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U Delaware Team Turns Greenhouse Gases Into Useful Chemicals
2014-01-31 12:25:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Delaware researchers have found a way to convert greenhouse gases into useful chemicals. Researchers developed a selective catalyst that is able to electrochemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide with 92 percent efficiency. “Converting carbon dioxide to useful chemicals in a selective and efficient way remains a major challenge in renewable and sustainable energy research,” Feng Jiao, assistant...

2014-01-30 12:23:44

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its latest initiative to help Toronto sports fans reduce their carbon footprint, Just Energy has launched a campaign to offset the carbon emissions associated with fans' TV viewing of Leafs and Raptors regular season games. For a one-time fee of $2, Just Energy will offset the total carbon emissions related to a fan's televised viewing of Leafs or Raptors games for the current regular season. To participate, simply visit Just Energy's...

2014-01-22 08:31:17

CAMBRIDGE, England, January 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR has invested in CRedit360's proven sustainability software to track its carbon footprint with increased accuracy. As part of its commitment to measuring and tackling its environmental impacts, the US-based manufacturer of computer networking equipment will use the CRedit360 system to monitor fundamental energy and waste data at 100 locations worldwide. It is also set to measure the carbon emissions associated with...

2014-01-16 12:24:59

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The YMCA of Superior California has highlighted its environmental stewardship by signing on to work with Carbon Lighthouse to make its property in Sacramento, CA carbon neutral. The facility will undergo a package of energy efficiency upgrades that will reduce its energy use and utility bills. The remainder of the building's carbon footprint will then be offset through the retirement of carbon allowances through the Carbon...

2014-01-16 12:24:58

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carbon Lighthouse, a one-stop shop for organizations to profitably eliminate their carbon footprints, has successfully eliminated enough carbon to offset one year of emissions of a California power plant. By the end of 2013, Carbon Lighthouse reported a cumulative elimination of 25,777 tons of carbon over the lifetime of their energy efficiency projects. To put this number in perspective, the average annual output of a peaker...

2014-01-16 04:20:29

GSMA Increases Environmental Commitment to Reducing Carbon Footprint, Pursues International Certification of Mobile World Congress as Carbon Neutral BARCELONA, Spain, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced that the 2014 Mobile World Congress will be the world's largest tradeshow certified to have a zero carbon footprint. The GSMA will certify Mobile World Congress as carbon neutral through the internationally recognised PAS 2060 standard; official certification will be awarded...

2014-01-13 12:24:47

LONDON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Technology Breakthroughs in Gas Sequestration (Technical Insights)Driven by Opportunities in Enhanced Oil RecoveryThe research service focuses on technology breakthroughs in gas sequestration with the aim to enlighten corporate players and other stakeholders with on-going research activities and trends. The Gas Sequestration business has gained focus and momentum in recent years mainly...

2014-01-10 12:21:59

Life-Cycle Assessment Report Shows Significant Decline in Energy Use, Carbon Footprint ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions associated with primary aluminum production in the United States and Canada have declined significantly in recent years according to a new, peer-reviewed life-cycle assessment (LCA) report released by the Aluminum Association. The study covers all life cycle impacts from aluminum production through...

2014-01-07 12:22:05

LANGBANK, SK, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Seed Hawk Inc. has become the first agricultural equipment company in the world to receive Carbon Trust carbon footprint certification. This certification communicates Seed Hawk's achievements in accurately measuring the carbon footprint for their products. "As one of our core pillars, Seed Hawk is committed to environmental sustainability. This commitment not only relates to our company's environmental footprint, but also our commitment...

Interactive Maps Of US Metro Areas Shows Striking Differences Between Cities And Suburbs
2014-01-06 14:37:53

University of California - Berkeley According to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, population-dense cities contribute less greenhouse gas emissions per person than other areas of the country, but these cities' extensive suburbs essentially wipe out the climate benefits. Dominated by emissions from cars, trucks and other forms of transportation, suburbs account for about 50 percent of all household emissions – largely carbon dioxide – in United...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'