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2011-12-21 22:49:04

Study finds that regulations costing $195 billion will bring over $1 trillion in health and environmental benefits, particularly for minorities and the poor A report by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health provides an expanded review of six new air quality regulations proposed or recently adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA). These include the first national standards for reducing dangerous emissions of mercury and other toxic...

Canada Officially Withdraws From Kyoto Protocol
2011-12-13 13:53:26

Canada became the first country to declare it was formally exiting the Kyoto protocol on Monday, making itself a target of criticism from China and other countries. Canada decided to withdraw from the international efforts to combat climate change, which is a decision that will save the country billions of dollars. The Kyoto protocol is the only global treaty that sets down targeted curbs in global emissions and was adopted in 1997. "We are invoking Canada's legal right to formally...

2011-11-28 10:14:08

Berkeley Lab scientists help analyze the technological steps needed to create a low-carbon future for the Golden State What will a day in the life of a Californian be like in 40 years? If the state cuts its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 – a target mandated by a state executive order – a person could wake up in a net-zero energy home, commute to work in a battery-powered car, work in an office with smart windows and solar panels, then return home...

Emissions Use Decreases As We Age
2011-11-08 13:20:13

According to new research released on Monday, the carbon-dioxide emissions of the average American increase until around the age of 65. Emilio Zagheni of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock (MPIDR) found that although the aging of the Earth's population will cause a slight rise in carbon-dioxide emissions over the next four decades, the long-term trends show that increasing life expectancy will result in a reduction of emissions. Zagheni calculated a profile...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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