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El Yunque National Forest Advances With the Arbor Day Foundation

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After a hurricane, local leaders need to rebuild not only the damaged roads and buildings, but also the injured trees and plant life. The loss of natural habitat for animals during these major storms can leave some species completely homeless and without a food source.

Vistra Brings World's Largest Utility-Scale Battery Energy Storage System Online

Flagship of company’s Vistra Zero portfolio will provide affordable, zero- carbon electricity, bolster reliability of California’s power grid
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IRVING, Texas, January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Vistra (NYSE: VST) today announced that its Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility connected to the power grid and began operating on Dec. 11, 2020. At 300 megawatts/1,200 megawatt-hours, the lithium-ion battery storage system, located on-site at Vistra’s Moss Landing Power Plant in Monterey County, California, will be the largest of its kind in the world. Furthermore, construction is already underway on Phase II, which will add an additional 100 MW/400 MWh to the facility by August 2021, bringing its total capacity to 400 MW/1,600 MWh.

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.

Five Ways to Optimize Sustainability Across Global Facilities

Published on EHS Today
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From conducting onsite assessments of nearly 100 global facilities over the past few years and providing desktop and virtual technical advice to many more, we have learned a lot about how to effectively support clients with saving money and reducing their impacts on local communities and natural resources. It doesn’t matter what sector you are in because optimization opportunities are very similar across industries.

Net Zero Gaining Momentum Like Never Before Among Investor and Business Community

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2020 can't get behind us fast enough. But the shocking realization we've all faced about how vulnerable our society and global economy is also one of the reasons we've seen the remarkable embrace of ‘net zero’ by the business community this year.

The Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus Programs

College Campuses and Healthcare Facilities Across the Country are Dedicated to Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Community Forests
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Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus programs: Higher Education, K-12, and Healthcare.

Indonesia's LESTARI Project: From Village Empowerment to Landscape Conservation

Leveraging the financial resources of villages and the administrative power of provincial forest management authorities
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This piece was written by Tedi Rabold about the completed U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) LESTARI project.

Weighing Approaches to Reduce Land-Use Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Increase Carbon Storage in Ecosystems

Prioritizing options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from land use based on ProLand’s insights from local experts and lessons learned
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Tetra Tech’s Tim Holland wrote this piece to discuss how countries can best determine prioritizing options for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from land use.

Restoration Fuels, LLC Receives FSC® Chain of Custody Certification

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GREENVILLE, S.C. , Restoration Fuels, LLC, has earned Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification by SCS Global Services for the first commercial-scale torrefaction facility in North America, located in John Day, Oregon. Restoration Fuel’s FSC trademark license code is FSC-C162426. Restoration Fuels is a subsidiary of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment). It is the largest investment in the history of the Endowment.

The Arbor Day Foundation's Energy-Saving Trees Aim to Reduce Energy Consumption

Homeowners are Strategically Planting Trees in Partnership with Local Utility Providers, Public Agencies, and Other Organizations.
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Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation's Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy programs.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy programs are designed to help utility companies, municipalities, and corporate organizations distribute trees to their communities. The core purpose is to lower energy bills, improve air quality, sequester carbon, and manage stormwater runoff.

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