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2009-06-30 15:17:00

EPA approves waiver that would reduce tailpipe emissions and complement efforts to pass federal global warming bill SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Motor vehicle drivers in the 13 states that have adopted California's Clean Car Standards approved earlier today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would save hundreds of dollars annually at the gas pump while reducing heat-trapping greenhouse gases, according to a report issued today by Environmental...

2009-06-17 10:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecogen Inc., a leading manufacturer of natural gas fueled commercial, industrial cooling and cogeneration systems, today announced that the California Energy Commission has granted additional funding to an ongoing program entitled "Engine CHP (Combined Heat and Power) Emission Control Technology." The primary contractor, DE Solutions of Encinitas, CA, will distribute a total of $530,000 to Tecogen for advanced development and testing of their emission...

2009-06-15 06:38:00

Citizens Encouraged to Take Action by Pledging to Improve Downstate NY's Air Quality ALBANY, N.Y., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Acting Commissioner Stan Gee, in partnership with the American Lung Association in New York, today declared the week of June 15th "Commit to Cleaner Air" Week. Through its Clean Air NY initiative, NYSDOT, in collaboration with local businesses, individuals and community partners, seeks to motivate New York metro area...

2009-06-15 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Everyone knows that wood floors are a green flooring product, but what you may not know is that the finish you put on wood floors can affect their "greenness" as well. Wood floor finishes contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are gases emitted from the finish that may have adverse health effects on humans. To limit human exposure to VOCs, the state of California established the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a separate...

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2009-06-08 10:05:00

A new study from researchers at the University of California at Davis has found some evidence that dispels conventional wisdom about green transport.While most environmentally conscious people would be quick to assume that urban public transport systems are safer in regards to carbon emissions, environmental engineers Mikhail Chester and Arpad Horvath found that in some cases, people would be better off traveling through town in a gas-guzzling, high emission SUV.Chester and Horvath told AFP...

2009-06-02 09:00:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cemtrex Inc. (OTC: CTEI) announced that it sees new opportunities emerging due to the boost received by President Barack Obama's "cap and trade" climate change initiative to fight global warming by the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill introduced by the President details his plan for a new market-driven system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Representative Henry Waxman, the committee's chairman,...

2009-05-19 06:45:00

New Clinton Climate Initiative program to demonstrate economic, environmental strategies for sustainable urban growth DESTINY, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Destiny, Florida, America's first eco-sustainable city, was announced today as one among 16 founding projects of the Climate Positive Development Program, a Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) program that will support the development of large-scale urban projects that demonstrate cities can grow in ways that are "climate positive." Climate...

2009-05-15 11:03:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Southeast Regional Director Joseph A. Feola today announced that Sunoco Inc. will pay $762,150 in civil penalties for air quality permit violations at its petroleum refinery in Marcus Hook, Delaware County. "Sunoco emitted nearly twice the permitted limit of particulate matter and an average of four times the permitted level of ammonia from a unit at this facility for more than one year," Feola said. "We take these...

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2009-04-24 14:15:00

The California Air Resources Board adopted a new standard for fuel that will aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by ten percent by 2020. The ARB voted 9-1 to approve the new standards. In a statement, the board said the decision was intended to add interest to diversifying transportation fuels while boosting the market for alternative-fuel vehicles. "The new standard means we can begin to break our century-old dependence on petroleum and provide California with greater energy...

2009-04-23 22:48:00

California Air Resources Board votes to recognize sugarcane ethanol's carbon reduction levels SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sugarcane ethanol passed a critical test today as the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved its long-awaited, first-of-its-kind Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). While the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) continues to provide evidence that sugarcane ethanol's carbon intensity is even lower than initially calculated by CARB,...


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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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