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Arctic 30 Update and Fog Harvesting

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By now you may have heard about the arrest of 30 activists in the arctic by the Russian government. This week on Sea Change Radio we hear the harrowing tale from Keiller MacDuff, a Greenpeace colleague of the imprisoned group that has become known as the Arctic 30.
 
Then, host Alex Wise speaks to Gareth McKinley, an MIT professor whosestudents have come up with a potential solution for the rainless days that await many regions as climate change takes hold – a technology that effectively converts fog into potable water.

Using Outside Air to Keep Data Cool

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Caterpillar's main data center has improved greenhouse gas emissions by about 2,500 metric tons of CO2e annually, the equivalent of removing nearly 500 cars from roads. This has been achieved by efficiency improvements to the building's air conditioning system, which runs continuously. Improvements include an automation system that uses more efficient motors for the existing air handlers and equipment that takes advantage of outside air to cool the office during cooler months.

Revamped Scrap Recycling in Piracicaba

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A team at Caterpillar Brasil Ltd. (CBL) in Piracicaba, Brazil, has improved its recycling index through a number of improvements to its scrap disposal program. The name of the recycling area has been changed to Byproduct Central to better identify it as an area for materials that can be a source of revenue. The team also has found a new receiver for scrap, consolidated and organized the area where recyclables are stored, and identified additional materials that can be recycled rather than thrown away.

Technical Center Turns Water Use Around

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Our Technical Center in Mossville, Ill., has implemented cooling tower efficiency improvements that have resulted in more than 100 million gallons (380,000 cubic meters) of water recycled annually, delivering a 30 percent reduction in process cooling water consumption. Another project focused on process water softener rebuilds and control strategy enhancements saved an additional 35 million gallons (130,000 cubic meters) of water per year. These and other upgrades have resulted in a 58 percent improvement in water consumption over the baseline year of 2008.

Computer Aided Earthmoving for Landfill Efficiency

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Caterpillar's Computer Aided Earthmoving System (CAES) enables the re-engineering of landfill site planning and production processes from the machine cab. CAES is available on compactors and track-type tractors for use in landfills. When installed on a compactor, the system indicates to the operator when effective compaction has been achieved. Operators of track-type tractors receive real-time grade and slope information to better utilize cover soil, minimize airspace consumption and work more efficiently with the site plan to reduce costs.

Samsung Awards Technology to 255 Schools Nationwide in First Phase of $2 Million Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Five schools in every state and Washington, D.C., receive technology to support STEM learning across the country
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RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., November 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Samsung today announced the 255 state finalists in its nationwide Solve for Tomorrow contest, a commitment to raise awareness of and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning across America. Five winners from every state will benefit, receiving two Samsung Galaxy® Tabs as well as the opportunity to advance in the contest and receive additional products and software from Samsung and program partners DirecTV and Adobe.

CCMC Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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A project team at Caterpillar China Machinery Components (CCMC) in Wuxi, China, set a goal to reduce energy, water and steam use at the plant in order to bring down costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The team's suggestions included upgrading air compressors and switching from metal halide to LED lamps in the plant. These two projects have provided a total reduction of approximately 200 metric tons of CO2e annually.

Coca-Cola, Cargill monitor producers’ efforts

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CLARION - One might think that Coca-Cola and Cargill would seem out of place at a farmer-oriented field day where reducing nitrate runoff was the focus.

But they were present on Aug. 27 in Wright County to learn and monitor what farmers are hearing and doing to reduce nitrate runoff and leaching, plus what is planned for additional sustainable farming methods.

C4C Business Forum Bulletin: UN Secretary-General to attend; Twitter Chat with UNFCCC's Christiana Figueres

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The C4C Business Forum Bulletin is designed to keep signatories of Caring for Climate (a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme and the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) up to date on the latest news regarding the upcoming Caring for Climate Business Forum (19-20 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland). Featured items include: invitations to activities around the event, announcements of new speakers/featured attendees, programme information, and more.

 

 

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The C4C Business Forum Bulletin is designed to keep signatories of Caring for Climate (a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme and the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) up to date on the latest news regarding the upcoming Caring for Climate Business Forum (19-20 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland). Featured items include: invitations to activities around the event, announcements of new speakers/featured attendees, programme information, and more.

 

 

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