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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...

2008-10-25 06:00:14

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR(R) program will host a custom-built, interactive exhibit structure modeled after an actual energy-efficient home this weekend, showcasing energy-efficient home products in San Francisco's historic Union Square. "To help our customers save money and energy, PG&E will continue to promote ENERGY STAR products, such as energy-efficient...

2008-10-16 15:00:23

Reliant Energy has been recognized as No. 1 in Texas for the second consecutive year and eighth in the nation in driving energy efficiency awareness under the ENERGY STAR(R) Change a Light, Change the World campaign, which encourages individuals to switch to energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). In the 2008 campaign, which ended Oct. 1, Reliant Energy encouraged 23,582 consumers to pledge to change 33,258 standard incandescent light bulbs with ENERGY STAR-qualified CFLs....

2008-09-25 09:00:36

To: TRANSPORTATION EDITORS Contact: Peter Dalpe of Honeywell, +1-973-455-4908, peter.dalpe@honeywell.com DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that it has joined a group of leading air carriers and Boeing (NYSE: BA) to accelerate the development and commercialization of sustainable new aviation fuels. With support and advice from world leading environmental organizations, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and...

2008-09-25 00:00:27

By The Associated Press URBANDALE (AP) - Iowa environmental officials are beginning to measure the effect that greenhouse gas emissions in Iowa have on the environment.The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has posted its first inventory of point source-specific greenhouse gas emissions for 2007 on its Web site.The report shows that greenhouse gas emissions from 276 of Iowa's largest polluters accounted for slightly less than half of the overall emissions and was equal to the annual...

2008-09-24 21:00:22

To: TRANSPORTATION EDITORS Contact: Terrance Scott, +1-206-571-8070, terrance.scott@boeing.com, or Jim Proulx, +1-206-766-2041, jim.proulx@boeing.com, both of Boeing Commercial Airplanes SEATTLE, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has, with leading air carriers and Honeywell's UOP, a refining technology developer, established a group to accelerate the development and commercialization of sustainable new aviation fuels. With support and advice from the world's leading...

2008-09-18 15:00:37

A U.S. analysis suggests even if greenhouse gas emissions are fixed at 2005 levels, there could be substantial biodiversity loss and glacial melt. Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers at the University of California-San Diego say the Earth will warm about 4.3 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels even under extremely conservative greenhouse-gas emission scenarios and assuming efforts to resolve particulate pollution are successful. But the scientists say that amount of...

2008-09-12 12:00:30

Overland Park, Kan., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ash Grove Cement Company manufacturing plants in Kansas and Washington earned the federal government's prestigious Energy Star Award for the company's superior performance in management of energy use. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gave the award to Ash Grove in special recognition of the company's energy-efficient operations in Chanute, Kan. and Seattle, Wash. Each Ash Grove facility...

2008-09-12 03:00:19

By Evans, James Kvande, Halvor Enhanced for the Web This article appears on the JOM web site (www.tms.org/JOMPT) in html formal and includes links to other on- line resources. A special event at the TMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans in March 2008 was a plenary session sponsored by the TMS Light Metals Division. The purpose was, as given in the title of this article, to discuss "Sustainability, Climate Change, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction: Responsibility. Key Challenges, and...

2008-08-25 03:00:39

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- When TV broadcasts switch to all-digital format February 17, 2009, Americans with analog televisions who do not subscribe to cable or satellite services and rely solely on over-the-air programming for their TV-viewing will need a digital-to-analog (DTA) converter box in order to continue receiving television broadcasts. It is estimated that consumers will purchase 22 million DTA converter boxes to help them make this transition. The U.S. Environmental...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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