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2014-08-27 08:22:54

Prior to UN Climate Summit, Cultural Leaders Join Al Gore to Highlight Climate Solutions at Hand, Encourage Viewers to Dedicate a Day to Climate Fight BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Climate Reality Project's fourth-annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast, 24 Hours of Reality: 24 Reasons for Hope, will be presented live from Brooklyn, New York on September 16-17, beginning 12 PM EDT. This year's broadcast marks a turning point in the global movement for climate...

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2014-08-26 23:02:52

Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records. A new study led by NCAR estimates that more than 40 percent of the world’s garbage is burned in such fires, with emissions that can substantially affect human health and climate. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records. A new study led by the...

2014-06-02 12:24:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett released the following statement regarding new regulations issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding carbon emissions. "As Pennsylvanians, we are doing our fair share to reduce carbon emissions, and we have made great strides in recent years. While we continue to review the EPA's proposed rulemaking in detail, I am concerned that these new mandates will eventually shut down...

2014-04-22 16:24:33

Survey Shows Cities Are Curbing Carbon Emissions in City Operations and Citywide WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors today released findings of a climate survey, showing that cities with a mayoral pledge or formal city council action to curb carbon emissions are making progress on their goals, with two-thirds reporting quantifiable reductions in emissions from city operations and one-third for citywide emissions....

2014-03-03 08:24:52

SEOUL, South Korea, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yvo de Boer, the current KPMG Global Chairman of the Climate Change & Sustainability Services (CC&S) and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has been appointed as head of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140303/HK75190 ) Succeeding Howard Bamsey, Mr. de Boer will lead the Seoul-based international organization as...

2014-02-27 16:21:31

Company exceeds greenhouse gas reduction goal CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a Climate Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of its success in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management Award for Goal Achievement was awarded to Boeing by the EPA in collaboration with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions...

2014-01-31 16:21:44

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael R. Bloomberg, 108th Mayor of New York City, founder of Bloomberg LP and philanthropist, has been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve as Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. In this role, Michael R. Bloomberg will assist the Secretary-General in his efforts to mobilize action among cities as part of a strategy to combat climate change. As Special Envoy, Michael R. Bloomberg will work with...

US China Top Global Warming List
2014-01-17 12:44:07

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a finding that comes as little surprise, the United States and China were found to be among the top seven countries that contributed to global warming in the last century. The study, carried out by scientists at the University of Concordia, also added Russia, Brazil, India, Germany and the United Kingdom to that list. Taken together, these countries were responsible for up to 60 percent of global warming between 1906 and 2005,...

2014-01-13 08:22:41

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. ("Hannon Armstrong", "HASI" or the "Company;" NYSE: HASI), a leading provider of debt and equity for sustainable infrastructure projects, announced today that it will utilize the newly announced Green Bond Principles ("GBP") for its HASI Sustainable Yield Bonds((TM)). "The guidance these principles provide to issuers and investors alike will be of great value," said Hannon...

Nitrous Oxide Atmosphere Double 2050
2013-11-22 13:35:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While atmospheric nitrous oxide can currently only be found in trace amounts, a new report from United Nations' Environment Program said that emissions of the greenhouse gas could almost double by 2050 if preventative steps aren’t taken. Nitrous oxide is the third most potent greenhouse gas, after carbon dioxide and methane. It is emitted into the atmosphere through human activities such as farming, the burning of fossil fuels, waste...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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