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Assessing Climate Change Vulnerabilities on California Highways

WSP USA worked closely with Caltrans to develop a study assessing climate impacts on the State Highway System and is continuing this work by prioritizing assets for further study.
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Raging wildfires currently devastating the West Coast are a grim reminder of one of the vulnerabilities in the region intensified by climate change; impacting daily life and highlighting uncertainties of the reliability of critical highway infrastructure in the region.

Maersk Supply Service and Ørsted to Test Offshore Charging Buoy to Reduce Vessel Emissions

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Developed by Maersk Supply Service, the proto-type buoy acts as a safe mooring point and charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity, and will be tested at an Ørsted offshore wind farm in 2021.

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Developed by Maersk Supply Service, the proto-type buoy acts as a safe mooring point and charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity, and will be tested at an Ørsted offshore wind farm in 2021.

Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

Helping the UN Guide Ecosystem Restoration Into the Mainstream

WSP USA is a key participant in the United Nations’ Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a major global initiative to bring awareness to the fight against climate change.
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When the United Nations General Assembly declared 2021–2030 as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, it did so with an objective of taking a leadership role to find nature-based solutions to restore vital ecosystems around the globe.

Ray of Hope Prize Winner Showcased in Animated Video

ECOncrete offers biomimetic solutions for coastal and marine infrastructure
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ECOncrete wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize. Animated video overview released.

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ECOncrete wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize. Animated video overview released.

Working With Nature: Improving Ecosystems and Business Costs

By demonstrating the value of natural capital, our goal is to inspire actions that accelerate adoption of green infrastructure solutions around the globe.
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Five years ago, Dow made a big bet. This bet was based on the premise that there was a lot of unaccounted value from nature, and a lot of nature-based solutions to be discovered for business problems.

Land Betterment Corporation Submits Bid to Acquire Bankrupt Thermal Coal Mine to Upcycle and Repurpose Site

Company bids on bankrupt coal mine in Kentucky to repurpose into other sustainable businesses and uses
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FISHERS, Ind., August 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, announced today that the Company has made an offer to acquire certain assets associated with a thermal coal mining operation in western Kentucky that is up for sale after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year.  With a lack of viable buyers for the mining operation yet to be ident

Infographic: Growing Importance of Sustainable Homes for a Greener, More Resilient Future

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The impact of climate change is advancing at an unprecedented pace. Household emissions around the world are a major driving force. At present, over one-third of global emissions can be attributed to energy consumption in homes. To tackle this, more and more stakeholders are jumping on the sustainable housing bandwagon.

Accelerating Digital to Build Better Industries Post-COVID-19

by Jean-Pascal Tricoire
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The COVID-19 crisis will transform industry. New circumstances have reinforced the importance of agility, efficiency, and resiliency. Our industries are simultaneously needing to save costs while building more capacity and robustness. To achieve both, there is one solution: digitization. But this is not new to industry. Digital transformation was in motion well before the pandemic hit. During the crisis, those who were fully connected had a significant edge. And those who were not, are now trying to catch up.

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