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2009-06-15 08:00:00

- 10th annual Ford Sustainability Report shows company on track to reach its product carbon dioxide goal, which calls for a 30 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020 - Report details Ford's accelerated electric vehicle strategy and introduction of new models that achieve best-in-class fuel economy - Ford continues to boost its vehicle quality, now on par with the best in the business - Ford cut its global water use by 24 percent and improves its energy efficiency in North America by...

2009-06-11 09:17:00

BOSTON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing the company's increasing commitment to integrating sustainability efforts enterprise-wide, Ceres' board of directors announced today it has approved Dunkin' Brands, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, as the newest member to join the Ceres company network. Dunkin' Brands is among more than 80 member companies that are part of the Ceres network of companies. Ceres, a leading coalition of investors, environmental groups and...

2009-06-09 08:48:21

The U.S. space agency says its Dawn spacecraft has re-ignited its ion propulsion system, continuing its eight-year mission to explore the asteroid belt. Mission controllers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., said they received a transmission from the Dawn spacecraft confirming the re-ignition. During the eight years Dawn's three ion engines will accumulate 2,000 days of operation. The spacecraft's mission includes...

2009-06-03 08:00:00

Investors Call on SEC to Take Steps to Improve Company Disclosure WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change-related disclosure continues to be weak or altogether nonexistent in SEC filings of global companies with the most at stake in preparing for a low-carbon global economy, according to two major studies released today by Ceres, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Center for Energy and Environmental Security (CEES). The reports' findings highlight the need for the...

2009-05-25 07:56:48

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) today announced proposals designed to assist directors in the inclusion of climate change-related information in companies' annual reports.The pioneering proposals, unveiled at the World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen, take the form of a global framework that clarifies precisely which climate change data should be reported by corporations and provides management with a set of guidelines designed to streamline disclosure...

2009-05-21 18:36:00

Highest vote ever recorded on Global Warming Shareholder Proposal BOISE, Idaho, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change heated up Idaho Power's corporate boardroom as shareholders gave a majority vote to a resolution calling on their company to establish greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and to report on its plans to meet them. "This record-breaking vote of 52% is a dramatic show of investor support for a climate change resolution" said Dan Bakal, director of electric power...

2009-05-20 06:30:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. announced today that switchgrass can produce substantially more biomass than previously reported and that average yields often used by academics and policymakers to forecast bioenergy economics and environmental benefits may, in fact, be far too conservative. The company reported that yield results from its nation-wide network of field trials showed that average biomass yields among switchgrass seed varieties...

2009-05-04 09:08:53

The U.S. space agency says it has awarded the Northrop Grumman Corp. a contract for construction of the Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System. National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., said the contract will support the design, manufacture, assembly, test and calibration of the system, also know as the CERES Flight Model 6 instrument. The cost-plus-award fee, incentive fee 10-year contract has a maximum value of $44.5 million. The...

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2009-05-02 07:19:01

NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman of Redondo Beach, Calif., to support the design, manufacture, assembly, test and calibration of the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System, or CERES, Flight Model 6 instrument. The cost-plus-award fee, incentive fee contract has a maximum value of $44.5 million over 10 years. Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems Sector will perform the work at its facility in Redondo Beach. The CERES instruments...

2009-04-23 10:00:00

Resilient Coasts Blueprint Outlines Steps to Reduce Risks and Losses in Face of Growing Threats WASHINGTON and BOSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As another hurricane season approaches and government leaders debate U.S. climate policy, a first-ever coalition of leading insurers, public officials, risk experts, builders and conservation groups today announced a bold blueprint of policy changes and common sense actions that could reduce economic losses from future storms and rising...


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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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