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Nuclear Energy Benefits The Environment

By: Lexi Corral, Business Communications Specialist
Blog

Nuclear Energy is Clean Energy

Georgia Power recently announced continued progress in the construction of the two-reactor expansion to its Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant. Bechtel is proud to partner with Georgia Power to deliver this important project – the only ongoing construction of new nuclear generation currently in the United States.

Vogtle is important because nuclear energy is important. It’s clean, efficient, safe, and must play a role in our energy future.

What is nuclear energy?

Dr. Jenna Jambeck Wants People to Get in Touch With Their Trash

As World Oceans Day approaches, a leading environmental engineer talks about recycling plastic, corporate responsibility and where she sees glimmers of clean-up hope.
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When she’s not teaching at the University of Georgia or speaking at conferences and symposia around the world, Dr. Jenna Jambeck is likely to be found wearing green rubber boots and black gloves while digging through some trash. She might be at a landfill near Athens, Georgia, on a beach near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or along the banks of the Ganges in India.

Secret Montreal Lab Makes Used Plastic New Again

By Kris Abel
Article

A secret Montreal laboratory has developed a breakthrough technology that may help save the planet – and keep your local taxes low at the same time.

While you dutifully separate household waste into a rainbow of colorful recycling bins, many cities aren’t able to recycle household plastics any more. Calgary recently found itself holding 1,400 tonnes of plastics — with nowhere to send them.

Fishing for Good: Helping Combat Plastic Waste in the Sea

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The fishermen of San Benedetto del Tronto on Italy’s Adriatic coast are more used to filling their nets with fish than anything else. But in recent years they have noticed the increasing level of seaborne plastic waste.

Meet e-Commerce’s Sustainability Problem That Isn’t the Cardboard Box

By: Aileen Nowlan
Blog

With the click of a button, our groceries, clothes, personal care products, household items – just about anything – could arrive on our doorsteps in a neatly packaged cardboard box. It’s convenience, delivered. But at what cost?

Lausanne 2020 Gets Into Plogging

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Plogging is a Swedish concept which combines jogging and picking up litter. Developed in Scandinavia, it quickly spread to major cities all over the world, and these today form an important network for raising awareness about urban waste.

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Plogging is a Swedish concept which combines jogging and picking up litter. Developed in Scandinavia, it quickly spread to major cities all over the world, and these today form an important network for raising awareness about urban waste.

Ceres Praises New Bill That Will Help Ensure Safe and Affordable Drinking Water for 1 Million Californians

Press Release

Ceres joins other environmental and community advocates and many California businesses in welcoming a major legislative victory today after state lawmakers approved a bill that will help ensure more than 1 million Californians have safe and affordable drinking water. 

Hallmark Beach Cleanup

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Hallmark colleagues and their families in Hong Kong participated in a beach cleanup organized by Shenzhen Giving Tree Eco Volunteers Association in November 2018. Volunteers picked up garbage washed ashore by recent typhoons.

ScottsMiracle-Gro’s Work to Repurpose 5 Billion Pounds of Green Waste Annually

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By Lindsay LaSala, corporate and foundation communications manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro

Over the years, we’ve been persistent in our efforts to find product solutions for gardeners that also benefit the environment. Green waste recycling is a perfect example of one solution we’ve found. 

Technology, Trading Offer Opportunity for Managing Nutrient Discharge

Efforts to reduce nutrient levels are shifting and becoming more widespread as water and wastewater utilities work to improve effluent and adhere to regulations
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Nutrient pollution and the resulting excess of nutrients in waterbodies continues to plague aquatic environments around the world, threatening waterways, fish and plant life — and even public health. The runoff of phosphate and nitrogen from farming, stormwater, wastewater treatment plant  discharges and other sources into waterbodies continues to unbalance ecosystems, resulting in toxic algal blooms and hypoxic dead zones.

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