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2013-04-22 16:22:19

Settlement is consistent with utility's long-term strategic plan MADISON, Wis., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT), has reached a settlement agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Sierra Club to continue to build on its long history of environmental stewardship, which includes a decrease in nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by more than 50% over the last ten...

2013-04-19 20:20:48

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As another Earth Day rolls around, a California organization reminds us that population growth is still the fundamental environmental problem. "The consequences of that growth are all around us--loss of open space, air and water pollution, traffic congestion, and never-ending sprawl," said Jo Wideman, executive director of Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS). "Habitat loss due to population growth is the greatest...

2013-04-04 16:20:20

WELLESLEY, Mass., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College will host its 7th Annual Energy & Environmental Conference: "Energy, Environment & Entrepreneurship: Collaborative Solutions," on Friday, April 5th from 8 a.m.-5pm. Sponsored by Babson's Energy and Environmental Club, the conference will explore key issues and exciting prospects in energy, alternative transportation, sustainable development, and other critical topics in the energy, environmental, and automotive...

2013-02-07 12:23:12

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NV Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NVE) announced that its board of directors today declared a cash dividend of $0.19 per share, payable on March 20, 2013 to shareholders of record on March 5, 2013. This represents a 12 percent increase compared to the most recent quarterly dividend of $0.17 per share, paid on December 19, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100825/LA55163LOGO) "Today's increase reflects the board's confidence in NV Energy's...

2013-01-29 10:05:06

After experiencing years of population decline on the West Coast, a recent study examining fisher populations found that–at least in the southern Sierra Nevada–the animal's numbers appear to be stable. Scientists from the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) and the Pacific Southwest Region collaborated to monitor the distribution of fishers across a 7,606-square-mile area in the southern Sierra Nevada. They used baited track-plate stations–an...

2013-01-04 16:20:57

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion (NYSE: D) will move forward with engineering, marketing and regulatory review processes after a declaratory judgment confirmed its right to build liquefaction facilities at its Dominion Cove Point facility on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, Md. Circuit Court Judge James P. Salmon of Maryland ruled today that Dominion Cove Point's agreement with environmental agencies allows it to build liquefaction facilities inside the plant's fenced area...

2012-11-23 04:20:24

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today yerdle launched its web and mobile platform enabling people to give, get, and loan things among their friends. Asking the question, why shop when you can share?, yerdle.com opened its doors to the public on the biggest shopping day of the year in the U.S., Black Friday, to offer would-be shoppers an opportunity to avoid wasting money and resources on items that can be had for free from their friends. yerdle is opening its doors...

2012-10-15 15:21:00

RACINE, Wis., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wisconsin Sierra Club honored SC Johnson with the Torchbearer Award for the company's commitment to sustainability and renewable energy. The Torchbearer Award is given by the Wisconsin Sierra Club, also known as the John Muir Chapter, to decision-makers that consistently promote legislation, regulations or practices that protect the environment. "We are honored by this recognition and salute the Sierra Club for their laudable...

2012-10-10 19:22:09

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The College of New Rochelle announced today it has received a gift of a complete Museum Set of photographs by renowned American photographer Ansel Adams. The Museum Set -- which includes 75 signed photographs -- is one of only ten complete Museum Sets of Mr. Adams' photographs in existence. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121010/NY90842 ) The Museum Set donated to the College is a compilation of Mr. Adams' life work with...

2012-08-29 10:21:07

WELLESLEY, Mass., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the 2nd year in a row, Babson College is among the Sierra Club's List of America's Coolest Schools, a ranking of the nation's most eco-friendly college campuses. Babson College, strongly committed to nurturing an environmentally conscious campus, takes a fully holistic approach to sustainability. Babson works to integrate social and environmental sustainability concepts into the education of the world's next generation of...