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2010-07-21 15:00:00

CHICAGO, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) headquarters, in downtown Chicago, which is managed by CB Richard Ellis has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR®, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency. "Boeing is pleased to accept EPA's ENERGY STAR in...

2010-07-16 12:56:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- FlexEnergy, a clean tech business with the breakthrough solution to generate clean energy from harmful greenhouse gases with near zero emissions, was named a winner in the Anaheim Center for New Energy Technologies (AC-NET)'s Clean Tech Business Plan Competition. FlexEnergy was honored for a business plan and technology that includes the development of the FlexPowerstation, which converts low-pressure weak fuel into electricity with almost no...

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2010-07-07 05:50:00

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules on Tuesday that would reduce toxic emissions produced by power plants in 31 eastern US states. The aim, which includes the nation's capital, is to reduce 71 percent of sulfur dioxide (SO2) levels by 2014. Also, the agency wishes to have nitrogen oxides cut by 52 percent in the same period. "This rule is designed to cut pollution that spreads hundreds of miles and has enormous negative impacts on millions of Americans," said EPA...

2010-06-30 15:23:00

l National Research Council report says continued near- and long-term Government /Industry R&D is needed to reduce petroleum dependence and greenhouse gases SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its third report on the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership (FC&FP), the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies commended the Partnership's government/industry joint technical teams as important and effective in pursuing sustainable automotive...

2010-06-14 17:51:01

Why are the international climate negotiations moving so slowly? Because countries have so far been unable to define what global fairness really is, says Thomas Sterner, Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Gothenburg. Sterner and several other prominent economists including several recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics spoke at the World Bank conference on development economics in Stockholm recently. Sterner's research shows that it is indeed possible to achieve...

2010-06-09 13:43:00

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Background: America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) President and CEO Regina Hopper issued the following statement congratulating 16 mayors who will receive American Lung Association awards for steps they have taken to clean their air through investment in clean vehicles. Many of the mayors have purchased natural gas vehicles to curb air pollution in their cities. ANGA is the sponsor of the American Lung Association awards dinner June 10 and the...

2010-06-09 09:24:00

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of 24 trade associations representing a broad range of employers that provide jobs to millions of Americans is urging U.S. senators to bar the Environmental Protection Agency from going around Congress to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. The group has sent a letter to all senators urging them to support Senate Joint Resolution 26, a bipartisan measure introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The...

2010-06-09 08:51:00

Protecting EPA's Authority Vital; Addressing Co-Pollutants Critical to Protecting Nation's Vulnerable WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Environmental Justice and Science Initiative: Leading voices in environmental justice, science, and other academic areas have joined together in finding common ground on concerns of the health impacts of climate change. In a letter to Congressional and Administration leaders, signers urge Congress to...

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2010-05-26 11:04:58

The first new projections of future aircraft emissions in 10 years predicts that carbon dioxide and other gases from air traffic will become a significant source of global warming as they double or triple by 2050. The study is in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. Bethan Owen and colleagues note that aviation is not now one of the main drivers of global warming, with international aviation (source of 60 percent of carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft) not...

2010-05-21 12:00:00

Helped Assemble Coalition That Proposed Medium- And Heavy-Duty Fuel Standards WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) today praised the White House for advancing a plan to put into place the first-ever fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. SAFE worked together with The Accord Group throughout the year to help create and support the Heavy-Duty Fuel Efficiency Leadership Group, a diverse coalition of medium- and heavy-duty...


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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