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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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2009-10-06 15:40:00

The sluggish global economy could actually have benefits for reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by 3 percent this year, according to a report from the International Energy Agency on Tuesday. IEA economist Fatih Birol told reporters that the 3 percent drop from the previous year would represent the largest in 40 years. Traditionally, global greenhouse gas emissions have risen by 3 percent each year. The announcement comes as part of the IEA's World Energy Outlook report, being...

2009-10-01 11:19:00

Hoffa Urges Retention of Carbon Tariffs To Ensure Level Playing Field WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today praised Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., for introducing climate legislation that would expand states' recycling networks. Hoffa also urged inclusion of strong provisions to prevent foreign competitors from getting an unfair advantage over U.S. manufacturers. The bill recognizes recycling as a...

2009-09-30 17:56:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Recycling Works! campaign (RW), a coalition of labor, environmental and community organizations applauds Senator Carper as well as Boxer and Kerry for recognizing recycling as a key climate strategy. RW calls the inclusion of state recycling programs in the new Senate climate bill an important step towards rebuilding the economy, and looks forward to working with the Senate on details of these programs. "We are very pleased to see...

2009-09-23 13:00:00

HOPKINTON, Mass., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, announced today it has been commended for its comprehensive reporting on its greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategy. This is EMC's third consecutive year on the "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index," created by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 475 institutional investors with $55 trillion in assets under management. This index...

2009-09-22 09:46:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) today announced it is again featured on the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index," which highlights constituent companies within the S&P 500 that have displayed the most professional and transparent approach to corporate governance in respect to climate change disclosure practices. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061030/CLM051LOGO) Companies, who voluntarily respond...

2009-09-01 13:53:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Anthony's Hospital has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. St. Anthony's is the first hospital in Florida and one of only 86 hospitals in the nation to achieve this recognition. Buildings that receive the EPA's ENERGY STAR designation reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficient...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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