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2009-10-05 14:39:29

Denmark's climate minister on Monday warned that America could lose its "position as a world power in dealing with major global problems" if it and other rich nations are unable to reach a global climate agreement. "In the 21st century, I cannot imagine a global climate accord without the agreement of the major economies, including naturally the United States," said Connie Hedegaard. The warning comes just months ahead of UN talks in December during which world leaders are expected to...

2009-10-01 08:00:00

PARIS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kofi A. Annan, President of the Global Humanitarian Forum, was today joined by Melanie Laurent (star of Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds') and David Jones (Global CEO, Havas Worldwide) for the launch of a specially re-recorded version of Midnight Oil's 'Beds are Burning' as a global musical petition to demand climate justice at the UN's Copenhagen Climate Change Summit in December. 'Beds Are Burning' was produced by The:Hours, and is to...

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2009-09-30 13:00:00

Delegates at UN climate talks in Bangkok on Tuesday were urged to include plans to reward nations for saving their forests in any deal on global warming, AFP reported. The survey, released by WWF International, a leading environmental group, said that investors showed "significant support " for a carbon market mechanism, which would address the estimated 20 percent of global carbon emissions due to deforestation. Thailand is hosting the meeting of officials from 192 countries who have...

2009-09-30 11:47:00

Future Funding for Energy Block Grants, Green Jobs Included in Bill WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Trenton, NJ Mayor Douglas Palmer, Past President of The U.S. Conference of Mayors: "On behalf of the Nation's Mayors, I want to thank California Senator Barbara Boxer and Massachusetts Senator John Kerry today for their action on federal energy and climate legislation that will help reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions and help...

2009-09-30 09:00:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cemtrex Inc. (OTC: CTEI) announced today the release of the IR-09 multi-gas infrared analyzer for Greenhouse Gas monitoring and reporting. The launch of this product comes right in line with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new regulation known as the Final Rule that is making it mandatory for Greenhouse Gases to be monitored from all large emission sources. Up to 85-90% of total national U.S. GHG emissions, from...

2009-09-29 15:03:00

HONG KONG, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbon Bank Ireland, Ltd., an Irish investment bank, today announced the execution of a joint-venture agreement with the Chinese financial conglomerate, CITIC GROUP, to implement a trading platform for Voluntary Emission Credits (VERs). These will be generated by companies which wish to reduce their carbon emissions in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). This platform will be the first of its kind in the PRC to harvest VERs from government owned...

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2009-09-28 06:40:00

U.S. delegates taking part in part in U.N. climate change talks in Bangkok this week are casting anxious eyes toward Capitol Hill as they wait for signs of the fate of a bill aimed at capping carbon emissions.  American ambassadors say that the outcome of the legislation could significantly affect their relative strength at the negotiating table with other countries. Attempts to forge a new U.N. climate treaty have already been hampered by reluctance from a number of nations to commit...

2009-09-25 12:48:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- While the media constantly inundate us with articles about harmful greenhouse gas emissions, the owners of an office building in White Plains, New York, have decided to do something about them. As a first step in an effort to reduce emissions stemming from their building at 55 West Red Oak Lane, the building's owners have retained Energy Reduction Solutions, Inc. to help them calculate the building's carbon footprint. (Photo:...

2009-09-24 10:23:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Carbon Emissions Trading Markets Worldwide http://www.reportlinker.com/p0119237/Carbon-Emissions-Trading-Markets-Worldwide.html Carbon emissions have been traded, albeit at minor levels, in the over-the-counter (OTC) market since the 1990s. In recent years, significant global governmental involvement in the stabilization of the concentration of atmospheric...

2009-09-21 14:47:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens of the world were called on today to join Hopenhagen, an international movement to drive action on climate change at the United Nations' Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen this December. Global Climate Week (Sept. 21-26) will mark the official launch of the Hopenhagen movement, less than 80 days before the COP15 meeting. Hopenhagen will allow citizens to become active participants in the climate change dialogue and make their...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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