on the heels of four years of...

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2009-07-15 14:25:00

Al Gore met with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday to discuss the future of the nation's role in the charge against global warming. Gore placed specific emphasis on Australia as a potential breeding ground for many revolutionary efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. "Australia is in the line of fire where the climate crisis is concerned, no nation is more vulnerable to the impact scientists have predicted," Gore said in a press conference where he was joined by the Prime...

2009-06-26 18:21:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Leadership of the House, and Chairmen Waxman and Markey have, through their leadership, secured an important bipartisan victory for the American people. The American Clean Energy Security (ACES) Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation Congress will ever pass. This comprehensive legislation will make meaningful reductions in global warming pollution, spur investment in clean energy technology, create...

2009-06-26 18:20:00

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maggie Fox, President and CEO of the Alliance for Climate Protection, today issued the following statement on the passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act out of the House of Representatives: "Today's historic vote in the House of Representatives is a momentous victory for our nation and our planet as we seek to build a clean energy economy in the 21st century and enact bold solutions to the climate crisis. The Senate must move...

2009-06-25 09:35:00

New Careers Initiative, Launching June 25, Provides Inside Glimpse at What It's Like to Work for Gore in a Variety of Industries NEWARK, Del., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- W. L. Gore & Associates Inc., recognized globally as an innovation leader and top workplace, today unveiled "Join Gore & Change Your Life," its first global employer brand campaign designed to attract potential job candidates and build a "talent pool" for the future. By sharing the experiences of people who actually...

2009-06-24 15:50:00

Television spots ask Members of Congress to support comprehensive energy and climate legislation   WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Climate Protection Action Fund today released a series of new national television ads, "Do Right," urging constituents in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio and South Dakota to ask their Members of Congress to support the American Clean Energy & Security Act of 2009 (ACES).   Every president since Richard Nixon has called for an...

2009-06-15 09:17:00

Underscores Job Creation and Responsibility to Next Generation: 'What are we waiting for?' WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Climate Protection today released a new national television ad, "Do Right," encouraging Americans to support the path away from foreign oil and toward clean energy now. Every president since Richard Nixon has called for an energy policy less reliant on foreign sources. Now, the ad says, is the best time for us to act to ensure our...

2009-06-11 20:13:04

A proposed nuclear plant one-tenth the size of a usual plant is an inconvenient answer to U.S. energy needs, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said. The 125-megawatt mPower plant, considered for an Oak Ridge, Tenn., site intended a generation ago as the home of the 1,000-megawatt Clinch River Breeder Reactor, would power 100,000 homes, Alexander said. Nuclear power is the inconvenient answer to generating electricity without producing gases blamed for climate change, said Alexander,...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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