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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...

Climate Talks Schism Who Pays For Climate Change
2013-11-20 15:21:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether it is being caused by human activity or not – climate change has ignited a heated debate between representatives of rich and poor countries at this week’s UN climate summit in Warsaw, Poland. At the meeting, developing nations are calling for more affluent countries to accept greater responsibility for climate change and pay for any incurred damages accordingly. Poorer countries argued that rich nations have built up their...

carbon emissions hit 40B tons in 2013
2013-11-19 10:22:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia (UEA) released their annual Global Carbon Budget report on Tuesday, which found that the continued burning of fossils fuels will drive carbon dioxide emissions to a record high of 40 billion tons in 2013. Based on several recent studies and global computer models, the report’s projected fossil fuel emissions rise of 2.1 percent would put...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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