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2010-04-20 06:40:00

Experts said on Monday that the volcano in Iceland is emitting 150,000 to 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per day, a figure comparable to emissions released from a small industrial nation. The estimation is based on gas composition of an earlier eruption on a volcano adjacent to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. If figures are correct, the CO2 released by this volcano would be "150,000 tons per day," Colin Macpherson, an Earth scientist at Britain's University of Durham, said in an email to...

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2010-02-17 12:55:00

Landmark legislation to cut carbon emissions suffered a huge blow after three major U.S. companies said they were leaving a coalition that pushes for action on climate change, AFP reported. Oil groups ConocoPhillips and BP America, and equipment maker Caterpillar Inc., said they backed efforts for a green economy but felt that proposed laws were unfair to them. The companies said they would not renew membership in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a coalition of business leaders...

2010-01-04 13:59:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the World Resources Institute: WHAT: For the seventh straight year, Jonathan Lash, president of the World Resources Institute, will hold a briefing for journalists to preview key environmental issues to watch this year. WHEN: Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Presentation and Q-and-A Session (Continental Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m.) WHERE: National Press Club First...

2009-12-10 18:50:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from the U.S. Climate Action Partnership regarding the release today of a legislative framework by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT): Today's announcement by Sens. Kerry, Graham and Lieberman of a framework for enacting energy and climate legislation is an important contribution to moving legislation forward. These Senators -- along with their colleagues who are...

2009-11-12 07:00:00

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- NewPage Corporation, North America's largest coated paper producer, announced today the release of a new On Paper podcast featuring Project POTICO. In this episode of On Paper, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and NewPage discuss the benefits of a corporate and non-profit partnership to drive real change in the global environment. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080514/NEWPAGELOGO) Craig Hanson, director of people &...

2009-11-12 08:00:00

PEORIA, Ill., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The World Resources Institute (WRI) Center for Sustainable Transport, EMBARQ, has been awarded the 2009 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership from Harvard University. The honor is recognizing EMBARQ's Mexico City Metrobus transit project that is designed to address traffic congestion, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and safety. Key to the project's success was the Caterpillar Foundation's $7.5 million grant to assist in the...

2009-11-12 07:44:00

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mexico City Metrobus will today receive the 2009 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The Mexico City Metrobus is a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that has significantly reduced air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the world's second largest city. Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard will be among the recipients of the award and will discuss the success of the...

2009-10-21 15:20:00

USCAP members will demonstrate new wave of technologies that will flourish under appropriate climate legislation WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Climate Action Partnership will hold a Clean Technology Showcase on Friday, Oct. 23 to display a host of clean technologies and innovations that will flourish under legislation to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. WHAT: USCAP Clean Technology Showcase Duke Energy will illustrate how its new IGCC...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

WASHINGTON and MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Palm Oil, Timber and Carbon Offsets (POTICO), a project of the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the NewPage Corporation, is making progress toward conserving rainforests in Indonesia by creating an ecologically and fiscally sustainable palm oil industry. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091001/CL82739-a ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080514/NEWPAGELOGO ) (Logo:...

2009-09-24 06:31:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Sustainable Communities and its partners joined President Bill Clinton on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative today to announce a $2.3-million commitment to boost Chinese factories' compliance with environment, health and safety (EHS) policies and achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Accompanying President Clinton on stage were Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of the GE Company, Margot Ellis, Acting...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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