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2009-03-19 09:30:00

Energy efficiency occupations study provides hope for California Bay Area SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The "three E's" of the capital markets (economists, employees and everyone) were all quivering over February's national unemployment rate which increased to 8.1%, translating to over 12.5 million individuals looking for jobs. In particular, Californians are uneasy about being one of the top four states in the country with statewide unemployment rates above 10%. In addition to...

2009-03-19 09:38:44

Even in the midst of a growing economic crisis last fall, over 90 percent of Americans said that the United States should act to reduce global warming, according to a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason Universities. The results included 34 percent who said the United States should make a large-scale effort, even if it has large economic costs.Two-thirds of Americans said that the United States should reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases regardless of...

2009-03-17 03:15:00

MARSEILLE, France, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- "Wind energy can replace a large proportion of the polluting and finite fuels we currently rely on," explained Andris Piebalgs, EU Energy Commissioner, at the opening session of the European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition (EWEC) organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) this morning. "It makes good sense to invest in indigenous sources of power which hedge against unpredictable fossil fuel prices and in which Europe has a...

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2009-03-13 07:05:00

According to a report in Friday's edition of the journal Science, skies all over the world are dimming due to increases in airborne pollution over the past 30 years.The new study compiles satellite and land-based data on global dimming over a longer period than had previously been available."Creation of this database is a big step forward for researching long-term changes in air pollution and correlating these with climate change," Kaicun Wang, of the University of Maryland, told the...

2009-03-12 11:00:00

DALLAS, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has been named a 2009 Energy Star Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes K-C's ongoing efforts to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its operations. K-C's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 31. Kimberly-Clark is committed to achieving energy efficiency targets for its...

2009-03-09 08:30:00

New Index Focuses on U.S. Companies with Low Carbon Footprints NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's, the world's leading index provider, today announced the launch of the first in a series of global low carbon indices to meet the growing investor demands for environmentally focused indices. The S&P U.S. Carbon Efficient Index will measure the performance of large cap U.S. companies with relatively low carbon emissions, while seeking to closely track the return of the...

2009-03-06 06:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental groups and carbon pricing advocates lauded Representative John Larson (D-CT), who today introduced America's Energy Security Trust Fund Act of 2009, proposing a carbon tax to reduce carbon emissions and fight global warming. The tax would take effect in 2009 and tax emissions at a rate of $15 per ton of carbon dioxide and increase by $10 each year (or by $15 each year if needed to keep emissions falling fast enough). It would be...

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2009-02-26 11:15:36

The Australian Agriculture Minister said the government will invest A$26.8 million ($17.4 million US) to support research that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock. Methane coming from farm animals accounts for some 12 percent of the country's yearly greenhouse gas emissions. They are the third largest source of carbon emissions in Australia. Agriculture Minister Tony Burke said farmers will have to pay increased transport and fertilizer costs as a result of the new...

2009-02-12 10:00:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- California Energy Initiatives (CEI), a leading developer of accurate, timely and cost-effective greenhouse gas emissions profiling solutions, today announced the introduction of its service that profiles the distribution of greenhouse gas levels throughout California. CEI's new service is a key resource for the successful implementation of California's landmark climate change legislation for all of California's 58 counties, 18 metropolitan...

2009-02-04 07:00:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Metrolight, Inc., a leader in energy management solutions focused on energy-efficient electronic High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting, today announced a fundamental commitment to protect the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR partner. Metrolight, through its voluntary partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Program, will work to improve energy efficiency and fight global warming. Metrolight believes that strategic,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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