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2014-03-31 16:21:41

Average $35 credit the result of State's program to fight climate change SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and California Air Resources Board today announced that millions of California households will see a credit averaging $35 on their April electricity bills thanks to a State program to fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. California consumers can save even more money by investing the bill savings...

2014-03-19 16:21:18

Industry Pressure Leaves Enforcement Hands Tied and LA Communities Chronically Exposed to Dangerous Lead Levels SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regulators at the Department of Toxic Substances Control folded under industry pressure and ignored proven particulate sampling technology that could have shown Exide Technologies is the source of lead and arsenic contamination in East LA communities, Consumer Watchdog said today. Without proof of the...

2014-03-11 20:21:01

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on Governor Brown to direct the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to order Exide Technologies, a lead battery recycler in Vernon, to clean up its lead contamination of soil at 39 homes and a pre-school in the area. In a letter to Governor Brown, Consumer Advocate Liza Tucker, thanked the Governor for his role in the DTSC's revealing lead contamination at homes this week, but...

2014-02-27 23:02:40

Pioneering the Green Economy: The Need, the Challenge and the Opportunity Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 WHAT: Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV), in partnership with NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, will host the fifth annual Water, Energy and Smart Technology (WEST) Summit to showcase game-changing solutions for planetary sustainability. This year’s speakers will focus on Pioneering the Green Economy, leveraging the...

2014-02-24 23:22:48

Join Policy Makers, Brand Owners, Retailers and Green Chemistry Experts and Get the Information Needed to Play in California’s New Green Chemistry Regime Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Infocast, a leading business intelligence and networking events producer, is pleased to announce the return of its market-leading Safer Consumer Products Summit, scheduled for May 6-8, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. 26 states considered chemical safety...

2014-02-21 08:20:06

FleetServ now offers its customers the complete ESW Group product line, including ESW CleanTech, ThermaCat and XtrmCat line of advanced diesel emissions control devices SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FleetServ, a leader in the diesel emissions industry, today announced a new partnership with ESW Group, a manufacturer of premium diesel particulate filters (DPFs). This partnership will enable FleetServ to begin offering its customers the complete line of ESW Group...

2014-02-12 12:21:56

Both product lines now allow greater temperature flexibility and broader applicability on engines up to 17 liters and 650 HP and a range of duty cycles AUDUBON, Pa., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has extended and modified its verification of two Johnson Matthey Heavy Duty Diesel (HDD) product lines -- the CRT(®) Filter and the A(dv)CCRT(TM) system, both of which now allow greater temperature flexibility and higher horsepower range...

2013-12-12 23:00:55

Ranch Town Recycling announces that CRV beverage containers that include non-CRV material are no longer eligible for refunds. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Ranch Town Recycling announces a new change in California Redemption Value (CRV) recycling. The California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery has ruled that CRV beverage containers that include non-CRV material will no longer be eligible for refund at recycling centers. The new law went into effect November 1,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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