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2009-09-21 12:45:00

A report citing an International Energy Agency study shows that greenhouse gas emissions have fallen thanks to the global downturn, handing the world a chance to move away from high-carbon growth, AFP reported. Carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels had dropped significantly this year -- further than in any year in the past four decades, according to the unpublished IEA study. While falling industrial output was largely responsible for the emissions plunge, other factors such as shelving...

2009-09-16 11:00:00

Strong Policies Will Drive Critical Low-Carbon Investments; NY State Comptroller DiNapoli, Lord Nicholas Stern Join Investors NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest global investors issued a joint call today for strong action this year from U.S. and international policy makers in the fight against global warming. Amid growing focus on upcoming international climate treaty talks and Congressional debate of climate and energy legislation, global investors meeting...

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2009-09-15 13:35:00

Canada's effort to expand extraction of oil from tar sands in the Alberta province was criticized by Greenpeace on Monday when the environmental group accused the country of contributing to a "global climate crisis," AFP reported. Canada, along with Japan, is seeking to block progress towards a new global climate change agreement to be finalized at a December summit in Copenhagen, according to the Greenpeace report entitled "Dirty Oil". Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S....

2009-09-15 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Exchange Holdings LLC (Green Exchange Holdings), a consortium of leading financial and environmental companies, today announced that it has appointed Thomas Lewis as its Chief Executive Officer. Lewis will lead Green Exchange Holdings' global growth through the creation of an efficient international marketplace for futures and options contracts based on environmental commodities. He will also provide strategic direction for the development of new...

2009-09-11 07:23:00

DALIAN, China, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Christopher J. Kearney, participated in an energy-focused panel discussion at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions, known as "Summer Davos," in Dalian, China on September 11, 2009. The global summit brings together more than 1,000 influential stakeholders and business champions from rapidly emerging economies,...

2009-09-10 09:00:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cemtrex, Inc. (OTC: CTEI) announced that it has signed an agreement with Lenegar Group to develop a series of carbon credits projects based on vehicle emission reduction technology from Lenegar Group. Cemtrex will assist Lenegar's customers in creating and monetizing carbon credits based on Lenegar's technology for improving the combustion of hydrocarbon fuels in vehicles. The proprietary technology provided by Lenegar reduces up to 30%...

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2009-08-31 13:10:00

Officials from the United Nations met on Monday to discuss setting up a worldwide weather surveillance system that would see all nations receiving earlier and more accurate warnings about hurricanes, droughts and floods, the Associated Press reported. The weeklong meeting in Geneva attracted around 1,500 officials, diplomats and scientists interested in helping the world better adapt to climate change. Some 15 heads of state, including those from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Slovenia,...

2009-08-25 15:13:28

Based on current reduction targets, the world's largest companies are on track to reach the scientifically-recommended level of greenhouse gas cuts by 2089 "“ 39 years too late to avoid dangerous climate change, reveals a research report "“ The Carbon Chasm "“ released today by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).It shows that the Global 100 firms (92 of which participated in the study) are currently on track for an annual reduction of just 1.9% per annum which is below the...

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2009-08-14 15:10:00

The issue of who will provide funding to assist developing nations in reducing carbon emissions has emerged as a significant challenge during a five-day U.N. climate meeting concluding Friday in Bonn. The negotiations had many participants frustrated with the lack of progress just four months ahead of an upcoming U.N. conference in Copenhagen to agree upon a successor treaty to the Kyoto protocol, which expires in 2012. Some say the best that can be expected from the December meeting is an...

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2009-08-07 12:15:00

The new global climate treaty, set to be agreed upon by the end of the year, needs strong commitments from wealthier nations to making drastic cuts in CO2 emissions by 2020.Without these , it "would defeat the whole purpose of the Copenhagen agreement," Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) told AFP in an phone interview.There has been a number of differing opinions on how deep the cuts should be, and the longer the topic is churned in the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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