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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...

2010-10-06 15:05:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced that it has submitted its first response to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an organization that works with shareholders and businesses to disclose the greenhouse gas emissions of major corporations. SunPower's CDP response is one of the first from a solar power company. For the year 2009, SunPower's global operations generated greenhouse gas emissions totaling 328 metric tons of CO2...

2010-09-25 01:15:14

A radical new heating system where homes would be heated by district centres rather than in individual households could dramatically cut the UK's greenhouse gas emissions. In a series of reports to be presented at a major conference this week, scientists at The University of Manchester claim using sustainable wood and other biofuels could hold the key to lowering harmful greenhouse gases. Building district heating schemes which would provide heat and hot water for a neighbourhood or community...

2010-09-21 05:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 534 institutional investors with $64 trillion in assets under management, for its approach to climate change disclosure. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100225/AKAMAILOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100225/AKAMAILOGO ) Akamai is featured in...

2010-09-20 15:52:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation (CSX) today announced that it received a score of 91 in the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) 2010 S&P 500 Report, the highest score for an industrial company. The company was in the top five industrial companies to be included in the Global Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI). CSX's score is based on its responses to CDP's questionnaire, which focused on greenhouse gas emissions, emissions reduction targets, and risks...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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