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2010-02-04 18:13:24

Despite a sharp drop in public concern over global warming, Americans"”regardless of political affiliation"”support the passage of federal climate and energy policies, according to the results of a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities. The survey found support for:     * Funding more research on renewable energy, such as solar and wind power (85 percent)     * Tax rebates for people buying fuel-efficient...

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2010-01-28 14:40:00

Computer model simulates impact of white roofs on urban areas Painting the roofs of buildings white has the potential to significantly cool off cities and mitigate some impacts of global warming, results of a new study indicate. The research, the first computer modeling study to simulate the impacts of white roofs on urban areas worldwide, suggests there may be merit to the idea of turning roofs white. But the study team, led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research...

2010-01-27 16:39:16

CORVALLIS, Ore. "“ A recent study at Oregon State University indicates that some past approaches to calculating the impacts of forest fires have grossly overestimated the number of live trees that burn up and the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result. The research was done on the Metolius River Watershed in the central Oregon Cascade Range, where about one-third "“ or 100,000 acres "“ of the area burned in four large fires in 2002-03. Although...

2010-01-22 11:00:00

Boosting Renewable Energy Use, Addressing Climate Change Important for Secure Economic Future HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With much of the U.S. still feeling the lingering effects of the recession, Governor Edward G. Rendell said today that Pennsylvania and the entire nation can chart a path to a stronger economy if it commits to a green, sustainable future. Speaking at Aqua America's 1.1-megawatt Ingram's Mill Solar Farm--one of the newest and largest such...

2009-12-23 15:46:35

Special issue on climate justice highlights disproportionate effects of global warming and pollution on disadvantaged communities Global warming, pollution, and the environmental consequences of energy production impose a greater burden on low-income, disadvantaged communities, and strategies to prevent these inequities are urgently needed. A provocative collection of articles on climate justice presents the global implications of climate change and its effects on human health and the...

2009-12-15 11:38:00

REDLANDS, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to mitigate the effects of climate change, the South American nation of Guyana is developing the world's first national Low-Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) using enterprise geographic information system (GIS) technology and expertise from ESRI. The environmental technology company will provide Guyana with software for use in national carbon accounting and sustainable management of forests. In a national announcement, Guyana's...

2009-12-15 04:00:00

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI), a global leader in energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings and vehicles, announced today at the Climate Leaders' Summit in Copenhagen that it has joined The Climate Group. The Climate Group is an international non-profit focused on finding smart policies and technologies that cut global emissions and advance progress towards a low-carbon economy. "We're proud to join The Climate Group and to work together...

2009-12-14 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO and RUKINGA, Kenya, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in the midst of the debate on climate change in Copenhagen, Wildlife Works Carbon LLC announced that their Kasigau Corridor REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Project in Kenya has just been awarded the first GOLD level validation in Africa, under the Climate Community and Biodiversity (CCB) Alliance's REDD Standard. In addition they have entered into a contract with a major South African bank,...

2009-12-10 08:00:00

Research for Lincoln Institute of Land Policy-Sonoran Institute reveals how local planners work to reduce vehicle miles traveled, energy and water consumption, encourage density PHOENIX, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planners in western communities are promoting efforts that address climate change-related challenges -- like managing water supplies, reducing energy consumption, building more efficient transportation systems and protecting open space -- but are reluctant to label them...

2009-12-09 18:58:00

State Businesses Can Save Thousands of Dollars Annually by Reducing Refrigerant Pollution SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund praised the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for adopting the nation's first comprehensive regulation to reduce refrigerant pollution that is thousands of times more harmful than carbon dioxide. Once the refrigerant management program (RMP) is implemented fully, it can save state businesses more than $19 million...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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