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2010-03-03 15:02:00

Largest National/Grassroots Business-Focused Effort Approaching 2,500-Member Milestone; Shared Focus: Unleashing Job Creation, Economic Revitalization of Clean Energy and Climate Action. WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six well-known companies -- Avista, Calpine, Deutsche Bank Asset Management, PG&E, Recycled Energy Development and Warner Music Group -- are the latest to join the fast-growing ranks of the nonpartisan and nonprofit American Businesses for Clean Energy...

2010-02-16 13:00:00

BEAVERTON, Ore., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Dozens of company executives joined union leaders, youth organizations and Congressman Earl Blumenauer at Nike Headquarters today to kickoff the Race for American Jobs & Clean Energy Leadership, a coast-to-coast virtual race to drive home the economic benefits of national climate and energy legislation. Sponsored by We Can Lead, the campaign aims to collect hundreds of business leader endorsements as it crosses the country making the case...

2010-02-15 11:00:00

BEAVERTON, Ore. Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives from Northwest clean energy and consumer companies will unite with labor leaders at Nike's headquarters on February 16 to advocate national climate and energy policies to create new jobs, restore America's competitiveness and provide for our economic and national security. The interactive panel discussion will be followed by a 20-minute tour of Nike's state-of-the-art green building, the C. Vivian Stringer Center, which embodies many of...

2010-01-27 13:41:00

Leading Investors Hail Today's Landmark Decision WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today issued new interpretive guidance that clarifies what publicly traded companies need to disclose to investors in terms of climate-related "material" effects on business operations, whether from new emissions management policies, the physical impacts of changing weather or business opportunities associated with the growing clean energy economy....

2010-01-06 13:00:00

Nearly half of money managers surveyed ignoring climate risks, considering it 'non-material' BOSTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Although there is overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is underway and governments are imposing regulations to curb greenhouse gases, the vast majority of the world's largest investment managers are not factoring climate-related trends into their short- and long-term investment decision-making, the result being significant 'hidden risks' in the...

2009-12-18 18:52:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- We Can Lead, a network of over 150 companies and top business leaders from 30 states, issued the following statement upon the news of a meaningful agreement reached in Copenhagen: "Through his support of targets and timetables for greenhouse gas reduction, President Obama is standing tall on the world stage," said Jonathan Wolfson, Chief Executive Officer of Solazyme, Inc., a leading renewable oil company and a member of the We Can Lead network. "His...

2009-12-18 12:33:29

A NASA-led team has been recognized with a prestigious award for helping scientists better understand our home planet. NASA and the U.S. Department of the Interior presented the William T. Pecora Award to the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System, or CERES, team and to Forrest Hall, senior research scientist at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The two agencies present individual and group Pecora Awards to honor outstanding contributions in the field of remote sensing and...

2009-12-18 11:50:00

HAMPTON, Va., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA Langley Research Center-led team has been recognized with a prestigious award for helping scientists better understand our home planet. NASA and the U.S. Department of the Interior presented the William T. Pecora Award to the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) team. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The two agencies present individual and group Pecora Awards to honor outstanding...

2009-12-18 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA-led team has been recognized with a prestigious award for helping scientists better understand our home planet. NASA and the U.S. Department of the Interior presented the William T. Pecora Award to the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System, or CERES, team and to Forrest Hall, senior research scientist at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The two...

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2009-12-16 09:45:23

December 18, 2009, marks the tenth year since the launch of Terra, one of NASA's "flagship" Earth observing satellites. But the decade is more than just a mechanical milestone. With each additional day and year that the satellite monitors Earth, scientists achieve a lengthened record of Earth's vital signs. It's that record that helps scientists assess the health of Earth's ocean, land, and atmosphere, and determine how these systems are changing. "Earth system science is a relatively young...


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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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