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2010-05-13 15:00:00

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Alone Should Not Require Clean Air Act Permitting ARLINGTON, Va., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final rule on Clean Air Act permitting for greenhouse gases (GHGs), also known as the 'tailoring rule.' Additional information is available at http://www.epa.gov. American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement: "We are extraordinarily concerned about...

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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...

2010-05-04 09:01:00

RYE, N.Y., May 4 /PRNewswire/ --School of the Holy Child, an independent, Catholic college preparatory school for girls located in Rye, New York, today announced that it is actively seeking ways to become more environmentally responsible. As a first step, the school hired White Plains, New York-based Energy Reduction Solutions (ERS) to calculate its carbon footprint. School administrators plan to use the data from ERS's report to reduce the school's energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG)...

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2010-05-01 06:50:00

In an attempt to revive global talks on climate that were left in shambles after the UN summit in Copenhagen in December, three dozen plus environment ministers will meet near Bonn, Germany on Sunday. The meeting will be the highest-level political conference on climate since the Copenhagen summit which fell spectacularly short of reaching a global agreement on climate change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, hosts of the next UN conference at year's...

2010-04-29 07:15:00

TEMPE, Ariz., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quantum Materials Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: QTMM) (formerly Hague Corporation) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc., has engaged Green Giant Venture Fund to obtain forward sales of carbon credits generated by a solar electricity generation project planned in Saudi Arabia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100429/NY95744LOGO ) Utility scale installation of solar panels to...

2010-04-22 15:06:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental and transportation groups praised a just-released U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) report to Congress for laying out a new road map to curb U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and support a healthier economy. "With today's report to Congress on transportation's role in reducing greenhouse gases, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made an important contribution to addressing the climate change," said Michael Replogle,...

2010-04-21 21:30:00

SEOUL, Korea and HERZOGENAURACH, Germany, April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Sportlifestyle Company to Offset CO2 Footprint of World Cup Teams' Travels to and in South Africa Sportlifestyle company PUMA will completely offset its own global CO2 emissions to become the first carbon neutral company within the sportlifestyle industry, PUMA announced on Thursday at 'The Business for the Environment Summit' (B4E) in Seoul. In addition, PUMA will offset emissions deriving from...

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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...

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2010-02-23 13:30:00

New modeling released on Tuesday by the United Nations says emission cuts pledges made by 60 countries will not be enough to keep the average global temperature rise at 2 degrees Celsius or less, Reuters reported. For devastating climate change to be avoided, scientists say temperatures should be limited to a rise of no more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) above pre-industrial times. The new modeling from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) suggests that yearly greenhouse gas...

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2010-02-18 12:30:00

Yvo de Boer, head of the UN's climate change convention, announced on Thursday that he would resign from his position as of July 1, AFP reported. The UNFCCC secretariat said De Boer, who is the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, would join the consultancy group KPMG as global advisor on climate and sustainability and work with a number of universities. It has been nearly two months since the Copenhagen summit on climate change and even its supporters...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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