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2011-07-21 09:38:00

STAMFORD, Conn., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Can saving the planet be as simple as what kind of laundry detergent you use? Maybe not. But MXenergy, one of the nation's leading independent energy providers, says those choices do matter and wants consumers to think about the environmental impact of their daily decisions. "What you realize as you move to a more sustainable lifestyle is how so much of 'green living' is just about simple choices," says Marjorie Kass, MXenergy Managing...

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2011-07-14 12:11:37

By Craig Osenberg, University of Florida Plants are good for the planet because, among other things, they help offset the effects of global climate change. It turns out, however, that other members of the terrestrial ecosystem, soil microbes, may exacerbate the problem, offsetting some of the beneficial effects of plants. In a new study published in the July 14 edition of the journal Nature, researchers conclude that more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes soil to release the potent...

2011-07-12 13:50:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania is expanding its commitment to helping businesses meet water-quality standards with the investment of $4.2 million in grants and loans for 10 projects in six counties. "The investments made today will go a long way in helping local farms and businesses reduce costs and be more environmentally friendly," Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker said. "These projects also will have a...

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...

2011-06-27 13:19:00

POULTNEY, Vt., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College received the Second Nature Climate Leadership Award June 23 at the fifth annual Climate Leadership Summit of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in Washington, D.C. Green Mountain College received the award for achieving climate neutrality this year. GMC, a 700-student liberal arts college in Vermont, is only the second college in the nation to reach this goal, and the...

2011-06-15 05:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today announces that it has selected CFM International's advanced LEAP(TM) engine to power 30 new Airbus A320neo aircraft scheduled to begin delivery in 2016. In addition, the airline has selected the CFM56-5B engine to power 30 of its current technology A320s on order. The engine orders have a combined value of $1.4 billion at list price. In January, the airline announced it would nearly triple its fleet size with an...

2011-06-14 12:30:00

STAMFORD, Conn., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone knows a good shade tree can provide welcome relief from the blistering summer sun. However do you realize those same trees can reduce your air conditioning bill as well? MXenergy, one of the nation's leading independent energy providers and a leader in the sustainability movement, is encouraging its customers to use their "green thumb" when tackling rising summer cooling bills. An early summer heat wave and an unexpected spike...

2011-06-11 00:00:28

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has verified the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Darkwoods carbon offset project, the first Canadian project verified to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has verified the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Darkwoods carbon offset project, the first Canadian carbon offset project verified to the widely recognized Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), and the largest private land...

2011-06-09 12:28:00

GHG Offsets Sold into California's Cap & Trade Program Could Provide Additional Income to US Rice Farmers SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund, in partnership with Winrock International, the California Rice Commission and the leading Arkansas rice industry associations and producers, will receive a $1.1 million USDA Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) to demonstrate best practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from rice...

2011-06-09 14:55:41

A multifunctional approach to REDD will be far more effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing food production than the practice of intensifying agriculture and sparing forests Evidence from benchmark sites across the tropics is proving that an integrated, multifunctional approach that allows for land-use sharing in agriculture, forests and other functions can achieve good results in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and raising food production levels. It provides more...