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2011-06-05 08:35:00

Climate researchers from Australian National University (ANU) have been rushed to a secure location after reportedly receiving death threats as debates continue over plans to instate a carbon pollution tax.The scientists were wisped away following mounting abuse, with menacing email and phone call threats stating they would be attacked if they didn't halt their research, said ANU vice-chancellor Dick Young.The threats had intensified in recent weeks amid heated public debate over Prime...

2011-05-31 17:03:37

Johnson's research has taken her to Kanngiqtugaapik (Clyde River) on Baffin Island, Nunavut. There, she has been finding out how Inuit communities are adapting to climate change, and what contributions they are able to make to the development of policies and programs that affect them. "When we talk about supporting adaptation to climate change, what we mean is supporting resilience at the community level," says Noorjehan Johnson, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar in Cultural Anthropology at...

2011-05-02 04:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day Network announced today that it has an all-star cast as confirmed speakers at its May 3rd Climate Leadership Gala in Washington, DC. The Gala is the centerpiece of the Creating Climate Wealth Summit taking place on May 3rd and 4th, and is being produced by Earth Day Network, in partnership with American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Carbon War Room, founded by Sir Richard Branson. It's not too late to join this star-studded...

2011-04-25 14:28:20

American University study is first to compare funding, media coverage and strategy of green groups and industry-linked organizations New research challenges the commonly-held view that cap and trade legislation failed because of the spending advantages of opponents and false balance in news coverage. The report, "Climate Shift: Clear Vision for the Next Decade of Public Debate," was released today by American University Professor Matthew Nisbet. "There is a tendency among environmentalists...

2011-04-18 23:47:00

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the American Security Project released a series of 50 reports which analyze and project possible economic losses--or in some cases, gains--on a state-by-state basis as a result of unmitigated climate change. The project, "Pay Now, Pay Later," (PNPL) draws attention to the costs of inaction for each state if we fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R-NJ), a former Administrator of the Environmental Protection...

2011-03-23 07:30:00

VERNON HILLS, Ill., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Local residents in and around Vernon Hills are being encouraged to support global efforts to raise awareness about climate change thanks to the efforts of Tetra Pak, a local food and beverage processing and packaging company, which is working with other local groups to spread the word and share information about Earth Hour. On Saturday March 26th at 8:30 p.m. local time, millions of people in more than 4,600 cities around the world will...

2011-03-23 07:30:00

DENTON, Texas, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Local residents in and around Denton are being encouraged to support global efforts to raise awareness about climate change thanks to the efforts of Tetra Pak, a local food processing and packaging company, which is working with other local groups to spread the word and share information about Earth Hour. On Saturday March 26th at 8:30 p.m. local time, millions of people in more than 4,600 cities around the world will be working together to...

2011-03-15 00:00:28

Carbon footprint calculator provides new awareness of global climate change, encourages "living green" and invites individuals and organizations to protect endangered resources and combat climate change by reducing CO2 emissions. Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011 Like it or not, climate change is everyone's problem. That's why Cuipo has just launched an advanced online carbon footprint calculator in partnership with UC Berkeley's Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab. It measures...

2011-02-17 09:58:00

Shareholders Urge Energy Companies to Tackle Risks from Climate Change, Water Scarcity and Other Environmental Threats BOSTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Affirming the financial risks that climate change and other environmental concerns pose to leading energy companies, investors announced today the filing of 66 climate and energy related shareholder resolutions with 41 coal, electric power and oil companies in the 2011 proxy season, making 2011 a record for shareholder engagement in...

2011-01-17 21:00:00

PHOENIX, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerald Cities(TM) USA Ltd. (div. of Emerald Cities(TM) International Ltd.) has just resurfaced the world's first solar reflective "Green" asphalt parking lot to demonstrate the importance of "Cool Pavement" addressing Urban Heat Island in the cities (see photos at www.emeraldcoolpavements.com/pressrelease/Installation.pdf). This 24,000 sq.ft. parking lot was donated to Mayor Gordon's Phoenix Recovery Zone at the Duffy Charter School where asphalt...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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