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2010-06-08 06:14:44

Environmental group Greenpeace said Monday that making the switch to renewable energy could create as many as 8.5 million jobs by 2030 if the world's governments put their foot down on "dirty and dangerous" fossil fuels. "Investing in people, rather than fossil fuels not only boosts global economic development but stems catastrophic climate change," Greenpeace said in a report unveiled in Berlin. "The sustainable future of the planet is rooted in the investment in people and local...

2010-02-22 06:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- BioStorage Technologies, a worldwide provider of long- and short-term storage of biomaterials, sample management and cold chain logistics, today announced its full-service biorepository near Frankfurt, Germany received green certification from ENTEGA Vertrieb GmbH & Co., a leading Germany-based sustainable energy supplier. Serving global pharmaceutical and biotech firms, donor organizations and biobanks as well as research and academic...

2009-12-18 08:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania is bolstering its position as a leader in solar energy with new investments of more than $10 million in 12 new projects, Governor Edward G. Rendell said following the Commonwealth Financing Authority's approval of the projects. The total installed capacity of the planned projects is a little more than 9.1 megawatts, or enough to power approximately 1,000 homes. "From helping a school district become more energy efficient,...

2009-12-16 13:00:00

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard has been appointed Chair of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change. Mr. Ebrard succeeds Barbel Dieckmann, former Mayor of Bonn, Germany. The World Mayors Council on Climate Change is an alliance of municipal leaders committed to climate protection, biodiversity and sustainable development. There are currently more than 30 members of the Council, representing a vast network of local governments working to reduce...

2009-12-14 09:09:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Green Energy Resources (OTC Pinksheets: GRGR) announced a 10% stock dividend to shareholders; the execution date will be set in January with cut off date likely to be end of December. Green Energy Resources paid dividends in 2006 and 2007 but suspended dividends in 2008 in the wake of the global economic disaster. Green Energy Resources executives will return dividends to the treasury as they have done in the past. Merger News -- Green...

2009-12-07 15:26:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its endangerment finding. The following statement is from America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) President and CEO Regina Hopper: "ANGA supports the nation's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and around the world, and we believe that natural gas can play a critical role in advancing solutions that are favorable to our nation's economy, energy security and...

2009-10-22 08:12:00

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Soltage, a full-service renewable energy company, is pleased to announce Marc Miller has joined the firm as Senior VP of Marketing and Sales. Marc brings over 25 years of combined business development, sales, marketing, procurement and R&D experience in both the energy and utility industries to Soltage's strong management team. Co-founder and CEO of Soltage, Jesse Grossman, stated, "We're very pleased to have Marc work with our team and...

2009-09-25 13:28:00

Says Pennsylvania Acting Aggressively to Expand Green Economy, Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell said today that America can spur a lasting and sustainable economic recovery while addressing one of the greatest global environmental challenges if it follows Pennsylvania's lead by investing in clean energy alternatives and combating climate change. Pennsylvania's leadership on this issue, he said, has created thousands...

2009-08-24 12:01:00

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy today announced that it has realigned its COALSALES and COALTRADE businesses as part of the company's focus on expanded access to the high-growth Asia-Pacific markets. President of COALSALES Bryan A. Galli and President of COALTRADE International Paul T. Demzik have assumed additional responsibilities. Both continue to report to Peabody Energy President and Chief Commercial Officer Richard A. Navarre. Galli will be...

2009-08-14 07:58:00

VANCOUVER, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Western Canadian Coal Corp. (TSX: WTN, WTN.DB WTN.WT and AIM: WTN) ("Western" or the "Company") announces its operating results for the three month period ended June 30, 2009. Despite the backdrop of the global economic recession where demand for metallurgical coal has fallen, the Company generated over $17 million of cash from operations during the first fiscal quarter 2010 through improved productivity and lower cash costs. The Company earned...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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