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Safely Restoring Power After a Massive Desert Monsoon

SCE crews overcome multiple challenges to reenergize key transmission lines toppled by a storm.
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By Casey Wian

Published on September 16, 2021

Shortly after midnight on Aug. 13, an unusually strong monsoon knocked down five Southern California Edison transmission towers- Opens in new window over a remote, two-mile stretch of the western Arizona desert.

12 Young Circular Economy Innovators

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Meet Circularity 21 Emerging Leaders, a group of 12 students and early-career professionals looking to drive the transition to a circular economy. 

When it comes to advancing a circular economy, innovators are working around the world with these three principles in mind — design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems.

Bloomberg Impact Report 2020: The Business of Resilience

When the COVID-19 pandemic shook the world, our company stepped up to help stabilize global markets and communities in crisis.
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Originally posted on bloomberg.com/impact

In 2020, the COVID-19 virus infected hundreds of thousands of people globally, throwing the markets into turmoil and forcing companies — including our own — to send employees home to work remotely.

Taproot Foundation's 2020 Nonprofit Resiliency Survey: Key Takeaways

Download the key takeaways from Taproot Foundation's 2020 nonprofit survey on how the COVID-19 pandemic affected their operations, programmatic work, and fundraising ability.
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Find Taproot Foundation's 2020 Nonprofit Resiliency Survey: Key Takeaways here.

The past year has challenged us all in ways we never expected. Yet through it all, we've been able turn to nonprofits for support.

Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Must Adapt, Embrace the Concept of ‘New Energy’

Strategic Directions Report reinforces the need for the industry to evolve
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Electric utilities are navigating one of the industry’s most dynamic times across diverse geographies and stakeholders, presented with a mix of opportunities as they work to meet changing customer demands along with the need to deliver reliable, resilient power, Black & Veatch’s new 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report finds.

Let’s Embrace Distributed Infrastructure to Decrease Power Outages

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By Wes Denton, Managing Director, Data Centers

Data Center operators and businesses need predictability in their power supplies. Their infrastructure has to operate regardless of grid stability, weather conditions and other factors that threaten their systems.

Network problems, IT system failures and hosting disruptions are significant reasons for data center outages. The biggest culprit, though, remains interrupted power supply, according to research from the Uptime Institute.

How One Community Kept a Hurricane at Bay

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is restoring coastal wetlands and dune habitats in Florida, thanks to grants from Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
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When Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys in 2017, many beaches were diminished by high winds and ocean activity. But when Irma struck Virginia Key, a barrier island in Miami, a dune replanted there by the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science — and more than 3,000 volunteers — kept out the surge.

NFWF and Wells Fargo Announce $2 Million in Grants to Help Communities Better Prepare for and Respond to Natural Disasters

Projects will help communities address impacts of a changing climate through conservation and capacity building
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WASHINGTON, October 3, 2018/3BL Media/ — Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $2 million in grants to eight nonprofit organizations to help communities become more resilient in the face of conditions associated with a changing climate, including rising sea levels, water quantity and quality issues, and extended hurricane and fire seasons.

Resiliency is Preparedness

Collaboration between cities and the private sector can prepare us for physical, social and economic challenges.
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Scott Tew | Ingersoll Rand 

Smart Grid and Microgrids—the Hard Solution for Asia’s At-Risk Megacities

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Disaster recovery remains a driving force for Asia, which experiences more natural disasters than any other region in the world. Floods, earthquakes and cyclones continue to wreak havoc—killing people, wiping out homes and livelihoods, and leaving economies in distress.

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