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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...

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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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.
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