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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...

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2010-08-22 09:55:00

A U.N. board that oversees a $2.7 billion market intended to cut heat-trapping gases has agreed to take steps that could lead to reining in what European and U.S. environmentalists call a gigantic scam. The executive board of the U.N.'s Clean Development Mechanism said that five chemical plants in China do not qualify for funding. The "CDM" credits have been widely used in the carbon trading markets of the European Union (EU), Japan and other nations that signed the 1997 Kyoto Protocol that...

2010-08-20 16:30:00

VANCOUVER, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) ("CFS" or the "Company") (http://www.carbonfriendly.com) announces that it proposes to extend the expiry date of its 2,072,500 outstanding common share purchase warrants issued as part of a private placement on August 29, 2008 (the "Warrants"); presently scheduled to expire on August 29, 2010; to August 29, 2012. The exercise price for the Warrants remains at $0.75 per common share. The...

2010-08-12 11:08:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing commitment to enhance the accreditation program for greenhouse gas (GHG) validation and/or verification bodies (V/VBs), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the American Carbon Registry (ACR). Non-profit ACR, the first voluntary carbon offset program in the U.S. and now in its fifteenth year of operation, focuses on environmental integrity and...

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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...

2010-07-07 11:27:00

Budget Shortfall Jeopardizes Phase-out of Harmful Refrigerant Gases MONTREAL, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A small group of policy-makers meeting in Montreal this week will decide if up to nine billion tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions (Gt CO2e) will be prevented by accelerating the phase-out of refrigerant gases called HCFCs as agreed in 2007. In comparison, approximately eight Gt CO2e will be prevented by the Kyoto Protocol. Money is the crux of the problem, with donor...

2010-06-21 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Monday June 21, 2010 - Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) ("CFS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary Global CO2 Reduction Inc. has received project Validation for its Northern Ontario Forestry Project from the Rainforest Alliance. The Rainforest Alliance has validated that Global CO2 Reduction, Inc.'s Northern Ontario Forestry Offset Pilot Project design is in compliance with the Climate,...

2010-06-15 11:21:00

HOUSTON, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Amerex Data is now offering a daily North American indicative price report for the carbon market. The carbon report includes Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) prices, four different types of offset registry prices, five different protocol types under the Climate Action Reserve (CAR) registry, and California CO2 offset prices. In addition to the new carbon report, Amerex offers daily indicative data reports covering the North American natural...

2010-06-15 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) ("CFS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce, that its 75% owned subsidiary Pacific Briquetter's Inc. ("PBI"), in conjunction with its previously announced shareholder agreement with the Clarke Group, has received final approval from the BC Ministry of Environment for its Material Recovery Facility permit (the "Permit") at its biomass energy production, wood waste and recycling facility,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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