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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...

2011-04-27 23:57:49

New Berkeley Lab study forecasts peak in energy use in China within 20 years. As China's economy continues to soar, its energy use and greenhouse gas emissions will keep on soaring as well"”or so goes the conventional wisdom. A new analysis by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) now is challenging that notion, one widely held in both the United States and China. Well before mid-century, according to a new study by Berkeley Lab's China Energy Group, that...

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2011-04-26 10:39:26

Europe's 300 biggest companies, for the first time, have ranked according to their greenhouse gas emissions. The widely accepted Greenhouse Gas Protocol was used by the Environmental Investment Organization (EIO) to rank these top European companies. Not only were these firms ranked on their Scope 1 and 2 emissions, but also on the levels of disclosure and verification provided by each company to the public. EIO is an independent non-profit research group based in the U.K. "The purpose of the...

2011-04-22 10:38:00

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SHLD) celebrates the 41st anniversary of Earth Day. Continuing its sustainability efforts Sears Holdings made significant strides over the past year, to reduce its carbon footprint, encourage customers to make sustainable purchasing decisions, and ultimately protect our planet for future generations. Sears is always searching for ways to empower its customers. Just this year, the...

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2011-04-18 11:44:37

Scientists said Monday that a better monitoring network for greenhouse gases is needed to warn of significant changes and to help countries keep their emission levels honest. "What we're hoping to do is see if the warming is feeding the warming, particularly in the Arctic," said Euan Nisbet, a specialist in methane emissions at the University of London. "Our monitoring network is very, very limited. We feel more observation is needed." Scientists said in published papers that such a...

2011-04-13 19:46:36

Current UK and European policies on biofuels encourage unethical practices, says a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics today following an 18-month inquiry. Policies such as the European Renewable Energy Directive are particularly weak when it comes to protecting the environment, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and avoiding human rights violations in developing countries. They also include few incentives for the development of new biofuel technologies that could help avoid these...

2011-04-12 14:31:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan has been named a 2011 ENERGY STAR(®) Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA will present Nissan with the award during a ceremony this evening in Washington, D.C. This is the second consecutive year Nissan has received this honor. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080506/NISSANWORDMARKLOGO )...

2011-04-12 14:06:49

Cutting Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions by a half within 20 years is achievable, a study suggests Cutting Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions by a half within 20 years is achievable, a study suggests. Scientists say greener transport and cleaner power generation could help deliver big savings on CO2 emissions. The researchers say the use of smart meters for homes and businesses, improved recycling, and greener building designs could make a difference. They also recommend carbon capture...

2011-04-06 17:16:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles T. Drevna, president of NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, issued the following statement today after the Senate failed to approve an amendment by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources under the Clean Air Act: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO) "Sen....

2011-03-24 12:20:00

Comparisons Vary on Solid Waste, Greenhouse Gases WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new peer reviewed study finds that commonly used cups, plates and sandwich containers made of polystyrene foam use significantly less energy and water than comparable paper-based or corn-based (polylactic: PLA) alternatives, primarily due to polystyrene foam's much lower weight. The polystyrene foam products create less, similar or more solid waste by volume than alternatives...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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