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2009-04-08 17:27:00

LOS ANGELES, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) applauds the City of Los Angeles for its leadership in establishing the nation's first public-sector green building retrofit program that will create green jobs and reduce carbon emissions. The ordinance calls for the green retrofitting of all city-owned buildings over 7,500 square feet or built before 1978, using guidelines from the U.S. Green Business Council and others. It sets a goal of starting 100...

2009-04-07 16:34:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tom Buis, Chief Executive Officer of Growth Energy, a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America's economy through cleaner, greener energy, today released the following statement on Growth Energy's position on California's proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS): "There has been some mischaracterization with respect to the position of Growth Energy and other ethanol producers on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard,"...

2009-04-07 13:23:00

Named Climate Action Champion WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service has added to its list of more than 70 environmental awards by accepting a Climate Action Champion Award. The U.S. Postal Service is one of only two organizations recognized for leadership in advancing climate policy. Presented by the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR), the award acknowledges the Postal Service's role in engaging and shaping public response to climate change and for...

2009-04-06 14:07:00

California Must Amend New Fuel Standard To Reflect True Costs of Oil SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a leading national advocate for advanced biofuels released a new study showing that the production and use of a gallon of oil releases more climate change emissions than previously believed. The New Fuels Alliance study, conducted by an independent research firm, found that some gallons of oil release 20 percent more greenhouse gas emissions than assumed by the...

2009-04-01 11:00:00

Kaiser Permanente's Climate Footprint Efforts are Rewarded for Third Consecutive Year OAKLAND, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has been named a "Climate Action Leader" for voluntarily calculating, verifying and publicly reporting its greenhouse gas emissions under the California Climate Action Registry. This is the third consecutive year Kaiser Permanente has won this award from the Registry, a private, nonprofit organization committed to solving climate change through...

2009-03-24 13:19:52

An U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finding on the dangers of global warming could force a change in national policy, environmental groups said. The conclusion that greenhouse gas emissions are dangerous was sent to the White House on Friday, The Washington Post reported. The newspaper said the finding could have major implications for the U.S. economy and environment. This is historic news, Frank O'Donnell of the public watchdog group Clean Air Watch told the Post. It will set the stage...

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2009-03-24 13:50:00

In a draft proposal sent to the White House on Friday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency said greenhouse gas emissions pose a significant threat to public health and welfare. The proposal outlined what it calls an "Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act," which could shape the future regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. "I think it's historic news," Frank O'Donnell of the environmental group Clean Air Watch told Reuters. "It is going to set the...

2009-03-24 10:42:00

Retired Members of the Armed Forces, the Intelligence Community and Pres. Reagan's NSA Advisor Bud McFarlane Petition Gov. Schwarzenegger to Fix Proposed Fuel Standard WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Truman National Security Project: Sixty-six retired members of the U.S. armed forces and intelligence community petitioned Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to fix the proposed California fuel standard, which imperils our national security....

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2009-03-21 16:30:00

Many U.S. states plan to proceed with their own global warming emission control programs until the White House and Congress pass a credible federal market mechanism such as "cap-and-trade" to meet President Obama's targets for greenhouse gas cuts, Reuters reported. Obama's federal system environmental policy may overshadow regional markets that trade air pollution credits aimed at cutting emissions that heat the planet. The federal program might never happen, or be too weak to help reduce the...

2009-03-11 14:03:00

ZURICH, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- BP Alternative Energy Plc has taken a minority interest in South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd., a leading developer of high-quality greenhouse gas emission reduction projects. Since its inception in 2006, South Pole has been profitable and has financed its growth out of the cash flow generated from carbon asset development and related advisory services. Through the investment from BP the company will accelerate its expansion and consolidate its leading...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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