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2011-03-30 12:00:00

Tougher Fuel Efficiency Standards, Electric Vehicle Push Will Accelerate Sales and Profits for U.S. Carmakers More than Global Competitors, Two Analyses Conclude WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. ramps up vehicle fuel efficiency standards, two new reports from Citi Investment Research, Ceres and longtime independent industry experts conclude that U.S. automakers will be more profitable at a fleetwide 42 mile per gallon (MPG) average in 2020 - the strictest...

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2011-03-22 10:05:00

After a hibernation of about six months, the framing cameras on board NASA's Dawn spacecraft have again ventured a look into the stars. The spacecraft also powered up its visible and infrared mapping spectrometer, which investigates surface mineralogy, and the gamma ray and neutron detector, which detects elemental composition. The reactivation prepares the instruments for the May approach and July arrival at Vesta, Dawn's first port of call in the asteroid belt. "Last week, we gently 'woke...

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2011-03-10 11:37:25

There is an old chestnut about a pedestrian who once asked a virtuoso violinist near Carnegie Hall how to get to the famed concert venue. The virtuoso's answer: practice! The same applies to NASA's Dawn mission to the giant asteroid Vesta. In the lead-up to orbiting the second most massive body in the asteroid belt this coming July, Dawn mission planners and scientists have been practicing mapping Vesta's surface, producing still images and a rotating animation that includes the scientists'...

2011-02-17 09:58:00

Shareholders Urge Energy Companies to Tackle Risks from Climate Change, Water Scarcity and Other Environmental Threats BOSTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Affirming the financial risks that climate change and other environmental concerns pose to leading energy companies, investors announced today the filing of 66 climate and energy related shareholder resolutions with 41 coal, electric power and oil companies in the 2011 proxy season, making 2011 a record for shareholder engagement in...

2011-02-09 10:44:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear, a century-old apparel brand, today announced that it has joined the fast-growing Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition. Anvil becomes the 20th member of BICEP, a group of major American companies committed to working with businesses and policymakers to enact meaningful energy and climate policies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100520/NY07835LOGO) "For a 100-year-old company like Anvil,...

2010-12-20 09:00:00

SAO PAULO, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceres, a leading developer of bioenergy crops, has appointed William Burnquist as the general manager of its operations in Brazil. An experienced leader in Brazil's sugarcane and ethanol sector, Burnquist will administer the day-to-day activities of the company's subsidiary, Ceres Sementes do Brasil Ltda., including local seed production and Ceres' network of sweet sorghum trials. Richard Hamilton, Ceres President and CEO, says that Burnquist's...

2010-11-16 11:15:00

Investors Say Weak U.S. Policies Causing Private Capital To Go Overseas; Strong Policies Needed to Close Widening Climate Investment Gap BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest global investors have a powerful message for climate negotiators in Cancun and the new U.S. Congress: take action now in the fight against global warming or risk economic disruptions far more severe than the recent financial crisis. Citing potential climate-related GDP losses of up to...

2010-10-21 10:15:00

Los Angeles, Atlanta utilities face increasing risks, according to report's water risk assessment BOSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Growing water scarcity in many parts of the United States is a hidden financial risk for investors who buy the water and electric utility bonds that finance much of the country's vast water and power infrastructure, according to a first-ever report on the issue released today by Ceres and Water Asset Management. The report, The Ripple Effect: Water...

2010-10-19 13:00:00

Large Asset Managers, VC's, Say Economic Competitiveness and Job Creation Would Take Major Hit in CA if Referendum Passes SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-eight major investors collectively managing $415 billion in assets today issued a joint statement urging a "No" vote on Proposition 23, the California ballot initiative that would halt implementation of the state's landmark bipartisan clean energy law. The signed statement was unveiled at a news media...

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2010-10-11 06:50:00

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of the large asteroid Vesta that will help scientists refine plans for the Dawn spacecraft's rendezvous with Vesta in July 2011. Scientists have constructed a video from the images that will help improve pointing instructions for Dawn as it is placed in a polar orbit around Vesta. Analyses of Hubble images revealed a pole orientation, or tilt, of approximately four degrees more to the asteroid's east than scientists previously thought. This...


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2009-04-28 17:17:08

Johann Daniel Titius was born on January 2, 1729 in Konitz, Royal Prussia. He was a professor at Wittenberg. He is most famous for the Titius-Bode law, which helped him find the existence of a minor planet at 2.8 AU from the sun in 1766. The planet was later named Ceres. Titius died in Wittenberg on December 11, 1796. To his honor, the Titius asteroid in 1998 and the Titius lunar crater are named after him.

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