Latest Ceres Stories

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...

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...

2009-12-15 12:10:00

The First in a Series of Ads Features Business Leaders' Support for Strong Energy & Climate Legislation WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We Can Lead, a network of over 150 companies and top business leaders from 30 states, launched the first in a series of television ads featuring American business leaders who support passage of comprehensive energy and climate legislation. We Can Lead plans a robust television advertising campaign of at least $1 million, which will...

2009-12-07 11:29:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We Can Lead co-founders, Jeff Anderson, Executive Director of the Clean Economy Network, and Mindy Lubber, President of Ceres, today applauded President Obama's decision to participate in the concluding day of the Copenhagen Conference and contribute his leadership to drive progress toward a comprehensive and operational accord to combat climate change. "We applaud President Obama's decision to participate in the final crucial hours of the...

2009-11-25 15:34:00

CEOs from Nation's Leading Electric Utilities, Consumer Giants, Manufacturers and Clean Energy Companies Applaud Administration's Announcement and Commitment to Lay the Foundation for a New, Clean Energy Future WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Business leaders representing a network of over 150 companies from more than 30 states today applauded President Obama's decision to travel to Copenhagen on Dec. 9 to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference and to...

2009-10-05 11:18:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 150 businesses from more than 30 states launch the next phase of their efforts to pass comprehensive energy and climate legislation. In one of the most diverse business gatherings of its kind in support of climate legislation, the group will come to the Nation's Capitol on October 6(th) and 7(th), to advocate for comprehensive climate and energy policies to create over 1.7 million new jobs, cut carbon pollution, restore America's...

2009-09-17 13:30:00

BOSTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid growing pressure on developing countries to join an international climate treaty later this year, a new Ceres report released today shows that emerging market banks are beginning to integrate climate change considerations into lending and other business decision-making, but that significantly more attention is needed. The report, commissioned by the German development finance institution DEG - Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH --...

2009-09-16 11:00:00

Strong Policies Will Drive Critical Low-Carbon Investments; NY State Comptroller DiNapoli, Lord Nicholas Stern Join Investors NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest global investors issued a joint call today for strong action this year from U.S. and international policy makers in the fight against global warming. Amid growing focus on upcoming international climate treaty talks and Congressional debate of climate and energy legislation, global investors meeting...

2009-09-14 06:35:00

Crater patterns on Vesta and Ceres could help pinpoint when Jupiter began to form during the evolution of the early Solar System.  A study modeling the cratering history of the largest two objects in the asteroid belt, which are believed to be among the oldest in the Solar System, indicates that the type and distribution of craters would show marked changes at different stages of Jupiter's development.   Results will be presented by Dr Diego Turrini at the European Planetary...

2009-08-24 13:30:00

First-Ever Majority Vote, Tougher Mountaintop Removal Scrutiny, Cancelled Coal Plants Among Highlights BOSTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Investors engaging with U.S. and Canadian companies on the financial risks and opportunities from climate change achieved major breakthroughs in the 2009 proxy season, including a first-ever majority vote (51.2 percent) with IDACORP, an electric utility in Idaho, asking it to establish greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. A record 68 climate-related...

Latest Ceres Reference Libraries

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.

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.