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  • Gadget Watch: Noise reduction in new Sony phone

    I typically have headphones on when I'm home in New York, whether it's during a jog or a commute. I often crank the volume up, at the risk of hearing loss, so that I could hear my favorite podcasts over loud subways and honking cars. I was excited to see noise-cancelling technology in Sony's new Xperia Z2 smartphone. I've resisted investing in pricey noise-cancelling sets because I'm prone to ...


    By Associated Press

  • New measures for the Australian Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

    The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme will be phased in from 1 July 2011 and a new, ambitious 25 per cent by 2020 target has been put on the table, as part of a package of new measures announced today by the Rudd Government. The package includes: A delay in the start date of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme of one year, to manage the impacts of the global recession. To further assist ...


    By Australian Government

  • Masdar to pursue carbon reduction projects in Nigeria

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted future energy initiative wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) today reached agreement to identify and develop carbon emissions reduction projects in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria, under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). 'This strategic partnership reflects our commitment ...


    By MASDAR

  • Santa`s load lightens with Christmas packaging reductions

    Nestlé Confectionery has reduced the packaging for its Christmas selection boxes as part of on ongoing drive to cut back on waste. All of Nestlé Confectionery’s selection boxes are now made from 75% recycled board and the plastic trays are made from recycled bottles. Additionally, the selection boxes will include on-pack messages which encourage families to recycle the box after they have eaten ...

  • DCO Energy Receives Greenhouse Gas Reduction Recognition

    DCO Energy LLC (www.dcoenergy.com) is proud to announce that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership has recognized DCO Energy's contribution to efficient domestic energy production with the US EPA CHP Partnership Certificate of Partner Greenhouse Gas Reduction for the 3rd consecutive year. ...


  • States move to blunt Obama carbon reduction plan

    As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers. The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Tesco cuts packaging weight reduction target

    Retail giant Tesco has cut its packaging weight reduction target from 25 per cent by 2010 to 15 per cent by 2010. The supermarket chain has recently released its corporate responsibility report 2009. The report states: “Since we started working with our suppliers and the wider industry to reduce packaging it has become clear that this is a complex issue and that weight alone may not be the most ...

  • Carbon emission reduction through hybrid technology

    - Toyota to demonstrate added value of cutting-edge drive technologies at CARBON EXPO 2006 The upcoming CARBON EXPO 2006 - Global Carbon Market Fair & Conference, the world's most important trade fair and conference for the emissions trading and carbon market, will feature hybrid technologies for the first time when it is held in Cologne from 10th to 12th May 2006. Toyota will be presenting ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Advancing a Waste Prevention and Reduction Agenda in Canada

    The National Zero Waste Council (NZWC), in collaboration with Metro Vancouver and GLOBE 2014, invites you to a Special Session at the Globe 2014 International Forum on Business and the Environment in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Canada’s 2020 emissions reduction target won’t be reached

    Canada likely will not achieve its 2020 emissions reduction target with the suite of policies and programs currently being implemented. This is the main conclusion of the 2011 analysis by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) of the latest Government of Canada Kyoto Implementation Plan, published on June 2, 2011 pursuant to the 2007 Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Chesapeake Bay innovative nutrient and sediment reduction

    The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of  05/05/2010 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis. If you would like to receive notifications of changes to the grant opportunity click ...

  • Do voluntary waste reduction policies work?

    The success of voluntary waste reduction policies is difficult to measure. However, a new statistical approach has been developed to evaluate such schemes. The method could be useful in making more accurate assessments of progress in waste reduction and in helping to shape future waste management policy. Voluntary waste reduction schemes are in operation across several European countries. Often, ...

  • Axion Polymers wins Environmental Award for carbon reduction

    Axion Polymers has won the coveted Chemicals Northwest Environmental Technology for the Chemical Industry Award for commitment to reducing its carbon impact on the environment and providing sustainable recycled high quality plastics products with a long-term future. The award recognises efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of chemical manufacturing through ...

  • IDB hosts meeting on infrastructure, environment and poverty reduction

    The Inter-American Development Bank is hosting at its Washington, D.C. headquarters meeting of the Poverty and Environment Partnership (PEP) until tomorrow. The event’s theme will be “infrastructure, growth and poverty reduction: the role of ecosystems and natural resources.' The PEP is an informal network that promotes cooperation to increase the effectiveness of development finance in reducing ...

  • Industry steps up recycling and waste reduction

    Twenty-six WasteWise partners and 29 National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) partners are being recognized for their environmental achievements in reducing greenhouse gases and preventing harmful chemicals from entering the environment. Both EPA programs work with organizations to achieve environmental benefits beyond regulations. In addition, 13 students and professionals are ...

  • Energy reduction activities sweep across Europe

    New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s offices in Europe have compiled a summary of energy reduction activities in progress. In Germany, the government intends to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent of Germany’s emissions in 1990. Within recent years, the country has managed to eliminate 17 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions by modernising and restructuring industrial sectors and high-emission ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Welsh NHS to examine further carbon reductions

    The Welsh NHS has promised to assess its carbon footprint with a “major exercise” designed to improve the service’s sustainability. The exercise is aimed at identifying the main sources of carbon emissions, as well as areas in which the service’s carbon footprint can be reduced. The Welsh NHS has already had some success in using waste management projects to reduce its carbon footprint. Current ...

  • Shift to SUVs holds back car CO2 reductions

    The EU has published new data showing a decline in the average CO2 emissions of new cars in 2010 of 3.7% (1). But the data also shows that the average weight of cars has risen by 28kg or 2% as carmakers increasingly market SUVs and so-called crossover vehicles (2). Had weight not increased, the CO2 reduction would have been 5%, or one third better say Transport & Environment (T&E), the EU ...

  • No let-up for holidays in hazard reduction at Dounreay

    There was no let-up during Christmas and New Year in the drive to rid Dounreay of two of its most hazardous legacies. Teams worked around the clock during the holidays to treat more of the toxic liquors left over from the site’s research programme. They kept two of the site’s most important clean-up plants running 24 hours a day throughout Christmas and New Year. At the Dounreay Fast Reactor, ...

  • Manchester United nets reduction in its carbon footprint

    Tens of thousands of fans; floodlit stadiums and multi-million pound franchises – Premiership football doesn’t immediately spring to mind as the most environmentally friendly business.  However, Manchester United has a vision to be the best Football Club in the World, both on and off the pitch, and has become the 250th company in the UK to net the Carbon Trust Standard for ...


    By Carbon Trust

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