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Black & Veatch, Kansas to Test Beyond-Line-of-Sight Drone Under FAA Pilot Program

Study to Help Determine Potential For Broader Commercial Uses For Unmanned Aircraft
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. , July 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – commonly known as drones – become more vital for commercial use, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is weighing whether to free up more national airspace for them by relaxing restraints on their operation.  Such airspace rules changes could allow beyond-line-of-sight use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and Black & Veatch is part of the team helping test the safety of that.

World Environment Day

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In April 2018, Nestlé set a bold ambition to make 100% of our packaging either recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Mohawk’s Commitment to Sustainability: Circular Economy

Why waste it when we can use it? The world’s leading flooring company views waste as an opportunity to create beautiful floor coverings.
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Mohawk believes in leaving a bigger handprint than a footprint. One of the ways we stand by this guiding tenet is through contributing to a circular economy and involving our customers from start to finish. Within our product manufacturing processes, we use post-consumer materials as our raw materials, which are then transformed into beautiful flooring products. Additionally, through our carpet recycling program, ReCover, Mohawk retrieves and donates old carpeting to nonprofit organizations, diverting flooring from the landfill.

Is the Commodity Era Over?

By Barry Parkin
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I’ve recently begun to wonder if we’re moving away from the world of commodities as we’ve known them for hundreds of years. The buying, selling, trading and hedging of commodities like cocoa, grains and energy have been stalwarts of global trade. For decades, people in corporate procurement have sourced raw materials from around the world based on defined specifications and quality standards. We didn’t focus much attention, if any, on where these materials came from or under what conditions they were produced. Today that is changing and fast.

Honoring the Earth With a Plant-Forward Journey: Q & A With Aramark's Chef David Leicht

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In partnership with The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Aramark is conducting a series of plant-based culinary trainings for chefs like David Leicht, Certified Executive Chef (CEC), American Academy of Chefs (AAC) and Regional Culinary Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region. In this Q & A, David talks about his plant-forward journey.  

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Cashew Trees Abuzz in the Diamond Mining Areas of Côte d’Ivoire

Using beekeeping to increase cashew farm yields and diversify their livelihoods in diamond mining communities
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Innovation Platforms for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa

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A project in Uganda is empowering smallholder dairy and honey farmers to control their own community development by gaining access to high-value markets.

The project, funded by ACIAR and run by the World Agroforestry Centre, has been operating since 2015 and aims to bring farmers together through innovation platforms (IP), enabling farming communities to take a collective approach to common problems.

New Technology is Shaking Up The Diamond Mining Industry in Côte d’Ivoire

Introducing new technologies in to help increase earnings and build more sustainable livelihoods for miners
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Terah DeJong, country director of the Tetra Tech-implemented U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD II) Project, discusses the introduction of new technology in the diamond mining areas of Cote d’Ivoire, and how technology has increased the volume of stones that enter the legal chain of custody, leading to increased earnings and more sustainable livelihoods for miners. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Powering the Circular Economy

by Liz Courtney
Blog

“Circular design gives us the opportunity to rethink the whole paradigm instead of operating under current restraints.”

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