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China’s Per Person Carbon Footprint Growing Rapidly
2012-07-20 09:49:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China´s per capita carbon emissions are now on par with those of Europe as the country´s carbon footprint skyrocketed in 2011, rising by 9 percent, or the equivalent of an extra 6.5 tons of gas for each resident, according to data released on Wednesday. China has long been a powerhouse when it comes to carbon emissions, becoming the largest emitter of CO2 in 2006. However, the per capita emissions have always remained...

2012-07-19 02:22:32

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Picarro, Inc. today announced that it has been selected by EADS Astrium and a consortium of scientific organizations as the sole provider of in situ instruments for measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in London, England during the 2012 Olympic Games. The goal of the London pilot is to demonstrate Astrium's new Emissions Measurement Service (EMS), which uses stationary, mobile and airborne instruments to measure GHG emissions...

2012-07-12 02:21:22

LONDON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BP's Target Neutral London 2012 programme has now reached over 200,000 sign ups. With sign-ups increasing daily, ticketholders, athletes and Olympic Partners are getting behind London 2012's ambition to lower the carbon footprint of the Games. BP Target Neutral is offering to offset the carbon footprint of all ticketed spectator journeys to and from the Olympic and Paralympic Games for free. It's simple and easy to do - ticketholders...

2012-07-11 10:21:11

BOYERTOWN, Pa., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke University (Duke) has accepted delivery of Climate Reserve Tonnes (CRTs) from a ClimeCo America Corporation (ClimeCo) fertilizer manufacturing nitrous oxide (N2O) abatement project. The purchase of carbon offsets is a significant step toward Duke's work to reduce and offset its annual greenhouse gas emissions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120305/FL64327LOGO ) Developed under the guidelines of the American College...

The Role Of Urban Greenery In CO2 Exchange Demonstrated
2012-06-27 12:15:41

In what might be the first study to report continuous measurements of net CO2 exchange of urban vegetation and soils over a full year or more, scientists from UC Santa Barbara and the University of Minnesota conclude that not only is vegetation important in the uptake of the greenhouse gas, but also that different types of vegetation play different roles. Their findings will be published July 4 in the current issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research — Biogeosciences, a publication...

2012-06-20 06:20:39

DETROIT, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Automotive Applications Council was pleased to receive the American Metal Market magazine's 2012 Steel Excellence Award in the environmental responsibility / stewardship category last night for its role in the global FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) project. Lawrence W. Kavanagh, president, SMDI, accepted the award at a dinner celebration during the Steel Success Strategies XXVII Conference in New York City. This...

2012-06-19 14:21:37

SHANGHAI, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile Asia Expo -- The GSMA today unveiled an update to its 2009 landmark report "Mobile's Green Manifesto" which outlines the positive impact of operator initiatives in the areas of energy and carbon management. Analysis of 34 mobile networks worldwide(1) shows that, despite considerable growth in mobile connections and traffic, total network energy consumption increased only slightly from 2009 to 2010. The analysis also shows that the total energy...

2012-06-18 22:20:19

CHICAGO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent scientific study confirms that Daniels Sharpsmart reusable sharp containers (RSC) help hospitals reduce their carbon footprint by reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Most recently, Daniels Sharpsmart containers have helped the 850-bed Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) obtain an 84 percent reduction in their carbon footprint for sharps waste. The sustainability paper by Terry Grimmond of Grimmond and Associates and Sandra Reiner,...

2012-05-31 06:24:15

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a world leader in health, hygiene and home products whose portfolio includes iconic brands such as Clearasil®, Mucinex®, Lysol®, and Woolite®, today announced it has achieved a 21% improvement in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions per dose since 2007 - beating its 20% target eight years ahead of time. This performance is based on emissions throughout an RB product's lifecycle, from raw material sourcing to...

2012-05-30 10:26:05

SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) has completed several projects with the energy and environmental firm Carbon Lighthouse to eliminate its building's entire carbon footprint. Carbon Lighthouse completed a comprehensive energy study at JCHS, including collecting over 37,000 data points on the building's operation. They identified multiple energy efficiency improvements requiring no new major capital...