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Growth at WSP USA Includes Enhanced Risk Assessment Services

Increases in Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment services highlights firm’s development as an environmental resources leader.
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While WSP USA has long offered risk assessment services, recent growth has enabled the development of a coordinated, interdisciplinary team of experts within the firm’s Environment business line dedicated to helping clients develop and maintain healthy and sustainable environments.

The Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment service is a logical progression for a firm that has become a recognized leader in the development and implementation of methods for assessing, communicating and managing health and ecological risks that are both innovative and practical.

From Domestic Hedonism To Mindful Moderation, the Bacardi Survey Reveals Spirits Trends Sparked by Cultural Shifts Last Year

The latest trends report by Bacardi reveals why we’re craving spice and bitters, which cocktails recipes are on the rise, and how we’re imbibing more mindfully in 2021.
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HAMILTON, Bermuda, February 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Bacardi Limited, the world's largest privately-held spirits company, has its eye on the future. It just released the Bacardi Cocktail Trends Report, the company's second annual edition, revealing how recent cultural shifts have re-shaped the beverage industry.

Bridgestone Develops New Technology for Improving Guayule-Derived Natural Rubber Productivity through Joint Development with Kirin Holdings

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  • The project seeks to advance sustainable tire materials through diversification of the world’s natural rubber supply.

  • The project combines the technologies of Kirin Holdings with the guayule cultivation expertise of Bridgestone to deliver large-scale propagation of guayule plants from high-quality seeds. 

  • The new technology may also be used to support the guayule breeding process to more rapidly increase a desired genotype for testing and production.

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  • The project seeks to advance sustainable tire materials through diversification of the world’s natural rubber supply.

  • The project combines the technologies of Kirin Holdings with the guayule cultivation expertise of Bridgestone to deliver large-scale propagation of guayule plants from high-quality seeds. 

  • The new technology may also be used to support the guayule breeding process to more rapidly increase a desired genotype for testing and production.

Love at First Block: Sustainability With the Help of Blockchain

by Mark Herrema, Co-founder and CEO of Newlight Technologies
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Over the past 17 years, my team at Newlight has been working to turn air and greenhouse gas into a material found throughout nature called AirCarbon.

Smart Agriculture Offers a Path to Zero Hunger and Improved Livelihoods

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Despite decades of progress in reducing hunger, the trend has reversed, and the world is not on track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: Zero Hunger by 2030. According to a 2020 United Nations report, nearly 690 million people—60 million more than in 2015 and an estimated 8.9 percent of the world’s total population—are hungry.

Logitech CEO Details Carbon Transparency Plans, Challenges Businesses To Do More

By Tyler Clifford
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Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell is challenging corporations to step up their efforts to address climate change, telling CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Tuesday that the device manufacturer plans to provide consumers more transparency about the carbon footprint of Logitech products.

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Watch Energea Spotlight: Producing Food for Your Neighbors

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Ian Gibson runs an organic vegetable and flower farm in Higganum, Connecticut. A thoughtful use of space, solar powered irrigation and a minimal use of equipment and chemical inputs makes Ian's farm the perfect model of sustainability for the farming industry.

Watch more sustainability highlights here.

The ABC of Smart Living When You’re WFH

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Millions of us are working from home (WFH) because of the pandemic. But as we switch from offices to living rooms and home offices, there are ways to make the experience better and to save energy while you’re at it. Here are some seven great ways to make your WFH experience smarter and greener.

1. Make it cosy, not costly

Timberland Anticipates Products Becoming 'Net Positive' by 2030

BY ALYSSA DANIGELIS
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Timberland set new 2030 environmental goals today. The global outdoor lifestyle brand wants all of their products to have a “net positive” effect on nature, giving back more than they take.

Within 10 years, the VF Corporation brand’s specific, measurable goals are: 100% of products across footwear, apparel, and accessories designed for circularity, and 100% of natural materials sourced from regenerative agriculture.

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Eco-Flooring: Sustainable Options for You and the Environment

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Flooring has come a long way since handwoven grass carpets of pre-historic times. Throughout history, there have been hundreds of variations, resulting in the modern, eco-flooring options available today.

To better understand all the sustainable flooring choices available at your fingertips, it’s important to uncover the four layers:

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