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America’s Great Plains Lost More Habitat in 2014 than the Brazilian Amazon: WWF Report

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November 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In 2014 the Great Plains lost more acres of grasslands than the Brazilian Amazon lost to deforestation, according to a new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Fifty-three million acres of America’s Great Plains have been lost since 2009, threatening important and iconic species like grasslands songbirds, the monarch butterfly, and native bumble bees.

Medtronic Releases FY16 Integrated Performance Report

Report Highlights Company’s Global Financial, Social, and Environmental Impact
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DUBLIN, November 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) announces the release of its 2016 Integrated Performance Report. The report highlights — for the first time — the combined financial, social, and environmental impact of Medtronic after acquiring Covidien in 2015.

Increasing Recycling Rather Than Just Supporting It


America Recycles Day is upon us, but does America recycle? Studies overwhelmingly reveal that Americans support recycling. Unfortunately, support for recycling doesn’t always translate into action. 
So, what is holding consumers back from recycling more? Find out on our newest blog post at Ideas Unpacked.

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Carnival Corporation Recognised for Environmental Excellence


Three of Carnival’s brands, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, which regularly visit the Port of Seattle, were all praised for their environmental stewardship and programs that go above and beyond regulations and industry standards.

To read more about the awards on Ship Efficiency Review, click here. 

Green Cruise Ships Multiply, Help Save Planet


Recent news from Carnival Corporation detailed new ships coming out that will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), a first in the cruise industry. 

Bill McKibben to Discuss Moving Forward on Climate in Hostile Administration on Live Webinar

National Climate Seminar Presents Middlebury College Professor and 350.org Founder Discussing Challenges of Moving Forward on Climate Issues in Trump Administration
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ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., November 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On Wednesday, November 16, as part of its twice-monthly National Climate Seminar series, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy will host a live web discussion, “The Postelection Climate for Climate Action,” with climate change activist Bill McKibben. The talk takes place at 12 noon. EST and can be viewed at: bluejeans.com/163092697.

Ceres and the PRI Join Forces to Tackle Tropical Deforestation

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MARRAKECH/LONDON/BOSTON, November 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Ceres and the PRI announced today a new partnership to tackle widespread, global deforestation driven by escalating production of beef, soy and timber, focusing initially on South America.  Through a new, joint investor group, the two organizations will support global institutional investors pressing food and timber companies to eliminate deforestation and other related concerns, including forced labor and land rights disputes from their supply chains.

Regulators Examining Whether Performance-Based Incentives Could Be the Key to a Modernized Grid


Utility regulators in some U.S. states are considering the adoption of performance-based regulation to replace the traditional cost of service regulation.

Daimler Is Building the Future

Construction of Daimler's second battery factory is starting in Kamenz, Saxony. With investments of around 500 million Euro, one of the most state-of-the art and biggest battery factories in Europe is being erected at the Daimler's ACCUMOTIVE subsidiary.
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In future, Kamenz will be further developed into a competence center for battery production. From the middle of 2018, the factory will make the lithium ion batteries for all electrified vehicles of Mercedes-Benz and smart, ranging from the plug-in hybrid to the all-electric models. In addition, the Kamenz factory will also produce batteries for the stationary Mercedes-Benz energy storage unit as well as for 48-volt systems. The number of employees at the site will also be gradually increased in the coming years and will even be more than doubled until the end of the decade.

Former Prime Minister of Australia Addresses the BSR Conference 2016

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, the Honorable Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia and president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, explored how being bold can help build a better world.

"Without finance, effective action on climate change is a dead letter," Rudd said.

Following his address, Rudd answered live questions from BSR Conference participants and Twitter.

Watch the full video below:


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