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Milk, Chicken Also Responsible For Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2012-05-14 03:36:23

While there's an old axiom that tells people not to cry over spilled milk, researchers at the University of Edinburgh believe there may actually be a good reason to shed a few tears over wasted dairy products. In a Sunday press release, the Scotland-based university reports that there are 360,000 metric tons of milk wasted each year in the UK, which leads to greenhouse gas emissions equal to 100,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide -- creating a carbon footprint roughly equal to that as...

Microsoft Vows To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint Beginning In Fiscal Year 2013
2012-05-09 10:31:43

Environmental groups have long been pushing the technology industry to adopt big goals for renewable energy resources, and apparently somebody was listening. Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it is vowing to distance itself from coal-power and become more environmentally friendly, reducing its carbon footprint. Beginning on 1 July 2012, the software giant´s data centers, software development labs and office buildings will all be carbon neutral. The plan is to zero-out the overall...

2012-05-05 23:02:12

By reducing and offsetting carbon emissions in its operation, Nanovations Pty Ltd is setting a new standard for emission free manufacturing of Nanotechnology products. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) May 05, 2012 Nanovations demonstrates its commitment to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions by becoming one of the first carbon neutral Nanotechnology manufacturers in the world. While careful power management, recycling and procurement did help to significantly minimise Nanovations carbon footprint,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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