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2014-06-26 08:22:55

MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, today announced that John G. Waffenschmidt, vice president of environmental science and community affairs, has been reappointed to the Pennsylvania Environmental Justice Advisory Board (EJAB) by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo. The EJAB is charged with overseeing the implementation of DEP's Enhanced...

2014-06-18 12:26:33

Hemispheric Conservation Latino Network launches event Sept. 11 DENVER, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado has been selected today to be the home of the 2nd annual Americas Latino Eco Festival (ALEF) taking place in Denver and Boulder, September 11-15, 2014. The event, A New Shade of Green, is produced by Americas for Conservation + the Arts (AFC+A) and is presented in part by The Sierra Club and The Dairy Center of the Arts. In addition, ALEF will be launching the Hemispheric...

2014-04-24 12:24:21

Report commissioned by LABC Institute encourages incentives to share benefits of emerging commercial solar market with low-income areas throughout Los Angeles; many local programs already benefiting from the LADWP feed-in tariff LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A significantly expanded commercial rooftop solar program in Los Angeles would create thousands of new jobs and spur hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment, with particular benefit to residents living in...

2014-04-01 08:23:20

60% of Companies Indicate Water is Poised to Affect Business Growth and Profitability within Five Years; More than 80% Say it Will Affect their Decisions on Where to Locate Facilities WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of major U.S. corporations released today by the Pacific Institute and VOX Global, titled "Bridging Concern and Action: Are US Companies Prepared for Looming Water Challenges?," reveals that most companies believe water challenges will significantly...

2014-02-21 12:22:21

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, State Senators Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) introduced legislation to protect the health and safety of Californians from the potentially harmful consequences of unconventional well stimulation and drilling. SB 1132 calls for a moratorium on all forms of extreme well stimulation, including hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," and acidization until a comprehensive, independent and multi-agency...

2014-02-19 08:25:02

Obama Executive Order on Chemical Disasters Impacts Communities of Color in Danger from Explosions BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the American public is reminiscing about the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's for Black History month, more attention is being given to the modern day front lines for human rights: toxic chemical contamination of people of color. "People of color are disproportionately impacted by toxic chemicals," explains Michele Roberts, with...

2013-10-08 23:32:22

Antioch University New England and U.S. EPA will co-host the Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference, May 19-21, 2014. Keene, New Hampshire (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host the Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference on May 19-21, 2014, in Manchester, New Hampshire. The conference will focus on local solutions that communities can employ to prepare for the present and changing...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.