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Washington Can’t Kill Solar Power: 6 Reasons to Be Optimistic About the Future of Solar

By: Mike Bloomberg
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The Trump administration recently announced that the U.S. will be implementing a steep tariff on solar panel imports. Taxing those solar panels up to 30 percent will destroy U.S. jobs, because far more Americans are involved in installing and maintaining panels than in manufacturing them. It will also raise Americans’ electric bills, by making the energy marketplace less competitive. And it will hurt our environment and public health, by slowing the transition away from heavily polluting, carbon-emitting fossil fuels.

Yacht Converted into Mobile Science Lab with Xylem Solution

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Up to 15 percent of the world’s cargo traffic is handled in the Baltic Sea, making it one of the busiest areas for ship traffic in the world. As part of an EU project, a yacht has been modified with Xylem water-monitoring technology to research the environmental impact of shipping in the region.

Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curbsides – yes, curbs – have the power to transform cities.
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Nobody ever said, Curbsides are cool.

Perhaps that’s why we so often overlook curbs – one of a city’s most valuable assets. Everyone wants to work on expanding small business districts, improving health and education outcomes and leveraging data and technology to transform cities (because that’s all the rage these days).

But curbs? Curbs don’t get the attention they deserve.

Tetra Tech Facilitates Major Automotive Industry Event

Partnering with GM, Ford, Honda, and Toyota to instruct U.S. automotive suppliers about reporting requirements
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Tetra Tech is partnering with the four major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)—Ford, General Motors, Honda, and Toyota—to facilitate a rare opportunity for automotive supply chain companies to hear directly from OEMs about their needs and reporting requirements.

Tetra Tech Receives Environmental Business Journal Industry Award

Delivering record financial performance based on contract wins across the water, infrastructure, and energy sectors
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In January 2018, Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) recognized Tetra Tech with an award for Business Achievement: Large Firms. EBI Inc. will present the annual EBJ awards for outstanding businesses at its Environmental Industry Summit XVI in San Diego, California, on March 21, 2018. The Environmental Industry Summit is an annual three-day event hosted by EBI, Inc. and 2020 Environmental Group.

Cooler Return Program Is a ‘Win-Win’ for Lab

UC-Berkeley’s Glaunsinger Lab reduces environmental impact by reusing coolers for its temperature-sensitive reagents, chemicals and kits.
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By Jim Butschli

As a believer in the coexistence of science and the environment, the Glaunsinger Lab at the University of California-Berkeley takes a proactive approach to its efforts to recycle and reuse coolers needed for the storage and shipment of temperature-sensitive reagents, chemicals and kits.

Miami is Not Plastic

Rusty Pelican introduces initiative to reduce single use disposable plastic
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The #MiamiIsNotPlastic campaign – a joint effort between Key Biscayne Florida’s iconic waterfront restaurant Rusty Pelican, its neighboring sister restaurant Whisky Joe’s, and the Rickenbacker Marina – officially kicked off in January 2018.  Conceived by Pallava Goenka, Regional Managing Director of Specialty Restaurants Corporation (SRC) which operates Rusty Pelican and Whisky Joe’s, in partnership with the Rickenbacker Marina, the initiative, which draws attention to plastic pollution caused by single use plastic, has drawn the interest o

National Park Foundation & HanesBrands Kick Off New Partnership Supporting America’s National Treasures

Celebrating Its 50th Year, the Official Nonprofit Partner to The National Park Service Adds Another Global Company to Its Roster
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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Perfectly timed for #TravelTuesday, the National Park Foundation and HanesBrands announced a new partnership to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with, celebrate, and support America’s national parks and community-based programs. As the newest National Park Foundation partner for the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement, HanesBrands’ support will benefit America’s National Park System.

Living Future unConference Promotional Video

The leading event in regenerative design
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The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 12th annual unConference, Living Future 2018, May 1-4, 2018 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

Bridgestone Elevates Standards in Sustainable Procurement Practices; Launches New Policy for Suppliers and Partners

Minimum requirements strengthen existing guidelines for Respect of Human Rights, Environmental Standards and Product Quality while including additional requirements for Land Conservation and Rights, Point of Origin Traceability and Resilience
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Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), the world’s largest tire and rubber company, today announced a new Global Sustainable Procurement Policy to help identify and evaluate qualified suppliers, promote best practices, and serve as a communication and improvement tool for the industry. The policy reflects a company commitment to procurement programming that drives action to realize long-term environmental, social and economic benefits. The policy is applicable to all purchased materials and services, as well as all suppliers globally.

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