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2011-04-26 21:35:00

SIMI HILLS, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) issued the following statement in response to today's ruling by Federal District Court in the Central District of California, overturning California Senate Bill 990 (SB 990), a state law governing the cleanup of Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a former federal government rocket engine and energy testing facility in southern California: "We are pleased that Federal District Court agreed that the cleanup of...

2011-01-28 15:41:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Superior Court judge has awarded the California Coastal Commission over $3.9 million in fines and penalties for Coastal Act violations in the Santa Monica Mountains. Judge Holly Kendig issued a ruling today, finding that property owner Madalon Witter and her manager, Douglas Richardson, had illegally developed a 40-plus-acre site in the Santa Monica Mountains with unpermitted trailers, residential structures, roads, storage sheds,...

2010-12-20 21:30:00

Visalia City Council Questioned on Tax Increases, Warned of Environmental and Public Health Threats from New Facility and Urged to Conduct Full Environmental Study VISALIA, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental and legal experts urged Visalia City Council members today to conduct a full environmental impact study pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) before rubber stamping VWR's planned 500,000 square foot medical equipment and chemical supply...

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2010-12-18 07:38:31

California has approved an extensive carbon-trading plan aimed at cutting greenhouse emissions. State regulators passed a "cap-and-trade" framework that allows companies to buy and sell permits, giving them an incentive to emit fewer gases. The goal is to create the second-largest market in the field. State officials hope that the scheme will become a trend through the U.S., but opponents say that it may harm California's growth and lead to higher electricity prices. California's Air...

2010-12-16 16:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Coastal Commission today took final action to permanently protect 75 acres of undeveloped land in the southern section of the City of Laguna Beach, known as the Hobo Aliso Ridge. The settlement with Driftwood Properties, LLC addresses the unpermitted clearance of several acres of rare habitat, as well as the unpermitted placement of several thousand sandbags, gravel/dirt berms, drainage pipes, and other development...

2010-12-07 08:16:06

The Department of Energy and NASA signed Administrative Orders on Consent (AOC) with the California Environmental Protection Agency today that define the process for the characterization and cleanup end-state of portions of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL). The agreements come after more than 10 months of negotiations and extensive public comment on the conceptual framework for cleanup outlined in the Agreement in Principle and additional public comment on the legally enforceable...

2010-06-24 12:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- "California BrightSpot: Clean Energy is Putting California to Work," a new website, e-newsletter, and information hub for California's clean energy and clean tech sector, was launched today by the California Business Alliance for a Green Economy. "Gold built the California economy and green is sustaining it," says Susan Frank of the California Business Alliance for a Green Economy. "The clean energy and clean tech sector is one of the few...

2010-06-24 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Coastal Commission is proud to announce the 26th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state's largest volunteer event. The event will take place at more than 800 locations around the state on Saturday, September 25*, from 9 AM to Noon. The Cleanup is the State's largest single effort to remove the debris that has accumulated on our beaches and inland shorelines over the past year, bringing tens of thousands of volunteers...

2010-04-01 12:38:00

New Rules Will Save PA's Consumers $14 Billion in Fuel Costs, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 57 Million Metric Tons over Next Decade HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today praised President Barack Obama and his administration for announcing bold steps that will greatly reduce America's dependence on foreign oil, save motorists thousands of dollars, and help clean the air of climate-changing greenhouse gases. In a joint announcement today,...

2010-03-24 16:30:00

Economic impacts of plan to implement AB 32 likely to be small and positive SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California can grow its economy and reap immediate benefits from cleaner air while meeting air pollution reduction goals of its Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), according to an economic analysis released today by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and reviewed by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The analysis shows the economic impacts of...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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