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2010-12-21 00:01:46

The Pacific Forest Trust commends California's leadership in creating the nation's first economy-wide cap and trade program that will be the first compliance carbon market in the world to accept emissions reductions from forest carbon projects. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2010 The Pacific Forest Trust (PFT) commends the California's Air Resources Board's Dec. 16 adoption of a set of regulations that will govern the state's landmark cap and trade system. The board's nine-to-one vote...

2010-12-20 05:18:00

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Eswaran Brothers Exports announced that it has achieved CarbonNeutral company certification, a major milestone in the sixty-seven year history of the family-owned tea company. The Vice Chairman of Eswaran Brothers and a third generation tea taster, Mr. Subramaniam Eassuwaren, stated, "As part of a family that has been devoted to tea, this is an important landmark for us. It's among the initial steps we have taken in our drive to become a...

2010-12-14 06:30:00

LONDON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tucan Travel is thrilled to announce that in the two years since it introduced its carbon offset scheme, it has raised 34,000 GBP through clients and its own donations for the World Land Trust and its work restoring and protecting rainforests. Tucan Travel also saw the percentage of clients contributing to the carbon offset scheme nearly double from 14% in the first year to 27% this year. As a result, total contributions rose 28% to a total of over...

2010-12-07 08:30:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SaviCorp (Pink Sheets: SVMI) -- Though the United States has not signed global Cap and Trade agreements through the Kyoto Accord, nor passed legislation here at home, national business and corporate fleet leaders have been addressing the EPA's warnings and scheduled reduction targets for green house gas emissions (GHG). On a voluntary basis, business, corporate and municipal fleets nation-wide are addressing and positively impacting emissions...

2010-12-01 01:46:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CityRyde, the leading bike-sharing innovator in the United States, announced today that it has submitted the methodology behind its revolutionary new Inspire software to the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) Program for approval. Inspire is designed to offer additional revenue streams to bicycle-sharing programs through the use of carbon offset credits and holds the distinction of being the first methodology explicitly designed for sustainable...

2010-11-24 09:41:55

Review of 10 years of research suggests lessons for COP16 negotiators in Cancun: Community forest owners can reduce illegal logging, forest fires, CO2 emissions, poverty A study released today amid debate over how to reduce the loss and degradation of the world's most vulnerable forests suggests that negotiators at the upcoming UN climate change conference in Cancun should look to Mexico's forest communities for a solution. When allowed to benefit economically from their forests, forest...

2010-11-15 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, recently announced the purchase of offsets from the new Laurelbrook Farm Compost Project, a project which is estimated to prevent more than 15,000 tons of greenhouse gas pollution over the next ten years - an amount equivalent to the CO2 emissions from 31,646 barrels of oil consumed.(1) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090826/ESURANCELOGO) (Logo:...

2010-11-11 09:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Smith's College and Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader in delivering products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, today announced the launch of an energy conservation program across the campus. The program is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings on campus by 22 percent, or more than 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide, while advancing the college's commitment toward achieving carbon...

2010-11-10 10:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Force10 Networks, Inc., a global technology leader that data center, service provider and enterprise customers rely on when the network is their business, today introduced the Force10 Carbon-Balanced Switch/Router Initiative designed to provide customers with carbon credits to offset energy consumption when using ExaScale(TM) E-Series® chassis-based core switch/routers. (Logo:...

2010-11-10 09:00:00

MONTREAL, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE:CNI) said today it has been recognized for excellence in climate-change reporting among Canadian and global corporations surveyed by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). CN was named to the CDP's 2010 Canada 200 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for the second straight year - only 16 Canadian companies are so recognized - and saw its score on the CDP's Global 500 report rise to 82 per cent in 2010 from 77 per cent in 2009. In 2010, the CDP...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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