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2009-02-26 10:00:00

EAST GREENVILLE, Pa., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- --Knoll (NYSE: KNL) today announced that it has reached its 2010 goal of an additional 2% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over its Phase 1 results as part of its program with the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). In Phase 1 of the CCX program, initiated in 2006, Knoll achieved an 8.8% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions over the 1998-2001 baseline. Knoll, an active member of CCX, has used its CCX partnership to guide its climate...

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2009-02-22 10:00:00

As more nations fall under increasing pressure to reduce their carbon emissions, Singapore's climate envoy said Saturday that small, affluent island nations should not be judged solely on their wealth and emissions.Under the United Nation's main climate treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, just 37 industrialized nations pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions between 2008-2012.However, the Kyoto's definition of rich and developing nations was created in 1992, and many wealthy nations such as...

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2009-02-12 14:12:48

A leading scientist said on Thursday that atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are hitting new highs, providing no indication that the world economic downturn is curbing industrial emissions, Reuters reported. Kim Holmen, research director at the Norwegian Polar Institute, said the measurements taken by a Stockholm University project on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard off north Norway are in line with the long-term trend. Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas emitted from human...

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2009-02-12 09:43:25

Georgia Tech study shows hybrid vehicles and higher density cities could eliminate future growth of CO2 emissions from autos A Georgia Tech City and Regional Planning study on climate change, published February 10, 2009 online by Environmental Science and Technology, shows that "smart growth" combined with the use of hybrid vehicle technology could reduce cities' carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions "“ the principal driver of global warming "“ significantly by 2050. According to Brian...

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2009-02-10 10:30:00

A coalition of lawmakers, corporate chiefs and environmentalists said on Monday that the United States needs to take the lead in preserving tropical forests in the fight against climate change, Reuters reported. Members of the Avoided Deforestation Partners coalition told a Capitol Hill forum that deforestation accounts for 20 percent of the carbon emissions that spur global warming. New legislation on climate change is expected some time this year, as Congress seeks new policies that will...

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2009-02-09 14:10:00

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, hopes that President Barack Obama will attend next month's climate change summit,  and that his presence would confirm a "sea change" in the United States' environmental policy, U.N. officials said. According to several international diplomats, Ban plans to invite President Obama and the leaders of several other nations to New York next month for a "mini summit" on climate change ahead of high-level meetings in London on the global...

2009-01-28 16:27:00

The European Union is calling on developed nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2020, officials said Wednesday. The EU is asking all but the poorest developing countries to limit growth in their collective emissions, the EU Observer reported Wednesday. The European Commission proposal includes plans to create a carbon market with wealthy nations by 2015. The plan calls for poorer countries to be added to the market by 2020. The current EU emissions trading system allows...

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2009-01-28 15:45:00

Former Vice President Al Gore testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, warning lawmakers not to let the recession prevent urgent measures needed to fight global warming.  The Nobel Peace Prize winner urged Congress to pass President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package as a first step toward bringing emissions of greenhouse gases under control.  Gore also called for "decisive action" on legislation to cap heat-trapping gases, saying such a law is...

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2009-01-20 14:36:42

A scientist with the World Agroforestry Center called for new grazing practices among farmers as an effective way to fight global climate change while improving farm productivity. Andreas Wilkes told Reuters that simple changes could help soak up millions of tons of carbon each year, adding that they should be adopted by the United Nations as part of a way for farmers to earn carbon credits as incentives to pay for a needed change in practices. Wilkes said new methods, including replanting...

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2009-01-15 13:46:43

The transport sector is facing strong pressure to launch aggressive initiatives aimed at drastically reducing carbon dioxide emissions, which contribute to global warming. Representatives of twenty-two nations met in Tokyo on Thursday to take part in a discussion on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions "“ over 20 percent of which are caused by the transportation sector. Transport ministers, including those from large polluters in the United States, China and India, took part 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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