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2013-06-07 08:20:53

OTTAWA, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada Post's 2012 Social Responsibility report showed a 12-per-cent decrease in injury frequency from the previous year, marking the Corporation's best safety performance in nearly 30 years. The total number of lost-time injuries also decreased in 2012, by 11 per cent from 2011. The report details Canada Post's social and environmental performance for 2012, including safety, employee relations, carbon emissions and community programs. The release...

2013-05-29 12:22:05

Online carbon cutting simulator lets users pick strategies to cut greenhouse gas emissions SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- California has long been a leader in its efforts to simultaneously address climate change and grow the economy. Starting today, Californians will be able to choose their favorite strategies to continue that progress, with a new, interactive online game called the California Carbon Challenge (www.cacarbonchallenge.org), created by Next 10...

Climate Change Needed More Than Ever In The Face Of Melting Glaciers
2013-05-14 15:34:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Our world is shrinking, or at least the icy parts of it are. And new studies only pile on to the growing evidence of how climate change is altering the shape of this planet. Scientists presented findings at the Meeting of the Americas in Cancún, Mexico about how the snow and ice covering Mount Everest is retreating. Glaciers on the mountain have shrunk by 13 percent in the last 50 years and the snow line has shifted...

2013-05-01 00:20:15

SINGAPORE, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sindicatum Sustainable Resources' Group CEO Assaad W. Razzouk participated in a Carbon Market Reform private event in Washington, D.C. on 29 April 2013, at which a report jointly authored by the Center for American Progress and by Climate Advisers was released. Read the report. The report targets the prevailing opinion that the carbon markets, most notably the Clean Development Mechanism (or CDM) created by the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, have been...

2013-04-22 23:02:00

Going green in this city isn't a platitude---it's an attitude that gets translated into action! Palo Alto CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Earth Day is the perfect time for the City of Palo Alto to highlight the substantial progress our community has made in achieving its Climate Protection Plan goals. Examples include: *Estimated 2012 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) for the Palo Alto community as a whole were 28 percent lower than 1990 emission levels. (Well ahead of the state goal of reducing...

2013-04-15 08:24:06

New Study Explores Climate and Energy Policy Challenges in Brazil, China, EU, India, U.S. WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The implementation of policy relevant to climate change, and its impact, accelerated markedly over the last decade, despite the slow pace of international climate negotiations, says Climate Policy Initiative in a new report, The Policy Climate. The study, released today at an event at The Brookings Institution in Washington DC, presents three...

2013-04-12 12:20:29

OTTAWA, April 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced that the Harper government is launching a second round of funding under the Shore Power Technology for Ports Program to improve air quality at Canadian ports. Shore power is a highly effective way to reduce marine diesel air emissions by enabling ships to shut down their engines and connect to the local...

2013-04-08 08:23:46

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California San Diego and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will launch in August a new international certificate program in Advanced Terrestrial Carbon Accounting. Application and scholarship information can be found at http://extension.ucsd.edu/TCA. The deadline for applicants outside of the United States that require a visa is April 15. American applicants have until June 15 to apply. This unique program will train...

2013-03-21 08:22:03

Reaches, and exceeds, greenhouse gas reduction goal years ahead of schedule WALTHAM, Mass., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a Climate Leadership Award in recognition of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and achieving its reduction goal ahead of schedule. The Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management Award for Goal Achievement was recently awarded to Raytheon by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in partnership with the Association of...

2013-03-20 08:31:05

Company Receives Goal Setting Certificate from Center for Corporate Climate Leadership for Commitment to Reducing GHG Emissions MCLEAN, Va., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) was awarded the Excellence in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management Goal Setting Certificate by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership. The certificate recognizes organizations that publicly report and verify...