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2008-12-04 06:00:00

Calls on Coal Industry to Live up to the Promise of So-Called "Clean Coal" MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Alliance for Climate Protection (www.climateprotect.org/about/alliance), League of Conservation Voters (www.lcv.org/about-lcv/), National Wildlife Federation (www.nwf.org/about/), Natural Resources Defense Council (www.nrdc.org/about) and Sierra Club (www.sierraclub.org/inside/) launched the "Reality" Coalition, a national grassroots and advertising...

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2008-12-03 13:50:00

Millions of birds could be in danger over the next five decades due to the development of Canada's oil sands region, North American environmental groups announced on Wednesday. Development in the oil sands region could result in the deaths of 6 million to 166 million birds over the next 50 years due to petroleum extraction projects that lead to habitat loss, shrinking wetlands, accumulation of toxin and other causes, the environmental groups said. The groups behind the new report include the...

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2008-11-22 11:05:00

New research from the U.S. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) finds that the use of video game consoles nationwide consumes about as much electricity in a year as every home in San Diego combined.  The consoles also significantly contribute to consumers' electric bills. Much of the energy is consumed by machines that are left on, but not in use, the report said.  "If you leave your Xbox 360 or Sony Play Station 3 on all the time, you can cut your electric bill by as much as...

2008-11-10 18:00:10

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency must accurately account for global warming emissions from biofuels when implementing the new renewable fuel standard, leading environmental and science groups said in a letter they sent today to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson. In last year's energy bill, Congress explicitly required the EPA to accurately measure global warming emissions from renewable fuels based on their entire lifecycle, from...

2008-09-25 09:00:36

To: TRANSPORTATION EDITORS Contact: Peter Dalpe of Honeywell, +1-973-455-4908, peter.dalpe@honeywell.com DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that it has joined a group of leading air carriers and Boeing (NYSE: BA) to accelerate the development and commercialization of sustainable new aviation fuels. With support and advice from world leading environmental organizations, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and...

2008-09-24 21:00:22

To: TRANSPORTATION EDITORS Contact: Terrance Scott, +1-206-571-8070, terrance.scott@boeing.com, or Jim Proulx, +1-206-766-2041, jim.proulx@boeing.com, both of Boeing Commercial Airplanes SEATTLE, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has, with leading air carriers and Honeywell's UOP, a refining technology developer, established a group to accelerate the development and commercialization of sustainable new aviation fuels. With support and advice from the world's leading...

2008-09-21 03:00:26

By Anonymous In a plan that potentially could destroy large tracts of the Rocky Mountain region, the Bush Administration has announced its draft regulations for opening 2,000,000 acres of public lands in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah for commercial oil shale production, according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, D.C. "Our addiction to oil has gotten so bad that the Bush Administration is considering cooking rocks as an energy solution," states the report. "By...

2008-09-09 06:00:29

To the editor: In response to your recent editorial ("Liquefied coal? Not so far- fetched," Aug. 29 Review-Journal), which touted the controversial and counterproductive practice of creating gasoline, diesel or other fuel from liquefied coal, and also singled out the Natural Resources Defense Council: The truth is that most coal-to-liquid-fuel plants emit roughly double the amount of global warming pollution for every gallon of transportation fuel that is produced and used. The total...

2008-09-01 06:00:24

Excerpt from report in English by the website of Bhutan's autonomous national newspaper Kuensel on 1 September [by Ugyen Penjore] 1 September: The shortage of sand from riverbeds is going to grow, warns the Natural Resources Development Corporation (NRDC). This alarm comes when construction owners are already facing an acute shortage of riverbed sans, which is considered better in quality. NRDC believes that with the increase in construction activities and Punatsangchhu-I [hydroelectric...

2008-08-20 09:01:30

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists, physicians, and children's health advocates expressed outrage with the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) announcement that bisphenol A - the hormone disrupting chemical found in numerous consumer products including can linings and baby bottles - is "safe." In laboratory studies BPA is consistently linked to obesity, developmental problems, risk for heart attack, and breast and prostate cancer. "The FDA's assessment relies...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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