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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.

Hope Air Bridges Distance to Health Care

TransCanada's support of Hope Air will help fund an estimated 45 flights for residents in Northern BC
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With the assistance of Hope Air, triple-amputee Darlene Thomas travels to Vancouver three times a year to have her prosthetics checked and adjusted. To support this worthwhile program, two TransCanada projects – Prince Rupert Gas Transmission and Coastal GasLink – each donated $5,000 to Hope Air.

Keystone and Big Oil are Not the Problem

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The blog originally published in the Valley News and is being re-published with the consent of the author, Mark McElroy.

M2M Connectivity: Driving Innovations in Energy Efficiency

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By: Susan Diegelman, Director of Public Affairs, AT&T

Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the broadband networks that deliver its value are revolutionizing how we are shaping a greener environment. Thanks to M2M solutions, cars have become more than just machines that help us get from point A to point B and our building systems have never run more efficiently.  If deployed en mass, M2M technology could provide solutions to America’s infrastructure challenges.  

GM’s Al Hildreth: ‘We’re Collecting Data and Sharing Best Practices’

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The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has formed a new advisory group to represent the automotive industry’s expertise in environmental sustainability.

Al Hildreth, global energy manager for General Motors, says the group will monitor environmental sustainability issues that impact the industry as well as encourage the development of common definitions, metrics, and benchmarking.

Bacardi Unveils Plan To Slash Energy Use, Water Use, Greenhouse Emissions

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Showing that the push toward sustainability is no fad, spirits giant Bacardi has set new environmental goals that would cut its water use and greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2017.

The plan affects all 27 manufacturing and bottling facilities, where the Bermuda-based company operates and its 75 offices, including the U.S. headquarters in South Florida.

Conflict Minerals

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Introduction to Conflict Minerals 

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