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IBM Releases Report on the UN SDGs

Putting smart to work towards achieving the UN SDGs
Press Release

November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - IBM is leveraging its technology, expertise and commitment to global service and sustainability to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

AIDA Cruises Receives the Innovation Award of German Gas Industry

With AIDAnova and the concept of Green Cruising, AIDA sets new standards – that’s what the jury says.
Press Release

ROSTOCK, Germany, November 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ On the evening of November 22, 2018, the associations of the gas industry presented the German Gas Industry Innovation Award for the 20th time in Berlin. AIDA Cruises was honored in the category Mobility & Transport for building the world’s first LNG cruise ship, AIDAnova, as part of its “Green Cruising” concept.

Simple Tips to Make the Holiday Season More Environmentally Friendly

80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays can be recycled or repurposed
Press Release

PHOENIX, November 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With parties, decorations, gift giving and travel, Americans generate 25 percent more waste than average between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day – equating to almost 1,000 pounds of trash per household. However, roughly 80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays can be recycled or repurposed, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The experts at Republic Services, an industry leader in U.S.

How the Airline Industry Is Cleaning Up Its Climate Act

Aviation is one of the most polluting industries on the planet–but a groundswell of innovation in alternative fuels, and investments from major airlines, could set it on a path to carbon zero.
Article

BY ADELE PETERS

When the Shopkeeper Measures Blood Pressure: Novartis Foundation and Partners Prove Effectiveness of Community-based Approach to Tackling Hypertension

Novartis Foundation and partners’ innovative ComHIP pilot in Ghana shows that bringing healthcare closer to where people live, work and shop effectively tackles hypertension – the most deadly non-communicable disease.
Summary: 

• Innovative ComHIP project in Ghana shows that bringing healthcare closer to where people live, work and shop effectively tackles hypertension – the most deadly non-communicable disease

• Digital health tools were a key enabler in the program

• The control rate of people with hypertension enrolled and retained in the program for over a year climbed from 36% to 72%

• The Ghanaian government is integrating the model into national policy and plans to scale-up to additional regions

• This form of community-based care could save millions of lives in other countries and for other NCDs

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• Innovative ComHIP project in Ghana shows that bringing healthcare closer to where people live, work and shop effectively tackles hypertension – the most deadly non-communicable disease

• Digital health tools were a key enabler in the program

• The control rate of people with hypertension enrolled and retained in the program for over a year climbed from 36% to 72%

• The Ghanaian government is integrating the model into national policy and plans to scale-up to additional regions

• This form of community-based care could save millions of lives in other countries and for other NCDs

Talking Mine Closure With Chris Cormier, Former Vice President, Reclamation and Closure

Blog

Mine closure and reclamation are key components in the life cycle of a mine. To us, how we leave our mine sites and how we start them are equally important. From the early planning stages to the final truckload, mine reclamation and closure are constantly on our radar, as the industry and how we mine responsibly change over time.

Land Remediation Restores Soil Conditions at El Sauzal

Blog

Land management practices in the mining process can take an environmental toll on the soil around a mine site. Tillage, stripping and removal of native vegetation can alter the living and nutrient conditions of soil organisms, and result in a degradation of their microenvironments, particularly with a reduction of soil biotics, both in biomass and diversity.

Red Lake Schools Discover the Earth at Close Range

Blog

At Goldcorp, we recognize that our stewardship of the environment is integral to our company’s long-term viability, and we are working on innovative ways for environmental management, always considering the present and future of water, energy and biodiversity. Learning about our environment and how climate change impacts the world around us is an important step in inspiring the next generation of environmental leaders.

Reducing Fresh Water Use at Red Lake Gold Mines

Blog

Goldcorp’s Towards Zero Water (H2Zero) Strategy targets dramatic reductions in our use of fresh water and increased water recycling rates at every one of our operations. An immediate goal is to reduce all forms of “high-calorie water” extraction which we define as the extraction of water not necessary due to dewatering or the inadvertent capture or precipitation by our existing facilities.

Seeing Red: The Story of Cyanide Dye at Goldcorp

Blog

Goldcorp’s safety culture underpins everything we do as a company. Mining safely is a challenge we face every day, and there is no better example of this challenge than safety surrounding cyanide.

Cyanide is a highly toxic chemical most commonly used in the leaching process for gold extraction, which means we need to take every precaution to ensure it is handled safely at all our sites. One of the ways we do this is with the addition of red dye to the mix, which helps with leak detection of an otherwise clear liquid.

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