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2011-11-24 13:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Can the world achieve the deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions scientists say are required to prevent catastrophic climate change? A new study published in Science brings us one step closer to the answer by providing a detailed roadmap on how to go about it, using California as the test case. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111124/SF12404LOGO) "Absent dramatic changes in people's behavior, or an unforeseen breakthrough in...

2011-11-10 07:30:00

TORONTO and MONTREAL, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is pleased to welcome Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: ABH) (TSX: ABH), an organization committed to sustainability leadership as the newest member of its prestigious Climate Savers program (www.wwf.ca/about_us/business/climate_savers). As part of their commitment to this partnership, Resolute Forest Products has pledged to reduce their absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 65 per cent by 2015 below 2000...

2011-11-10 02:00:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, November 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Emissions of many pollutants from transport fell in 2009. But this reduction may only be a temporary effect of the economic downturn, according to the latest annual report on transport emissions from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) explores the environmental impact of transport. For the first time, the report considers a comprehensive set of quantitative targets...

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...

2011-11-07 16:42:36

Ageing could influence climate change New demographic analysis reveals that the CO2 emissions of the average American increase until around the age of 65, and then start to decrease. For the United States this means that, although the ageing of the population will lead to a slight overall rise in CO2 emissions over the next four decades, the long-term trends indicate that increasing life expectancy will result in a reduction in emissions. For the first time, demographer Emilio Zagheni...

2011-11-02 12:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ongoing efforts by Cargill to improve energy efficiency and expand its use of renewable energy sources enabled the company to exceed the Chicago Climate Exchange's® (CCX) required 6 percent annual greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target. CCX established annual compliance milestones for absolute GHG reductions from baseline at its large emitting facilities. For calendar year 2010 - the final year of CCX's operation - Cargill...

2011-10-26 09:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) is committing to use 15 percent less energy and to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020. Using 2010 as a baseline, these goals are the first in a set of comprehensive sustainability goals the company will announce in the next six months. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020701/IPLOGO) "Our commitment to sustainability spans our 110 year history and these goals are a...

Construction Drives China's Growing CO2 Emissions
2011-10-05 09:53:38

Constructing buildings, power-plants and roads has driven a substantial increase in China's CO2 emission growth, according to a new study involving the University of East Anglia (UEA). Fast growing capital investments in infrastructure projects led to the expansion of the construction industry and its energy and CO2 intensive supply chain, such as steel and cement production. As a result of this transformation of China's economy, more and more CO2 was released per unit of gross domestic...

2011-09-19 20:46:52

To cost-effectively protect the climate, not only an emissions trading scheme but also financial support for new technologies is needed. Economising on targeted funding, for example for renewable energies, makes climate protection more expensive — as scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) now calculated for the first time, using a complex computer simulation that spans the entire 21st century. Without funding, energy technologies with high cost reduction...

2011-09-14 08:49:00

DETROIT, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Life cycle assessment (LCA) is critical to fully understanding and reducing vehicle emissions, Cees ten Broek, WorldAutoSteel director, said today at the Frankfurt Motor Show in a joint press conference with engineering firm, EDAG International. ten Broek presented the results of a global steel industry initiative, FutureSteelVehicle (FSV), developed by EDAG and supported by investors of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI). "When vehicle...