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2009-01-15 08:00:00

Broad and Diverse Coalition Presents Consensus Approach on Major Climate Initiatives WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) today unveiled a comprehensive and detailed set of integrated policy recommendations for developing legislation that would create an environmentally effective and economically sustainable national climate protection program. The landmark document - titled A Blueprint for Legislative Action - echoes the sense of urgency that...

2009-01-05 13:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania has signed a letter of agreement with 10 Mid-Atlantic states that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels and other sources by developing a comprehensive, regional low carbon fuel standard, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today. "This partnership will work closely on a standard for the entire region," Governor Rendell said. "In conjunction with Pennsylvania's energy policies to reduce greenhouse gas...

2008-12-17 13:52:47

U.S. scientists say contrary to earlier projections, few developing countries will be able to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions for several decades. The study by researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado warns continuing economic and technological disparities will make it more difficult than anticipated for developing countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and that underscores the challenges that poorer nations face in trying to...

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2008-12-10 10:35:00

Contrary to earlier projections, few developing countries will be able to afford more efficient technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the next few decades, new research concludes. The study, by researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Colorado, warns that continuing economic and technological disparities will make it more difficult than anticipated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and it underscores the challenges that poorer...

2008-12-10 08:00:00

Initiatives Provide Opportunity for Green Jobs, Energy Independence, Emissions Reductions WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Elected local officials from across the Metropolitan Washington region gathered today at the National Press Club to showcase the region's successes on energy and climate solutions and called on President-elect Obama and the incoming Congress to invest stimulus dollars in local climate action as a quick and effective way to create new green jobs, revitalize the economy...

2008-12-08 05:00:00

Initiatives Provide Opportunity for Green Jobs, Energy Independence, Emissions Reductions WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- City and county elected leaders from across America today kicked off "Local Climate Action Week" to highlight innovative climate initiatives and draw attention to hundreds of clean energy projects that are ready-to-go and could quickly create green jobs in their communities. Hundreds of local officials called on President-elect Obama and Congress to invest...

2008-12-03 15:09:00

MONTREAL, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Tozour Energy Systems, a full-service HVAC and building automation provider, and Sofame Technologies Inc. (TSX-V: SDW), a leading manufacturer of commercial-industrial heat recovery equipment, have been selected to manufacture a new heat recovery system for the energy plant at Princeton University. Tozour Energy Systems collaborated with Sofame to engineer and manufacture a Percotherm(TM) condensing heat recovery system to be installed at the...

2008-12-04 12:12:00

NORTHVILLE, Mich., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amerigon Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARGN), a leader in developing and marketing products based on advanced thermoelectric (TE) technologies, today announced that its subsidiary, BSST LLC, will partner in a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) project to develop a highly-efficient thermoelectric heating and cooling system for automobiles that will substantially reduce energy consumption, engine load and ultimately greenhouse gas emissions. The...

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2008-12-04 15:25:00

Delegates at a United Nations meeting to discuss the world's climate said Thursday that the global financial crisis will likely provide a reprieve from the spike in recent years of greenhouse gas emissions. They also warned that nations will struggle to adopt long-term shifts to more environment-friendly lifestyles.Many expert predict the economic slowdown will hamper the recent 3 percent annual rise in global greenhouse gas emissions, which primarily come from the burning of fossil fuels....

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2008-12-01 08:20:01

The United Nations's climate leader said the world must avoid a "cheap and dirty" fix for the economy that could cause major damage to the fight against global warming. Yvo de Boer said the world risked a second financial crisis if leaders across the globe reacted to economic slowdown by building cheap, high-polluting coal-fired power plants that would possibly have to be left behind if the damage to the climate was overwhelming.  "What concerns me most is that the financial crisis will...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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