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4 Reasons Companies from BP America to Unilever are Thanking Rep. Curbelo for Leadership on Climate

For the first time since 2010, a Republican has introduced a climate bill. Business leaders are welcoming its market-based approach to fighting climate change.
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Cactus Flats Wind Facility in Texas is Operational

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ATLANTA, August 3, 2018 – Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced that the 148-megawatt (MW) Cactus Flats Wind Facility in Concho County, Texas is operational.

U.S. Recycling Companies Face Upheaval From China Scrap Ban

By Erica E. Phillips
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U.S. companies that collect waste for recycling are weighing higher prices and other changes to their operations since China upended the industry when it stopped accepting much of the scrap material Americans have been shipping there for decade.

Mohawk Group’s Nutopia Collection Brings Biophilic Inspiration to Wayfinding

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Nutopia by Mohawk Group Intersects Nature and Urban Fabric

Nutopia, one of our newest Living Products, explores natural effects in urban settings for a new take on biophilic patterns. The unique carpet tile collection meets the most stringent sustainability requirements while offering a multitude of wayfinding and branding opportunities.

Digging Into Soil Health Is Good Business

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With its important role in sequestering carbon, soil is gaining recognition as a tool for mitigating the growing threat of climate change. As a result, agriculture-based industries, such as food, textiles and to some extent cosmetics, are digging into the health of soil — the key to sequestration. These industries are engaging with sustainable agricultural practices designed to regenerate and enhance this critical natural resource.

Helping Samsung Save Water and Improve Operations in Texas

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August 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - At its plant in Austin, Texas, Samsung produces chips that go into mobile devices. Precise temperature and humidity control are essential to the fabrication of semiconductors, which is why these facilities have large chiller operations. They also consume significant amounts of Ultra Pure Water (UPW) and generate substantial wastewater.

Investors and Businesses Decry Proposed Rollback of Tailpipe Emissions and MPG Standards

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August 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In response to the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of vehicle fuel economy and emissions standards, influential investors and business leaders are raising concerns that the change will undermine the global competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry–especially auto suppliers, the largest manufacturing sector in the U.S.–in addition to spurring years of regulatory uncertainty and litigation. More than one-third of the U.S.

“Closing the Loop”: A Close Look at Circular Economy

By Amir Rahdari, Circular Iran
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Circular economy has gained considerable momentum in the past couple of years. It entails a restorative and regenerative ap­proach by design and aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times (The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2015). By decoupling growth from scarce resource use, circular economy presents both a macro and micro strategy for a sustainable economy with a strong business case in its favor.

Kate Williams: 1 Percent For The Planet

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When you read about the giant islands of plastic garbage in our oceans, or see time-lapsed photos of diminishing arctic sea ice, in order to stave off the helpless feeling that creeps up into your throat, do you ever reach into your wallet intending to donate to an organization that’s making a difference? But then you may hesitate. To whom should you give to have the greatest impact? Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is here to help. She is Kate Williams, the CEO of 1%  For The Planet, a nonprofit that serves as a sort of conduit for environmental giving.

Arbor Day Foundation Announces New Partnership With Grove Collaborative

Grove Collaborative commits to plant 100,000 trees in our nation’s forests
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LINCOLN, Neb. August 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation announced today a new partnership with Grove Collaborative — an auto-shipment service offering natural household products — to plant 100,000 trees in forests of high need. Grove Collaborative has pledged to donate 1 percent of sales from Grove Collaborative’s Seedling branded paper products toward the Foundation’s reforestation efforts on an ongoing basis.

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