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2009-12-16 12:54:09

Advises institutions on delivering climate change findings to public Tom Bowman, an expert in communicating scientific issues to the public and president of Bowman Global Change, has developed a series of graphics that translate key figures from the fourth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report for public audiences. These new graphics provide non-experts access to the authentic scientific information they need to make informed decisions about climate change risks and...

2009-12-15 08:36:00

Strengthening the Transportation System's Resilience May Reduce Long-Term Costs from Climate Change WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new white paper released today asserts that short-term efforts to increase the transportation system's resilience will reduce long-term costs from climate change and proposes federal policy options for the Administration and Congress to address the impacts of climate change on the transportation sector. A significant amount of the nation's...

2009-11-03 07:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Over three quarters of the world's oil and gas companies surveyed believe inevitable climate change could impact their business: increasing downtime, system failures and safety; but only 19 percent are taking action, says a new Acclimatise report backed by IBM (NYSE: IBM). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) "The Oil and Gas industry is an important contributor to our society and economy, so if anything impacts the...

2009-09-22 10:26:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) was named the best performing industrial company in the 2009 Global Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, which ranks corporations for transparency around reporting climate-change risks and actions to improve environmental performance. The index is produced by the Carbon Disclosure Project, an investor-funded nonprofit organization that produces the most comprehensive survey of global corporate carbon emissions. The...

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 06:00:00

Report says action on climate adaptation may significantly reduce losses and increase economic sustainability. NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report from the Economics of Climate Adaptation Working Group released today indicates that climate risks could cost nations up to 19% of their GDP by 2030, with developing countries most vulnerable. The report concludes, however, that cost effective adaptation measures already exist that can prevent between 40 and 68 percent of the...

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...

2009-08-19 17:01:00

LONDON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to an Acclimatise global report, backed by IBM (NYSE: IBM), nearly all electric utilities claim climate change is threatening power outages, higher costs and changes in usage as demand grows to power the world's expanding cities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) Over ninety percent of global electric utilities that report climate change activity to the Carbon Disclosure Project recognised they are at risk...

2009-06-24 16:30:00

As Sole Real Estate Industry Sector Member of Ceres, Jones Lang LaSalle is Sector's First Firm to Participate in Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL), the leading integrated financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, today announced it has signed the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) project developed by Ceres in cooperation with founding members...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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