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At GM’s Lansing Assembly Plant, Biodiversity Efforts Are for the Birds

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It all started in 2004 with a nature habitat initiative at GM’s Lansing Delta Township site in Michigan. With help from numerous NGOs, community and supplier partners over the next couple of years, the LDT site established a wildlife habitat. The project included more than 20 acres of diverse woodlands, 40 acres of restored prairie, and 15 acres of wetlands. It was the first GM site to earn Wildlife Habitat Council certification in 2006.

Walmart Commits to Building Transparency in Seafood Supply Chains

Walmart Joins Ocean Disclosure Project
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Walmart aspires to help make choices easier and more transparent for people. We serve hundreds of millions of customers every year, and we advocate for them among suppliers to provide more sustainably produced products while maintaining the low prices customers expect.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Coolest Spaceship Ever

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I’m not quite sure humanity has developed the ingenuity yet to design and engineer such a craft. But fortunately, I have good news!

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I’m not quite sure humanity has developed the ingenuity yet to design and engineer such a craft. But fortunately, I have good news!

First Nation Elders Visit De Beers Mine to Taste the Fish

Elders from six Northwest Territories indigenous groups took part in the second annual fish tasting at De Beers Canada’s Gahcho Kué mine
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The event is one of the ways the company seeks to gain traditional knowledge as part of the mine’s environmental monitoring programme.

A dozen lake trout were caught from Kirk Lake by elders from Behchoko and Lutsel K’e, who were accompanied by a member of the mine’s environment team. Kirk Lake is about 20km downstream from the mine site.

When the tasting took place, additional elders travelled to the mine. The event included a mine site tour and an opportunity to pick cranberries, blueberries and crowberries from land around the mine.

Cox and the Trust for Public Land Announce John Walther as Louisiana’s 2017 Cox Conserves Hero

$20,000 going to local environmental nonprofits
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LOUISIANA, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land last night  named John Walther as Louisiana’s 2017 Cox Conserves Hero during an opening reception at the Center for Planning Excellence’s (CPEX) Louisiana Smart Growth Summit. Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana (CCA Louisiana), Walther’s nonprofit beneficiary, will receive $10,000.

20 Years on 14% of Wild Seafood Engaged With the MSC Program

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International non-profit, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), has released its 20th anniversary annual report. Over the last two decades the MSC has worked with scientists, NGOs and the seafood industry to set a globally recognised benchmark for sustainable fishing. Those organisations that meet the MSC’s standards for sustainability and traceability can then use the blue MSC label on seafood products.

Boeing, Liquid Robotics Build Solar-Powered, Autonomous Marine Glider

By Steven Impey
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Originally published in Manufacturers' Monthly.

An autonomous ocean vehicle manufactured in Australia and powered by the sun and waves is helping oceanographers monitor the Great Barrier Reef.

Read more in Manufacturers' Monthly.

Flipping the Ship: A New Life for Decommissioned Vessels

by Karla Pope
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The saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” rings true, particularly when it comes to old ships that have been abandoned or fallen into disuse. Around the world, out-of-service vessels are being repurposed and transformed into thriving restaurants, hotels, museums and other waterfront attractions.

New Study Reaffirms Newmont Tailings Responsibly Managed at Buyat Bay in Indonesia

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A recently published report, coordinated by the Government of Indonesia’s Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, concluded that Newmont’s former Mesel gold mine in North Sulawesi, Indonesia – which ceased production in 2004 – responsibly managed tailings disposal at the operation.

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