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2010-03-01 09:48:00

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SHLD) the 2010 ENERGY STAR® Retail Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through its numerous initiatives focusing on educating customers about energy-efficient products. Sears' efforts also made it easier and more affordable for customers to obtain ENERGY STAR products....

2010-03-01 09:58:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nissan has been named a 2010 ENERGY STAR(®) Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Nissan's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 18, 2010. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080506/NISSANWORDMARKLOGO) "Nissan is leading the fight against climate change...

2010-03-01 08:00:00

BAYPORT, Minn., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) have named Andersen Corporation as 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award winner for the Product Manufacturer--Windows category for its family of brands, including Andersen Windows, Renewal by Andersen, Eagle Window & Door and Silver Line Building Products. Andersen receives the designation for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse...

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2010-02-19 09:07:03

Turfgrass management can create more greenhouse gas than plants remove from atmosphere Dispelling the notion that urban "green" spaces help counteract greenhouse gas emissions, new research has found "“ in Southern California at least "“ that total emissions might be lower if lawns did not exist. Turfgrass lawns help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis and store it as organic carbon in soil, making them important "carbon sinks." However, greenhouse gas...

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2010-01-30 07:50:00

President Barack Obama on Friday ordered the federal government to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2020. The reduction is pursuant to Executive Order 13514, signed by Obama in October. He has argued that cutting greenhouse gas emissions and framing a sustainable green economy is vital not just to protecting the planet, but also to future US economic prosperity. The executive order will spur clean energy investments that create new private-sector jobs, drive long-term...

2010-01-21 10:50:00

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today announced the purchase of 100,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions offsets as part of its sustainability efforts and its ongoing commitment to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The offsets are generated by capturing and combusting methane at a wastewater treatment facility in Texas. The methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is 21 times more damaging than carbon dioxide, would have...

2009-12-30 14:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell has signed a memorandum of understanding with 10 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states committing to a regional effort to develop a comprehensive, regional low carbon fuel standard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels. "This regional effort marks the next step in Pennsylvania's remarkable transition to a green energy economy," Governor Rendell said. "Low carbon fuels are being manufactured...

2009-12-22 09:00:00

Over 750 companies have joined fast-growing business coalition WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As world leaders return home from the Copenhagen climate change summit, hundreds of businesses are standing together to demand comprehensive action by Congress on federal clean energy and climate legislation. In its first six weeks, the American Businesses for Clean Energy (ABCE) initiative has grown from just 19 members to include over 750 businesses as of today. ABCE is a...

2009-12-16 13:00:00

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard has been appointed Chair of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change. Mr. Ebrard succeeds Barbel Dieckmann, former Mayor of Bonn, Germany. The World Mayors Council on Climate Change is an alliance of municipal leaders committed to climate protection, biodiversity and sustainable development. There are currently more than 30 members of the Council, representing a vast network of local governments working to reduce...

2009-12-07 15:26:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its endangerment finding. The following statement is from America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) President and CEO Regina Hopper: "ANGA supports the nation's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and around the world, and we believe that natural gas can play a critical role in advancing solutions that are favorable to our nation's economy, energy security and...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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