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Brockton Mayor, James E. Harrington Calls Press Conference to Unveil Newly Adopted Auto Emissions Technology Acquired With Federal Stimulus Money

BROCKTON, Mass., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabertec , an emerging environmental technology company and makers of Blade , a device designed to reduce CO2 emissions and toxic particulate matter (PM) from automotive tailpipes while increasing fuel efficiency, took part in a press conference ...

Establishing a Price for Carbon Emissions in the U.S. Would Spur Immediate Reductions in Energy Consumption and More Efficient Use of Power Generators, Study by Carnegie Mellon Researchers Shows

Simulation of Short-Term Effects of $35 Cost Per Metric Ton of CO2 Indicates Up To Ten Percent Cut in Emissions Possible PITTSBURGH, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As recent judicial, political and industry developments appear to continue to move the United States toward a mandatory price f...

EPA Recognizes Fort Wayne Community Schools for Reducing Diesel Emissions From Its School Buses

CHICAGO, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Acting Air and Radiation Division Director Cheryl Newton this morning recognized the Fort Wayne Community School District, Fort Wayne, Ind., for its work using a $50,000 EPA Clean School Bus grant to re...

Reducing carbon emissions could help -- not harm -- US economy

New Haven, Conn. A national policy to cut carbon emissions by as much as 40 percent over the next 20 years could still result in increased economic growth, according to an interactive website that reviews 25 of the leading economic models used to predict the economic impacts of reducing emissions...

Envisat makes first ever observation of regionally elevated CO2 from manmade emissions

Using data from the SCIAMACHY instrument aboard ESA's Envisat environmental satellite, scientists have for the first time detected regionally elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide the most important greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming originating from manmade emissions. More than ...

Present Rate of Carbon Emissions Could Increase Number of Hot Days in Mediterranean by 500 Pc

The number of hot days in the Mediterranean by the end of the 21st century could show a 200 to 500 percent increase if the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions continue , according to a joint study by American and Chinese scientists. France would be subjected to the largest projected incre...

Transcontinental Wildfire Emissions Monitored from Space

Using data from the SCIAMACHY instrument aboard ESAs environmental satellite Envisat, scientists have determined that the carbon monoxide hovering over Australia during the wildfire season largely originated from South American wildfires some 13 000 kilometres away. Using SCIAMACHY, Annem...

Boom in Internet Shopping may Be Adding to CO2 Emissions

Shopping on the Internet may not be as environmentally friendly, if new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders are anything to go by. The growth in emissions from vans and lorries due to home deliveries has outweighed the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions du...

Indian Researcher Duo Finds Automated Tailgating can Save Fuel, Cut CO2 Emissions

Automated tailgating that allows cars to drive much closer to each other in heavy moving traffic, could save fuel and cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to two researchers at the University of Jadavpur, Kolkata . To test their theory, Debojyoti Mitra and Asis Mazumdar from the universi...

West Wants Developing Countries to Cut Down on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The "developed West" has called upon the developing rest to get down to the task of reducing the emission of greenhouse gases// instead of "constantly blaming the rich countries" for global warming. But as it happened Los Angeles, a showpiece of American capitalism, has been branded the most ...

Air Quality Action Day Declared for Today, July 28, 2009

...rimarily cars and trucks -- accounts for about 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. While today will still be a day when New Yorkers can ...s the power to help make New York's air healthier and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Clean Air NY educates the public on simp...

Air Quality Action Day Declared for Saturday, July 25, 2009

...rimarily cars and trucks -- accounts for about 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. While tomorrow will still be a day when New Yorkers c...s the power to help make New York's air healthier and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Clean Air NY educates the public on simp...

Health Care Without Harm Partners With Clinton Climate Initiative to Help Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Reduce Environmental Impact

...asure and value the carbon absorbed by forests. In each of these programs, CCI uses a holistic approach to address the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions and the people, policies, and practices that impact them. CCI serves as the action arm of the C40, an association of large cities around the world tha...

Exposure to Common Pollutant in Womb Might Lower IQ

...in New York City. "And here we're talking about extremely common urban pollutants, found all across the U.S. and the world," Perera added. "Traffic emissions from diesel and gasoline vehicles -- like buses, trucks and cars -- are a major source of these pollutants, as is fuel-burning coal. So, certainly the...

Deaths, Injuries Increase With Higher Speed Limits

...dman, is to bring back the 55 mph speed limit. "Reduced speed limits would save lives," Friedman said. "They would also reduce gas consumption, cut emissions of air pollutants, save valuable years of productivity and reduce the societal cost of motor vehicle crashes," he added. Although many factors cont...

David Yap receives Amethyst Award

...ing complex air pollution science for various stakeholders and the media. In addition, Dr. Yap's scientific leadership has contributed directly to air emissions reduction plans and a decrease in acid rain in Canada and the United States. ...

American Medical Association Passes Resolution Supporting Sustainable Food System

...anic foods "reduce the use of fuel, decrease the need for packaging and resultant waste disposal, preserve farmland ... [and] the related reduced fuel emissions contribute to cleaner air and in turn, lower the incidence of asthma attacks and other respiratory problems." Industrial food production is a signific...

LA County Calls for Repeal of Federal Cell Tower Health Preemption

...ng-term health effects of low-frequency electromagnetic and radio-frequency emissions are understood" and "questions...regarding how well the existing regulation... and how well they protect against the cumulative effect of radio-frequency emissions on people who live or work in close proximity to multiple cellular faciliti...

New York State Department of Transportation and American Lung Association in New York Announce 'Commit to Cleaner Air' Week

...h as carpooling or using mass transit, helps limit emissions and the negative effects to public health from rel...rked from home or used public transit once a week, emissions of ozone precursors would be reduced by about 5,10...New York's air healthier and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Clean Air NY ed...

Latest trinational report presents most complete picture of North American industrial pollution

...ters (PRTRs) of the United States, Canada and Mexico. Also new this year, the report ( www.cec.org ) employs air release data from the US National emissions Inventory (NEI) for criteria air contaminants-a group of pollutants associated with issues such as smog, acid rain, and respiratory effects-and for pe...

Antibiotics, antimicrobials and antifungals in waterways

...have a greater impact in developing countries, where sewage infrastructure can be lacking, over-the-counter drugs more widely available and industrial emissions less strict," adds first author Pedro A. Segura, a Universit de Montral PhD student. ...

Angelica Corporation Raises Bar Again for Increased Patient Safety

...tergents, investing capital in more energy efficient equipment and water recycling systems, as well as many other actions to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions that were identified in a recently completed carbon footprint study of our operations," said O'Hara. Through our partnership with Ecolab, Angelica ha...

Is your environment damaging your health? New center aims to find out

...-engined vehicles, such as lorries. It requires the most individually polluting vehicles travelling in the Greater London area to either meet specific emissions standards or pay a daily charge. ...

Economic Stimulus Funding Will Help Increase Energy Efficiency of Williamsport Hospital

...and the hospital's physical footprint from 500,000 to 800,000 square feet. By replacing the hospital's two boilers that were installed in 1947, carbon emissions will be reduced by 50 percent. When the cogeneration system is fully operational, the hospital will realize a total energy savings of more than $1 mil...

Parata Earns Pharmacy Industry's First-Ever GREENGUARD Certification for Indoor Air Quality

...rds define products with low chemical and particle emissions for use indoors, primarily building materials, int...tion procedures, including test methods, allowable emissions levels, product sample collection and handling, te... on average, 80 percent less chemical and particle emissions to indoor spaces than non-certified products. ...

Kaiser Permanente Wins National Awards for Commitment to Environmental Health

...ente continues to work to find environmentally friendly alternatives for our members by selecting non-toxic products, working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and informing public policy," said Kathy Gerwig, Kaiser Permanente's vice president for workplace safety and environmental stewardship officer. P...

The Climate Project Brings Together Historic Gathering of World's Experts on Climate Change

...ol, which expires in 2012. The Kyoto Protocol set limits on greenhouse gas emissions for all participating countries. The treaty contained emissions trading options to combat the potentially harmful economic effects of sudde...

Global Warming Biggest Health Threat of 21st Century, Experts Say

... weather events. The authors propose adopting policies to reduce carbon emissions and increase carbon biosequestration and to equalize the world's health sys...ly said. "We urgently need to take at least minimal action to try to reduce emissions and move toward taking more significant action to reduce global warming." ...

Restaurants and Foodservice Establishments Can Now Earn Green Seal Certification

...ood production is a significant source of impacts. For example, food production contributes between 17-32% of all global human-induced greenhouse gas emissions (1). GS-46 focuses on responsible food purchasing and waste reduction to reduce the impact from food. Certifying your operation GS-46 appl...

Landmark USGS study

... first time the process in which increased mercury emissions from human sources across the globe, and in partic...us understand the relationship between atmospheric emissions of mercury and concentrations of mercury in marine...can pose a risk, now we need to reduce the mercury emissions so that we can reduce the ocean mercury levels." ...

Schering-Plough Flips the Switch on 1.7 MW Rooftop Solar Panel System, One of the Largest in N.J., North America

...r responsible energy conservation efforts and work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Garden State," said Governor Jon S. Corzine. "New Jersey has been a ...ill provide up to 12 percent of the site's peak energy needs and reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 1.3 million pounds each year, the equivalent to planting 1...

New American Lung Association Report Finds 60 Percent of Americans Live in Areas Where Air is Dirty Enough to Endanger Lives

...ade almost 40 years ago when Congress passed the Clean Air Act," Connor said. "After four decades, we still have much work to do. America needs to cut emissions from big polluters like coal-fired power plants and ocean-going vessels. We need to fix old dirty diesel engines to make them cleaner and strengthen t...

Forensic Expert Investigating Chinese Drywall Issue

...he Chinese drywall issues that have impacted homes and buildings in more than 41 states. "The evidence we have uncovered to date points to sulfur emissions that corrode wires, air conditioners, electrical appliances and metal fixtures," said Mulholland. "Some home and property owners have also complained ...

Abbott Highlights Strong Corporate Responsibility Performance With Release of 2008 Global Citizenship Report

...pproaches to addressing climate change, conserving water and limiting the impact of its products on the environment. Key results include reducing CO2 emissions by 15 percent and water use by 15 percent, normalized for sales. Abbott also made significant new investments in renewable energy sources, including ...

Pennsylvania DEP Releases Evaluation of Air Quality Program

...the environment by reducing harmful pollutants and emissions such as nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, ground-le...esigned to lessen the interstate transportation of emissions from electric generating stations, as being a majo...PA) estimates that by 2010, CAIR will reduce those emissions by 44 percent and 71 percent respectively. T...

Staying Slim Is Good for the Environment

... environment." "We need to be doing a lot more to reverse the global trend toward fatness and recognize it as a key factor in the battle to reduce emissions and slow climate change," they said. However, they noted that the trend is in the opposite direction. The average body mass index (BMI) is increasi...

Keeping slim is good for the planet, say scientists

...ne's Department of Epidemiology and Population Health. Transport-related emissions will also be lower because it takes less energy to transport slim people. T...d towards fatness, and recognise it as a key factor in the battle to reduce emissions and slow climate change', they conclude. ...

Waste Management Honored by American Lung Association for Environmental Achievements

...LNG) powered trash and recycling trucks. In San Diego, the company operates the second largest fleet of LNG powered trucks in the nation. The reduced emissions from this fleet of 125 LNG-powered trucks are the equivalent of removing 9,200 cars from San Diego's highways. "When our signature green trucks a...

Obama Urged to Bring Back National Meatless Program

...stem is responsible for as much as one-third of our total greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock alone contributes more to the global warming effect than emissions from the world's transportation." Eating less meat also makes economic sense. More and more people are finding that forgoing meat for just a fe...

Obama Urged to Revive National Meatless Program

...stem is responsible for as much as one-third of our total greenhouse gas emissions. Livestock alone contributes more to the global warming effect than emissions from the world's transportation." Eating less meat also makes economic sense. More and more people are finding that forgoing meat for just ...
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