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Duke Energy Renewables to Use New Technology to Help Protect Bats at Its Wind Sites

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  • Becomes first company to commercially deploy NRG Systems’ innovative Bat Deterrent System in the continental U.S.
  • Technology reduced bat fatalities by 50% during field testing
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  • Becomes first company to commercially deploy NRG Systems’ innovative Bat Deterrent System in the continental U.S.
  • Technology reduced bat fatalities by 50% during field testing

Agroforestry and Land Health in Malawi

In the last five years ICRAF has helped establish comprehensive soil information systems in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria. Malawi is determined to be next.
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Africa has over 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land but remains a major food importer. Even though agricultural production has grown by 130% over the past 30 years, with 18 Sub-Saharan countries halving the proportion of hungry people, more needs to be done. Soil is Africa’s most important natural resource: healthy and fertile soils are the cornerstones of food security.

A Guide to Sustainable Farmland Investing

Healing People and the Planet
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by David Miller, co-founder and CEO, Iroquois Valley Farms 

#WorldWaterDay: Cox Conserves Heroes Program Celebrates Water Stewardship

Volunteers preserving the ecosystem through water conservation
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Yesterday, many people celebrated World Water Day with various movements and activities. The international event highlights the importance of fresh water, while celebrating the strides of water stewards around the globe. Cox Conserves Heroes are individuals recognized for dedicating their time and resources as environmental volunteers. Here are five Cox Conserves Heroes whose efforts serve to preserve rivers, oceans and shorelines in their communities.  

Ecocentricity Blog: Baseball at its Finest

So, how ‘bout that Game Seven?
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And so I settled in to watch a baseball game last Wednesday evening, like millions of other Americans. I figured it would be historic, and I didn’t want to miss out.

Yes, I know it’s been the dominant non-political news story of the past week, but I’m going to write about it anyway. Given my post last week, I felt compelled to write a follow-up. And this post will be about twice as long as most, so feel free to skip this week if it isn’t your style.

National Grid on Creating an Ecosystem: A Connect21 Video

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“Anytime we engage with a developer or business owner to undertake a project, we recommend that National Grid be one of the first calls that they make.” Ben Walsh, Deputy Commissioner Neighborhood & Business Development, Syracuse says matter-of-factly. He explains that National Grid knows best about the state of the electrical infrastructure, available upgrades, and feasibility of projects.

World Environment Day Isn’t About the Environment

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In honor of World Environment Day, Gary Lawrence, vice president and chief sustainability officer at AECOM, discusses his thoughts on the potential for humans to improve their security and quality of life. 

I am really happy to see that this year’s World Environment Day theme — “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” — puts the human element firmly back into the equation.

Hack the Rails: Bloomberg Climbs Aboard Europe’s First Rail-Based Hackathon

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Originally posted on Bloomberg Now.

On Friday 27 March, 40 of the best developers, designers and entrepreneurial brains from across Europe will climb aboard HackTrain – Europe’s first train travel-focused hackathon – for a unique and inspiring three-day journey powered by Bloomberg.

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