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2011-07-26 07:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Helping to educate consumers and retailers about environmental sustainability, LG Electronics and the Carbonfund.org Foundation announced today that LG products have earned the new CarbonFree®( )Certification label. The new CarbonFree( ) LG products, including consumer electronics, home appliances and solar panels, will be available in the United States in early 2012. Working with the Carbonfund.org Foundation, the leading...

2011-07-25 10:23:00

RACINE, Wis., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson, a family company, has taken a new step in empowering families to be a force for change in the world. The company expanded its corporate web site, www.scjohnson.com, to include a section entitled "Greener Choices," designed to provide families with information to help them make daily changes to help the environment. The new Greener Choices forum shares insights from SC Johnson, but also encourages discussions within families and...

2011-07-14 16:01:16

Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to grow, so forests have long been proposed as a way to offset climate change. But rather than just letting the forest sit there for a hundred or more years, the amount of carbon dioxide taken out of the atmosphere could be quadrupled in 100 years by harvesting regularly and using the wood in place of steel and concrete that devour fossil fuels during manufacturing, producing carbon dioxide. "Every time you see a wood building, it's a storehouse...

2011-07-14 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced it has made a $500,000 equity investment in Tecogen Inc., a developer and manufacturer of innovative, ultra-clean natural gas-driven combined heat and power (CHP) products for commercial and industrial facilities. The investment is a strategic addition to the utility company's growing clean energy portfolio. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110714/LA34767LOGO) (Logo:...

2011-07-11 05:18:00

PETALUMA, Calif., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Labcon North America, (www.labcon.com) the world's leading manufacturer of Earth Friendly laboratory disposables, announced today the completion of an 800 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar panel system. The array will contribute about 30 percent of Labcon's energy needs, allowing the company to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. "At Labcon we place a high value on being a responsible manufacturer and considerate member of our community,"...

2011-07-07 14:05:00

CO(2) Solution's Technology Positioned to Provide Efficient Solution to Help Meet Proposed Carbon Emission Reductions TSX-V: CST Outstanding shares: 60,286,136 QUEBEC CITY, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - CO(2) Solution Inc. announced today that it applauds the announcement made yesterday by the Government of Quebec to implement a cap and trade system in the Province to reduce carbon dioxide (CO(2)) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions responsible for climate change. CO(2)...

2011-07-06 12:49:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CityRyde, the leading bike-sharing innovator, announced today that the carbon methodology behind its revolutionary Inspire software has been validated under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), bringing to fruition the two-year development of a system that will energize bicycle sharing the world over. CityRyde has also received $345,000 in investment to bolster the company as it brings Inspire to market. With Inspire, bike-sharing programs can...

2011-06-28 07:57:00

DETROIT, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the study "Preparing for a Life Cycle CO2 Measure" recently released by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LCVP), an advisory group working to accelerate the shift to low-carbon vehicles and fuels, and conducted by Ricardo, a global engineering firm, vehicle manufacturing emissions can represent 23 to 46 percent of total vehicle emissions. These findings demonstrate that emissions other than tailpipe emissions are significant and...

2011-06-21 15:28:00

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Recognized WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service was recently awarded Climate Registered Gold status by The Climate Registry (TCR) for its leadership in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 8 percent. The Postal Service is among the first of TCR's 430 members, and the first government agency, to achieve this recognition. "Winning Climate Registered Gold status will help motivate the Postal Service to do even...

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2011-06-09 10:15:00

Australia is heavily reliant on coal-fired power and mining exports to power itself, making it one of the world's worst per capita polluters. Now the government is looking at ways to reduce its carbon footprint, reports the AFP news agency. One of the wilder ideas is to cull approximately 1.2 million feral camels that inhabit the wilderness areas of the country. One camel produces an average of 1 ton of carbon per year, collectively making them a major source of greenhouse gases Camels were...


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