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One Water Strategies Provide Global Benefits and Develop Resilient Communities

Combatting climate change and public health challenges through One Water strategies while improving water quality and public health and providing economic benefits
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Using One Water strategies can address environmental threats, while improving the economy, quality of life, and environmental health.

Black & Veatch Launches New Environmental Business Unit

New organization focuses company’s vast experience in delivering environmental solutions as clients seek environmental science, regulatory, climate and sustainability solutions
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As enterprises thoughtfully work to meet environmental objectives from regulators, shareholders and consumers, Black & Veatch announces the launch of a dedicated environmental business unit to support those objectives.

Experts Discuss Global Water Challenges, Trends, and Solutions

A Discussion with Antea Group Water Experts
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Our global Antea Group water team sat together virtually to reflect back on 2020 and what a rollercoaster of a year it was. They all agreed that while COVID-19 dominated the headlines, significant attention has been placed on how society and governments are awakening to the realities of climate change. With the trends of warming temperatures, fast-melting polar ice, increased incidence and severity of severe weather events, it’s clear that climate change is rearing its ugly head through the disruption of our planet’s water cycle.

Cambium Carbon and the Arbor Day Foundation Pilot “Reforestation Hubs” in Four U.S. Cities

Innovative public-private partnerships will catalyze urban wood utilization and carbon capture
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LINCOLN, Neb., January 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Cambium Carbon, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, today announced the pilot launch of “Reforestation Hubs,” an innovative model geared toward improving resource efficiency and carbon capture at the municipal level.  Reforestation Hubs will engage local businesses, residents, and policymakers to close the loop on urban wood waste, upcycling removed trees and developing new revenue to support tree planting and main

A Manufacturer Works to Keep Forests Safe

by NAM News Room
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International Paper is acutely aware that forests are “the lungs of the landscape,” says Chief Sustainability Officer Sophie Beckham. That’s why the company, which serves 25,000 customers in 150 countries around the world, has developed a close partnership with The Nature Conservancy.

Beckham chatted with us recently about what the two organizations have done together. Here’s the condensed interview.

 

Continue reading the interview here

Solar Soil Vapor Extraction: Remediation from a Sustainable Angle

WSP USA implemented a solar-powered soil contamination cleaning system for rural oil and gas facilities that is revolutionizing approaches to standard remediation practices.
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When contaminated soil is identified for removal from remote locations, traditional dig-and-haul remediation techniques can create logistical and costly difficulties for these off-the-grid sites, not to mention a variety of associated environmental impacts.

This challenge for the oil and gas industry inspired a non-traditional technique developed by WSP USA, that is emerging as a practical, environmentally beneficial alternative to dig-and-haul operations.

Overcoming Challenges to Mainstreaming Ecosystem Restoration

The United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration initiative seeks to knock down barriers that could prevent restoration efforts from achieving full potential.
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Note: This is the second article in a series on the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. This article examines significant hurdles to the mass scaling up of ecosystem restoration as a mainstream means of fighting climate change.

Ecosystem restoration can play a direct role in successfully reducing the effects of climate change and offsetting carbon levels in the atmosphere, but several barriers stand in the way of these initiatives reaching their full ecological potential.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Lauded for Commitment to Guanaco Conservation

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Cerro Verde, in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, hosted an international group of scientists, biologists and researchers in a virtual event to evaluate the site’s guanaco conservation program and discuss research and recommendations moving forward to protect the population. 

Guanacos are listed as critically endangered by the Peruvian government. Peru, one of five South American countries with guanacos, has a population of about 3,500 guanacos. 

World Business Council for Sustainable Development issues first Implementation Report of the Forest Sector SDG Roadmap

New report provides a data driven description of the forest sector’s many contributions to the realization of the SDGs, such as climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, and poverty alleviation.
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Twelve leading member companies, including International Paper, from the Forest Solutions Group (FSG) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have issued the first Implementation Report of the Forest Sector SDG Roadmap (SDG Roadmap) released in July 2019. The report provides evidence of FSG members’ commitment to implementing the actions in the SDG Roadmap, takes stock of the status of implementation of the different actions among FSG members, and sets a baseline against which to track progress over time.

Primeira venda - créditos de cana reconhecem sustentabilidade

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17 dezembro 2020, Londres, Reino Unido. /3BL Media/ - A primeira venda de créditos de cana-de-açúcar certificada pela Bonsucro foi completada na Plataforma de Negociação de Créditos da Bonsucro. Quarenta produtores do Brasil venderam coletivamente 162.300 toneladas em créditos de cana sustentável para a Barry Callebaut, produtora mundial de chocolate. Os produtores pertencem à Socicana e à Assobari, associações brasileiras de produtores de cana, ambas comprometidas com a sustentabilidade.

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