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New York City Bets On Energy Efficiency To Boost Sustainability

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The world needs to make a transition to renewable energy as part of a global sustainability project, but until solar, wind and other renewables​ become the norm, there’s one solution that is available​ now: energy efficiency. More energy efficient buildings means less energy and fewer emissions, besides huge savings. However, financing projects is not always easy, since payback is not immediate, ​putting lenders off.

Honda R&D Installs Advanced Fast-Fill Hydrogen Refueling Station

New station on Honda R&D Americas' Torrance, California campus built in anticipation of Honda's next-generation fuel cell electric vehicle, due in 2015
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  • New station on Honda R&D Americas' Torrance, California campus built in anticipation of Honda's next-generation fuel cell electric vehicle, due in 2015
  • Honda-developed hydrogen refueling protocol significantly reduces fill time

Case Studies: Clean Water Campaign Changes Lives in Ghana and Kenya

Corporate sustainability partners enable projects that install thousands of households water filters
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NativeEnergy’s Clean Water Campaign is improving the lives of thousands by installing water filters in homes across Kenya, Ghana, and other communities. Simple, proven household Hydraid water filters eliminate 90-99% of bacteria and parasites while eliminating the common practice of burning unsustainably harvested firewood to boil dirty water. Carbon reductions deliver additional value to address corporate greenhouse gas emissions goals.

Tribal Monitors Help Preserve Cultural Heritage

Members of the Alabama-Coushatta tribe monitor for signs of cultural significance along the Houston Lateral Pipeline
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Along the Houston Lateral pipeline, Alabama-Coushatta tribal monitors provide awareness, knowledge and information on the significance of the land that enhances TransCanada’s understanding of the Coushatta community. The tribe arrived in Texas in 1807 and was later placed on a reservation in Livingston, a town in East Texas. This unique tribe of people inhabited the east bank of the Trinity River, currently Liberty County.

Bloomberg Reports: America for Shale

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Bloomberg News covers a variety of topics dealing with sustainability including  energy, natural resources and corporate sustainability. Recently, Bloomberg.com released a special report on fracking and natural gas; "America's natural gas boom came on swiftly and opened a world of questions.

Baton Rouge Goes Green with CNG

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Baton Rouge streets will be a little greener, as the new fleet of environmentally friendly Waste Management trucks rolled into the Capital City.  During the Louisiana Police Jury Association’s annual convention, attendees got a sneak peak at the new-and-improved trucks, which run on compressed natural gas (CNG) a cleaner, greener alternative to the current diesel-fueled trucks.

Hotels Save Energy With a Push to Save Water

A new U.S. government program challenges lodgings to save water and energy.
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By Brian Clark Howard

National Geographic

PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 24, 2014

Las Vegas-based Caesars realized a double payoff when it gambled on saving water.

By cutting back on washing, lawn-sprinkling, and plain old waste, the hotel and gaming conglomerate saved both water and energy.

From Plastic to Petroleum: Converting Bags to Biofuel

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Every year, over one trillion plastic bags are used around the world. The average American consumer alone uses 300 annually. This ubiquitous item started out as a convenient and sanitary container for food, produce, liquids, chemicals, and waste. Plastic bags reduce paper use and use less material than comparable boxes, cartons, and jars. They are light, strong, and cheap. Today, however, their sheer number has caused major environmental problems. Most are not recycled, but thrown away, packing up landfills, clogging drainage systems, polluting the ocean, and killing wildlife.

Connected Cities Blog Shares AECOM Insights for an Improved Urban Future

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LOS ANGELES, Mar. 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — As part of a sharpened focus on urban issues globally, AECOM offers its Connected Cities blog to share its professional city-related knowledge and advance the dialogue around how to improve the world’s urban areas.

Scientists: Global Warming Likely to Surpass 2°C Target

They argue for new “narrative” so world can better prepare for dangerous climate change impacts.
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It took a long time for nations to set a speed limit on the road to a warming world.

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