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2011-03-18 00:00:27

Panasonic earns award second year in a row for protecting the environment through manufacturing energy-efficient products Secaucus, NJ (PRWEB) March 16, 2011 For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Panasonic Home & Environment Company as a 2011 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and helping to educate consumers about...

2011-03-15 09:42:00

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Mar. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its journey as a responsible and sustainable retailer, Sears Holdings (Nasdaq: SHLD) has been named the 2011 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year (Product Retailer Category) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is the second year running that Sears Holdings has been awarded this honor for empowering its customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and through its numerous initiatives focusing...

2011-03-14 09:40:00

PELLA, Iowa, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, Pella Corporation has earned national recognition in the U.S. for its leadership in helping protect the environment through energy efficiency. Pella earned an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year 2011 award, presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) for its commitment to manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about them. In addition, for...

2011-03-02 14:23:58

California is showing the way for the rest of the nation in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, having set an ambitious goal to reduce these emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2050. Given that energy demand is projected to double by 2050, experts agree that the state will have to dramatically overhaul its energy systems to achieve its greenhouse gas emission goals. At the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, some of the...

2011-02-17 15:23:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric vehicles are making quite the spark at this year's auto show. These environmentally friendly vehicles reduce air pollution and help customers save on gas. However, ComEd wants customers to know there are additional ways they can reduce vehicle emissions, and save money now before the electric cars are widely available. Avoiding vehicle idling is a simple way to save money at the pump and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to the...

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2011-01-26 12:13:23

Researchers examined data from 100 cities in 33 nations for clues about which were the biggest polluters and why, according to a report in the peer-reviewed journal Environment and Urbanization. Cities like New York, London and Shanghai send less pollution into the atmosphere per capita than places like Denver and Rotterdam, AFP reported. Cities across the world are blamed for around 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. However, urban dwellers who use public transport rather...

2011-01-25 12:47:28

A climate tax corresponding to &eur;60/ton CO2eq on meat and milk could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from European agriculture by around seven per cent. If the land made available is used for bioenergy production, the decrease in emissions can be six times greater. This is shown by the researchers Kristina Mohlin, Stefan Wirsenius and Fredrik Hedenus, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in an article published in the scientific journal Climatic Change. Kristina Mohlin is a PhD student at the...

2010-11-11 09:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Smith's College and Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader in delivering products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, today announced the launch of an energy conservation program across the campus. The program is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings on campus by 22 percent, or more than 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide, while advancing the college's commitment toward achieving carbon...

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2010-10-28 14:07:52

Wildfires may seem like a fixed and unchanging force of nature. They're not. Over long time scales, research has shown that both the climate and humans have a profound effect on wildfire activity around the globe. Now new NASA research shows that while we have been suppressing this natural force for the past century, we may be, inadvertently, about to put nature back in control. Charcoal layers in sediments and methane concentration in ice cores show that the amount of global burning can...

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2010-10-12 13:35:00

Changes in the human population, including aging and urbanization, could significantly affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years, according to research results published this week. The research, results of which appear in a paper in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), was conducted by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the National...


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