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Tetra Tech Helps with Landmark Study on Food Waste in the United States

Analyzing the composition of urban food waste and identifying reasons food is wasted
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Tetra Tech collected and analyzed data for a recent Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report analyzing food waste trends in urban areas of the United States to identify ways to reduce the amount of food that ends up in landfills.

Ecocentricity Blog: a Thank You Letter

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I shouldn’t need Thanksgiving to remind me to be grateful to you, someone who has given and taught me so much!

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I shouldn’t need Thanksgiving to remind me to be grateful to you, someone who has given and taught me so much!

First Electric Highway in U.S. Unveiled Near Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

Southern California Edison is helping to energize the project to support a cleaner energy future.
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Electric trolleys first appeared in Los Angeles in 1887 and ran until 1961. This marked the beginning of Los Angeles’ long history of electric transportation. It continued in 1990 with the opening of Metro’s light rail blue line, which uses overhead electric wires to power the trains.

Fast forward to 2017.  

Expert Interview With Dr. Jerry Diamond, Ecotoxicology and Risk Management Expert

Determining projects’ impacts on the environment and finding cost-effective solutions to address them
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Dr. Jerry Diamond, Tetra Tech’s Director of Ecotoxicology, has more than 30 years of experience in human health and ecological risk assessments, aquatic ecology, environmental toxicology, water quality criteria and standards, and design and interpretation of environmental assessments.

New Report Finds Clean Energy Investment Trends Are Improving Investment Returns

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November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As investors converge in Bonn, Germany this week for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties, or COP23, to showcase how they are taking action to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, a new report released today by the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres and the Clean Energy Venture Fund (CEVF) finds that the accelerating trends in the clean energy technology investment market over the last seven years are expected to improve investment returns into the foreseeable future.

Oil Spill Response Planning: the Inside Scoop on What’s Next and What to Do About It

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Antea Group has been monitoring changes around the country from states that are in the process of or have already developed regulations requiring railroads to write oil spill response plans (OSRPs) when they are transporting crude oil or other flammable materials.

PANDORA’s Prize Winning Waste Management

Through continuous improvements PANDORA commits itself to minimizing the environmental impact. This has resulted in PANDORA receiving five awards in waste utilization from the Department of Industrial Works in Bangkok, Thailand.
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At PANDORA Production Thailand, waste is seen as a resource. In 2016, 86% of the waste produced by its crafting facilities was reused or recycled. The dedicated effort put into the company’s waste management has now been rewarded by the Department of Industrial Works in Bangkok, Thailand.

Pilot Program at Grand Teton National Park Informs Future of Composting in Teton County

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JACKSON, Wyo., November ­09, 2017 /3BL Media/ – As part of the Zero-Landfill Initiative, Teton County is making great inroads with new composting waste removal efforts. The Zero-Landfill Initiative is a collaboration between Subaru of America, Inc., National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the National Park Service (NPS) and park concessioners to reduce the amount of visitor-generated waste that national parks send to the landfills. Collaborators spent the summer targeting the one material that is believed to comprise up to 40 percent of Teton County’s waste stream - food.

below50 Goes Global: Regional Hubs Established Across Three Continents to Grow the Market for Low-carbon Fuels

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BONN, Germany, November 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today at COP23, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced a major expansion of its below50 project, designed to rapidly grow the market for the world’s most sustainable fuels.

As part of this expansion, new hubs will begin operating across three continents: Australia, North America and South America. 

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