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2009-12-06 06:50:00

Though you may not hear much about them in talks of the effect they have on global warming, Asian rice farmers actually have a vital role in helping the world reduce the output of greenhouse gases. When it comes to the fight against global warming, the world has mainly focused on the burning of fossil fuels and the logging of rainforests. However, water-logged rice paddies also put out a great deal of methane, which is known to cause global warming. "If you step through a rice field, there is...

2009-12-03 16:45:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For generations, Anheuser-Busch has been promoting environmental stewardship at its breweries and operations across the country. In 2007, the brewer joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program and pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by five percent from 2005 through 2010. Through the dedication of its employees and continued use of alternative fuels, Anheuser-Busch has met its goal one-year ahead of schedule and...

2009-12-01 07:07:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI) announced today the launch of a new initiative that will establish a large and dynamic community of individuals and organizations concerned with climate change and involved in the management of greenhouse gas emissions globally. The New Membership Program from GHGMI is a first of its kind, and is open to any individual or organization that is interested in connecting with like-minded...

2009-11-17 23:00:00

HONG KONG, November 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - Outlines how the Mobile Industry can Lower Emissions in Other Sectors by Over 4.5 Times Mobile's own Footprint Today at the Mobile Asia Congress, the GSMA unveiled Mobile's Green Manifesto, developed in collaboration with The Climate Group. Rob Conway, CEO and Member of the Board, GSMA, was joined at the launch by China Mobile's Chairman Wang Jianzhou, Kevin Tao, CEO Huawei Device, and Changhua Wu, Greater China Director The Climate...

2009-11-12 07:44:00

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mexico City Metrobus will today receive the 2009 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The Mexico City Metrobus is a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that has significantly reduced air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the world's second largest city. Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard will be among the recipients of the award and will discuss the success of the...

2009-10-26 15:44:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its next step towards creating a greener Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative (PCI) will introduce green city code language changes to Pittsburgh's City Council tomorrow. Working with Councilman Bill Peduto, the City's sustainability coordinator, and Duquesne University Law School, PCI has bundled proposed code changes that would make many recommendations of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan possible. These modifications would...

2009-10-22 16:31:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, today announced that its Gresham, Ore. plant, which manufactures FOAMULAR® extruded polystyrene rigid foam insulation, has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification for new construction from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Owens Corning's Gresham plant is the...

2009-10-22 15:16:47

A fixable error in the way carbon is counted in current U.S. climate legislation and in the Kyoto Protocol could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using biofuels, says a premier group of national environmental and land use scientists. "The promise of biofuels made from biomass is huge, from both climate mitigation and economic perspectives," said Phil Robertson, Michigan State University professor of crop and soil sciences and one of the authors of the paper "Fixing a...

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2009-10-22 14:43:05

Carbon emissions caused by the displacement of food crops and pastures may be twice as much as those from lands devoted to biofuels production A report examining the impact of a global biofuels program on greenhouse gas emissions during the 21st century has found that carbon loss stemming from the displacement of food crops and pastures for biofuels crops may be twice as much as the CO2 emissions from land dedicated to biofuels production. The study, led by Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)...

2009-10-14 07:00:00

MBA recommendations could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100,000 metric tons per year WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This past summer, 26 MBA students from across the country joined Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) Climate Corps program to help Fortune 500 and other leading companies uncover energy efficiencies that represent net operating savings of more than $54 million over the lifetime of the projects. These projects could also reduce energy use by more than...


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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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