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2011-10-19 10:33:25

Cities release more heat to the atmosphere than the rural vegetated areas around them, but how much influence these urban "heat islands" have on global warming has been a matter of debate. Now a study by Stanford researchers has quantified the contribution of the heat islands for the first time, showing that it is modest compared with what greenhouse gases contribute to global warming. "Between 2 and 4 percent of the gross global warming since the Industrial Revolution may be due to urban...

2011-10-17 14:17:52

Climate change poses an immediate, grave and escalating threat to the health and security of people around the globe and must be tackled urgently, warned leading experts at a high-level meeting hosted by the BMJ (British Medical Journal) in London today. Opening the conference, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne urged governments around the world to limit the impact of climate change for a "cleaner, healthier, safer future for us all." "Climate knows no...

EPA Cut Corners On Climate Finding: Inspector General
2011-09-29 05:14:24

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took shortcuts in laying the groundwork to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases, the agency's Inspector General said on Wednesday in a report that could boost efforts to block new climate change rules. The report concluded that the environmental agency should have followed a more comprehensive review process in a technical paper it compiled to support its determination that greenhouse gases pose dangers to human health and welfare. ...

2011-09-19 20:46:52

To cost-effectively protect the climate, not only an emissions trading scheme but also financial support for new technologies is needed. Economising on targeted funding, for example for renewable energies, makes climate protection more expensive — as scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) now calculated for the first time, using a complex computer simulation that spans the entire 21st century. Without funding, energy technologies with high cost reduction...

2011-08-10 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoMedia's EcoAd advertising program has recently grown its client base, adding nearly 20 new advertisers, each of which have purchased ad time that will in turn support local environmental projects in communities across the country. The EcoAd program, which enjoys broad support within the environmental community, has also added a number of new "green" and community groups to its list of partners and supporters. EcoMedia's new clients include...

2011-08-04 07:00:00

Strategies to avoid potential economic and inequity consequences of non-compliance. SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has released a report that offers insights into the potential economic and equity consequences to jurisdictions that do and do not implement California's Sustainable Community Strategies (SCS) land use plans in a given region. Potential Economic Consequences of Local Nonconformity to Regional Land Use and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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