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Climate Change Agreement Drafted Ahead Of Rio+20
2012-06-20 05:27:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com National delegates said on Tuesday that they have reached an agreement on a draft document that will be submitted at the Rio+20 gathering in Brazil this week. The negotiators drew up the draft outline steps to help tackle the Earth's environmental problems. Over 100 world leaders are expected to come out for the meeting, which runs from Wednesday to Friday. The draft statement will be submitted for approval to world leaders during the summit, calling...

2012-04-04 23:01:45

All Star Line Up of Speakers and Panelists for the Green IT and Cloud Computing Summit 2012 Herndon, VA (PRWEB) April 04, 2012 The Green IT Council is proud to announce another speaker for the Green IT and Cloud Computing Summit 2012. Dr. David Paschane is an Organizational Architect with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and an Associate Research Professor with UMBC. He currently directs strategic initiatives for the National Capital Region´s Information and Technology Office....

2011-07-21 11:56:00

PASADENA, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From October 17-18, the Green California Schools Summit and the Green California Community Colleges Summit will be held concurrently at the Pasadena Convention Center. Green Technology, which organizes the events, has announced that Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Chairman and Co-Chair of the newly-formed BlueGreen Alliance, will be the keynote speaker. In addition to launching some of the nation's largest green building and...

2011-07-20 10:14:00

CLEARWATER, Fla., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an announcement, Green N Brown - the online retailer of eco friendly and organic products - revealed its findings to conclude that people in Texas are the top buyers for 'Green' in America. These findings are based on the recurring consumer survey that the company runs to measure environmental IQ and eco-affinity of the American consumers. Besides, these findings are further validated by the company's own sales data. "This has been a...

2011-05-27 05:10:00

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - EU Member States Losing EUR10 Billion in Tax Revenues Each Year and Facing Uphill Battle to Reverse the Trend At a meeting today on intellectual property, counterfeiting and piracy in Brussels, hosted by the European Parliament's Kangaroo Group, the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) warned the European Union (EU) that it faces an uphill battle to stem the flow of illegal cigarettes pouring through its borders and across its...

2011-05-04 00:00:27

New online network connects and celebrates local green initiatives in thousands of towns across America. Built on AmericanTowns' local platform, GreenTowns' partners at launch include Reader's Digest, Bob Vila and E-The Environmental Magazine. Fairfield, CT (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 AmericanTowns is launching GreenTowns.com, a new online network that connects and celebrates green initiatives and their leaders, locally and nationally. Now, through GreenTowns, residents of 15,000 towns and cities...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'