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2014-07-17 12:26:08

Use of Recycled Fiber in Top Magazine is a Game-Changer for the Publishing Industry WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major step forward for the use of recycled paper in the magazine industry, the National Geographic Society (NGS) has begun incorporating recycled fiber in all the pages of National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Kids, and National Geographic Little Kids. The shift clearly demonstrates the viability of using recycled paper for high...

2014-07-01 12:23:54

Spotlight on Heat Waves, Ticks, Ruined National Park Visits and More; How to Cope & Why We Must Cut Carbon Pollution WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With July 4(th) upon us, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is releasing a tip sheet today about eight summertime woes that will worsen if climate change isn't combatted soon, along with steps individuals and the nation can take to ease the misery. NRDC's tip sheet highlights these summer woes: Heat waves,...

2014-05-29 16:22:11

Many Key States Will Benefit From Climate Action: AR, CO, FL, IA, IL, MI, MO, MN, NC, NV, OH, PA, and VA. WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants can save American households and business customers $37.4 billion on their electric bills in 2020 while creating more than 274,000 jobs, a Natural Resources Defense Council analysis shows. Those are among the tangible potential benefits of the anticipated limits on carbon...

video game energy usage
2014-05-17 04:39:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The current generation of video game consoles are on pace to cost American consumers more than $1 billion annually in electricity bills, with $400 million of that coming when the systems are in standby mode, according to a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report released Friday. According to the NRDC, the combined energy usage of the Nintendo Wii U, the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One consume two to three...

2014-03-20 12:26:13

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A ground-breaking Natural Resources Defense Council proposal on how to cut carbon pollution from America's power plants can achieve even greater reductions than previously thought--and at less cost, NRDC said today as it released an updated analysis of its 2012 plan. NRDC's new analyses shows that 470 to 700 million tons of carbon pollution can be eliminated per year in 2020 compared to 2012 levels, equivalent to the emissions from 95 to...

2014-02-20 16:21:09

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION APPROVES SETTLEMENT SOUGHT BY ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an historic decision that will serve as a nationwide model, the New York State Public Service Commission today unanimously approved an Order requiring Con Edison to implement state-of-the-art measures to plan for and protect its electric, gas, and steam systems from the effects of climate change. Today's decision, which was issued in the context of...

Lawsuit Lands US Navy's Potentially Harmful Sonar Training Exercises
2014-01-28 10:58:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In December, the National Marine Fisheries Service authorized Navy sonar training exercises off the coasts of Hawaii and California through 2018. This authorization came despite admittance by the Navy that the work will kill up to 155 marine mammals, cause more than 2,000 lasting injuries and generate approximately 9.6 million instances of temporary hearing loss – as well as disruptions of natural activities. On Monday, groups led by...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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