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Pipelines Creating Jobs and Opportunities

Keystone XL will generate approximately 9,000 jobs and significant economic spinoff activity.
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Keystone XL has recently been the subject of a vigorous debate about the number of jobs the project will generate during its construction. There have been many guesses, studies and estimates thrown around over the last five years and these have often muddied the debate about the economic impacts of a project such as Keystone XL. At TransCanada we are able to build plans – and can show, right down to a single job, how many workers it will take to build a project — because we’ve been building pipelines for more than 60 years.

Due Today, August 9! Nominate Your Company for the 2014 WEC Gold Medal in Sustainability!

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August 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is accepting nominations for the 30th WEC Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. Global corporations demonstrating a unique and sustained contribution to sustainable development will be eligible for consideration. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11:59pm EST through WEC's website.

Nebraska Cowboy Displays Scheer Talent

Wins $100,000 first prize in TransCanada-sponsored Calgary Stampede Saddle Bronc event.
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If you won $100,000 you might take some time off work to celebrate. Not Cort Scheer. Just a few days after winning the Calgary Stampede’s Saddle Bronc event last month, he was back on the road competing in rodeos across the United States.

Weyerhaeuser Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 28%

On-track to 40% reduction by 2020
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Weyerhaeuser shared its progress toward a companywide goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2020 in its recently published sustainability report.

By the end of 2012, total greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 28 percent compared to a base year of 2000. The company has been able to achieve this reduction by consolidating operations to higher efficiency mills and replacing fossil fuels with carbon-neutral biomass fuels.

Balfour Beatty Construction's Dallas office achieves LEED Gold certification

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DALLAS, AUGUST 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ Balfour Beatty Construction was recently awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification under the LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED C-I) for their 3100 McKinnon Street office located in Dallas, Texas. The firm remodeled their North Texas home office with sustainability and green building elements as the key focus.

Tulane University to Present Key Conflict Minerals Findings at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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Tulane University to present Conflict Minerals Burden Survey at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.  This survey acts as a follow up to the October 2011 study, which analyzed the economic impact of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The latest study will now look at the realized impact affected companies are experiencing from conflict minerals legislation. 

PwC to Speak at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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PwC to speak at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium in Los Angeles, Californa August 21-22, 2013.  Authors of the recent conflict minerals survey titled "How Companies are Preparing" will present key findings such as the level of understanding of the conflict minerals rule, as well as their progress towards compliance.

Nominate Your Company for the 2014 WEC Gold Medal Award for Sustainability!

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August 2, 2013 /3BLMedia/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is accepting nominations for the 30th WEC Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. Global corporations demonstrating a unique and sustained contribution to sustainable development will be eligible for consideration. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 9, 2013 through WEC's website. Self-nominations are welcome.

Mother Knows Best: How One Family Roadtrip Launched the Automobile Age

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One summer morning in southern Germany, Bertha Benz climbed into her husband’s car, grabbed her two teenage sons, and drove off to her mother’s house 60 miles away without telling her husband. What sounds like a budding family drama was in fact a historic roadtrip that launched the automobile age. Bertha’s husband was Carl Benz, the perfectionist inventor of the automobile, who has been reluctant take his car for a drive “until it’s ready.” Bertha, on the other hand, lacked Carl’s patience and wanted to show the results.

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