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Can Businesses Override The White House When It Comes To The Environment?

by Esha Chhabra
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According to new research published in Nature Climate Change, we have even less time to address the impact of climate change. 

Biomimicry @ 20: A conversation with Janine Benyus

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Joel Makower of GreenBiz interviews Janine Benyus 20 years into her Biomimicry journey.

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Joel Makower of GreenBiz interviews Janine Benyus 20 years into her Biomimicry journey.

Queensland Renewable Fuels Association to Partner with below50 to Scale Up Development and Use of Low-Carbon Fuels

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MONTREAL, July 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Technology, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Queensland Renewable Fuels Association (QRFA) signed a partnership agreement to scale up the development and use of low-carbon fuels through WBCSD’s below50 initiative.

Helping Reduce Food Waste in Canada

Using science and innovation to examine proven actions and technologies to decrease food waste and greenhouse gas emissions
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Tetra Tech’s evaluation of the potential of food waste reduction strategies in Canada was highlighted in Recycling Product News in June 2017. For a National Zero Waste Council-commissioned study, Tetra Tech and Boston Consulting identified that adopting proven actions and technologies could reduce approximately four million tonnes of greenhouse gases (GHG) generated in Canada annually.

Pledge to Be Inconvenient

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A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.

Pay Attention to The Ray, Urges WheelRight's John Catling

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Development of a connected and sustainable highway needs dedicated leaders within institutions, companies and governments. Europe should take heed of The Ray initiative in the US, argues John Catling

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Development of a connected and sustainable highway needs dedicated leaders within institutions, companies and governments. Europe should take heed of The Ray initiative in the US, argues John Catling

Republic Services Expands its Natural Gas-Powered Fleet in Northern Ohio

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ELYRIA, Ohio, July 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services of Northern Ohio announced the addition of 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) powered trucks to its fleet. The new CNG-powered trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks, and help to reduce unwanted noise and air emissions in the communities they serve. The expansion includes a new CNG fueling station and highly advanced maintenance facility, which will enable more efficient operations and service for customers throughout Lorain, Cuyahoga and Medina counties.

Turning Asia’s Flood Waters into Opportunities

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Utilities throughout the Asia Pacific region are investing in advanced stormwater management strategies to improve resource resilience and overall water sustainability.

The changing dynamics of weather patterns, urbanization, population and the economic/social environments are prompting the region’s utilities to enhance investments especially as increased urban development is putting pressure on available land. Rising seawater levels and increased frequency of intense rainfall events are also highlighting how water resources are managed.

Green Building Initiatives Continue Following U.S. Departure from Paris Agreement

by Daniel Rosen
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Upon its signing in 2015, the Paris Agreement was hailed as a landmark pact that unified 196 nations throughout the world in combatting climate change. The accord in part aims to limit the rise in global average temperature this century to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It was seen as a decisive step towards fighting what Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-general, called “one of the most crucial problems on earth.”

LG Solar Launches Sleek Residential Panels with Enhanced Performance

LG NeON® is the Only Module of its Kind, with 30 Busbars on the Rear of the Unit, Boosting Aesthetics and Efficiency
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2017 /3BL Media/  LG Electronics USA debuted a first of its kind LG NeON®R, 60-cell solar panel for residential installation, with back contact this week at Intersolar 2017. The newly released technology, with all electrodes on the rear side, creates a panel with polished aesthetics, improved temperature coefficient and heightened visual appeal making for an all-around win for energy efficient customers.

Higher Efficiency in Any Environment, Without Sacrificing Aesthetics

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