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2010-11-16 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Climate Change Officers ("ACCO") recognized the winners of its first annual Climate Leadership Award at its first annual Climate Leadership Awards Gala, which was attended by 100 climate action leaders from across sectors this week. The winners, Bonneville Environmental Foundation (non-profit), Iberdrola (corporate), and Sacramento Municipal Utility District (government) were recognized for exemplary leadership in...

2010-10-08 20:07:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 7,000 events are planned in 188 countries for this Sunday's Global Work Party, a day of action coordinated by 350.org to push politicians to take action on climate change. There are more than 400 work parties planned across California, a broad show of support for clean energy solutions in advance of a contentious election. "Politicians may still be debating climate change, but citizens are getting to work solving it," said Bill McKibben, renowned...

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2010-08-04 13:00:00

Large majorities of the residents of Florida, Maine and Massachusetts believe the Earth has been getting warmer gradually over the last 100 years (81 percent, 78 percent and 84 percent, respectively), and large majorities favor government action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to new public opinion research by Professor Jon Krosnick, a senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. Following up on a national survey done in June, Krosnick and his...

2010-07-22 09:27:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- New greenhouse gas emissions and energy policies at the federal level could generate as many as 2.5 million new jobs and $134 billion in economic activity in the U.S. while keeping energy costs down, according to a new report from the Center for Climate Strategies, published with Johns Hopkins University. The report is based on economic impacts of climate policies developed by 16 states and calls for adoption of 23 specific policy approaches that have...

2010-06-16 02:00:00

DALLAS and LONDON, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to a new study of large companies using telepresence technology, U.S. and U.K. businesses that substitute some business travel with telepresence can cut CO2 emissions by nearly 5.5 million metric tons in total - the greenhouse gas equivalent of removing more than one million passenger vehicles from the road for one year - and achieve total economy-wide financial benefits of almost $19 billion, by 2020. Telepresence is a...

2010-06-09 08:51:00

Protecting EPA's Authority Vital; Addressing Co-Pollutants Critical to Protecting Nation's Vulnerable WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Environmental Justice and Science Initiative: Leading voices in environmental justice, science, and other academic areas have joined together in finding common ground on concerns of the health impacts of climate change. In a letter to Congressional and Administration leaders, signers urge Congress to...

2010-05-27 14:59:00

Chinese government endorses the establishment of a diverse volunteer grassroots force to deliver slideshow presentations based on Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis WASHINGTON and NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, the Alliance for Climate Protection, The Climate Project, and the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development will host a training session in Beijing, China June 9-11, 2010. The event, held with the...

2010-05-25 00:00:00

NEW YORK, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Despite challenging economic conditions and regulatory uncertainty, global executives believe that the climate change agenda will significantly impact business performance and strategy over the next few years according to a new survey by Ernst & Young: Action amid uncertainty: the business response to climate change. Three hundred global corporate executives from 16 countries with at least US$1b in annual revenue participated in the survey...

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2010-05-20 07:20:00

Scientists said Wednesday that the U.S. has to lead the global fight on climate change by breaking with business-as-usual and setting tough standards for the amount of greenhouse gases it emits into the atmosphere. The National Research Council scientists said the U.S. should set a budget that would limit greenhouse gas emissions to a total of between 170 and 200 gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalent between 2012 and 2050. The report said that limit would correspond to a reduction of U.S....

2010-05-17 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The intersection of land and environmental policy - including the question of where to put wind and solar farms, adaptation to climate change, the relationship between urban form and vehicle miles traveled, and green building standards for entire neighborhoods - will be the subject of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's 5th annual Land Policy Conference May 23-25. Bruce Babbitt, former governor of Arizona and interior secretary, will be the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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