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WSP Celebrates World Ocean Day

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World Ocean Day is a reminder of the critical role that oceans play in the global environment and in our everyday lives. Oceans are connected to all life on Earth. They produce more than 50% of the planet's oxygen and absorb 30% of carbon emissions. Oceans are critical for people's health and livelihoods. They provide the main source of protein for over one billion people. By 2030, 40 million people will be employed in ocean-based industries.

Grande Prairie, Alberta, Students Nurture and Release Painted Lady Butterflies

International Paper Grande Prairie Mill Donated 1,600 Butterfly Kits to Area Schools
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GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alberta, June 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The International Paper Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, mill, through the International Paper Foundation, has provided an unforgettable, hands-on learning experience for children in its community. Nearly 1,600 elementary students across 40 area schools received butterfly kits and recently released their Painted Lady butterflies into the world.

International Paper Among First to Join New WWF “Forests Forward” Program

Global program will help companies deliver lasting science-driven strategies to benefit nature, climate and people
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International Paper, one of the world’s leading producers of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, is among the first five companies in the United States to partner with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on the launch of a new global program called “Forests Forward.”  The program, announced today, engages with companies and other stakeholders around the globe to deliver ef

World Turtle Day 2021: The Importance of Protecting Earth's Shelled Biodiversity

by Callie Veelenturf, Marine Conservation Biologist and Lenovo Innovator
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World Turtle Day is a moment in time to commemorate the diverse existence of both terrestrial and marine turtle species and an opportunity to draw attention to threats facing their survival. The first turtles evolved over 300 million years ago, and although many species have come and gone since their first appearance in the fossil record, there are approximately 356 extant turtle species currently identified. Unfortunately, about 40% of these species are threatened or endangered with extinction.

Biodiversity Crisis Emphasizes Need for Corporate Transparency

KPMG, Ambipar and One Earth back GRI Biodiversity Standard
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June 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As the global community marks World Environment Day (5 June), the growing biodiversity crisis emphasizes why businesses need to step up and be accountable for their impacts on the world, with an updated reporting standard for biodiversity required.

Tetra Tech's Ernesto L. Diaz Discusses Using Ecological and Nature-based Engineering for Coastal Risk Reduction and Sea Level Rise Adaptation

Building resilient coastal communities and infrastructure
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Ernesto L. Diaz is Tetra Tech’s Caribbean regional manager based in Puerto Rico and a lead coastal and marine scientist specializing in risk reduction, shoreline protection, and development of sea level rise adaptation strategies using ecological and nature-based engineering approaches.

Franklin 98 Living Shoreline

Innovative design approach uses nature-based solutions and habitat restoration to build coastal resilience and protect critical infrastructure.
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A 12-mile segment of Highway 98 that traverses Apalachicola Bay on the Florida panhandle lies directly beside the water’s edge. Wave energy, rising tides and severe storms make this stretch of shoreline, and the adjacent roadway infrastructure, particularly vulnerable to chronic erosion.

Ramona Gardens Natural Park - Air Pollution Reduction Measures

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The Ramona Gardens Housing Development is in the Northern Boyle Heights neighborhood of central Los Angeles. The housing complex is home to 1,800 residents, including 700 children. The community is situated less than 150 feet north of the 12-lane I-10 freeway, 2-lane express toll road, and the Metrolink rail corridor. 

When compared to average California communities, Ramona Gardens is disproportionately impacted by air pollutants due to:

WSP USA Clearing Path to Recovery for Wildfire-ravaged Regions of California

Since November 2020, WSP has been providing CalRecycle with emergency structural debris and hazard tree removal leadership in the Bay Branch region south of San Francisco.
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In 2020, California was devastated by out-of-control wildfires that claimed lives, destroyed property and created environmental hazards across the state. When the fires subsided, state Emergency Management officials looked to WSP USA for management of the massive cleanup effort.

Lenovo CEO Outlines Commitments to a Greener Future

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As the world is now pondering post-COVID economic recovery and social revival, an increasingly important concern shared by the global community is the emergency around climate change. Public and private sectors have come together to find solutions. Among the global technology leaders rising to this challenge is Lenovo, the world’s largest PC manufacturer and a solution provider.

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