Latest Mitigation of global warming Stories

2009-04-17 17:13:40

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report says greenhouse gases contribute to air pollution and could pose a public health threat. The proposed finding, which now moves to a public comment period, came out of a scientific review ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court. In both magnitude and probability, climate change is an enormous problem, the EPA report said. The greenhouse gases that are responsible for it endanger public health and welfare within the meaning of the Clean Air Act. The...

2009-04-16 03:00:00

Jazz Semiconductor Joins Cool Planet Project NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- To reduce the company's carbon footprint and significantly increase efficiencies, Jazz Semiconductor, a Tower Group Company (Nasdaq: TSEM; TASE: TSEM), and leading Orange County chipmaker, is conducting an efficiency overhaul in the operation of its globally competitive 24/7 fabrication facility. Jazz has instituted new technology and practices resulting in savings of more than 7.5 million kilowatt...

2009-04-15 17:13:49

Emissions of greenhouse gases in the United States rose 1.4 percent in 2007 compared with 2006, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Total emissions of six main greenhouse gases in 2007 were equivalent to 7,150 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, the report said. These gases include methane, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride. According to the report, U.S. emissions of these...

2009-04-14 23:01:00

Public Gravely Dissatisfied With Status Quo on Oil Dependence, Costs, and Alternative Energy, But Lack of Knowledge Could Derail Debate NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans give the nation poor grades on key energy challenges, such as reducing our dependence on foreign oil, keeping energy costs affordable and developing alternative energy, according to "The Energy Learning Curve(TM)," a new survey, by Public Agenda, the nonpartisan opinion research and citizen engagement...

2009-04-08 17:27:00

LOS ANGELES, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) applauds the City of Los Angeles for its leadership in establishing the nation's first public-sector green building retrofit program that will create green jobs and reduce carbon emissions. The ordinance calls for the green retrofitting of all city-owned buildings over 7,500 square feet or built before 1978, using guidelines from the U.S. Green Business Council and others. It sets a goal of starting 100...

2009-04-07 14:00:11

A White House official said on Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama has taken steps on climate and clean energy that prove the United States is preparing to lead the world in fighting global warming, Reuters reported. Nancy Sutley, chair of the White House's Council on Environmental Quality, told a carbon trade conference: "The administration is signaling to the rest of the world that the United States is ready to assume leadership in helping to bring the world together and reduce our...

2009-03-30 10:31:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- DNV is expanding its worldwide expertise in climate change services with the opening of offices in San Francisco and Portland, Ore. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090330/DA90858) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080812/LATU509LOGO) Globally, DNV was the first entity accredited as a verifier under the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Though not a signatory to Kyoto, the United...

2009-03-27 08:00:00

Shares update at Capitol Hill briefing and joins in 'Lights Out' for Earth Hour in sites around North America WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Tetra Pak, the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, today joined with 20 partner companies who make up the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Climate Savers program to reaffirm the company's commitment to achieving its five-year carbon reduction goals and to help mobilize business action around climate change mitigation policies....

2009-03-24 14:18:16

Scientists in Germany and India said an experiment to determine whether depositing hundreds of tons of dissolved iron in the Southern Ocean can diminish global warming has produced disappointing results. In conducting the research, scientists "fertilized" a 115 square mile area of ocean by placing six tons of dissolved iron inside the core of an eddy -- a large, rotating column of water. The researchers hoped the iron would stimulate the growth of tiny planktonic algae known as phytoplankton,...

2009-03-23 15:28:10

Researchers say more than 90 percent of U.S. citizens support governmental action to reduce global warming despite the current economic crisis. The results of a national survey prepared by researchers at Yale and George Mason Universities included 34 percent who said the United States should make such a major effort, even if it has large economic costs. And two-thirds of survey participants said the United States should reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases regardless of what other...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'