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Richard Heinberg: What If Preventing Collapse Isn't Profitable?

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It’s out with the old and in with, if not something completely new, something very different. This week on Sea Change Radio, we mark the end of the Trump reign of terror with a look to the future with author Richard Heinberg, a senior fellow at the Post-Carbon Institute. We discuss his ideas for the incoming Biden Administration, analyze some fundamental flaws in our current economic system, and look at the upside of the economic downturn in terms of CO2 emissions.

Why Providing Alternatives to SF6 and Other Greenhouse Gases is Important for Carbon Reduction Initiatives

By Olivier Blum
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The urgency to act on climate change has never been greater, and, in the absence of global regulation, companies are voluntarily stepping up to fill the gap. As of the publication of this blog post, more than 1000 companies have set public science-based carbon reduction targets through the Science-based Targets Initiative (SBTI), while hundreds more have committed to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle adoption through The Climate Group’s RE100, EP100, and EV100 programs.

5/3 Bank Achieves Carbon Neutrality

By Zachary Shahan
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CleanTechnica switched to Fifth Third Bank (5/3 Bank) in 2019. Two big factors for us were 1) it had the most ambitious clean energy achievements and plans of any bank, and 2) it won’t invest in private prisons. In fact, it was already 100% solar powered back then.

Tetra Tech's Charity of the Year Update: Water.org

Partnering with Water.org to bring safe and clean water to families in the Philippines
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Each year Tetra Tech partners with a charity organization to support communities in need around the world. At our virtual all-company meeting, we were pleased to announce our partnership with Water.org that is dedicated to changing lives with access to clean water. Water.org, an international nonprofit organization founded by Matt Damon and Gary White in 2009, has positively transformed millions of lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation.

Ecocentricity Blog: Poetry for the Planet

By: John A. Lanier
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It’s going to be a short post today, mainly because I want to lift up the work of someone else. A friend of mine sent me a 2018 Youtube video of a young poet reciting a poem she wrote about climate action (thanks Deron!). The poet’s name is Amanda Gorman, and though I hadn’t heard of her previously, I think I should have. She’s tremendously talented and already accomplished in her 22 years, and her star is only rising higher. She has been invited to share a poem at the Biden Inauguration, which will make her the youngest inaugural poet for a president in American history.

Fishing in a Wind Farm: How Fisheries and Wind Farms Co-exist

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How can fisheries and wind farms co-exist? Since the inauguration of Westermost Rough wind farm in 2015 Ørsted has been working closely with Holderness Fishing Industry Group in Bridlington, England, to investigate if there are any ecological effects on the crustacean habitat from the construction or operation of the wind farm. This film is a summary of the study and of our collaboration with the local fisheries.

Todd Semonite to Lead WSP USA Federal Programs

Lieutenant General Semonite commanded U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and led nationwide construction of temporary hospitals for COVID-19 patients.
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WASHINGTON, January 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Retired Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite, former Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has joined WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, as President of the Federal Programs business.

OpEd: Beyond Biden: Climate Investing in 2021

Deirdre Cooper, Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Thematic Equity for Ninety One
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The following letter has published as an OpEd in Investment Week; minor edits were made for additional distribution.

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The following letter has published as an OpEd in Investment Week; minor edits were made for additional distribution.

Eight Informative Discussions With Farmers & Specialists From All Major U.S. Cotton Growing Regions

Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farmer Showcase
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the non-profit charged with safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soils, invites you to join eight online discussions with U.S. cotton farmers and soil health experts who are improving soil health and evaluating its return on investment.

Fifth Third Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Expands Leadership in Environmental Sustainability
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CINCINNATI, January 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third (Nasdaq: FITB) today announced that it has achieved carbon neutrality for its operations in 2020, including greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities and business travel. This achievement was accomplished by directly reducing the Company’s corporate carbon footprint, purchasing renewable power and utilizing carbon offsets from a project in its retail footprint for remaining emissions.

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