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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)...

2009-03-05 11:00:00

NADA chairman says a single, national fuel economy standard is a more effective way to cut greenhouse gas emissions WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, John McEleney, told the Environmental Protection Agency today that complying with state-based fuel economy regulations would cause additional hardship on the nation's declining number of new car dealers with little environmental benefit. McEleney's comments came in...

2009-03-04 08:23:00

HUDSON, Ohio, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Norandex Building Materials Distribution (www.norandex.com) and its parent company, Saint-Gobain, a 2009 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award winner (www.energystar.gov). Norandex was recognized for its invaluable dedication to energy efficiency, energy management, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and its overall commitment to the ENERGY STAR program. Award winners were selected from more...

2009-03-03 07:10:00

Energy Inspectors Earns Third Consecutive National Award for Protecting the Environment Through Energy Efficiency LAS VEGAS, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Energy Inspectors Corporation as a 2009 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through its work as a Home Energy Rater. The 2009 Partner of the Year Awards are given to leading organizations nationally that provide significant...

2009-02-26 10:00:00

EAST GREENVILLE, Pa., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- --Knoll (NYSE: KNL) today announced that it has reached its 2010 goal of an additional 2% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over its Phase 1 results as part of its program with the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). In Phase 1 of the CCX program, initiated in 2006, Knoll achieved an 8.8% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions over the 1998-2001 baseline. Knoll, an active member of CCX, has used its CCX partnership to guide its climate...

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2009-02-26 11:15:36

The Australian Agriculture Minister said the government will invest A$26.8 million ($17.4 million US) to support research that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock. Methane coming from farm animals accounts for some 12 percent of the country's yearly greenhouse gas emissions. They are the third largest source of carbon emissions in Australia. Agriculture Minister Tony Burke said farmers will have to pay increased transport and fertilizer costs as a result of the new...

2009-02-25 11:55:00

 A new study by scientists updating some of the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2001 Third Assessment Report finds that even a lower level of increase in average global temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions could cause significant problems in five key areas of global concern.The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is titled "Assessing Dangerous Climate Change Through an Update of the IPCC 'Reasons for...

2009-02-12 10:00:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- California Energy Initiatives (CEI), a leading developer of accurate, timely and cost-effective greenhouse gas emissions profiling solutions, today announced the introduction of its service that profiles the distribution of greenhouse gas levels throughout California. CEI's new service is a key resource for the successful implementation of California's landmark climate change legislation for all of California's 58 counties, 18 metropolitan...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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