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2009-04-02 14:15:00

According to a green ranking of stimulus plans released Thursday, Germany and U.S. economic recovery plans are more climate friendly that those in France, Britain or Italy, but all fall short of what is needed to avoid dangerous levels of global warming.A G-20 summit is being held in London on Thursday with the world's largest economies in an attempt to align efforts to combat global recession."These packages amounting to billions of dollars provide a clear opportunity to shift to a more...

2009-04-02 09:00:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cemtrex Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CTEI) announced the opening of a branch office in Mumbai, India, to provide environmental monitoring products and services for the growing power and other industries in India. The new office will enable Cemtrex to expand in its efforts to service the local market. "By opening this office we are looking to repeat our success in delivering first-class IntiliCEMS(TM) line of Continuous Emission Monitor...

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2009-03-31 15:50:00

U.N. delegates discussed on Tuesday targeting several new industrial chemicals for inclusion in a climate treaty to succeed the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.  Scientists caution that these new synthetic compounds are powerful greenhouse gases that in large quantities could contribute substantially to global warming.  "In terms of the impact these new gases will have over the next decade, it is not that significant," said Steve Sawyer, executive director of the...

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2009-03-30 13:40:00

The environmental group Greenpeace said on Monday that carbon market prices could drop by a staggering 75 percent if credits for safeguarding forests are added to markets for industrial emissions, Reuters reported. A flood of forest carbon credits could also slow the fight against global warming and divert billions of dollars from investments in clean technology, according to the report issued on the sidelines of U.N. talks in Bonn working on a climate treaty. Roman Czebiniak, Greenpeace...

2009-03-30 10:31:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- DNV is expanding its worldwide expertise in climate change services with the opening of offices in San Francisco and Portland, Ore. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090330/DA90858) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080812/LATU509LOGO) Globally, DNV was the first entity accredited as a verifier under the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Though not a signatory to Kyoto, the United...

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2009-03-30 06:35:00

According to a top climate negotiator, the US is engaged in UN talks to create a global climate treaty, but will not rescue the troubled process on its own. The US team has entered into negotiations with over 190 states at the 11-day United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  Talks have been tense due to divisions between rich and developing nations, and due to former President George W. Bush's climate policies. "We are very glad to be back," said Todd Stern, US...

2009-03-29 23:02:00

SYDNEY, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Apart from dealing with the unprecedented economic downturn, the Australian building management and control systems (BMCS) market is challenged by the drop in construction activity, increasingly cost-conscious customers, scant product differentiation, and more intense competition. The Australian Construction Forecast Council foresees a drastic decline in the non-residential construction market across all states. However, it is heartening to note that positive...

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2009-03-27 13:13:23

The recession may slow proceedings of President Barack Obama's negotiators at the U.N. climate talks on Sunday, Reuters reported. The meeting in Bonn from March 29-April 8 will host up to 190 nations working towards an emissions cutting pact due to be agreed upon in December. Japan, Russia, Ukraine and many other nations have not even set goals for key 2020 cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. The mood in Bonn would be helped by U.S. plans for stronger action, according to the U.N.'s climate...

2009-03-27 11:28:00

Blue Green Alliance Releases Principles for Cap-and-Trade Legislation Necessary to Put Americans Back to Work MINNEAPOLIS, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four labor unions and two environmental organizations today announced their support for comprehensive cap-and-trade climate change legislation in 2009. The Blue Green Alliance and its partner organizations said this legislation is an effective way to rapidly put millions of Americans back to work building a clean energy economy and to...

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2009-03-26 07:05:00

Attempts to moderate the world's climate change could be hindered if nations do not band together to safeguard the world's forests by the end of 2009, researchers from Earthwatch announced Wednesday. Earthwatch says it is incredibly important for UN leaders to create a way to stop continued deforestation. Deforestation is the cause for 20% of the carbon emissions ensuing from human activities, UN data states. Earthwatch will outline their worries during a public forum in London Thursday...


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