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2011-09-20 11:00:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) has exceeded its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal set in 2004 as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Leaders program, the company announced today. Ball had committed to reduce its direct and indirect GHG emissions globally by 16 percent by 2012, using 2002 as the baseline year. By aggressively managing energy efficiency programs throughout the company's operations, Ball...

2011-07-25 09:25:00

MEXICO CITY, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have been reduced by an accumulated 5.7 million metric tonnes (mt) in Mexico City since it began implementing its Green Plan in 2008, the Mexico City government has announced. The reduction represents 82% of Mexico City's overall target of reducing GHG emissions by 7 million mt of CO2eq, which was established by the Green Plan. Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City, said the city will realize the full target of 7...

2011-05-01 00:08:14

The Heartland Institute will host its sixth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-6) on June 30 and July 1 in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park. Heartland will be joined in Washington by dozens of think tank cosponsors and hundreds of scientists who dispute the claim that "the science is settled" on the causes, consequences, and policy implications of climate change. Past conferences have taken place in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, and Sydney, Australia and...

2010-01-21 11:04:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Top international carbon and climate change expert Irbaris expands its activities in North America with the opening of an office in the U.S. nation's capital. Headquartered in London, Irbaris has built a global practice in the carbon, climate change and clean tech arenas, working across Europe, Africa and Central Asia. Irbaris counsels businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and governments on how to better navigate the challenges of a changing physical...

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2009-12-08 11:05:29

IAEA Provides Services to Cope with a Changing Climate The changing global climate threatens life-sustaining resources. Fresh water reserves and arable land are shrinking. Weather-related catastrophes, such as heat waves, floods, storms, fires and droughts, are becoming more frequent and destructive. Climate change imperils livelihoods, presenting one of the most difficult global challenges confronting the international community. Mitigating Climate Change A broad scientific consensus...

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2009-02-26 13:38:11

As the impact of a global economic recession grows, many experts fear that rich nations may not set ambitious targets for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. Developed nations have generally aimed toward a greenhouse gas reduction of 15 percent from current levels. However, scientists employed by the U.N. say a 15 percent goal will not suffice. "We're beginning to see a rough alignment for the numbers for developed countries," Elliot Diringer of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change in...

2009-01-26 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- New statistics to be released today in the 2009 "California Green Innovation Index" document the powerful economic stimulus provided by energy efficiency and green technology in California, despite the worldwide financial crisis. The Index finds that total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) produced per unit of energy (energy productivity) is 68 percent higher in California than the rest of the nation, which generates billions for the economy. Since 2005...

2008-10-29 15:00:16

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released a report urging California's water managers to develop climate adaptation strategies. The report, "Managing an Uncertain Future: Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for California's Water," details how climate change is already affecting the state's water supplies and sets forth a number of recommendations to help avoid or reduce climate change impacts to water resources. Disturbing trends over the last half century suggest...

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2008-10-02 06:25:00

The global financial crisis is dampening hopes for a robust new United Nations agreement to combat global climate change, analysts say. However, it may help foster some low-cost green initiatives, such as insulating buildings to save energy. The crisis is straining government treasuries with bank bailouts and may weaken interest in additional costly projects such as renewable energies, refining biodiesel or burying heat-trapping carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants, analysts say....

2008-07-17 12:00:40

Wildfires, which have ravaged the Western United States to a record degree in recent years, are likely to become even more severe, frequent and widespread due to climate change, leading to an expected increase in respiratory illness from smoke inhalation, increased property damage, and significant disruption to communities throughout the West and South, warns a new government report issued today. The report, prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conjunction with the...