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2010-09-13 12:03:00

WGES CleanSteps(SM) Carbon Offsets now available to natural gas customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia; effort includes creation of new Carbon Reduction Fund designed to help clean the Chesapeake Bay ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a first-of-its-kind partnership of corporations and environmentalists announced a new initiative designed to reduce greenhouse gases and improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay region. Leading competitive...

2010-09-01 14:58:00

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today announced a five-year goal to reduce its carbon footprint through fuel-savings technology and improvements in operating efficiencies. The freight rail transportation company said it plans to lower its greenhouse gas emissions per revenue ton-mile 10 percent by 2014, compared with 2009 emissions. "Establishing this goal is an important step toward fulfillment of Norfolk Southern's objective to achieve...

2010-08-22 20:36:00

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced it has completed the carbon footprint verification on EcoDuo PM220P00, a multi-crystalline PV module, according to the international carbon footprint standard PAS2050. EcoDuo PM220P00 is the world's first PV module to have obtained carbon footprint verification, reaching a critical milestone on carbon footprint management of PV key components....

2010-08-16 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Driven by a period of significant economic growth, the demand for electricity within sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly approaching supply capacity and in many countries exceeding it. The resultant demand for new generation capacity is boosting growth in the steam turbine market for the region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) "The sub-Saharan African steam...

2010-08-02 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear announced today the results of its greenhouse gas (GHG) life cycle assessment (LCA) for its AnvilSustainable(TM) t-shirt, which is made from recycled PET plastic bottles and transitional cotton, grown on farms making the switch to organic processes. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090422/NY03428LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090422/NY03428LOGO) The analysis of the AnvilSustainable tee, which encompassed a...

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2010-07-20 09:15:00

Can light-colored rooftops and roads really curb carbon emissions and combat global climate change? The idea has been around for years, but now, a new study by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that is the first to use a global model to study the question has found that implementing cool roofs and cool pavements in cities around the world can not only help cities stay cooler, they can also cool the world, with the potential of canceling the heating effect of up to two years...

2010-07-19 10:22:00

CHICAGO, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney today announced it has achieved carbon neutrality across its worldwide operations, fulfilling its first-in-the-industry 2007 pledge to be carbon neutral in 2010. A.T. Kearney has 1,700 consultants in 54 offices in 37 countries. A.T. Kearney's approach to carbon neutrality is built on four planks that reach across its entire organization: defining and measuring a rigorous set of carbon indicators, empowering...

2010-07-12 06:50:00

NEW YORK and PORTLAND, Ore., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Professionals everywhere are increasingly conscious of the trend toward sustainable business models - and that this trend is likely here to stay. Implementing green practices and reducing an organization's carbon footprint, however, poses a challenge for many companies simply because they lack the tools and support to make and maintain the change. With the launch of ecoAnalyze, that is no longer the case within the legal industry....

2010-07-08 09:54:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) will build a 12-acre solar farm at its corporate headquarters in Allentown, Pa., capable of generating 1.5 MW of electricity. The 1.5MW is enough to serve the energy needs of nearly half of Air Products' administration buildings. The project is expected to begin construction this fall and be onstream in the spring of 2011. "For years, customers around the world have sought out Air Products' gases and materials...

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2010-06-30 10:20:29

Switching off lights, turning the television off at the mains and using cooler washing cycles could have a much bigger impact on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power stations than previously thought, according to a new study published this month in the journal Energy Policy. The study shows that the figure used by government advisors to estimate the amount of carbon dioxide saved by reducing people's electricity consumption is up to 60 percent too low. The power stations that supply...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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