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State Treasurer, Investors With More Than $102 Billion in Assets Call on New Mexico Regulators to Strengthen Draft Ozone and Methane Regulations

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November 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Investors with more than $102 billion in assets under management called on New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state environmental regulators to strengthen draft ozone precursor and methane regulations, citing public health and environmental risks. 

Black & Veatch: Decarbonization Driving Repowering of the Power Industry

Calls for zero-carbon energy are increasing, fueling the need for cleaner, more environmentally friendly energy portfolios
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The global power industry is in a state of transformation and needs to accelerate the path to net zero as many companies, communities and stakeholders forge ahead with commitments to lower carbon emissions.

Cox Assumes Majority Ownership of BrightFarms

BrightFarms Secures $100 Million Series E Round of Funding to Expand High-Tech Indoor Farming Across the U.S.
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IRVINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – BrightFarms, a leading next-generation indoor farming company supplying U.S. grocery retailers with packaged salad greens, has secured more than $100 million in debt and new equity capital to support robust expansion plans. The Series E round of funding was led by Cox Enterprises, which now owns a majority stake in the company, and includes a follow-on investment from growth equity firm Catalyst Investors.

The Trust for Public Lands Announces Partnership With the VF Foundation to Improve Access to Parks

Communities Across the Country are Rallying to Improve Access to the Outdoors 100 Million People Lack Close-to-Home Park Access
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Communities Across the Country are Rallying to Improve Access to the Outdoors
100 Million People Lack Close-to-Home Park Access

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Communities Across the Country are Rallying to Improve Access to the Outdoors
100 Million People Lack Close-to-Home Park Access

Medtronic: Waste Not, Want Not

Throughout the product lifecycle, Medtronic works to reduce waste and build a more sustainable future.
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Drowning in waste

Our planet bears the proof of an indisputable truth: waste is piling up in landfills and oceans around the world. Unfortunately, medical waste is part of the problem. From single-use syringes to decommissioned insulin pumps, there is an environmental cost to the safe delivery of healthcare. As a leader in the medical device industry, Medtronic has a role to play in waste reduction. The good news? We’re tackling product waste head-on and striving for a more sustainable future.

No waste is the best waste

Mobilizing Our Resources: Partnering With Arbor Day Foundation for Community Resilience

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At International Paper, we mobilize our people, products and resources to address critical needs in our community. See how our support of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program is making a difference in the lives of disaster victims in Orange, Texas.

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Click here to learn more about community engagement at International Paper. 

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Putting Purpose into Action: Environmental Stewardship

What if healthcare technology companies could help treat people and our planet?
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The health of our planet is vital to the health of society and the patients we serve. For years, we’ve been committed to reducing our use of natural resources and investing in renewables to sustainably power our operations and promote environmental stewardship. Today, it’s more important than ever that we acknowledge and plan for the challenges caused by climate change. That is why we have set a goal to be carbon neutral in our operations by FY30. This milestone will increase the resilience, longevity, and sustainability of our business as we continue to improve patient health.

Putting Purpose into Action: Reducing Our Operational Footprint

Excerpts from the 2020 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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ADDING BUSINESS VALUE

Actively managing our environmental impacts and reducing our footprint fosters positive relationships with stakeholders, reduces our operating costs, and sustains our ability to operate.

OPERATING SUSTAINABLY

Being a good environmental steward is part of our business strategy. We focus our efforts on reducing the energy, emissions, water, and waste footprint of both our operations and our products.

“Ask the Expert” Q&A With CTIA's Michelle James on Their New Smart Cities Playbook

The Qualcomm Developer Network goes deeper into Smart Cities and asks an expert.
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In our Qualcomm Developer Network blog post, Developers Helping Smart Cities Be Smarter, we looked at some of the technology challenges cities are facing, and strategies on how developers could get involved.

National Grid Releases Statement on New England Governor's Call for Modernization of Regional Electric System

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WALTHAM, MA – National Grid today issued a statement following the New England Governors’ call for the modernization of the regional electricity system in order to achieve their states’ respective goals for clean, affordable, and reliable electricity:

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