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2010-02-02 09:24:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- We Can Lead is hosting over 200 small and medium sized business leaders from 20 targeted states in Washington on February 2nd and 3rd to advocate for passage of comprehensive energy and climate legislation. These business leaders from Alaska to Arkansas, from South Carolina to Minnesota will attend over 70 Capitol Hill meetings to deliver the message that strong policies, clear market signals and a declining cap on carbon emissions are needed to drive the...

2010-01-27 13:41:00

Leading Investors Hail Today's Landmark Decision WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today issued new interpretive guidance that clarifies what publicly traded companies need to disclose to investors in terms of climate-related "material" effects on business operations, whether from new emissions management policies, the physical impacts of changing weather or business opportunities associated with the growing clean energy economy....

2010-01-22 13:05:22

Unclear land rights, corruption threaten to undermine success of promised REDD funds As environmental and political leaders struggle to determine how to move forward from the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, a new report by an international coalition of top forest organizations warns that the failure to set legal standards and safeguards for a mechanism to transfer funds to forest-rich nations may trigger a sharp rise in speculation and corruption, placing unprecedented pressures...

2009-12-11 17:57:00

Thousands of Activists Gather in Copenhagen, Denmark COPENHAGEN, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Independent media broadcasting pioneer, Free Speech TV and international environmental leader, Greenpeace are partnering to bring breaking coverage of the most crucial international climate summit in recent history. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091211/DC25189LOGO) Delegates from 192 countries, including 100 world leaders, have convened in the Danish capital to participate...

2009-12-11 13:41:00

Millions of Citizens in Over 130 Countries Unite with Candlelight Vigils to Call for Progress in Copenhagen COPENHAGEN, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 12, millions of people from around the globe will come together for a massive day of action in a series of candlelight vigils, from the melting glaciers of Nepal to the sinking shores of Fiji. The events draw a line between success and failure at the Copenhagen Climate Conference by calling for a 3-point "Real Deal" that...

2009-10-23 10:52:00

BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, world governments took the first significant steps towards a Legally Binding Treaty to control mercury pollution at a United Nations Environmental Program meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. Their recommendations now provide countries with a basis to head into the International Negotiating Committee (INC) meetings starting in Stockholm, June 2010. "We are happy that governments agreed on rules of procedures, which allow NGO...

2009-10-21 11:55:00

SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Santa Fe Institute recently hosted a summer school on global sustainability which brought together leading experts on climate change, economics, and energy technologies. A trove of material from the workshop -- including videos of the lectures, slides, written summaries of the presentations and analyses -- is now available for free to the public online, at http://www.santafe.edu/gsss09. Speakers include: Sir Partha Dasgupta of the...

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2009-10-02 07:20:00

The unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands is being threatened by climate change, and scientists are seeking a way to protect its vulnerable species. The Galapagos wildlife was what helped Charles Darwin develop his thoughts on evolution about 175 years ago. Scientists are now trying to see how global warming is affecting the spectacular yet fragile biodiversity of the islands. About 600 miles west of the Ecuadorian coast sits the volcanic archipelago, which hosts a number of endemic...

2009-09-23 11:14:00

"Road sign" underscores the danger of global warming inaction PITTSBURGH, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greenpeace activists are in the process of rappelling off of Pittsburgh's iconic West End bridge with a massive banner displaying their message to G20 leaders gathering for tomorrow's summit. The banner, nearly 80-feet by 30-feet in size, took the form of a stylized "road sign" that warns of the political maneuvering and delay that have put a international climate treaty in...

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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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