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De Beers' World-leading Diamond Ship Is Ready for Action

The world’s most advanced diamond exploration and sampling vessel is ready to start operations in Namibian waters after a VIP send-off.
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De Beers Group’s N$2.3 billion (US$157 million) vessel, which has completed five months of sea trials, will soon start exploring for diamonds on the Atlantic seabed.

Named after Dr Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma, Namibia’s founding president, the mv SS Nujoma will seek to secure diamond supply in the country well into the future, boosting the national and local economy.

Be an IT Superhero with Cisco CSR at Cisco Live US 2017

by Austin Belisle
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Cisco Live US 2017 kicks off on June 25, and our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to accelerate global problem solving will be on full display. We are planning plenty of exciting opportunities for our customers and partners to participate, win prizes, and become IT superheroes.

Boeing, Embraer Collaborate for a Sustainable Future

A conversation with Boeing's Doug Christensen and Antonini Puppin-Macedo, and Embraer's Luiz Nerosky
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**This is the ninth article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

Boeing began the ecoDemonstrator program to speed up development of new technologies that enhance safety and reduce fuel use, emissions and noise. The program has tested 60 technologies in the past five years on a variety of aircraft.

Boeing Recognized for Environmental Leadership by Local, National Organizations

NASA, EPA and DOD among those recognizing Boeing
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**This is the sixth article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

Boeing’s environmental leadership and actions have earned awards and recognitions for factory and facility operations as well as for our products. Awards received in 2017 and 2016 include:

Boeing's Environmental Priorities Driven by Decreasing Emissions, Increasing Efficiencies

2016 study points the way
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**This is the fifth article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

In 2016, Boeing completed a comprehensive third-party review and assessment of the company’s most significant environmental priorities.

Arrow Electronics SAM Car Technology Featured at 2017 No Barriers Summit

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CENTENNIAL, Col., June 16, 2017 ​/3BL Media/ - The No Barriers organization was co-founded by Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person in history to conquer Mount Everest. The innovative group focuses on unleashing the potential of the human spirit to help people contribute their absolute best to the world.

Their motto is, “What’s within you is stronger that what’s in your way.” 

Boeing Out-Performs Zero Growth Footprint Goal for Operations

Four key indicators 5-19 percent below 2012 baseline despite strong growth in production
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**This is the third article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

Boeing is improving the environmental footprint of our diverse operations. We are on target to out-perform our goal of zero growth in our four key indicators from our 2012 baseline through 2017.

3 Military Technologies Benefiting People Every Day

Technology transferring from military to civilian use is nothing new. Discover how the convergence of these two worlds is benefiting everyday people.
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Duct tape was invented to protect ammunition cases from water during World War II. The internet grew out of a military research project. Navigation devices, such as Google Maps, rely on satellites created to guide fighter jets, warships and military forces.

Technology transferring from military to civilian use is nothing new. Even the Roman Empire road system was developed to reduce soldier travel time, but all Romans used it to swiftly move information and goods across the Empire.

Live #CiscoChat on June 21st | How IT is a Superpower for Solving the World’s Problems

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The challenges facing our connected world are immense: access to clean water, effective response to crises, and economic empowerment just to name a few. Resolving these issues seems like it would take a superpower.

IT can be that superpower

Without Energy, the Internet is Just a Black Hole

Creating Energy Solutions for Information and Communications Technology
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Nilmini Rubin, vice president for International Development at Tetra Tech, recently discussed the interdependence of internet access and affordable, reliable electricity on the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) blog. In her post, Nilmini explains the importance of both renewable and traditional energy sources and both grid-connected and off-grid energy to drive the connection of more than four billion people who do not have access to the internet.

From the A4AI blog:

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