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UPS Infographic | How We’re Responding to Global Megatrends

Here are the principal dynamics shaping how UPS's global logistics network evolves in the future.
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UPS’s global logistics network carries 3 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) on a daily basis. Here are the principal dynamics shaping how that network evolves in the future.

Mars Looks Ahead: Which Trends Will Shape 2020?

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The world is changing at a tremendous pace, consumer needs are evolving and we face significant challenges - from the rapidly shifting media landscape to climate change.

UPS Tired of Waiting for Electric Vehicles, Decides to Make Its Own

by Tina Casey
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Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the new partnership is Arrival’s unique manufacturing model.

Instead of relying on large, centralized factories, the company plans to establish a number of “micro-factories.”

Depending on where and how the new factories are sited, the arrangement could provide UPS with an opportunity to bring new jobs into communities that need them, rather than encouraging workers to uproot and follow jobs to remote locations.

Stories of Positive Impact Pour in at Cisco Live Barcelona

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In 2016, Cisco committed to positively impact one billion lives by 2025. We will achieve this goal through our social impact grants to nonprofits and our signature corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, like Cisco Networking Academy. Four years into our commitment, we are 47 percent of the way toward our goal (469 million lives impacted).

Recycling and Waste Management Advocates Commend Senate Passage of Save Our Seas Bill

National Organizations Call on U.S. House of Representatives to Support Curbing of Ocean Debris
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SILVER SPRING, Md., January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ –  The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and Keep America Beautiful® (KAB) commend and fully support the Senate passage of the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, (S.1982)—via unanimous vote—and now strongly urge the U.S. House of Representatives to consider and pass this bill.

Black & Veatch: Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

A Letter From Our CEO: Accelerating Sustainability
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The beginning of a new year is always a great time for reflection, even more so when it’s the beginning of a new decade. At Black & Veatch, we design and build projects to operate for decades, so the long view comes naturally. It was with this spirit that in 2019 we undertook a series of initiatives to embrace the world we see today and prepare for the world we want in the years ahead.

Enabling Higher Standards of Living by Connecting Underserved Communities to Affordable Internet

BLUETOWN provides low-cost internet solutions to connect the unconnected and bridges digital divides.
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark, January 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Internet service provider BLUETOWN has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with an aim to reach 230 million people in underserved communities globally with affordable internet access by 2024.

Utilities Must Constantly Be on Offense in Cat-and-Mouse Game Against Hackers

Facing increased risk by hackers, utilities are ramping up cybersecurity
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For power suppliers wanting to be vigilant about the threat that hackers pose to the grid, a March 2019 intrusion may have been a benign warning about vulnerability. When hackers disabled a Utah-based  renewable  energy  developer’s control system for about a dozen solar and wind farms in the  West, the grid’s operators were left blinded for more than 10 hours to those 500 megawatts of generation sites. Thankfully, no outages  resulted.

For Utilities, the Road Map to Resilience Must Be Focused, Holistic

With greater technological dependency comes greater responsibiilty
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As climate change continues to flex its catastrophic muscle, a storm is brewing for U.S. utilities. The scourge of extreme weather events — prolonged droughts, pounding hurricanes and deluges blamed for unprecedented flooding — are joining wildfires as challenges that have utilities scrambling to harden their assets to provide the resilience that consumers and regulators demand. Unrelenting threats of cyberattacks and the rising number of technologies that increase the load and strain on infrastructure assets add to the complexity.

The Call Is Coming From Inside the House: Private Utility Networks Bring Efficiency, Control and Reliability

Private Networks Promise Utilities Giant Step Towards Reliability
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Reliable communications networks are crucial to allow utilities to deliver an uninterrupted supply of power to customers. With high-speed wireless technology at the fore, and the addition of hundreds of new field applications that  require  communications  networks  —  including  Long-Term Evolution (LTE) — a digital utility is built on communications that extend to the edge. Converged networks employing IP-advanced private   wireless   networks   enable   these   systems   to   become more efficient and extend deeper into the distribution system, where   they’re   most needed.

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