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Rain or Shine: Resilience Needs a Little More Attention

Are water utilities doing the right things to drive toward resilience?
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It's been said that Texas suffers perennial drought, broken up by severe floods from time to time. These days, however, Texas isn't alone in its misery.

Las Vegas Sands Releases Newest Environmental Report

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This year was a year of sustainability milestones and achievements for Las Vegas Sands, the global Integrated Resort developer and operator with properties in Macao, Singapore, and Las Vegas. Detailed in their newest 2018 Environmental Report, the company highlights Sands ECO360 initiatives ranging from energy to waste and plastic, and expands on some of their most notable 2018 eco-moments. 

Inspiring the Next Generation of Aviators

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Some investors are aware that the United States’ aviation industry is facing a shortage of pilots within 10 years, as 15,000 pilots will be entering retirement. At the same time, fewer young pilots are going through training due to rising training and certification costs. It is now three times more expensive to become a commercial pilot than it was in 1990.* JetBlue’s relatively young age as a company is reflected in its pilot demographics, currently giving JetBlue an organic advantage over its competitors.

JetBlue Cuts Ground Emissions with Adoption of Electric Vehicles

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To tackle ground emissions, we have been actively converting our fleet of owned conventional ground support equipment (GSE) to electric alternatives (eGSE). In line with the Opportunities Escalation Process, this was first identified as an opportunity for large-scale conversion in 2014. We then started a trial at JFK International Airport in 2015. Despite initial skepticism about electric vehicles before the trial, 70% of crewmembers using the vehicles preferred electric over conventional, as they offered similar or better technical performance with less noise and no fumes.

eBay Empowering U.S. Small Business Trade and Inclusive Growth

By: Cathy Foster, VP, Government Relations & Public Policy
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The eBay Government Relations’ Advocacy & Policy Programs Team published a new report highlighting how eBay is driving small business trade and balanced and inclusive growth across the United States.

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The eBay Government Relations’ Advocacy & Policy Programs Team published a new report highlighting how eBay is driving small business trade and balanced and inclusive growth across the United States.

INFOGRAPHIC: How the JetBlue Foundation Is Building a Diverse Aviation Industry

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The JetBlue Foundation supports aviation-related education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, a strategic need for the aviation industry. No other airline has a foundation solely dedicated to supporting aviation education. We see an industry need for our strategic philanthropic focus:

Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Have Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources

Water suppliers and wastewater service providers are grappling with ways to reduce power costs
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Water and energy systems long have been intrinsically intertwined, given electricity's entrenchment as one of a water or wastewater utility's biggest expenditures. But as water suppliers and wastewater service providers grapple with ways to reduce power costs, advance toward "green" energy and participate in the electric industry evolution, there's talk of "ner energy."

Water Utilities Urged to Exploit Data, Use Less Guesswork

Data is driving the discussion in the water industry
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In the water industry, data is driving the discussion. To understand what this means requires a story about motor oil. 

For decades, car manufacturers recommended that vehicles have their engine oil changed at least every 3,000 miles without fail. This was never proven practical, given that such decisions should be based on individual driving style, the conditions and climate – even the type of oil used. But these real-world conditions don't tend to factor into the carmaker's original guidelines. 

From Internet of Things to Internet of Water: How Integrated Data Can Help Stop "Day Zero"

Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will be key to overcoming threats to our water supply
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The taps are flowing more freely in Cape Town, one of the world's premier tourist destinations and a cultural center of South Africa. In 2018, Cape Town residents stared down "Day Zero," the moment when the water system – jeopardized by the combination of population growth, drought cycles, aging infrastructure and deferred system improvements – was predicted to literally run dry.

Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water?

Three-quarters of the water industry finds aging infrastructure to be top concern, even as floodwaters continue to rise
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If ever communities and regions needed to rethink their defenses against too much water, the footage of an inundated Upper Midwest offered the latest reminder in early 2019.

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