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2009-07-16 15:18:00

MILWAUKEE, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global multi-industrial leader in providing energy efficiency and sustainability solutions, today announced their enhanced Energy and Emissions Management System. The system provides global organizations with the capability to analyze energy trends and calculate greenhouse gas levels. It measures, manages and forecasts activities related to energy cost, consumption, energy efficiency projects, fleet emissions, and waste....

2009-07-13 19:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A report was issued today by Varshney & Associates purporting to show the economic impact of AB 32 on California small businesses. In response are statements from leading economists and climate experts at four non-profit organizations: "The study by Varshney and Associates is fundamentally flawed. It takes into account the costs associated with implementing solutions to global warming, while completely ignoring the immense savings that also accrue...

2009-07-13 09:58:03

Attempting to tackle climate change by trapping carbon dioxide or switching to nuclear power will not solve the problem of global warming, according to energy calculations published this month in the International Journal of Global Warming.Bo Nordell and Bruno Gervet of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden have calculated the total energy emissions from the start of the industrial revolution in the 1880s to the...

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2009-07-07 10:25:00

Just months before world leaders are scheduled to meet to devise a new international treaty on climate change, a research team led by Princeton University scientists has developed a new way of dividing responsibility for carbon emissions among countries.The approach is so fair, according to its creators, that they are hoping it will win the support of both developed and developing nations, whose leaders have been at odds for years over perceived inequalities in previous proposals.The method...

2009-07-03 15:19:53

Letting Pacific Northwest forests age longer would increase carbon storage and help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, researchers in Oregon said. If, for example, the region's forests were allowed to increase in age by 50 years, their potential to store atmospheric carbon would increase by 15 percent, researchers at Oregon State University, Corvallis, said. That would significantly offset the nation's carbon budget since the Pacific Northwest accounts for 14 percent of the live biomass in...

2009-06-30 15:17:00

EPA approves waiver that would reduce tailpipe emissions and complement efforts to pass federal global warming bill SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Motor vehicle drivers in the 13 states that have adopted California's Clean Car Standards approved earlier today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would save hundreds of dollars annually at the gas pump while reducing heat-trapping greenhouse gases, according to a report issued today by Environmental...

2009-06-30 14:41:31

Spanish scientists say mud from waste water treatment plants can be an alternative fuel, enabling cement factories to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. Researchers from Virgili University said the use of such mud can also help factories comply with the Kyoto Protocol, as well as posing no risk to human health and being profitable. The environmental impact assessment analyzed the environmental and human health impacts of using solid waste from large city water treatment plants as an...

2009-06-23 11:12:10

Two new reports examining climate change adaptation and policy making across Europe will be launched today in Brussels in the presence of Peter Gammeltoft, Head of Unit 'Protection of Water & Marine Environment' at the European Commission. The preliminary conclusions of the research were used in the European Commission's White Paper on climate change, published in April 2009.The reports are published by the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER), a grouping of seven of the...

2009-06-22 10:37:36

A first-ever analysis and comparison of the carbon footprints of different countries using a single, trade-linked model has been created by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Centre of International Climate and Environment Research - Oslo (CICERO). An interactive version of the analysis is available on the Web at carbonfootprintofnations.com."We are trying to help come up with a better framework for mitigation actions, and to point out that we...

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2009-06-17 07:05:00

The effects of global warming are here and are causing major damage, stated the first climate study from Barack Obama's administration in the strongest stance on climate change ever to be issued from the White House.Global warming has caused heavy rainfall, increased temperatures, higher sea levels, melting glaciers and has even changed the ways rivers flow, says the document released Tuesday by White House science advisers and others."There are in some cases already serious consequences,"...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'