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Chicago Area Reservoir to Save Estimated $114 Million in Flood and Pollution Reduction

Black & Veatch Designed-McCook Reservoir to Greatly Boost Flood Storage Capacity
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week celebrated the completion of the first phase of the McCook Reservoir project, a key component of MWRD’s plan to reduce flood damage and sewer overflow pollution in the Chicago area.

Avnet Sponsors The Not Impossible Awards Recognizing Emerging Technologies That Improve Lives

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PHOENIX, December 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced its title sponsorship of The Not Impossible Awards, which recognizes the breakthrough achievements of innovators who share the Not Impossible Labs mission to create inventive technology that improves the well-being of others.

Carbon Offsets Help Salesforce Go Net Zero 33 Years Early

By Laura K. Wise
Blog

In 1998, when Hurricane Mitch devastated Honduras, Dee and Richard Lawrence, along with their daughter Skye, headed south, to help with the country’s recovery efforts and wound up starting a cookstove project that greatly reduces carbon pollution. Eighteen years later, the Lawrences founded Cool Effect to fund carbon-reducing projects around the world.

51 Schools Named State Winners in Samsung’s $2 Million* National STEAM Contest

Schools Representing Every U.S. State and Washington, D.C. Will Apply STEAM Skills to Improve Local Communities in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest
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RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., December 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has announced the 51 state winners in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest – a nationwide competition that challenges students to creatively use STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) skills to address real-world issues and inspire change in their local communities.

Empowering the Federal Government to Innovate Through Open Source Technology: Bryce Pippert Explains How

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In response to citizens’ demands for fast, reliable, secure services, the U.S. government has increasingly adopted the use of open source software. Open source promises increased security, cost savings and flexibility.

Meet Booz Allen Vice President Bryce Pippert, who works with government clients to implement cutting-edge technology. Bryce maintains that open source also empowers government workers to build innovative solutions more quickly.

Hassalo on Eighth | A LEED Platinum EcoDistrict Development in Oregon

Providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design; energy analysis; and lighting design for a LEED Platinum EcoDistrict development in Oregon
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In the midst of a population boom, Portland is in need of more residential space. With the city’s current infrastructure not able to keep up with that need, new private developments have to accommodate a growing population without damaging the surrounding environment. Hassalo on Eighth was conceived as an EcoDistrict—a series of buildings that share sustainable energy, water, and waste infrastructure—to ease the city’s housing squeeze, revitalize a neighborhood in need of development, and allow its tenants to reduce their carbon footprint by nearly a third.

Podcast | UPS Longitudes Radio: Moving Urban Logistics Forward (Part 3)

Moving Urban Logistics Forward, Part III: How Can Business Curb Congestion?
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Peter Harris | UPS 

Thomas Madrecki | UPS 

There are essentially two avenues to pursue in addressing logistic and transportation issues facing cities of the future.

The first one is conventional: Build a better mousetrap.

VIDEO: Accelerating Schneider Electric’s Transition to Carbon Neutrality

by Jean-Pascal Tricoire
Blog

As sustainability leaders from around the world gather at the One Planet Summit, we’re reminded of the urgency of the climate crisis and inspired by those who, together, are rising to meet the challenge head on.

Two years ago, the Paris Climate Agreement gave us all a clearer understanding of what’s at stake. Limiting global temperature rise this century to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels is essential if we are to avoid widespread, disastrous ecological problems.

Balancing Modern Power: The Convergence of Natural Gas and the Electric Market

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One might think the proliferation of renewables would spell the demise of natural gas, but market leaders know that gas-fired generation will continue to play an important role even as an influx of renewable energy reshapes the American power landscape.

Download the 2017 Natural Gas Industry Report

Giving Enterprise Tech New Life and Purpose to Support STEM Education

Computer literacy is essential to success for today’s students. Learn how this eBay seller is providing schools in need with technology and support.
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Millions of people from all around the world connect on eBay. Each time that happens, something positive happens in the world. These are the stories of everyday people on eBay making an extraordinary difference in the lives of others.

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