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2009-05-21 20:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) -- a diverse coalition of leading businesses and environmental NGOs -- today issued the following statement on passage of The American Clean Energy and Security Act by the House Energy and Commerce Committee: The U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) congratulates Chairman Waxman, Chairman Markey and members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on approving and reporting The American Clean...

2009-05-19 12:51:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) - a diverse coalition of leading businesses and environmental NGOs - today issued the following statement regarding the American Clean Energy and Security Act being considered in the House Energy and Commerce Committee: The U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) commends Chairmen Waxman and Markey, and other Members of the Committee, for their strong leadership in preparing the way for enactment of climate...

2009-03-31 11:50:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) -- a diverse coalition of 25 leading businesses and 5 environmental NGOs -- today issued the following statement in response to the release of a discussion draft of energy and climate legislation from House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA): USCAP hails the discussion draft released by Chairmen Waxman...

2009-03-23 09:00:00

HOPKINTON, Mass., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, announced today it is a sponsor of the World Resources Institute's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Product and Supply Chain Initiative, a joint effort with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development. This initiative will provide businesses with a methodology for measuring emissions throughout product value chains; identifying the greatest...

2009-02-18 05:00:00

March 3rd event will bring leading experts from U.S. and abroad to Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. legislators and business leaders will meet with experts on climate change economics and policy at the Capitol building in March to discuss the challenges and opportunities for U.S. leadership on climate change, it was announced today. U.S. and international policymakers will join climate experts for the one-day bipartisan and bicameral event. The cosponsoring...

2009-02-05 08:00:00

WASHINGTON and MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Resources Institute (WRI) and NewPage Corporation today announce a partnership to protect forests in Indonesia. NewPage will substantially fund WRI's "Project POTICO" (Palm Oil, Timber, Carbon Offsets), an initiative to combat illegal logging and preserve virgin rainforests in Indonesia by diverting new oil palm plantations to degraded lands. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080514/NEWPAGELOGO ) To view the...

2009-01-15 08:00:00

Broad and Diverse Coalition Presents Consensus Approach on Major Climate Initiatives WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) today unveiled a comprehensive and detailed set of integrated policy recommendations for developing legislation that would create an environmentally effective and economically sustainable national climate protection program. The landmark document - titled A Blueprint for Legislative Action - echoes the sense of urgency that...

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2008-12-09 08:15:00

Ecoflation, the rising cost of doing business in a world with climate change, could hit consumers hard in the next 5 to 10 years says a report by World Resources Institute and A.T. Kearney, a global consulting firm. According to the report, fast-moving consumer goods companies could see earnings fall 13 to 31 percent by 2013, and up to 47 percent by 2018 if they do not take on sustainable environmental practices. The costs of global warming are not yet being reflected in consumer prices says...

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2008-10-31 12:58:32

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is collaborating with the National Geographic Society and the World Resources Institute to develop tools that will help to fully account for the value of ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are the goods and services people obtain from natural systems. These benefits include clean air and water, erosion and flood control, soil enrichment, food, and fiber. EPA's Ecological Research Program in the Office of Research and Development will...

2008-10-11 03:00:16

Alcoa reaffirmed its commitment to the pursuit of a sustainable future today, drawing a clear connection between environmental sustainability, through efficiency and conservation, and economic sustainability in the current climate. Speaking at the Alcoa Foundation's worldwide Advancing Sustainability conference in Barcelona, Spain, Alcoa President and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld said for Alcoa, operating in a sustainable way was as much about ensuring a solid economic future as a secure...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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