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2009-09-24 12:55:48

Canadian scientists surveyed some of the world's major cities and determined Denver releases the largest amount of greenhouse gases. The University of Toronto researchers, led by Associate Professor Christopher Kennedy, documented how differences in climate, population density and other factors affect greenhouse gas emissions in global cities. Kennedy and his colleagues noted not enough information has been available as to why emissions vary among different cities. The scientists analyzed how...

2009-06-02 09:23:00

NEEDHAM, Mass., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E), Inc., a leading Massachusetts-based environmental and engineering consulting firm, recently partnered with Goucher College (Baltimore, MD) to complete a greenhouse gas emissions inventory as required by the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. The commitment requires participating colleges and universities to complete an inventory of all their greenhouse gas emissions. The...

2009-04-20 08:43:00

California Airline Takes Industry-leading Role to Report Emissions with Nationally-Recognized Registry SAN FRANCISCO, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Climate Registry, a nonprofit organization that sets consistent standards to calculate, verify and report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and Virgin America, the California-based award-winning airline, today announced the carrier has become the first U.S. airline to join The Climate Registry and commit to report its GHG emissions according to The...

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2009-04-17 08:30:00

It was announced on Thursday that the United States and Mexico are embarking on a new partnership to address climate change and will encourage environmentally-friendly forms of green living. U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, in a conference in Mexico City, decided to expand political and technical partnership on those subjects by creating a "US-Mexico Bilateral Framework on Clean Energy and Climate Change," the White House said. "The Bilateral Framework will...

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2009-04-15 17:13:49

Emissions of greenhouse gases in the United States rose 1.4 percent in 2007 compared with 2006, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Total emissions of six main greenhouse gases in 2007 were equivalent to 7,150 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, the report said. These gases include methane, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride. According to the report, U.S. emissions of these...

2009-04-14 07:30:00

TORONTO and WORCESTER, MA, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Canadian Standards Association (CSA), a leading developer of standards and training services, and World Energy Solutions, Inc. (TSX: XWE), an operator of online exchanges for energy and environmental commodities, today announced a new collaboration enabling World Energy to offer its exchange services to owners of verified emissions reductions and removals (VERRs) registered on CSA's GHG CleanProjects(TM) Registry. "CSA's...

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2009-02-20 08:20:00

Scientists revealed an interactive Google Earth map Thursday displaying carbon dioxide emissions released from fossil fuels across the United States.The high-resolution map, available online at the website purdue.edu/eas/carbon/vulcan/GEarth, illustrates carbon dioxide emissions in tons over both residential and commercial regions by state, county or per capita.Nicknamed "Vulcan" after the Roman god of beneficial and hindering fire, the project, took three years to finish and calculates...

2009-01-15 07:00:00

SALEM, Mass., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As the U.S. welcomes a new presidential administration, companies are preparing for increased pressure to improve and report on their sustainability efforts. According to a research study released this week by Groom Energy and Pure Strategies the number of companies disclosing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) will triple in the next two years, and the number of firms using commercial GHG software will quadruple in the same time period. Today, an estimated...

2008-10-11 21:00:24

By Christine Morente BURLINGAME -- After being told that the city lagged in reducing its carbon footprint last month, the Burlingame City Council approved the creation of a climate action plan and other green policies. One major initiative is to provide free solar permit fees for residents. According to the 2008 San Mateo County Indicators Report, 45 percent of Burlingame's greenhouse gas emissions comes from residential electricity. City Manager Jim Nantell said Friday that there...

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2008-10-06 14:25:00

Efforts to fight climate change must not be allowed to falter amid the global financial crisis, said Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change. De Boer said he was concerned about the impact the current credit crisis may have on international initiatives to combat climate change as U.S. and European governments sink cash into sustaining commercial banks. "You can only spend a dollar or a euro once," he said. "I certainly think it's a worrying...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.