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NRG Biodiversity Spotlight | Cedar Bayou EcoCenter

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We operate the Cedar Bayou EcoCenter on Galveston Bay in Texas to increase public awareness of the needs of the ecosystem, offer wetland education and develop solutions for coastal issues and restoration.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Announces 2016 Russell E. Train Fellowship Winners

Recognizing 35 rising conservation leaders in Africa, Asia and Latin America
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WASHINGTON, D.C., September 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Today, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Russell E. Train Fellowship. As part of the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN), Train Fellowships provide funding to rising conservation leaders to pursue graduate degree studies in conservation-related fields anywhere in the world and conduct research in their home countries.

Albertsons Companies Expands Responsible Seafood Partnership With FishWise

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Albertsons Companies, Inc. which includes well known banners such as Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Safeway , the second-largest traditional grocer in the U.S., is expanding its partnership with nonprofit sustainable seafood advisor FishWise across all of the Company’s banners. Safeway began a partnership with FishWise in 2010 to develop and implement a more comprehensive sustainable seafood policy.

"The Power of Water" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

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“Water promises to be to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th century.”  - Fortune Magazine

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. of the Waterkeepers Alliance

Water has emerged as the target of choice for the robber barons of globalization. As freshwater supplies dwindle, global investors are scrambling to own what’s left. The World Bank already values water privatization at $1 trillion and predicts that many of the wars of the 21st century will be fought over water.

Preserving and Replenishing Brazil’s New Breadbasket

By Rodrigo Medeiros, Vice President, Conservation International Brazil, and Rodrigo Santos, President, Monsanto Brazil
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By turning itself from a food importer into one of the world’s leading food exporters, Brazil has made itself into one of the great agricultural success stories of the last 40 years. But if you think that’s because Brazil has plowed up the Amazon rainforest, you need to read on.

Innovation & Tradition Ensure Sustainability For MARTINI® Sparkling Wine

Good Spirited initiative safeguards vintage vineyards and ecosystems for generations to come
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Hamilton, Bermuda, November 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The century-and-a-half success of MARTINI®, the world’s favorite Italian sparkling wine, centers on innovation and passion to keep Italian traditions alive.

The Celestia Project Chapter 2: Let “Controlled Chaos” Reign

For real species protection, homeowner associations may hold the key.
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June 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - “Simply invoking the word nature can get you in trouble these days.” ... So starts Chapter 2 of Green Builder Media’s Celestia Project. Addressing biofilia—our instinctive bond with nature—this  narrative gets to the bottom of why we need to preserve or restore ecoosystems. 

But unlike the usual approach, such as designing ecosystems into new developments or creating habitats that might attract a certain species, the case is made for “wilding” future cities. 

Monsanto Scales Up Ecosystems Training

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In an effort to increase understanding of ecosystems and biodiversity internally, WBCSD member company Monsanto has recently decided to scale up Business Ecosystems Training (BET) for its Sustainability Champions Core Team and Environmental Affairs team. Until now, Monsanto had given BET to about 50 employees worldwide. New classes will be offered next year using an online training program adapted to the agricultural sector, and a special program for leaders across the organization.

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Awards 1,000th Conservation Grant

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The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) has announced its 2013 conservation grant recipients, awarding its 1,000th grant with this latest round of funding.

“We are honored to support programs that address critical conservation needs,” said Dr. Beth Stevens, senior vice president of Corporate Citizenship, Environment & Conservation at Disney.  “These dedicated recipients are working with communities to ensure a brighter future for wildlife and the natural world we share.“

What Do Bee Boxes, Hunting Permits, Riparian Buffers, And Habitat Management Units Have In Common?

Weyerhaeuser reports on 18 ecosystem services provided by global timberlands
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As part of Weyerhaeuser’s Sustainability Roadmap, the company committed to recognizing the ecosystem services provided by its timberlands. To help the company and its stakeholders understand the full range of values in its timberlands, employees developed a plan to measure and report against a comprehensive set of 18 ecosystem services provided by the more than 20 million acres of timberlands managed or owned globally. 

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