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2011-07-07 00:00:28

New plan to halve the environmental impact of doing laundry in New Zealand. Following the global launch of Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan in November 2010, Unilever Australia & New Zealand has announced the first local execution of the initiative, which targets the laundry category in New Zealand via the Cleaner Planet Plan. Auckland, New Zealand (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 Following the global launch of Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan in November 2010, Unilever Australia & New...

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...

2011-06-20 11:12:00

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, welcomes the decision today by the Supreme Court to resoundingly reject attempts to address greenhouse gas emissions through the use of common law "nuisance" lawsuits. In the case of American Electric Power Company v. State of Connecticut, the court appropriately reversed the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2(nd) Circuit that permitted this litigation to move...

2011-06-16 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Achates Power (http://www.achatespower.com) - developer of radically improved internal combustion engines that enhance fuel economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are lower cost - continues to expand on its technical expertise as its engine nears 2,000 test hours and with the addition of 37-year industry veteran John Koszewnik as chief technical officer. Achates Power's mission is to build fundamentally better engines to respond directly to...

2011-06-09 12:28:00

GHG Offsets Sold into California's Cap & Trade Program Could Provide Additional Income to US Rice Farmers SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund, in partnership with Winrock International, the California Rice Commission and the leading Arkansas rice industry associations and producers, will receive a $1.1 million USDA Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) to demonstrate best practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from rice...

2011-06-09 14:55:41

A multifunctional approach to REDD will be far more effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing food production than the practice of intensifying agriculture and sparing forests Evidence from benchmark sites across the tropics is proving that an integrated, multifunctional approach that allows for land-use sharing in agriculture, forests and other functions can achieve good results in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and raising food production levels. It provides more...

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2011-05-30 10:30:00

A recently released study from Australia's state-backed research body CSIRO may have climate researchers reconfiguring their conclusions on how harmful belching cows and gaseous sheep actually are to the atmosphere, Reuters is reporting. Ruminant livestock release large quantities of methane, which can trap 20 times more heat than CO2 alone. One cow can release about 1.5 tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year. At least half of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions emanate from agriculture...

2011-05-25 16:15:10

Establishing an economically and environmentally beneficial, 'bio-derived' Australian and New Zealand aviation fuels industry is a viable proposition, according to a report compiled by CSIRO in collaboration with the region's major aviation industry players. The report, Flight Path to Sustainable Aviation, predicts that over the next 20 years a new, sustainable, Australia-New Zealand aviation fuels industry could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent, generate more than 12,000 jobs and...

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2011-05-23 10:40:00

A report from the Australian Climate Commission has warned that "once-a-century" coastal flooding could become much more common and that the Earth's surface is warming rapidly, reports the AFP news agency. Drawn from the most up-to-date climate science from around the world, the report said greenhouse gas emissions created by human industry was the likely culprit behind rising temperatures, warming oceans, and rising sea levels. While climate scientists from Australian science body the CSIRO,...

2011-05-18 12:00:00

DETROIT, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), in collaboration with WorldAutoSteel, announced today the results of a three-year program to develop fully engineered, steel-intensive designs for electrified vehicles that reduce greenhouse gas emissions over their entire life cycle. The FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) program features steel body structure designs that reduce mass by more than 35 percent over a benchmark vehicle and reduce total life cycle...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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