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2014-07-29 23:11:57

Australia canceled its deeply unpopular carbon tax that has driven up costs for industry and consumers while doing nothing for the environment, say Friends of Science, citing media reports and Australian government statements. Friends of Science approve, noting that a growing body of science shows the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 “The Australian Government has abolished the carbon tax, effective 1 July,...

2014-07-29 12:26:48

ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today called for withdrawal of the proposed carbon rule for existing power plants and greater deployment of technology as the long-term solution to improve emissions, during testimony at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing in Washington, D.C. Peabody is also offering testimony in Denver. "Using coal for electricity enables people to live longer and better and drives the lowest U.S. electricity costs for any...

2014-07-29 08:23:50

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Cities Collaborative President and CEO Denise Fairchild released the following statement on the new White House report, The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change: "We applaud the White House Council on Economic Advisers for acknowledging that the longer our nation delays acting on climate change, the more dearly we will pay - not only in purely economic terms, but also with regard to clean air and energy security -...

2014-07-28 12:21:54

The Product of a Newly Developed Agri-Centric Philanthropic Tool BOYERTOWN, Pa., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClimeCo Corporation brokered the sale of a large block of carbon reduction offsets from CF Industries Holdings, Inc., a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing, to Chevrolet. CF Industries will donate the net proceeds of $600,000 to the National FFA Foundation to support excellence in farmer education and fertilizer best management practices....

2014-07-25 10:39:15

Rights and Resources Initiative Community forests around the world hold 37.7 billion tonnes of carbon Strengthening community forest rights is an essential strategy to reduce billions of tonnes of carbon emissions, making it an effective way for governments to meet climate goals, safeguard forests and protect the livelihoods of their citizens, according to a major new report. The report, called "Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights...

2014-07-17 16:22:21

ST. LOUIS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) today praised the action of Australia's Parliament and Prime Minister in repealing the carbon tax, which has hurt consumers via high electricity costs and damaged the economy. "The Australia Government's reversal of the carbon tax is a lesson in leadership for the modern world," said Peabody Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce. "We encourage U.S. policymakers to take the same path and reject...

2014-07-08 12:23:20

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California business leaders are urging the state to deny requests to exempt oil companies from its successful cap and trade program. "Hundreds of California businesses have been successfully complying with the state's clean energy law - AB 32 - and the oil industry shouldn't receive a special exemption," said Susan Frank, director of the California Business Alliance for a Green Economy, which recently signed a letter to a handful of...

2014-07-08 08:22:10

BOYERTOWN, Pa., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClimeCo celebrates its nomination of "Runner-Up, Best Global Wholesale Provider" of voluntary carbon offsets, as announced by Environmental Finance. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130510/MM11874LOGO "It is an honor to be recognized by our peers and clients," stated ClimeCo president William Flederbach. "As the only U.S. based provider nominated to this category, ClimeCo's position among its larger global market of peers is...

2014-07-07 10:09:09

Monash University The equivalent of one-third of Melbourne’s water use could be saved each year through the implementation of efficiency measures that deal with climate change, according to a new study. Researchers at the Monash Sustainability Institute analysed the water-saving potential of 74 options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions identified in ClimateWorks Australia’s award-winning Low Carbon Growth Plan for Australia.  The research was published this week in...

2014-06-30 23:02:13

Thirty-two organizations, including several well-known think tanks and advocacy organizations, are cosponsoring an event billed as “the world’s largest gathering of global warming skeptics” in Las Vegas July 7–9. The Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (#ICCC9) features 60 of the world’s leading scientists and policy experts who are skeptical of man-caused global warming. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Number of Sponsors Illustrates Range and Depth of Skepticism about...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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