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2011-07-28 11:19:00

Airlines Continue to Leverage Every Strategy and Technology Possible to Save Fuel WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the needs, challenges and opportunities for alternative jet fuels. The steady rise of jet-fuel prices over the last decade and unprecedented price volatility...

2011-07-12 14:00:00

CARSON, Calif., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Management (NYSE: WM) today added a 1000th natural gas truck to its fleet, making it the largest owner and operator of clean-running, heavy duty refuse trucks in North America. At a ceremony at its Carson, Calif., property, the company commemorated the delivery of its 1000th natural gas vehicle with Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster starting up the new recycling truck that will serve his city's residents. "This is a special milestone in our...

2011-07-07 14:05:00

CO(2) Solution's Technology Positioned to Provide Efficient Solution to Help Meet Proposed Carbon Emission Reductions TSX-V: CST Outstanding shares: 60,286,136 QUEBEC CITY, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - CO(2) Solution Inc. announced today that it applauds the announcement made yesterday by the Government of Quebec to implement a cap and trade system in the Province to reduce carbon dioxide (CO(2)) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions responsible for climate change. CO(2)...

2011-07-05 07:01:00

HARBOR CITY, Calif., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Balqon Corporation (OTCBB: BLQN), developer of the all-electric drive system for commercial electric vehicles, was featured in a Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) report, "Shipping Clean, Growing Green: How companies are earning more by polluting less at California ports." The report highlights case studies illustrating the economic benefits of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) at ports and in the freight transportation sector. A copy of the...

2011-06-28 10:03:00

RACINE, Wis., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson announced today that it achieved its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal set through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program. The company achieved a 27.4 percent absolute reduction, exceeding its goal to reduce total GHG emissions by eight percent from 2005. This marks the second time that SC Johnson has surpassed its GHG reduction goal. "SC Johnson is committed to lightening our impact on the world, and...

2011-06-27 14:32:18

Greater understanding is needed of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from energy use in the water sector if it is to meet sustainability goals, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA). In a study published online today in Nature Climate Change, Prof Declan Conway and Sabrina Rothausen argue that greater focus on the energy requirements of the water sector will be a crucial part of the policy response to the huge challenges it faces in the coming decades....

2011-06-22 08:00:00

LE BOURGET, France, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reducing fuel consumption, carbon emissions and community noise are the focus as Boeing (NYSE: BA) and American Airlines (NYSE: AMR) announced that the airline will be the launch customer for the evolutionary ecoDemonstrator Program. A Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft will be used to flight test and accelerate the market readiness of emerging technologies. "We are proud to have American Airlines as our launch partner for this new...

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2011-06-06 05:50:00

A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that emissions from fossil fuels, despite 20 years of effort, are going up instead of down, hitting record highs as climate negotiators gather to debate a new global warming accord, reports the Associated Press (AP). It is one of several pieces of bad news facing delegates from about 180 countries heading to Bonn, Germany, for two weeks of talks beginning Monday. Another strike against curbing emissions is the tsunami-triggered...

2011-06-02 12:01:00

Efforts to Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions Succeeding WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As suggested by its Reduce our Environmental Footprint Go Green Forever stamp, the U.S. Postal Service became a lot greener last year. Known globally for sustainability innovations and leadership, the agency reported an 8 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a fiscal year (FY) 2008 baseline. The reduction of 1,067,834 metric tons of CO2 is an amount equal to the...

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2011-05-31 07:25:00

Even as governments around the world have pushed to limit global warming, record levels of carbon dioxide filled the atmosphere in 2010, according to new figures released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Monday. "Energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2010 were the highest in history," the IEA said in a statement on its website. The record global emissions were driven mainly by booming economies that still rely on coal for their energy needs, it added. CO2 emissions...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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