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2011-02-17 14:24:34

Ensuring the sustainability of the products we use is a fundamental challenge for society, and is becoming ever more important for consumers and companies. A researcher from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) has come up with an eco-labeling system that provides environmental information, showing the carbon footprints generated by the goods and services in question during their "life cycle". "This study provides an alternative means of efficiently communicating environmental...

2011-02-09 15:08:43

A combination of rising costs, shrinking supplies, and concerns about global climate change are spurring the development of alternatives to the burning of fossil fuels to meet our transportation energy needs. Scientific studies have shown the most promising of possible alternatives to be liquid fuels derived from cellulosic biomass. These advanced new biofuels have the potential to be clean-burning, carbon-neutral and renewable. Some could also be delivered through existing pipelines and used...

2010-12-21 03:54:00

DUBAI, UAE, December 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Two New Switching Products Achieve ISO/CD 14067-1:2010 Compliance Maintaining its commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its products, D-Link Middle East & Africa today announced that it has become the first manufacturer of networking solutions to achieve compliance with a new international carbon footprint standard. D-Link's 5-Port (DGS-1005D) and 8-Port (DGS-1008D) Desktop Switches are now certified compliant with...

2010-12-20 09:13:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UL Environment, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and a global leader in environmental evaluation and certification, announced today that it will be launching an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Program in January 2011. UL Environment's EPD program provides a comprehensive, globally recognized, and scientifically robust mechanism to consistently evaluate environmental claims on products. Equivalent to a...

2010-12-09 17:06:00

Ongoing Studies to Produce Most Comprehensive LCA Model on Record CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today released preliminary research findings that will help set a new standard in life-cycle assessment (LCA) modeling. The studies, which are part of an ongoing research initiative at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, will quantify the cradle-to-grave environmental costs of paving and building materials, and will...

2010-11-16 10:23:00

LONDON, November 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Summit Sets Out a Vision and Framework for Re-Thinking the Future is it Time for Business Leaders to Re-Think the Way They Make Things? In a world of increasing energy costs and potential resource shortfalls our future depends on a re-design of the materials, systems and services we use, say experts in 'Circular Economy' thinking ahead of an international summit in the UK this month. A group of the world's leading Circular Economy...

2010-11-09 14:57:00

YORK, Maine, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Earthster today launched the Earthster 2 Turbo(TM) (E2T) tool pilot program and announced their collaboration with three companies leading in sustainability to create an open, data commons for product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and sustainability experts looking for current information on materials, energy, water, social and climate impacts throughout the product life cycle. During today's webinar launch with Seventh Generation, Tetra...

2010-09-30 19:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Life Media's new Sustainable Brands Seminar Series provides designers, managers, executives and strategists with a comprehensive study on sustainability theory and practical application, including "Sustainable Product Design." Rooted in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, the October 6th course teaches designers looking to understand a product's environmental impact early in the design phase. This small classroom experience, taught...

2010-09-13 10:33:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American glass container industry has taken a pioneering step in producing the first complete and thorough cradle-to-cradle life cycle assessment (LCA) ever conducted for the industry. The LCA, coordinated by the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), reaffirms the benefits of glass container recycling for the environment. The use of recycled glass (cullet) in manufacturing results in a decrease in primary energy demand and reduces carbon...

2010-08-02 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear announced today the results of its greenhouse gas (GHG) life cycle assessment (LCA) for its AnvilSustainable(TM) t-shirt, which is made from recycled PET plastic bottles and transitional cotton, grown on farms making the switch to organic processes. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090422/NY03428LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090422/NY03428LOGO) The analysis of the AnvilSustainable tee, which encompassed a...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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