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2006-04-03 17:55:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif (Reuters) - California on Monday stepped up efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming. State assembly members introduced a bill that would make California the first state to set a limit on emissions of heat-trapping gases. The bill, which aims to cut emissions by 25 percent, or 145 million tons to 1990 levels by 2020, was drafted by Democrat Speaker Fabian Nunez and Democrat Assemblywoman Fran Pavley. Pavley also wrote a state law ordering the...

2005-12-01 09:46:39

By Jeff Mason BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will meet its Kyoto Protocol obligations to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2010, two years before the global environment treaty's final deadline, a report by the EU executive showed on Thursday. The European Commission said projections indicated the 15 "old" EU member states would lower their combined emissions of gases that scientists say cause global warming to 9.3 percent below 1990 levels by 2010. "This clearly fulfils the 8...

2005-12-01 06:55:08

By Jeff Mason BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will meet its Kyoto Protocol obligations to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2010, two years before the global environment treaty's final deadline, a report by the EU executive showed on Thursday. The European Commission said projections indicated the 15 "old" EU member states would lower their combined emissions of gases that scientists say cause global warming to 9.3 percent below 1990 levels by 2010. "This clearly fulfils the 8...

2005-10-28 10:01:19

LONDON (Reuters) - Volumes in the European Union's new carbon dioxide emission trading scheme have soared with over 200 million tonnes of credits expected to change hands this year, a report from consultants Prospex said on Friday. Trade is expected to increase further next year as more companies, especially in southern and eastern Europe, enter the market. "The pioneering days are over. In the first three quarters of 2005 alone, we estimate trading volumes reached 177 million...

2005-09-27 08:43:36

By Jeff Mason BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Aircraft taking off from airports in the European Union should join the bloc's emissions trading scheme to cut greenhouse gases that damage the environment, the EU executive Commission proposed on Tuesday. The European Commission said emissions trading was more environmentally beneficial or cost effective than imposing taxes or charges -- two other options the EU executive had considered in order to enlist airlines in the fight against climate...

2005-09-27 08:38:48

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Aircraft departing from the European Union should join the EU's emissions trading scheme to cut greenhouse gases that harm the environment, the European Commission proposed on Tuesday. The Commission said emissions trading was more environmentally beneficial or cost effective than imposing taxes or charges -- two other options the EU executive had considered in order to enlist airlines in the fight against climate change. "The boom in flying is bringing with it...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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