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2010-05-12 14:12:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the American Public Health Association (APHA) today recognized Senators Kerry and Lieberman for developing a bill to address climate change, but urged the Senate to add funding and policy provisions that are critical to helping states prepare for and respond to the public health effects of climate change. Provisions along these lines are included in the House-passed bill. (Logo:...

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2010-05-12 12:55:00

The U.S. Senate has taken up legislation on the first-ever nationwide system to battle climate change after nearly a year-long delay. Senator John Kerry and Senator Joe Lieberman will unveil legislation to force cuts in carbon emissions, which scientists say are putting the Earth at risk through rising temperatures. In June last year The House of Representatives passed its own bill that would cut U.S. carbon emissions 17 percent by 2020 from 2005 levels - a landmark step in the only major...

2010-04-28 11:01:00

Airport Reduces Carbon Footprint, Supports New Development of Clean Renewable Resources DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Texas, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DFW International Airport announced today that it has increased its ranking to No. 9 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Top 20 Local Government list of the largest green power purchasers. This increased purchase further demonstrates DFW's commitment to protecting the environment and builds upon its existing...

2010-04-21 05:00:00

San Francisco based K-8 school purchases 350 MWh of Green-e certified green power for all its facilities SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 21 /PRNewswire/ - Town School for Boys, a K-8 independent day school founded in 1939, is going green with its electricity usage. The San Francisco based school has purchased certified green power for 100% of its facilities' electricity usage from EcoElectrons Renewable Energy, a company specializing in supplying green power to organizations through renewable...

2010-04-15 12:09:00

WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, April 20, National Journal LIVE will welcome Sens. Susan Collins, R-ME, Mark Udall, D-CO., and Carol Browner, Director, White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, for a discussion of climate change legislation, energy policy and the climate and energy plan expected to be released next week. First, Sens. Collins and Udall will sit down with Atlantic Media Political Director Ronald Brownstein to discuss the outlook...

2010-04-12 08:00:00

"Tax that Pays You Back" initiative highlights benefits of alternative measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Tax Day approaching on April 15, the U.S. Climate Task Force (CTF) announced a new campaign today to educate Americans on the financial benefits of a carbon tax for households across the country. "The Tax that Pays You Back" initiative underscores the advantages of recycling the revenues from a tax on carbon emissions back...

2010-03-26 10:55:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The lights of the state Capitol Building's dome will go dark for one hour beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, in observance of Earth Hour 2010 - a global initiative designed to draw attention to the need to conserve energy and address climate change. "Governor Rendell has pledged Pennsylvania's participation in this global initiative, and has directed that we turn off the exterior lights on the Capitol Dome for 60 minutes on...

2010-03-25 12:50:00

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day Network and Zagwear today announced their collaboration on the launch of Earth Day Network's official online store in advance of Earth Day's 40th anniversary celebration on April 22. Earth Day Network was founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970 to promote environmental citizenship and now encompasses more than 17,000 partners and organizations in 174 countries. Each year more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day...

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2010-03-08 13:06:55

The International Monetary Fund, an organization that does not normally propose environmental policies, is proposing a plan for the world's governments to work together to raise money needed for climate change research. IMF's Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn told the Associated Press (AP) they are concerned about how much money is needed and the effect that it will have on the global economy. He said the proposal could help efforts to come to an agreement on climate change later this...

2010-03-03 15:02:00

Largest National/Grassroots Business-Focused Effort Approaching 2,500-Member Milestone; Shared Focus: Unleashing Job Creation, Economic Revitalization of Clean Energy and Climate Action. WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six well-known companies -- Avista, Calpine, Deutsche Bank Asset Management, PG&E, Recycled Energy Development and Warner Music Group -- are the latest to join the fast-growing ranks of the nonpartisan and nonprofit American Businesses for Clean Energy...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.