Latest greenhouse gas emissions Stories

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...

2009-08-25 14:35:00

The UN's top climate scientist says he supports ambitious goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In an interview with AFP, Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said that his position does not allow him to make recommendations. "But as a human being I am fully supportive of that goal. What is happening, and what is likely to happen, convinces me that the world must be really ambitious and very determined at moving toward a 350 target," he...

2009-08-06 06:15:00

China refused on Wednesday to submit to demands that wealthy nations commit to significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions during upcoming climate change negotiations in Copenhagen this December. The country also refused to set limits on its own emissions. Instead, China and other developing nations will call on wealthy countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020, said Yu Qingtai, China's lead climate negotiator. "We have all along believed that...

2009-07-15 19:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent group of clean tech executives from TechNet, the bipartisan political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today were in Sacramento, California to meet with a variety of state government officials to discuss the importance of clean technology and innovation to California's economic, environmental and energy future. TechNet's members are leaders in many areas of clean energy including venture...

2009-07-15 14:25:00

Al Gore met with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday to discuss the future of the nation's role in the charge against global warming. Gore placed specific emphasis on Australia as a potential breeding ground for many revolutionary efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. "Australia is in the line of fire where the climate crisis is concerned, no nation is more vulnerable to the impact scientists have predicted," Gore said in a press conference where he was joined by the Prime...

2009-07-08 12:05:00

CDP / ICLEI report details greenhouse gas emissions and climate protection actions of 18 US citiesU.S. municipal governments are showing leadership by voluntarily accounting for and reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their operations. They also recognize the huge potential to influence long-term reductions from the residents and businesses in their communities, according to a new report.The report summarizes findings of a joint project by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'