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2014-07-16 08:20:31

New Initiative Locates and Measures Seeping Methane, Highlights Unseen Climate Risk; Interactive Online Maps Will Help Utilities, Regulators Accelerate System Upgrades NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund today unveiled interactive online maps showing natural gas leaks beneath the streets of Boston, Indianapolis and New York City's Staten Island. Leaks like these rarely pose an immediate safety threat, but the leaking natural gas - which is...

2014-06-20 12:24:37

In this free webinar designed specifically for energy managers, efficiency consultants and professionals involved in the development and presentation of efficiency projects, learn how standardizing the energy-efficiency origination process can lead to more approved projects. Save the date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT. AUSTIN, Texas, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Noesis Energy, the fastest-growing financing and savings platform for energy efficiency projects, and...

2014-05-21 16:20:40

Low Carbon Fuel Standard, cap-and trade-program cutting transportation pollution statewide SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report, Driving California Forward from Environmental Defense Fund and the American Lung Association in California, provides a comprehensive health and economic benefit analysis of California's fuels policies within the voter-supported landmark climate law, AB 32. The report finds that the state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and...

2014-05-20 08:24:57

In year seven, the fellowship program places energy problem-solvers in China and in top energy-consuming states in the U.S. NEW YORK, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps announces its expansion into China, the world's largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Now in its seventh year, EDF Climate Corps is an innovative fellowship program that places specially trained graduate students in companies, cities and universities...

2014-03-03 08:24:49

Independent study for EDF reveals ample opportunity for industry to use existing, affordable technologies to control emissions from onshore operations WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An independent analysis conducted by ICF International (ICF) has determined that the onshore segment of the U.S. oil and gas sector can significantly reduce emissions of methane - a highly potent greenhouse gas and the primary ingredient in natural gas - using currently available...

2014-02-20 16:21:09

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION APPROVES SETTLEMENT SOUGHT BY ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an historic decision that will serve as a nationwide model, the New York State Public Service Commission today unanimously approved an Order requiring Con Edison to implement state-of-the-art measures to plan for and protect its electric, gas, and steam systems from the effects of climate change. Today's decision, which was issued in the context of...

2014-01-28 16:21:40

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House announced today Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps fellow Tyrone Davis will join First Lady Michelle Obama at tonight's 2014 State of the Union. The White House invited Davis to join a small group of individuals that "represent the stories of millions of Americans across the country, who are working hard to better their communities, improve their own economic outcomes and help restore opportunity for all."...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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