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2012-02-29 23:02:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics has been named 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA is honoring LG, a global technology leader in consumer electronics and home appliances, for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and helping to educate consumers about those products. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120301/CG62489) A...

2012-02-29 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers joined 20 other business groups Tuesday and Wednesday in presenting oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources under the Clean Air Act. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120125/MM41823LOGO) AFPM President Charles T. Drevna said:...

2012-02-29 11:56:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford has been recognized with a Goal-Setting Certificate at the inaugural United States Environmental Protection Agency Climate Leadership Awards Ceremony and Conference for its global CO2 strategy, which includes a publicly stated goal of 30 percent per vehicle reduction in manufacturing greenhouse gas emissions from 2010 to 2025 This strategy builds on CO2 reductions of approximately 49 percent, or 4.8 million metric tons, from 2000 to...

2012-02-28 10:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to improve the health of the communities it serves, Kaiser Permanente announced today that it is rolling out an aggressive strategy to reduce its overall greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2020, compared to its 2008 levels. The strategy includes plans to invest in clean and renewable energy sources while also targeting energy conservation measures. By reducing its reliance on fossil fuels and...

2012-02-27 05:59:22

Energy efficiency experts at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are calling for ambitious new targets to reduce energy demand across the European Union. In a report published today by the Build with CaRe consortium, the researchers propose a new EU target of a 40 per cent reduction in primary energy demand by 2050. The existing target is a 20 per cent improvement in energy efficiency by 2020, but the EU is currently on track to achieve only half of this. The report by Dr Bruce Tofield...

2012-02-07 08:00:00

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Toys Inc. will introduce an exciting assortment of US-Made, safe, earth-friendly fun at the American International Toy Fair in New York, February 12-15, 2012 (booth #1768). Green Toys' tradition of sturdy, award-winning vehicles continues in 2012 with the new Green Toys(TM) Mini Fastbacks and Green Toys(TM) Mini Vehicles, which are offered both as a complete set and individually for impulse purchase. Extending its offering in play...

2012-01-19 12:00:00

Researchers Note Gas Emissions From Marcellus Shale and Other Sites Linked to Significant Increased Risk of Near-Term Climate Change ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Far from being a "solution" to climate change, natural gas extracted from shale is a huge contributor of greenhouse gases when both methane and carbon dioxide are considered, according to a major new study by three Cornell University researchers. The natural gas industry already accounts for...

2012-01-02 08:00:00

The Social Network Life-Sciences.net features the latest scientific publications in the Environmental Sciences. The most recently featured articles deal with degradation of polymer shopping bags in the gastrointestinal fluids of sea turtles and options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during wastewater treatment for agricultural use. These as well as all other articles are now available on a new mobile website. (PRWEB) January 02, 2012 The Environmental Sciences Social Network...

2011-12-22 08:30:00

C40-CCI collaboration on landfill closure project will generate renewable energy and drive one of the largest reductions of greenhouse gas emissions associated with solid waste management globally NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A project to close one of the world's largest landfills, the 927-acre Bordo Poniente Landfill in Mexico City will stem the city's largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while creating renewable energy and local jobs. Developed in...

2011-12-09 14:57:33

Maximizing greenhouse gas savings Scientists examined current knowledge about the potential contributions of bioenergy production from switchgrass to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Their findings, published in GCB Bioenergy, conclude that the use of switchgrass bioenergy can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions but encourage further research to address the significant sources of uncertainty, such as what type of land is converted to switchgrass. According to the leading...