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2011-01-07 11:13:09

Most college students in the United States do not grasp the scientific basis of the carbon cycle "“ an essential skill in understanding the causes and consequences of climate change, according to research published in the January issue of BioScience. The study, whose authors include several current and former researchers from Michigan State University, calls for a new way of teaching "“ and, ultimately, comprehending "“ fundamental scientific principles such as the...

2011-01-05 22:49:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ - Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (CNSX: CFQ) ("CFS" or the "Company") announces that effective December 30, 2010, the Company's 27,753,427 issued and outstanding common shares became listed for trading on the Canadian National Stock Exchange ("CNSX") under the symbol "CFQ". Subsequently, the Company applied to the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") for the de-listing of its common shares, and on December 31, 2010 received confirmation from the TSX-V that...

2010-12-13 15:46:28

Storing massive amounts of carbon dioxide underground in an effort to combat global warming may not be easy to do because of the potential for triggering small- to moderate-sized earthquakes, according to Stanford geophysicist Mark Zoback. While those earthquakes are unlikely to be big enough to hurt people or property, they could still cause serious problems for the reservoirs containing the gas. "It is not the shaking an earthquake causes at the surface that creates the hazard in this...

2010-12-13 14:07:16

The climate summit in Cancun, Mexico, last week agreed a package that will set up a new green climate fund for adapting to climate change, transferring technology to developing countries and reducing emissions by avoiding deforestation and forest degradation. Although countries made voluntary commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, they acknowledged that they still fall short of what climate scientists say is needed to keep the global average temperature rise below...

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2010-12-02 09:31:19

Conservation and international aid groups may be on the wrong course to address the havoc wreaked by climate change on tropical rainforests, according to a commentary appearing in the journal Nature on 2 December 2010. "Most of the world's terrestrial biodiversity is contained in tropical rainforests, and climate change is looming ever larger as one of the major threats to these ecosystems, but how humans deal with climate change may be even more important," said Penn State University...

2010-11-22 07:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NuEarth Corporation (Pinksheets: NUEC) ("NuEarth"), a manufacturer and marketer of "Clean & Green" products and technology, today announced that it has received final approval on the first large scale contract for NuSoil for a minimum of $300,000 in first year sales with Jasper Agro Development of Bolivia for the usage of the all-natural NuSoil product line. "This agreement is the first follow-on contract after the successful completion of the...

2010-10-26 21:42:22

Eggshell membrane can absorb 7 times its weight in carbon dioxide The food industry generates a lot of waste products, but one of these, eggshells, could help combat climate change, according to research published in the International Journal of Global Warming this month. Basab Chaudhuri of the University of Calcutta and colleagues have demonstrated that the membrane that lines an eggshell can absorb almost seven times its own weight of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere....

2010-10-14 13:25:04

Oil recovery using carbon dioxide could lead to a North Sea oil bonanza worth £150 billion ($ 240 billion) "“ but only if the current infrastructure is enhanced now, according to a new study published today by a world-leading energy expert. A new calculation by Durham University of the net worth of the UK oil field shows that using carbon dioxide (CO2) to enhance the recovery from our existing North Sea oil fields could yield an extra three billion barrels of oil over the next 20...

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2010-10-13 22:07:22

The red, metal-laden sludge that escaped a containment pond in Hungary last week could be made less toxic with the help of carbon sequestration, says an Indiana University Bloomington geologist who has a patent pending on the technique.The bauxite residue now covers 40 square kilometers south of the Danube River, and has caused the deaths of eight Hungarians and injured at least 150. The residue also has caused the extinction of life in a local river and as yet unknown environmental damage...

2010-10-07 07:30:00

COPPELL, Texas, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers and a pioneer in corporate responsibility, announced the renaming of an endowed scholarship fund in honor of retired executive Robert L. Banks. The scholarship, originally in the name of STMicroelectronics, was established in 2007 to benefit students at Stephen F. Austin University's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. Robert (Bob) Banks, a 39-year...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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