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2013-09-16 16:20:38

OTTAWA, Sept. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and Michael Bourque, President and CEO of the Railway Association of Canada (RAC), today announced a renewal of the voluntary agreement that will help reduce air pollutants and the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions from locomotives that operate in Canada. "The Government of Canada is taking action to help reduce air emissions that harm our health and the environment," said Minister Raitt. "This...

2013-09-16 08:21:22

Study will reward participating motorists for driving less, help Commonwealth meet climate goals BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) announced today that its market innovation affiliate, CLF Ventures, will conduct a three-year pilot study to measure how motorists' driving habits are affected by financial incentives to drive less. The pilot study will test the effectiveness of financial incentive programs to reduce miles driven as a viable...

2013-08-22 12:23:16

NEW DELHI, August 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Cities have the potential to influence the causes of climate change and they have the solutions to advance climate protection," Dr. Sudheer Krishna said in his message to the audience at Green Habitat Summit India 2013, which was organized by HexaGreen and held at the India Habitat Centre New Delhi on August 20-21, 2013. Dr. Krishna said that the success of adaptation critically depends on the availability of necessary...

2013-08-09 12:20:15

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern has disclosed the railroad's business strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and its environmental footprint in a filing with the international not-for-profit CDP. The railroad's annual public disclosure to CDP provides customers, investors, employees, and communities information about how Norfolk Southern is addressing potential risks and benefits related to greenhouse gas emissions. "Norfolk Southern is committed to being...

2013-07-24 10:17:34

A new method for producing electricity from carbon dioxide could be the start of a classic trash-to-treasure story for the troublesome greenhouse gas, scientists are reporting. Described in an article in ACS' newly launched journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, the method uses CO2 from electric power plant and other smokestacks as the raw material for making electricity. Bert Hamelers, Ph.D., and colleagues explain that electric power-generating stations worldwide release...

Trade-offs Between Food Security And Climate Change Mitigation Addressed By New Study
2013-07-16 12:20:30

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Improving crop yields using sustainable methods could cut greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 12% per calorie produced according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. At the same time, these changes could provide more food to people in need. Agriculture and land use change contributed about 1/3 of total human greenhouse gas emissions in the past decade, through crop cultivation, animal production,...

2013-07-10 12:21:03

RICHARDSON, Texas, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Safety-Kleen announced today that Nestle USA has switched to EcoPower® Engine Oil in its private fleet of Class 8 tractors. The move will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment, while it protects engines. More than 1.4 billion gallons of engine oil are generated every year in the U.S. Unfortunately, a majority of that volume is burned for one-time energy use. Safety-Kleen collects more than 200 million gallons of...

Snowfall In The California Mountains Expected To Decline
2013-06-15 05:53:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from UCLA reveals snowfall in the Los Angeles-area mountains will be 30 to 40 percent lower by mid-century than it was at the end of the 20th century. Depending on how the world reacts, the projected snow loss, which is a result of climate change, might be even worse by the end of the 21st century. Climate expert Alex Hall, who led the study, said that sustained action to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions has the...

2013-05-31 23:03:46

Waterloo, Ont. tech company Athena Software becomes a Gold pledging partner with non-profit environmental group Sustainable Waterloo Region, with a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas production by 60 per cent over 10 years. Waterloo, ON (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Athena Software is going for gold by becoming even more green. The Waterloo, Ont. software company and creators of the Penelope case management software application have agreed to become a Gold pledging partner in the Regional Carbon...

2013-05-29 12:22:05

Online carbon cutting simulator lets users pick strategies to cut greenhouse gas emissions SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- California has long been a leader in its efforts to simultaneously address climate change and grow the economy. Starting today, Californians will be able to choose their favorite strategies to continue that progress, with a new, interactive online game called the California Carbon Challenge (www.cacarbonchallenge.org), created by Next 10...