Maryland Department of the Environment releases annual clean air progress report

Baltimore, MD – Despite one the hottest summers ever recorded locally, Maryland continued to make dramatic progress on reducing air pollution and improving air quality according to finding in a new report by the Maryland Department of the Environment. The report was released ahead of Air Quality Awareness Week, which is observed May 1-5.

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EPA Announces Climate Leadership Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leadership Award winners were announced on February 24. According to the EPA, the winners are demonstrating that innovative actions to combat climate change are smart business decisions. Sixteen organizations and one individual representing a wide array of industries from finance and manufacturing to retail and technology show exemplary corporate,

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EPA and TDEC Recognize Tennessee Water and Wastewater Utilities for Saving Energy

ATLANTA, October 11, 2012 – At a ceremony today in Nashville, EPA and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) officials recognized seven drinking water and wastewater utilities throughout Tennessee for their efforts to reduce energy demand at their facilities. Improvements already made at four of the utilities are saving 3,300,000 kilowatt hours (kWh),

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Brookhaven, Pa. Resident Wins EPA Award for Getting Feds to Better Manage Electronics

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 4, 2012) – Daniel Gallo, a resident of Brookhaven, Pa., is one of only 10 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees nationwide honored for helping federal agencies protect the environment by making smarter purchases and use of electronics products. Gallo’s efforts helped federal agencies save $7.8 million and cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions last

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Florida timeshare complex completes eco-friendly furniture renovation, saves 90 percent CO2 emissions

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jul 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Dover House Resort, a division of Landex Resorts International Inc., a vacation and timeshare condominium complex based in Delray Beach, Florida, has completed a refinishing and sustainability project led by The Refinishing Touch. The project involved refinishing guest room furniture by updating wood colors and laminate

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CSX to Welcome EDF Climate Corps Fellow to Help Improve Energy Efficiency

JACKSONVILLE – For the third consecutive year, CSX Corporation will welcome an MBA student from Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps summer fellowship program to help the company identify ways to improve energy and cost efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“The EDF Climate Corps program brings CSX’s brightest minds together with tomorrow’s leaders to

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P&G Converts to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Forklifts at Plants in North Carolina, Louisiana and California

The Procter & Gamble Company today announced that it is converting its battery-operated forklift fleets at three facilities to ones powered with hydrogen fuel cells. Fuel cells are a leading edge technology that combines hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity efficiently without combustion, with the goal of producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

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