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2013-06-06 00:20:34

Arctic Protection Can Now Be Incorporated into CSR and Sustainability Plans EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS), an internationally recognized third-party certification body verifying environmental claims, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and carbon offset projects, celebrated World Environmental Day by launching its new Arctic Climate Neutral certification initiative. This groundbreaking program establishes a new beachhead in the worldwide...

2013-05-13 16:21:32

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Investigation Agency: Late last week, Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction Act of 2013 (the "SUPER Act") as a first step to stopping emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, to slow down the rate of climate change. Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), including methane, black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and tropospheric ozone, are responsible for 40-45% of the...

2013-04-29 16:21:00

203,000 Tons of NOx . . . 12,500 Tons of Particulate Matter . . . and 2.3 Million Tons of CO2 Was Reduced By DERA Projects from 2008 to 2010 WASHINGTON, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 50,000 older diesel powered engines were upgraded or replaced between 2008 to 2010 because of Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funding which resulted in major clean air benefits and fuel savings, according a new report issued today - the "Second Report to Congress: Highlights of...

2013-03-01 08:21:07

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Climate change in the far north is occurring far more rapidly than elsewhere around the planet, but common-sense efforts to mitigate key emissions and protect the fragile Arctic environment could slow this trend and benefit communities, the environment, and companies. This was the central message delivered in Washington, D.C. during the workshop, "Tackling Climate Change in the Arctic: An International Emergency," one of the pre-conference activities...

2013-01-16 20:20:27

New Clean Diesel Truck Engines Have Reduced Particulate Emissions - Including Black Carbon - by 98 Percent WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advancements in clean diesel technology will continue to deliver major reductions in black carbon (soot) emissions in both the U.S. and worldwide, Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum said today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/MM46474LOGO) Schaeffer highlighted the...

Influence Of Black Carbon On Climate Change Larger Than Previously Estimated
2013-01-15 12:58:27

International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Reducing diesel engine emissions would reduce warming Black carbon is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis of this issue. The landmark study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres today says the direct influence of black carbon, or soot, on warming the climate could be about...

2012-12-14 12:22:31

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The advancements in clean diesel technology over the past decade in conjunction with new research and development in all modes of diesel engines will play a major role in helping meet the updated Clean Air Act particulate matter (soot) standards announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/MM46474LOGO ) "For the last decade, diesel technology has undergone a fundamental...

Kerosene Lamps Release Black Carbon And Should Be Replaced
2012-11-29 09:20:58

UC Berkeley The primary source of light for more than a billion people in developing nations is also churning out black carbon at levels previously overlooked in greenhouse gas estimates, according to a new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois. Results from field and lab tests found that 7 to 9 percent of the kerosene in wick lamps – used for light in 250-300 million households without electricity – is converted to black carbon when burned....

2012-10-25 07:25:27

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement today regarding the study published this week by the University of California-Berkeley comparing diesel and gasoline emissions. Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, issued this statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/MM46474LOGO) "There have been several studies and reports released this year regarding diesel emissions,...

2012-09-21 06:20:47

"For comparison, an 18-wheeler diesel engine truck would have to drive 143 miles on the freeway to put out the same mass of particulates as a single charbroiled hamburger patty." - Bill Welch, the principle engineer, University of California-Riverside WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The major advancements in clean diesel technology have been highlighted in a new and unique study by the University of California-Riverside that found commercially cooked hamburgers emit...