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Xylem Bypass Pumping Solution Helps Protect the Mojave Desert

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In December 2010, storms damaged a main sewer pipeline in the Mojave Desert, causing an environmental catastrophe. Xylem was called in to create an emergency bypass pumping solution to stop millions of gallons of raw sewage spilling into the Mojave River.

Xylem Executives Participate in 2016 American Water Summit

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RYE BROOK, NY December 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) executives are participating in the 2016 American Water Summit from December 5 – 7 in Miami, Florida.

Marina Bay Sands Receives Distinction Award for Innovative Approaches towards Waste Reduction

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Marina Bay Sands has been honored with a Distinction Award at the biennial 3R Awards for Hotels for its innovative methods to minimize waste. In conjunction with the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), the award aims to recognize hotels that go the extra mile to practice the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) on their premises and within their operations.  

Package Station on Four Wheels

When the courier no longer needs to ring the bell: start of the beta test in Stuttgart, to be followed by other large cities  – smart is ready for car boot deliveries.
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A click suffices, and the object of our desire lands in the virtual shopping basket: a pair of new shoes, the new printer, the new wide-angle lens for the camera. Online shopping is very fast nowadays, and in many cases the entire ordering and payment process is completed in a few seconds. But directly after the immediately appearing, onscreen order confirmation, the waiting starts for the customer – waiting for the parcel delivery.

Industrial Robots Are Learning to Save Energy

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In the EU project AREUS, researchers and engineers have developed the components of an energy-efficient automobile production system of the future. Basically, the idea is to have a direct-current network supply robots with “green” electricity, some of which is subsequently recovered and temporarily stored. Digital measurement technology and intelligent networking will ensure that the industrial smart grid operates flexibly and reliably.

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In the EU project AREUS, researchers and engineers have developed the components of an energy-efficient automobile production system of the future. Basically, the idea is to have a direct-current network supply robots with “green” electricity, some of which is subsequently recovered and temporarily stored. Digital measurement technology and intelligent networking will ensure that the industrial smart grid operates flexibly and reliably.

Windsor Assembly Plant Launches Production of Industry’s First-ever Hybrid Minivan

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  • All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, industry’s first electrified minivan, rolled off the line on Dec. 1, 2016
  • Windsor plant brings 33 years of minivan production expertise to this class-exclusive vehicle
  • Pacifica Hybrid launch expands segment leadership for FCA US
  • Vehicle earns EPA rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe), 33 miles of all-electric range and 566 miles of total range
  • Company invested $744 million USD (over $1 billion CAD*) to upgrade Windsor plant
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  • All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, industry’s first electrified minivan, rolled off the line on Dec. 1, 2016
  • Windsor plant brings 33 years of minivan production expertise to this class-exclusive vehicle
  • Pacifica Hybrid launch expands segment leadership for FCA US
  • Vehicle earns EPA rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe), 33 miles of all-electric range and 566 miles of total range
  • Company invested $744 million USD (over $1 billion CAD*) to upgrade Windsor plant

Ingersoll Rand Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary of its Global Climate Commitment, Makes Sizeable Advances to Meet Targets

Progress includes industry leadership in solving long-term climate challenges and reductions in GHG emissions of its products, operations
Press Release

SWORDS, Ireland, November 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In the second year of its global Climate Commitment, Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, continues to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its products and operations, while also convening industry leaders to develop long-term solutions aimed at solving global climate challenges. 

Orvis Leaders Signed the “Now or Neverglades Declaration,” and So Should You

Orvis News | Written by: Phil Monahan
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National media have finally started reporting on the incredible algae blooms along both Florida coasts, although a call to action started to go out as early as February.

Walmart’s Women Economic Empowerment Program Receives the 2016 Corporate Citizenship Award from the US Chamber of Commerce

For 17 years, the U.S. Chamber Foundation awards has illustrated how every day businesses serve as a powerful force for good around the world.
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“Walmart’s empowerment of women-owned businesses helps build prosperity while creating a more resilient business.Their investments show the powerful and positive impact a company can have when they invest in women.”

- Marc DeCourcey, U.S. Chamber Foundation Senior Vice President

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“Walmart’s empowerment of women-owned businesses helps build prosperity while creating a more resilient business.Their investments show the powerful and positive impact a company can have when they invest in women.”

- Marc DeCourcey, U.S. Chamber Foundation Senior Vice President

Britain Throws Away 20 Olympic Swimming Pools of Paint a Year – Let’s Recycle It

Despite a positive shift in attitudes about waste and recycling in recent years, there is one household product which is still being wasted in scandalous quantities: paint.
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Written by David Cornish, Global Sustainability Manager Resource Efficiency, Decorative Paints, AkzoNobel

Over 400 million litres of paint are sold in the UK each year, but 13 percent of it will eventually be thrown away. That’s 55 million litres of paint – enough to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools – ending up in the bin every year.

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