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University of California Commits $1B Investments to Push Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nearly 840 U.S. colleges and universities have endowments to the tune of $415 billion, according to Bloomberg News. Making investments in sustainability must be a priority for the universities, not just to support a more sustainable world, but also to live up to the values that most of the universities themselves espouse.

A Powerful Collaboration Highlights the Value of FSC® To Protect Our Forests

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - We are living as if we have an extra planet at our disposal, using 50 percent more resources than the Earth can give us. By 2030 not even two planets will be enough for us. That’s the bottom line from a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report in 2012.

India Works To Become One of the Top Five Scientific Powers In The World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - When we think of the positive images of India, words like colour, food, landscape, architecture, art, and Bollywood may spring to mind. The word “science” probably does not pop up. Yet, India is one of the top-ranking countries in the field of basic research and Indian science has come to be regarded as one of the most powerful instruments of growth and development.

Urban Visionaries César and Rafael Pelli to Talk About Next-Gen Buildings And Cities

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Urban housing needs are overstretched worldwide, with 54 percent of the global population of 7.2 billion now living in cities, says the United Nation’s World’s Urbanisation Prospects 2014 report. By 2050, that number is expected to rise to 6.33 billion of a predicted world population of 9.6 billion.

Heineken Supports Responsible Alcohol Consumption with “Enjoy Responsibly Day”

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about 17 million adults in the United States in the age group of 18 years and above suffered from an Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in 2012. This translates to 7.2 percent of the adult population in the country. Out of these, 5.7 million were women. These figures reveal a dire need to create more awareness about responsible drinking to improve public health and safety.

First Commercial-Scale Advanced Biofuel Plant Opens in the U.S.

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The primary efforts to develop biofuels around the world have traditionally involved conversion of sugars in plants into ethanol. However, to produce biofuels on a mass scale, sugar cannot be a viable raw material because of its alternative use as food. This is where cellulose becomes a promising alternative, provided it can be converted economically into ethanol.

The Reality of Diabetes in Children And Youths

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sadly, diabetes is one of the most common diseases in school-aged children and adolescents. About 151,000 Americans below the age of 20 now have diabetes. When diabetes strikes during childhood, it is routinely assumed to be type 1, or juvenile-onset diabetes.


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