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2009-04-17 13:37:21

The Earth's forests serve as crucial carbon sinks due to their ability to absorb greenhouse gases, but that ability is "at risk of being lost entirely", according to a new United Nations report. Currently, the Earth's forests soak up about 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, but that capability could be reversed if the Earth heats up 2.5 degrees Celsius (4.5 degrees F) more. A rise in temperature could cause severe droughts and heat waves that would kill off many of the Earth's forests...

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2009-04-15 14:24:50

U.S. government scientists say their research indicates the effects of significant global warming on Earth can no longer be avoided. But the researchers said a worldwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would reduce the effects, lessening sea-level rise and possibly saving Arctic Sea ice. The study, led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, determined that if all nations cut emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases by 70 percent this century, the most...

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2009-04-14 06:40:26

Representative Edward Markey said Monday that the threat of tighter regulation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should subdue industry opposition to a cap-and-trade market on greenhouse gas emissions. Markey (D-MA), who serves as chair of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, is co-sponsor of a bill that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked with global climate change.  He said the agency's authority to act should entice industrial...

2009-04-06 07:34:00

A123Systems to Supply Michigan-made Lithium-ion Battery AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler LLC signs agreement with A123Systems, a U.S.-based battery supplier, for advance Nanophosphate Lithium ion prismatic battery cells, and jointly developed battery modules and battery packs for Chrysler's Range-extended Electric Vehicle and battery only Electric Vehicle production programs Partnership reinforces both companies' commitment to expand battery manufacturing technology...

2009-04-01 11:00:00

Kaiser Permanente's Climate Footprint Efforts are Rewarded for Third Consecutive Year OAKLAND, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has been named a "Climate Action Leader" for voluntarily calculating, verifying and publicly reporting its greenhouse gas emissions under the California Climate Action Registry. This is the third consecutive year Kaiser Permanente has won this award from the Registry, a private, nonprofit organization committed to solving climate change through...

2009-03-31 17:27:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCCE supports the timely adoption of a mandatory federal carbon management program. In that regard, we welcome the policy debate that will follow today's release of Chairman Waxman and Chairman Markey's discussion draft of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. ACCCE believes that we can fashion a national greenhouse gas emissions reduction policy that 1) achieves emissions reductions, 2) creates jobs, 3) preserves fuel diversity as...

2009-03-31 11:50:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) -- a diverse coalition of 25 leading businesses and 5 environmental NGOs -- today issued the following statement in response to the release of a discussion draft of energy and climate legislation from House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA): USCAP hails the discussion draft released by Chairmen Waxman...

2009-03-30 08:30:00

Cleveland, Tenn., Plant Recognized for Efficient Energy Performance KENILWORTH, N.J., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Schering-Plough Corporation as a 2009 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The company's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 31, 2009. In addition, Schering-Plough's plant in Cleveland, Tenn.,...

2009-03-24 13:20:00

Going Green Makes '$ense:' Saves Energy - Saves Money - Saves the Planet BETHESDA, Md., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third straight year, Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with its Sustained Excellence Award. Among a long list of "green" accomplishments, the EPA noted Marriott's energy reduction strategy, through which the company and its owners avoided $1.3 million in costs; decreased greenhouse gas emissions by 3...

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2009-03-24 13:50:00

In a draft proposal sent to the White House on Friday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency said greenhouse gas emissions pose a significant threat to public health and welfare. The proposal outlined what it calls an "Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act," which could shape the future regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. "I think it's historic news," Frank O'Donnell of the environmental group Clean Air Watch told Reuters. "It is going to set the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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