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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.

Jason Rowell Joins Board of the California Hydrogen Business Council

Black & Veatch technology lead selected for expertise in hydrogen solutions and technologies, decarbonization
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch announces today that Jason Rowell, associate vice president and global technology portfolio manager with the company’s global power business, has been named to the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) Board of Directors. CHBC is a membership-based trade association that advocates for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in California.

Listening Lounge #5: Smart & Sustainable Building for the Future

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Is the handprint bigger than the footprint? Environmental sustainability, extreme weather events and more stringent climate protocols are driving sustainability trends. Join us as Frank O’Brien-Bernini, CSO at Owens Corning shares perspective on new innovations and emerging trends driving sustainable buildings.

 

Listen to this and more podcasts by Owens Corning here

Alabama Power Chooses Mitsubishi Power JAC Gas Turbine Power Island Combined With Black & Veatch EPC Experience for Plant Barry

Mitsubishi Power and Black & Veatch Will Supply Turnkey Solution
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LAKE MARY, Fla., December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE:SO), has selected a Mitsubishi Power JAC power island with advanced technology for a new unit at its James M. Barry Electric Generating Plant in Mobile County to help meet future reliability needs for customers.

A Perspective on a Future Ready City: San Antonio

WSP USA’s San Antonio office leader explores how the Texas city is becoming a model for forward-thinking, equitable approaches to modern infrastructure challenges.
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The essence of being Future Ready™ is a commitment to forward thinking in a city’s approach to planning and implementing programs and projects. Solutions must satisfy today’s demands but be adaptable for tomorrow’s needs and serve multiple objectives.

Equally as important, for a city to be Future Ready it must have “historical awareness” and leadership that acknowledges past failures and adapts practices as needed to progress the community.

Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

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While most office-workers have been working from home for much of this year, there is a slow but growing trend towards opening office spaces for limited numbers of employees to gather and collaborate. Employers recognize the value of in-person meetings for building stronger teams and sparking innovation. Of course, going into the office during a pandemic is quite different. We now know that COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets and aerosols that are produced through talking and breathing.

New Guide Provides Step-by-Step Instructions for Companies to Navigate Climate Risks and Make Sustainability Resilient

WWF describes specific actions companies, investors, and insurers can take today to help maintain a profitable and socially responsible business model in an era of rapid change
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WASHINGTON, November 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A new practical guide from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) illustrates steps businesses can take to help maintain profitability and social license to operate in a climate-insecure future.

Helicoid Industries, Ray of Hope Prize Finalist, Designs With Inspiration From Mantis Shrimp

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Helicoid Industries is making lighter, stronger, and more impact resistant composites by applying the same internal architecture found in the mantis shrimp’s extremely durable club.

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Helicoid Industries is making lighter, stronger, and more impact resistant composites by applying the same internal architecture found in the mantis shrimp’s extremely durable club.

Land Betterment Corporation Discussed the Importance of Regional Based Collaboration

Middle Tech Podcast is a growing regional hub of innovators and changemakers
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FISHERS, Ind., November 12, 2020 / 3BL Media / - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, discussed the importance of being a regional leader in brining innovation and entrepreneurship to the forefront to bring real and lasting change.  

Dave Hallowell Named to Lead Black & Veatch's Global Renewable Energy Business

New role for infrastructure solutions veteran comes as growing integration of renewables propels power sector’s transformation
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The drive for decarbonization in the power industry, coupled with technology advancements making large-scale solar and wind power complemented by battery storage more cost competitive, continues to propel growth in the global renewable energy market. The world’s power providers understand the need to thoughtfully invest in ways to rapidly integrate renewable energy in the mix on the power grid.

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