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2010-01-08 14:03:00

Nevada DMV Computerized Database Led to Discovery of Falsifications WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal grand jury in Las Vegas today returned indictments against 10 Nevada-certified emissions testers for falsifying vehicle emissions test reports, the Justice Department announced. Each defendant faces one felony Clean Air Act count for falsifying reports between November 2007 and May 2009. The number of falsifications varied by defendant, with some defendants having...

2009-12-09 18:58:00

State Businesses Can Save Thousands of Dollars Annually by Reducing Refrigerant Pollution SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund praised the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for adopting the nation's first comprehensive regulation to reduce refrigerant pollution that is thousands of times more harmful than carbon dioxide. Once the refrigerant management program (RMP) is implemented fully, it can save state businesses more than $19 million...

2009-12-09 14:51:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of South Carolina unveiled its "Genesis 2015 Initiative" Tuesday (Dec. 1) that will create a college campus with 90 percent fewer carbon-dioxide emissions from its fleet of vehicles within five years. The plan puts Carolina among the nation's first campuses committed to reducing its dependence on petroleum by introducing alternative fuels to power the buses, cars, trucks, motorcycles and maintenance vehicles needed in the...

2009-12-08 16:11:00

California Air Resources Board Inventory Shows Need to Rethink New "Retrofit" Requirements as Industry, Economy Combine to Cut Current and Forecast Emissions ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Contractors and other operators of off-road diesel equipment will exceed ambitious new emissions targets set by California officials according to new state figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. New data from the California Air Resources Board...

2009-12-08 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carbonetworks(TM), a leading software company that provides performance management for energy, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sustainability solutions, has announced its support for the Environmental Protection Agency's declaration that carbon dioxide is a health hazard. Issued on December 7, 2009, the EPA's statement allows the agency to issue rules to govern heat-trapping pollution that many scientists say may lead to irreversible...

2009-12-07 12:50:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the EPA's announcement today that greenhouse gases threaten public health and the environment: "The EPA has thoroughly reviewed the scientific literature on climate change, which spans decades of research across a breadth of disciplines and across the globe. The science is clear: global warming is real, its impacts are being felt around the world, and carbon emissions present a danger to...

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2009-12-07 10:55:00

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that greenhouse gases are harmful to people's health and must be curbed, implying that the White House will most likely fight global warming without the congressional green light if crucial. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will talk to the press later on Monday to discuss the findings, officials said to The Associated Press. The announcement will be made to boost the administration's statements at the Copenhagen conference that the US...

2009-11-24 14:13:00

EDF Says It Sends Strong 'Leadership by Example' Message on Eve of International Climate Negotiations SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund praised the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its preliminary draft regulation (PDR) to reduce global warming pollution in the state. The PDR outlines key concepts the agency is considering as it designs a comprehensive cap-and-trade program. California's groundbreaking clean energy law, The Global...

2009-11-12 09:30:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles today announced that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger took a special interest in its all-new street legal Zero S electric motorcycle. While touring the Alt Car Expo, the Governor spent time with the California based motorcycle company and was introduced to the Zero S. The Zero S offers a transportation alternative that is practical, fun and environmentally friendly. Based in California, Zero Motorcycles is an innovative...

2009-10-27 11:00:00

EPA Urged to Revise Proposed Zero Emission Rate for Electric Plug-In Vehicles LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's and the nation's economy and environment will reap significant benefits - and avoid costly impacts - if proposed federal standards to establish national vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for new cars and trucks sold in the United States "are rigorous and well-designed." That was the testimony by a policy specialist from Environmental...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.