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Green Cruise Ships Multiply, Help Save Planet

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Recent news from Carnival Corporation detailed new ships coming out that will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), a first in the cruise industry. 

Daimler Is Building the Future

Construction of Daimler's second battery factory is starting in Kamenz, Saxony. With investments of around 500 million Euro, one of the most state-of-the art and biggest battery factories in Europe is being erected at the Daimler's ACCUMOTIVE subsidiary.
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In future, Kamenz will be further developed into a competence center for battery production. From the middle of 2018, the factory will make the lithium ion batteries for all electrified vehicles of Mercedes-Benz and smart, ranging from the plug-in hybrid to the all-electric models. In addition, the Kamenz factory will also produce batteries for the stationary Mercedes-Benz energy storage unit as well as for 48-volt systems. The number of employees at the site will also be gradually increased in the coming years and will even be more than doubled until the end of the decade.

Carnival Corporation to Expand the Fathom Experience to Additional Company Cruise Line Brands

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MIAMI, November 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, announced Wednesday plans to expand its Fathom brand’s Dominican Republic social impact experiences to its other cruise line brands sailing to its Amber Cove port of call.

GM Recognized as World Leader for Climate Change Action

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CDP, a global nonprofit committed to sustainable economies, has named General Motors a global leader for its actions and strategies to address climate change. GM is now on the global Climate A List – a spot held by just 9 percent of the thousands of companies participating in CDP’s climate change program.

While GM has achieved perfect climate disclosure scores in the U.S. for the last three years, this marks the company’s debut on the global list.

Coping with Climate Change, One Field at a Time

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Climate change is real and it’s already happening. Human activity is contributing to it, and its effects are already being felt around the world. It is one of the greatest challenges humanity will face in this century.

AkzoNobel Awards Shipping Industry’s Largest Ever Number of Carbon Credits to Grimaldi Group

Leading global logistics company Grimaldi Group has received the largest number of carbon credits to have been issued through a landmark initiative developed by AkzoNobel’s marine coatings business.
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AMSTERDAM, November 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Grimaldi – who specialize in maritime transport – were presented with a total of 109,617 carbon credits through the award-winning program, which rewards ship owners for converting to sustainable hull coatings, such as those available in AkzoNobel’s International range.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Sports Analogy

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When the players take the field, they’ll do so fully intending to win. They’ll build each other up. Encouragements of “let’s go” and “we’ve got this” will ring out from the dugouts. Everyone will be focused on the chance they have to succeed, not the long odds that they face.

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When the players take the field, they’ll do so fully intending to win. They’ll build each other up. Encouragements of “let’s go” and “we’ve got this” will ring out from the dugouts. Everyone will be focused on the chance they have to succeed, not the long odds that they face.

VIDEO | The Life of an HP Print Cartridge

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What happens to an HP print cartridge when it's empty? Explore the life of an HP print cartridge as it goes through HP's "Closed Loop" program to ensure minimal environmental impact and maximum return of useful materials for new products. Learn more about HP's commitment to responsible lifecycle management at http://www.hp.com/environment

“Message In A Can” Awareness Campaign: Costa Cruises And Cial Consortium Donate Three Benches to Savona

Three benches made of recycled aluminum as a result of separate collection
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SAVONA, October 27 2016 /3BL Media/ - Three benches made of recycled aluminum have been positioned at Darsena, in front of the historic “Torretta” as a gift to the community of Savona. This is one of the results of the “Message in a can” initiative, which was launched earlier this year by CIAL (Aluminum Packaging Consortium), Municipality of Savona, Ata Spa (Savona Municipality Company for waste collection) and Costa Cruises, in order to promote and develop the collection and recycling of aluminum in the city.

Water Utilities Are Lagging Other Utilities in the Smart Cities Effort

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Across the U.S., smart city programs are moving beyond press releases, pilot programs and demonstrations. Municipalities are collaborating with industry and utilities to create roadmaps defining their approach to regional integrated smart infrastructure.

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