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2011-01-26 12:13:23

Researchers examined data from 100 cities in 33 nations for clues about which were the biggest polluters and why, according to a report in the peer-reviewed journal Environment and Urbanization. Cities like New York, London and Shanghai send less pollution into the atmosphere per capita than places like Denver and Rotterdam, AFP reported. Cities across the world are blamed for around 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. However, urban dwellers who use public transport rather...

2009-07-08 12:05:00

CDP / ICLEI report details greenhouse gas emissions and climate protection actions of 18 US citiesU.S. municipal governments are showing leadership by voluntarily accounting for and reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their operations. They also recognize the huge potential to influence long-term reductions from the residents and businesses in their communities, according to a new report.The report summarizes findings of a joint project by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and...

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2009-03-23 12:20:00

A study released on Monday suggests that major cities are getting a bad rap for the disproportionately high greenhouse gases they emit even though their per capita emissions are often a fraction of the national average, Reuters reported. The study found that urban residents generate substantially lower greenhouse gas emissions than people in other areas of the country. The report, published by the International Institute for Environment and Development, said: "Although the concentration of...

2008-12-10 08:00:00

Initiatives Provide Opportunity for Green Jobs, Energy Independence, Emissions Reductions WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Elected local officials from across the Metropolitan Washington region gathered today at the National Press Club to showcase the region's successes on energy and climate solutions and called on President-elect Obama and the incoming Congress to invest stimulus dollars in local climate action as a quick and effective way to create new green jobs, revitalize the economy...

2008-12-08 05:00:00

Initiatives Provide Opportunity for Green Jobs, Energy Independence, Emissions Reductions WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- City and county elected leaders from across America today kicked off "Local Climate Action Week" to highlight innovative climate initiatives and draw attention to hundreds of clean energy projects that are ready-to-go and could quickly create green jobs in their communities. Hundreds of local officials called on President-elect Obama and Congress to invest...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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