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Humans Leave Significant Carbon Footprint With Running Shoes
2013-05-22 13:59:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While it is nearly impossible for a running shoe not to leave a footprint, new research suggests that a typical pair of running shoes could leave behind a significant carbon footprint as well. A new study from MIT found that the running shoes generate 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, which is equivalent to keeping a 100-watt incandescent light bulb on for one week. A team of researchers led by Randolph Kirchain, principal...

2013-05-15 23:30:45

CarbonClix has launched its Clix Store, which provides a unique way for members to help the environment whilst shopping online. As members shop, CarbonClix will offset the carbon footprint of the purchases and the deliveries for free. London, UK (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Shopping online has many advantages in terms of convenience and availability, not to mention price. However, it does have a greater impact on the environment in terms of packaging and individual distribution, thereby increasing...

Experts To Track Big City Carbon Footprints
2013-05-13 04:38:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from across the globe are joining forces to track the carbon footprints of some of the world´s largest cities, hoping to determine whether or not emissions standards in various regions are being met. According to Associated Press (AP) reporter Alicia Chang, the efforts are being focused on cities like Paris and Los Angeles, which are home to more than 10 million residents. In recent years, she said, these...

2013-05-09 23:47:26

Canada´s Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver is in Europe to argue that the European Union´s Fuel Quality Directive unfairly stigmatizes Alberta Oil Sands products. Friends of Science point to the climate change hypocrisy in the EU when one compares their terms for ℠carbon neutral´ wood pellets shipped from Canada or the carbon footprint of EU beer consumption vis a vis oil sands´ emissions. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 “Despite a...

2013-05-09 23:43:48

Leading Edge Design Group (LEDG), a leading national provider of energy optimization services, announced today that it will offset its carbon emissions with the Carbonfund.org Foundation, one of the country's leading carbon offset organizations. In addition to their existing effort to reduce emissions by advancing corporate recycling initiatives, improving office-wide sustainable products and systems procurement, and establishing team car-pooling mandates for customer visits to reduce travel...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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