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Peter Gleick on the California Drought

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2013 was the driest year on record in California, and the state’s snowpack is at 12% of what it should be. Considering that this state alone houses an eighth of the US population, maintains over 25 million acres of farmland with a GDP larger than that of Canada, the current California drought reaches well beyond the borders of the golden state.

Wastewater Treatment System at Ingersoll Rand Plant Saves Over 1,000 Gallons of Water Daily

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Read one-page success story: Wastewater Treatment System at Ingersoll Rand Plant Saves Over 1,000 Gallons of Water Daily

Teams at Ingersoll Rand's Monterrey, Mexico facility addressed water scarcity issues and made changes that enabled reuse of wastewater from manufacturing processes, and saved tens of thousands of dollars.

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Sustainability: Water

An Online Video Collection from NBC Learn and the NSF
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“Climate change is changing the statistics, we can't use the past as avery good predictor anymore.”

Monsanto & Water: Products

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Several innovations in agriculture have improved crops’ water use—better genetics, conservation tillage and biotech traits that protect the plants against bugs and competition from weeds. Building on these innovations, part of Monsanto’s R&D pipeline focuses on yield and stress traits, including water. Water stress traits are becoming ever-more important to farmers, whether it is via breeding or biotech. Monsanto is working to develop products in both areas.

Is the U.S. Insurance Industry Prepared for Climate Change?

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Analysis of first-ever industry-wide survey finds that only 23 of 184 companies have comprehensive climate change strategies, yet some leaders are emerging. Ceres proposes recommendations to insurers and regulators to maintain insurability in a warming world.

 
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Analysis of first-ever industry-wide survey finds that only 23 of 184 companies have comprehensive climate change strategies, yet some leaders are emerging. Ceres proposes recommendations to insurers and regulators to maintain insurability in a warming world.

 

U.S. Insurance Companies Vulnerable to Extreme Weather, Changing Climate

Report proposes solutions for state regulators, investors and insurers to protect consumers, maintain industry profitability in a warming world
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(3BL Media) Boston, MA – September 2012, 2012 – Worsening weather in a warming world poses a growing risk to the financial stability of insurance companies and has broad ramifications for the economy and society, according to a new report.

New UNCCD Policy Brief: Rio+20 Should Adopt a Sustainable Development Goal on Land

Land is missing link in pursuit of sustainable development, new UNCCD policy brief reveals. The brief calls the world leaders, who will gather at Rio+20 this June, to agree a sustainable development goal on land-use.
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(3BL Media) June 1, 2012 - New UNCCD Policy Brief, “A Sustainable Development Goal for Rio+20: Zero Net Land Degradation,” reveals that sustainable land-use is a prerequisite for ensuring future water, food and energy security.

Banorte Provided Over $ 8 Million Pesos to Support Communities Affected by the Drought

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"Foundation Banorte" ( Banorte Foundation) gave to civil society organizations gathered resources through their own No. 10 account.

The proceeds were divided equally by the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, San Luis Potosi and Zacatecas to be channeled to families affected by the drought.

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"Foundation Banorte" ( Banorte Foundation) gave to civil society organizations gathered resources through their own No. 10 account.

The proceeds were divided equally by the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, San Luis Potosi and Zacatecas to be channeled to families affected by the drought.

Horn of Africa Relief

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Earlier this month, UPS delivered an entire aircraft full of urgently needed food aid to Africa. The charter was the result of a request by the World Food Programme, one of UPS’s key partners in disaster relief, which has mobilized to assist victims of a famine in the Horn of Africa.

Watch video of UPS flight for famine relief

 

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