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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...

2011-06-09 00:00:31

Brown Trucking Company announced today that it has become a Certified Carrier of the GREENWAY MILES program to provide customers with greater visibility and sustainability within their supply chain through a certified calculation of their per-mile carbon output and the option to offset that carbon. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 "GREENWAY MILES members and their shippers now have the ability to know exactly what their carbon footprint is and the cost of offsetting each mile," explained...

2011-06-02 12:01:00

Efforts to Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions Succeeding WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As suggested by its Reduce our Environmental Footprint Go Green Forever stamp, the U.S. Postal Service became a lot greener last year. Known globally for sustainability innovations and leadership, the agency reported an 8 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a fiscal year (FY) 2008 baseline. The reduction of 1,067,834 metric tons of CO2 is an amount equal to the...

2011-05-17 10:45:00

STAMFORD, Conn., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- These days when someone asks if you know how large your footprint is, they may not necessarily be asking about your shoe size. Determining your carbon "footprint" and just how to reduce it is becoming a higher priority by many people wanting to decrease their impact on the environment. Still, many terms such as "carbon offset", "carbon neutral", and "carbon footprint" are still confusing to consumers. MXenergy, a leading independent energy...

2011-05-12 08:00:00

LISLE, Ill., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE, a leading provider of elevator and escalator equipment and services, today introduced in the U.S. and Canada, the KONE TravelMaster(TM) 110, a leading green and energy-efficient escalator platform targeted primarily toward the retail segment, including supermarkets, hypermarkets, department stores and shopping centers. The KONE TravelMaster 110 continues KONE's drive to meet customer demands for innovative and energy-efficient solutions....

2011-05-01 00:09:07

TerraPass Releases Update of their Online Carbon Footprint Calculator with All-electric Vehicle Emissions Data and Latest EPA Fuel Economy Data for US Vehicles San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2011 TerraPass (http://www.terrapass.com), a leading provider of carbon offsets, has released an update to its carbon footprint calculator (http://www.terrapass.com/carbon-footprint-calculator/), an online tool that helps individuals calculate their greenhouse gas emissions from driving, flying,...

2011-04-26 06:00:00

AMSTERDAM, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DURABILIT BV, a leading supplier of refurbished network hardware has developed a methodology which enables companies to get a clear insight into how much CO2 emissions are reduced when deploying used hardware rather than new. The DURABILIT Greener Network Calculator, was developed in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Ir. Krikke, Supply Chain Management at the Open University, the Netherlands. Mathieu Sueters, managing director of DURABILIT:...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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