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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...

2010-09-20 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- While leading companies are forging ahead to cut emissions and seize business opportunities, US companies still lag their global peers in the numbers and types of actions they are taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, some 70 percent of firms surveyed believe they can seize new commercial opportunities and improve relations with customers, employees and other stakeholders by addressing sustainability and climate change issues. These were a...

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2010-08-04 13:00:00

Large majorities of the residents of Florida, Maine and Massachusetts believe the Earth has been getting warmer gradually over the last 100 years (81 percent, 78 percent and 84 percent, respectively), and large majorities favor government action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to new public opinion research by Professor Jon Krosnick, a senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. Following up on a national survey done in June, Krosnick and his...

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2010-07-28 12:37:49

Brown-MBL study estimates future greenhouse gas emissions from Brazilian Amazon state In some cases, it can be difficult for scientists to see the deforestation for the trees. Not so for Gillian Galford, a recent graduate of the Brown-MBL Graduate Program in Biological and Environmental Sciences (and now a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University's Earth Institute) and her colleagues, who take a big-picture approach to greenhouse gas emissions. In a study published in Proceedings of the...

2010-07-21 23:50:43

Military's greenhouse gas emissions are relevant to US fuel policies, University of Nebraska authors say U.S. military operations to protect oil imports coming from the Middle East are creating larger amounts of greenhouse gas emissions than once thought, new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows. Regulators do not currently attribute these emissions to U.S. gasoline use "“ but they should, the authors say. UNL researchers Adam Liska and Richard Perrin estimate that...

2010-07-13 08:00:00

PARIS, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier Corp., the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, continues to have success with its CO2OLtec(TM) technology, having been selected as a supplier for the new Handelshof Cash & Carry store in Hamm, Germany. This new store is a milestone for Handelshof, as it will be the first store in its chain to install a sustainable and energy efficient CO2OLtec refrigeration system along with a fully integrated...

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2010-06-28 07:31:07

Researchers find significant potential for gas to displace coal, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions as a transition to a low-carbon future. Natural gas will play a leading role in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions over the next several decades, largely by replacing older, inefficient coal plants with highly efficient combined-cycle gas generation. That's the conclusion reached by a comprehensive study of the future of natural gas conducted by an MIT study group comprised of 30 MIT faculty...

2010-06-16 15:52:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the findings of its analysis of greenhouse gas reporting tools and emissions models. The report highlights the efficacy and applicability of the models to trucking industry operations. Addressing greenhouse gas emissions is an emerging issue as the public and private sectors seek to quantify the carbon footprint associated with supply chains. In response, there is...

2010-06-15 14:17:55

The Green Revolution of the late 20th century increased crop yields worldwide and helped feed an expanding global population. According to a new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it also has helped keep greenhouse gas emissions at bay. The researchers estimate that since 1961 higher yields per acre have avoided the release of nearly 600 billion tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. "That's about 20 years of fossil fuel burning at present rates," says...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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