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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...

2008-08-21 09:00:38

ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) announced today its participation in several new programs designed to reinforce the company's commitment to reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Specifically, ConAgra Foods announced it has joined the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Leaders and ENERGY STAR(R) programs and, for the first time, participated in the Carbon Disclosure Project, with results to be published in September of this year. "Participation in these...

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2008-08-17 17:15:00

Following carbon emission trail Carnegie Mellon University researchers are urging companies to embrace new methods for following the trail of dangerous carbon emissions that are responsible for much of the world's global warming threats. Because there is no universally accepted way of calculating someone's carbon footprint, dozens of carbon calculators have sprung up on the Internet in the past few years creating confusion and inaccurate information. In addition, accepted frameworks for...

2008-08-12 12:01:41

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- To help vehicle manufacturers in their pursuit to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) offered insight on the benefits of steel in a seminar on world class manufacturing today at the Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City. In a presentation titled "Steel and Fuel Economy," Ron Krupitzer, vice president automotive applications for AISI, discussed innovative ways steel...

2008-08-01 09:00:57

ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ Anheuser-Busch Cos. wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. It wants to increase its use of renewable fuels. It also wants to make money. That's where wind, sunshine and stinky landfills come in. Presto! Money-saving conservation projects. St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch is on a mission to get its U.S. breweries to use renewable fuels for more than 15 percent of their combined energy needs by 2010. As energy costs rise, that goal has become more important for the...

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2008-07-31 14:00:00

In an attempt to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) into action on controlling pollution, the state of California will sue the federal agency for "wantonly" ignoring its duty to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft, ships, agricultural and construction equipment. State Attorney General Jerry Brown made the announcement on Wednesday, and said details of the lawsuit would be released during a news conference at the Port of Long Beach on Thursday.   The...

2008-07-31 06:00:51

By Jeremiah McWilliams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 31--Anheuser-Busch Cos. wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. It wants to increase its use of renewable fuels. It also wants to make money. That's where wind, sunshine and stinky landfills come in. Presto! Money-saving conservation projects. St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch is on a mission to get its U.S. breweries to use renewable fuels for more than 15 percent of their combined energy needs by 2010. As energy costs rise,...

2008-07-31 06:00:51

By Ed Vogel By ED VOGEL REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU CARSON CITY - A governor-appointed panel Tuesday called for energy policy changes that aim to clean up Nevada's air without jeopardizing the construction of more power plants in the state. The Nevada Climate Change Advisory Committee formally released the final version of its 189-page report in a presentation to Gov. Jim Gibbons. Committee members see a future Nevada with higher temperatures, less precipitation, more wildfires...

2008-07-24 18:00:54

By Michael Milstein, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jul. 24--SALEM -- Your daily routine -- switching on a light, cooking a meal, driving down the street -- would generate less greenhouse gases under a first-of-its-kind regional strategy to curb global warming unveiled Wednesday at the Capitol. The strategy emerged from the Western Climate Initiative, an alliance of Western states -- including Oregon and Washington -- and Canadian provinces trying to jump ahead of any federal move to...

2008-07-22 15:00:00

The news that the Bush administration will do nothing to regulate greenhouse gas emissions probably comes as no surprise to New Jerseyans, from Governor Corzine on down, who are working to reduce the effects of global warming. But the way the White House has conducted itself is surprising, even appalling. It has defied the Supreme Court, Environmental Protection Agency scientists and states, including New Jersey, trying to protect the health of their citizens. Last year, in a ruling sought...


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