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2010-12-06 09:26:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly all those gathered for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun believe that real international action on climate change will not happen without strong public support, yet most also believe that the general public doesn't understand the meaning of "climate change," according to a survey this week by the Government of Mexico and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. More than 500 accredited COP16/CMP6 attendees...

2010-06-21 12:00:00

VIDEO SOUND FOOTAGE AVAILABLE (INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF RELEASE) WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A growing number of states are stepping up efforts to expand high-quality broadband--or high-speed Internet--in the wake of the federal government's national plan and the availability of stimulus funds, according to a new report released today by the Pew Center on the States. Driven by tight budgets to do more with less, many states are looking to broadband as a potential vehicle...

2009-12-16 10:50:00

Analysis finds that Oregon spent more than $9.7 million on voter registration during the 2008 election WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oregon spent more than $9.7 million -- or $4.51 per active registered voter -- on its voter registration system during the 2008 election according to a new report released today by The Pew Center on the States. Conducted with the assistance of Oregon state and local election officials, "The Real Cost of Voter Registration" is the first...

2009-07-30 10:06:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Entergy (NYSE: ETR) and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change today launched a new Web site (www.entergy.com/makeanimpact) that is designed to help visitors take action in reducing their carbon footprints. The Make an Impact Web site offers customized tools for employees, customers and communities to better manage their individual impact on the environment, reduce their energy usage and become part of the solution to global climate change....

2009-03-24 10:32:00

Openness, Long-Term Planning Recommended for Future Public-Private Infrastructure Partnerships PHILADELPHIA, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The unsuccessful effort last year to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike to private investors provides valuable lessons for other cash-strapped states seeking to fund their highways and bridges, according to a new report by the Pew Center on the States. With an annual funding gap of $47 billion between the roadway projects the nation needs and those it...

2009-01-06 11:08:00

Military voters overseas from half of U.S. states face challenges casting votes WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One-third of all U.S. states do not provide enough time to vote for military personnel stationed overseas and as many as half of all states need to improve their absentee voting process to ensure that the votes of servicemen and women abroad will be counted, according to a report from the Pew Center on the States released today. The report, titled "No Time to Vote:...

2005-08-26 14:25:00

WASHINGTON -- U.S. trading of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emission contracts could eclipse the European Union's $37 billion market, but only if the federal government imposes mandatory limits, experts say. The U.N.-backed Kyoto treaty hatched the world's first large-scale trading of carbon emissions among the EU's 25 members, which started in January. Some $37 billion in emission allocations are expected to trade there annually, according to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change....

Word of the Day
  • 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.