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2010-06-28 16:18:00

Gore rallies grassroots volunteers with new slideshow at The Climate Project's International Presenter Training Session. NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 650 volunteers with The Climate Project from branches worldwide assembled in Nashville last weekend for a training session with former Vice President Al Gore. Those trained were current Presenters and new trainees with The Climate Project. Presenters deliver an updated version of the slideshow featured in...

2010-05-28 18:00:28

Scientists at the University of Oklahoma and the Fudan University in Shanghai, China, have found that reforestation and afforestation -- the creation of new forests -- may lower the potential of forests for climate change lessening. Yiqi Luo, professor of ecology in the OU College of Arts and Sciences Department of Botany and Microbiology, and Changzhang Liao, Bo Li and Changming Fang, professors of ecology in the Fudon University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, examined...

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2010-05-28 08:40:00

Jeffrey Long's lab will soon host a round-the-clock, robotically choreographed hunt for carbon-hungry materials. The Berkeley Lab chemist leads a diverse team of scientists whose goal is to quickly discover materials that can efficiently strip carbon dioxide from a power plant's exhaust, before it leaves the smokestack and contributes to climate change. They're betting on a recently discovered class of materials called metal-organic frameworks that boast a record-shattering internal surface...

2010-05-27 16:02:00

BNA and the Association of Climate Change Officers Examine Climate Change Initiatives Across the Country Thursday, June 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm ET ARLINGTON, Va., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As federal and state government agencies explore various approaches to regulating climate change and energy, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its state counterparts are increasingly playing a key role in the debate. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) A...

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2010-05-26 11:04:58

The first new projections of future aircraft emissions in 10 years predicts that carbon dioxide and other gases from air traffic will become a significant source of global warming as they double or triple by 2050. The study is in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. Bethan Owen and colleagues note that aviation is not now one of the main drivers of global warming, with international aviation (source of 60 percent of carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft) not...

2010-05-21 02:00:00

LEICESTER, England, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, the Rt Hon Ed Balls MP, announced British Gas' role in a GBP12 million energy efficiency initiative to help schools and pupils to become energy aware. The move will help meet the Government's goal to reduce carbon emissions in schools and help local authorities comply with the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC). All publicly funded schools will be invited to apply...

2010-05-20 07:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ford is surveying 35 top global suppliers to gain a better understanding of their greenhouse gas emissions footprint as part of a broader effort to reduce carbon emissions within the auto industry Ford's supply chain approach builds on its success in measuring and reducing its greenhouse gases Ford is working with World Resources Institute, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Carbon Disclosure Project in an effort...

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2010-05-10 14:06:39

PNNL shares research highlights at Ninth Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Pittsburgh Technology for capturing carbon dioxide and safely storing it underground rather than releasing it to the atmosphere holds significant promise in the U.S. and abroad, according to researchers at the Ninth Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration. Researchers from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington will discuss results...

2010-05-09 09:00:00

Access to sustainable energy and increased energy efficiency is a prerequisite for achieving the MDGs. According to the new report from the UN, the lack of access to modern energy is a significant barrier to economic development. Today, more than 1.6 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity and close to one billion people depend on firewood, etc. as their energy supply for cooking and heating. A reliable, affordable energy supply is key to economic growth and the alleviation of...

2010-05-04 08:00:00

Prestigious award recognizes CO2 Solution's achievement in industrial biotechnology TSX-V: CST Outstanding shares: 60,261,136 QUEBEC CITY, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Canada's national biotechnology industry association, BIOTECanada, has awarded the 2010 Gold Leaf Award for Early Stage Company of the Year in the Industrial and Agriculture category to CO2 Solution Inc. ("CO2 Solution" or the "Company"). CO2 Solution was recognized for the high potential of its innovative...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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