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2011-06-28 07:57:00

DETROIT, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the study "Preparing for a Life Cycle CO2 Measure" recently released by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LCVP), an advisory group working to accelerate the shift to low-carbon vehicles and fuels, and conducted by Ricardo, a global engineering firm, vehicle manufacturing emissions can represent 23 to 46 percent of total vehicle emissions. These findings demonstrate that emissions other than tailpipe emissions are significant and...

2011-06-21 15:28:00

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Recognized WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service was recently awarded Climate Registered Gold status by The Climate Registry (TCR) for its leadership in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 8 percent. The Postal Service is among the first of TCR's 430 members, and the first government agency, to achieve this recognition. "Winning Climate Registered Gold status will help motivate the Postal Service to do even...

2011-06-08 09:55:00

Trading diesel engines for shore power cuts 50,000 pounds of emissions a year OAKLAND, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT) today commended one of its members, APL, for becoming the first container shipping line to shut down, or, "cold-iron," a vessel's engines to eliminate exhaust emissions at the Port of Oakland. "We have brought cold-ironing to the port," proclaimed APL Americas President Gene Seroka. "When others do as...

2011-06-01 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A diverse group of California CEOs and business leaders from around the state sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown today, urging him to remain committed to fully implementing AB 32. "We reject the calls from some environmental organizations for the wholesale revision of the AB 32 cap and trade system. We take particular issue with these organizations calling for such revisions in the name of jobs and the economy," the letter states. "As business...

2011-05-25 09:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Policies that put cleaner, more fuel-efficient cars, trucks and SUVs on California's roads will drive consumer savings, spark job creation, and spur economic growth in the Golden State, according to a new study. The study, Driving California's Economy: How Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards Will Impact Economic Growth and Job Creation (http://next10.org/next10/publications/vehicle_efficiency.html), finds that the highest passenger vehicle fuel...

2011-05-18 12:00:00

DETROIT, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), in collaboration with WorldAutoSteel, announced today the results of a three-year program to develop fully engineered, steel-intensive designs for electrified vehicles that reduce greenhouse gas emissions over their entire life cycle. The FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) program features steel body structure designs that reduce mass by more than 35 percent over a benchmark vehicle and reduce total life cycle...

2011-05-11 06:34:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from the American Lung Association in California pinpoints the benefits in lives and dollars saved by adopting tough vehicle emission and technology standards, which the California Air Resources Board is now drafting, working closely with the feds to set a stringent national standard. According to the new report, The Road to Clean Air, California could avoid at least $7.2 billion per year in health and other societal costs and reduce...

2011-04-14 12:02:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PMC is pleased to announce the launch of Carbon Conscious, a one-stop online resource for sharing new ideas and information on climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategies. Designed and introduced by PMC, a leading environmental and planning services firm, www.carbonconscious.us is a planning and public engagement site for municipal governments, climate change authorities, LEED accredited specialists, and grant...

2011-04-06 11:41:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association urges Congress to block efforts to weaken the Clean Air Act by limiting the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the leading cause of climate change. Both House and Senate are expected to take up the issue today. "Climate change poses enormous health threats," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of the American Public...

2011-02-24 15:17:00

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), along with co-owners Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS) and Madison Gas and Electric Company (MGE), received oral approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to install additional emissions reduction technology at the Columbia Energy Center located near Pardeeville, Wisconsin. (Logo:...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.