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2010-11-16 11:15:00

Investors Say Weak U.S. Policies Causing Private Capital To Go Overseas; Strong Policies Needed to Close Widening Climate Investment Gap BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest global investors have a powerful message for climate negotiators in Cancun and the new U.S. Congress: take action now in the fight against global warming or risk economic disruptions far more severe than the recent financial crisis. Citing potential climate-related GDP losses of up to...

2010-11-11 14:57:00

Georgia State University research presented at 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most scientific research on laughter is based on recordings of people pretending to laugh. But for Michael Owren of Georgia State University in Atlanta, this false laughter -- the sound of a canned sit-com laugh track -- is a pale imitation of the real thing. He studies the full vocabulary of chortles, giggles, guffaws we all use in everyday...

2010-11-10 12:30:00

Penn State University research presented at 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul Montgomery, a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University, is helping design a better cook stove for people in developing countries. At an upcoming meeting of the 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics in Cancun, Mexico, he will present a simple heat-powered fan that could help to make these stoves more efficient and combat the...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

Preeminent climate scientist and noted environmental leaders speak out on behalf of the Kiribati Nation, calling upon world leaders who will gather this month at the Economic Summit in Seoul and U.N. Climate talks in Cancun to address the issue of water scarcity and its impact on food sources. James Hansen, world renowned climate scientist, Lester Brown, Founder and President of Earth Policy Institute, Rabbi Warren Stone, religious environmental activist who served as delegate at the U.N....

2010-11-04 08:20:00

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR) (ASUR), today announced that total passenger traffic for October 2010 increased by 5.1% when compared to October 2009. All figures in this announcement reflect comparisons between October 1 through October 31, 2009 and 2010. Transit and general aviation passengers are excluded. Domestic --------...

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2010-10-11 06:25:00

The final day of climate change talks found the United States and China blaming each other for blocking progress ahead of a major summit on global warming coming next month. The two largest greenhouse gas polluters wrangled throughout the six-day UN talks in China last week, bringing on anger from environmentalists who said countries were worried more about self-interest than about the fate of the planet. US climate representative Jonathan Pershing warned progress at the UN's annual climate...

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2010-10-06 12:35:00

The U.S. said on Wednesday that talks in China to try and set the foundations for a global climate change treaty have failed to make significant progress so far. Chief U.S. negotiator Jonathan Pershing said time was running out to reach an agreement, which would then be submitted to the U.N. climate summit in Cancun, Mexico, for approval next month. "There is less agreement than one might have hoped at this stage," Pershing told a small group of reporters nearly halfway through the six days...

2010-10-05 08:20:00

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR) (ASUR), today announced that total passenger traffic for September 2010 increased by 5.0% when compared to September 2009. All figures in this announcement reflect comparisons between September 1 through September 30, 2009 and 2010. Transit and general aviation passengers are excluded. Domestic --------...

2010-09-08 16:26:00

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR), (ASUR) the first privatized airport group in Mexico and operator of Cancun Airport and eight other airports in southeast Mexico, today announced that on September 7, 2010, Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, S.A. de C.V. has been granted bankruptcy protection and that Mexicana Inter, S.A. de C.V. and Aerovias Caribe, S.A. de C.V. have also filed for bankruptcy protection....

2010-09-02 08:20:00

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR) (ASUR), today announced that total passenger traffic for August 2010 increased by 8.9% when compared to August 2009. This announcement reflects comparisons between August 1 through August 31, 2010 and 2009. Transit and general aviation passengers are excluded. Domestic Airport August August % Change 2009...