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2010-05-19 14:57:11

As part of its most comprehensive study of climate change to date, the National Research Council today issued three reports emphasizing why the U.S. should act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop a national strategy to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change. The reports by the Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, are part of a congressionally requested suite of five studies known as AMERICA'S...

2010-05-05 10:45:00

DETROIT, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to evaluating a vehicle's carbon footprint, federal rules should consider the full life of the vehicle, not just its driving phase, according to Lawrence W. Kavanagh, president of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI). Kavanagh provided remarks on recent federal rules regarding fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions today, during a panel discussion on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), at the Ninth Annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS)...

2010-04-22 15:06:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental and transportation groups praised a just-released U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) report to Congress for laying out a new road map to curb U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and support a healthier economy. "With today's report to Congress on transportation's role in reducing greenhouse gases, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made an important contribution to addressing the climate change," said Michael Replogle,...

2010-04-22 10:24:00

HOUSTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) recognizes the importance of protecting and preserving the environment: between 2006 and 2009, the airline collected more than 16.6 million pounds of recyclable materials from its hub airports and operated the first demonstration flight by a U.S. carrier using biofuel. "At Continental, we take environmental responsibility seriously, and we have for more than ten years," said Leah Raney, Continental's managing...

2010-04-22 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today the U.S. Green Building Council Institute announced the newest U.S. facility to earn the prestigious LEED® Gold certification - the Sony Electronics (SEL) headquarters building in San Diego. The LEED certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. "When we began laying out initial plans for our headquarters, we knew we wanted 'green' to play a...

2010-04-21 12:07:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commerce Department's Economics and Statistics Administration today released two new reports: one that defines and measures the size and scope of the green economy and another that looks at the ways in which the American economy's greenhouse gas emissions have changed over the past decade. Together, they provide valuable analytic tools needed to understand the emerging green economy, quantify greenhouse gas emissions and help inform...

2010-04-19 08:36:00

NEW YORK, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon has been named to the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, a list of 300 of the largest companies in the U.S. selected for their climate-related innovation and carbon-management programs. The company was cited for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Maplecroft CII list -- calculated by Bloomberg and based upon evaluations by corporate risk-intelligence specialist Maplecroft, using more than 100 criteria -- identifies companies...

2010-04-15 11:43:00

Senators Highlight Need for Clean Energy Legislation to Maintain U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness and Jobs ARLINGTON, Va., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and eight other Senators wrote to Senators Kerry (D-MA), Graham (R-SC) and Lieberman (ID-CT) expressing their belief in the need for clean energy legislation to maintain U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and jobs as it reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The letter describes key provisions for a...

2010-04-12 08:00:00

"Tax that Pays You Back" initiative highlights benefits of alternative measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Tax Day approaching on April 15, the U.S. Climate Task Force (CTF) announced a new campaign today to educate Americans on the financial benefits of a carbon tax for households across the country. "The Tax that Pays You Back" initiative underscores the advantages of recycling the revenues from a tax on carbon emissions back...

2010-04-05 07:00:00

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) today announced its regional distribution centers (RDCs) in McDonough, Ga. (near Atlanta) and Spanaway, Wash. (near Seattle), has been award Gold LEED Certification and its RDCs in Columbus, Ohio, and Denver, Colo., have been awarded LEED Certification. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040202/DETU004LOGO) LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system,...


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