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2009-10-29 10:19:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "As Congress holds hearings this week on energy and climate change legislation, I am encouraged that policymakers are considering the pivotal role of the transportation sector, which is responsible for 30 percent of U.S. carbon emissions," said Rod Lowman, President of America's Natural Gas Alliance. "And natural gas vehicles are an essential part of the solution to reducing emissions." According to EIA Administrator Dr. Richard Newell,...

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2009-10-27 13:35:00

For Americans, simple lifestyle changes could effectively add up to a massive cut in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to France's entire annual emissions, according to a new study. Thomas Dietz of Michigan State University's department of sociology and environmental science and policy issued a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday that outlines 17 simple activities for Americans to reduce their carbon footprint. Activities include purchasing a more...

2009-10-23 10:49:00

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Conservation Services Group (CSG) today announced awards for 15 outstanding environmental and energy advocates honored during a formal ceremony this month. Award winners and CSG executives were joined by more than 200 environmental and energy efficiency advocates, politicians and state officials at a Silver Anniversary reception at Boston's Lenox Hotel. CSG CEO Stephen Cowell kicked off the event by presenting an award to Massachusetts Governor...

2009-10-22 15:27:58

Quick fix could prevent cut forests from being treated like other biomass A team of 13 prominent scientists and land-use experts has identified an important but fixable error in legal accounting rules for bioenergy that could, if uncorrected, undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gases by encouraging deforestation. The error, reported in the Oct. 23 issue of the journal Science, involves an issue that is at the heart of ongoing discussions about how biofuels and land use change will be...

2009-10-20 11:11:00

New Car Standards Will Strengthen Nation's Security While Reducing Pollution WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public hearings commence this week on the nation's first greenhouse gas pollution standards. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) officials will hear public testimony on proposed new historic fuel economy benchmarks and national greenhouse gas emissions limits for passenger vehicles: October 21st in Detroit, October 23rd in...

2009-10-19 13:06:08

A new report from the National Research Council examines and, when possible, estimates "hidden" costs of energy production and use -- such as the damage air pollution imposes on human health -- that are not reflected in market prices of coal, oil, other energy sources, or the electricity and gasoline produced from them. The report estimates dollar values for several major components of these costs. The damages the committee was able to quantify were an estimated $120 billion in the U.S. in...

2009-10-15 23:01:00

ALPHARETTA, Ga. and MIAMI, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Innova, LLC (MGM Innova) and MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc. (MACTEC) have announced a strategic alliance in carbon management services. Marco G. Monroy, President and CEO of MGM Innova, and Allen Kibler, President of MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc., made the joint announcement. MGM Innova and MACTEC will become the leading provider of integrated solutions across the carbon management supply chain for federal,...

2009-10-14 13:06:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's commitment to energy conservation and green building practices is stimulating the economy and helping to curb emissions of greenhouse gases, Governor Edward G. Rendell today told the Pennsylvania Green Growth Partnership. "When I called for a state Green Building Code in February, I said that we need to push the envelope on conservation if we are going to become energy independent and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,"...

2009-10-13 13:51:00

Ads Say Saving Earth Starts In California With Less Immigration SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 13 This week, Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) began rolling out a multi-media, multi-market ad campaign making the link between too much population growth, too fast and environmental degradation. The campaign includes broadcast radio and television and will be launched in markets across California over the next two weeks. The campaign recognizes immigration as the number...

2009-10-13 09:41:08

Houses on stilts, small scale energy generation and recycling our dishwater are just some of the measures that are being proposed to prepare our cities for the effects of global warming. A three-year project led by Newcastle University for the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research has outlined how our major cities must respond if they are to continue to grow in the face of climate change. Using the new UK Climate Predictions '09 data for weather patterns over the next century, the...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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