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Novartis and Medicines for Malaria Venture Launch Patient Trial in Africa for KAF156, a Novel Compound Against Multidrug-resistant Malaria

Press Release
  • Compound has potential to be a game-changer in malaria elimination, rapidly clearing malaria infection, including resistant strains, and blocking parasite transmission

  • KAF156 is first compound from the imidazolopiperazines, a novel class of antimalarials, to enter phase IIb combination studies

  • Clinical trial has started early August in adults with malaria and is planned to expand to adolescents and children in a total of nine countries in Africa and Asia

Sundance Square and Green Mountain Energy Announce Extended Clean Energy Partnership

42 Buildings Will Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy to Create Major Environmental Impact
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FORT WORTH, Texas, August 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sundance Square, a 35-block mixed-use development in downtown Fort Worth, announced today it has extended its nine-year relationship with Green Mountain Energy for another seven years to provide renewable energy for all of its 42 buildings. This decision reinforces Sundance Square’s commitment to cleaner electricity and increases the amount of renewable energy used at the development from 50 percent to 100 percent.

Experts Learn How to Protect Trees AND Utility Lines

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Guest post by Phil Charlton, Ph.D. Executive Director, Utility Arborist Association.

North America depends on electricity and gas. Admittedly, I get my energy from caffeine but I depend on electricity to make the coffee. My house is heated with gas. I depend on streetlights and stop lights, both of which depend on electricity. Our jobs, factories, and every other part of life are possible because of the electric and gas infrastructure that supplies our homes and businesses. 

How to Stay the Course Toward A Low Carbon Future: Three Effective Corporate Strategies

by Holly Emerson
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Despite contemporary obstacles on the road to climate action, companies, non-profits and cities recognize addressing climate change is important and are continuing their work to achieve climate success. Holly Emerson, Ingersoll Rand senior sustainability analyst, shares 3 strategies to help businesses achieve a low-carbon future. She recommends establishing a long-term climate commitment, empowering customers to reduce their carbon footprints and encouraging authentic employee engagement.

See the full article on The Green Tie.

Texas Trees Foundation Announces New Dallas Urban Heat Island Effect Report and Findings, Sponsored by Alliance Data and Wells Fargo

Summary: 
  • Dallas county heating up second-fastest in United States
  • Data reveals trees help mitigate rising temperatures, improve health of community, offset carbon emissions
  • Study to help inform, drive action for municipalities, urban developers and corporations
Press Release
  • Dallas county heating up second-fastest in United States
  • Data reveals trees help mitigate rising temperatures, improve health of community, offset carbon emissions
  • Study to help inform, drive action for municipalities, urban developers and corporations

Living Future unConference Call for Proposals Closes Monday, August 21st

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The International Living Future Institute is excited to announce the call for proposals for their 12th annual Living Future unConference dedicated to Authenticity and Action. Next May 1-4 in Portland, Oregon, the unConference will bring together a community of leading deep green practitioners who will share their insights around building socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative communities. 

The Living Forest: What Tree Rings Tell Us About the Life of a Tree

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Trees are great record keepers, they tell us so much about the past. They are also resilient organisms, outliving humans and animals. Some of the oldest trees in the world are thousands of years old — like bristlecone pine. They’ve lived through major environment changes, climate shifts, and numerous historical events. There are trees standing today that are older than the establishment of this country, how remarkable.

We can learn a lot from trees, but first we must understand them.

Whirlpool Corporation Awarded Gold, Silver LEED® Green Building Certifications

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., August 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation has been awarded a prestigious LEED® Certification for two of its recent building projects, both located in Benton Harbor, Mich.

3 Data-Driven Insights to Propel Water Stewardship in the Food & Beverage Sector

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Water is the foundation of a food and beverage company’s business. Burgeoning population, climate uncertainties, political volatility and other conditions have an effect on water availability for business.

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