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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...

2009-03-24 08:30:00

Fast return on investment and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions are the key drivers in Chilean initiative VANCOUVER, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSXV: SSC) is pleased to report the company has signed a distribution agreement with Gesti³n en Energia S.A. (GEESA), a Santiago-based company. GEESA is now the exclusive distributor for Smartcool's Energy Savings Module(TM) (ESM(TM)) in Chile. With electricity rates averaging $0.12 (USD), and four...

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2009-03-23 16:38:51

A new guide distributed to negotiators of a new United Nations climate treaty says there is broad support among governments for stringent goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  However, opinion is divided on where such reductions should be made. The document, which is due to be presented at climate talks in Bonn from March 29-April 8, pares down the list of ideas to fight global warming as part of a new treaty to be agreed upon in December.  The original text, devised...

2009-03-13 11:45:00

Centex Energy Advantage homes up to 40% more efficient than typical 10-year-old home ELGIN, Ill., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Centex Corporation has implemented the Centex Energy Advantage across the Chicago metro area, including homes in progress in four of Chicagoland's 10 best-selling neighborhoods. Centex Energy Advantage homes now under construction collectively are projected to avoid thousands of tons of greenhouse gas emissions over time. Centex Energy Advantage is now...

2009-03-12 11:00:00

DALLAS, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has been named a 2009 Energy Star Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes K-C's ongoing efforts to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its operations. K-C's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 31. Kimberly-Clark is committed to achieving energy efficiency targets for its...

2009-03-10 14:27:00

Lowe's earns award for protecting the environment through marketing energy-efficient products and solutions for the home MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2009 ENERGY STAR(R) Retail Partner of the Year Award. The award recognizes Lowe's exceptional contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through leadership in marketing and educating consumers about energy-efficient...

2009-03-10 07:00:00

NEEA earns award for protecting the environment through energy efficiency PORTLAND, Ore., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) with a 2009 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by delivering information and services to increase energy efficiency. NEEA's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in...

2009-03-09 09:28:00

Lowe's earns award for protecting the environment through marketing energy-efficient products and solutions for the home MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have awarded Lowe's the 2008 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Retail Commitment for the company's outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through leadership in marketing and promoting energy-efficient products and solutions....

2009-03-06 13:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. households will have additional time to prepare for the switch to all-digital TV with the passage of the new DTV Delay Act, which postpones the digital television transition to June 12, 2009. However, Americans with analog televisions who do not subscribe to cable or satellite services will still need a digital-to-analog (DTA) converter box in order to continue receiving television broadcasts. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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