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Jul 21, 2016, 08:00 ET New video makes case for building with wood

A new video produced by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute highlights the environmental benefits of wood construction and using wood products...


Jul 21, 2016, 04:00 ET Conservation International Japan Launches "DONATE 4 BIRDS" Project Using Twitter to Save Birds Endangered by Environmental Degradation

From July 15, ten years since the day after the start of Twitter services, a project team led by University of Tokyo Professor Emeritus Hiroyoshi...


Jul 21, 2016, 03:30 ET L'Alliance Renault-Nissan rejoint le World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

- L'adhésion de l'Alliance au WBCSD souligne sa volonté de placer le développement durable au coeur de son...


Jul 21, 2016, 03:30 ET Renault-Nissan Alliance Joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

- Alliance membership highlights its commitment to sustainability as a cornerstone of its business  - Partnership confirms...


Jul 20, 2016, 09:00 ET Quebec - New Hampshire line - No interconnection without consultation

PESSAMIT, QC, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - The Chief of the Pessamit Innu Indian Band, Mr. René Simon, recently sent a letter* to the...


Jul 19, 2016, 22:17 ET Pico Rivera Planning Commission Gives Greenlight To WRD Project

The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) Monday obtained approvals from Pico Rivera city officials to move forward with its...


Jul 19, 2016, 17:16 ET North America's Building Trades Unions and American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Tout Benefits of Energy Efficiency Programs and Career Training in Skilled Trades

North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today unveiled a collaborative...


Jul 19, 2016, 16:30 ET Conservative Advocates, Business Leaders to Discuss Policy Solutions to Sustainability Problems

 On Wednesday, July 20, Mark Pischea, Partner of the Sterling Corporation, a division of Lambert, Edwards & Associates, and also the...


Jul 19, 2016, 16:24 ET Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangered whales in their main feeding ground

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an oil and gas company,...


Jul 19, 2016, 10:03 ET Unit45 Selects Honeywell's Low-Global-Warming Insulating Material To Replace HFC Materials In All Refrigerated Containers

 Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that Unit45, a global leader in the sale and leasing of refrigerated shipping containers, commonly known...


Jul 19, 2016, 08:35 ET Top U.S. Renewable Energy, Transportation Laboratory Purchases Lightning Hybrids' Hydraulic Units for its Colorado Campus

 The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the only U.S. federal laboratory dedicated to renewable energy and energy...


Jul 19, 2016, 08:00 ET Earthquake Tragedy Bridges Two Continents

SOUTH AMERICA RECEIVES AID FROM CHARITY ORGANIZATION IN AFRICA On April 16th 2016, the nation, Ecuador was hit by a colossal earthquake of...


Jul 19, 2016, 07:15 ET UC Berkeley Study Illustrates car2go's Growing One-Way Carsharing Service Helps Cut Traffic, Improves Urban Mobility

First-Ever One-Way Carsharing Study Conducted in North American Cities car2go NA enjoying 25% YoY Growth, nearing 800,000 members - One-way...


Jul 19, 2016, 02:00 ET Erdbebenkatastrophe verbindet zwei Kontinente

SÜDAMERIKA ERHÄLT UNTERSTÜTZUNG VON WOHLFAHRTSORGANISATION IN AFRIKA Am 16. April 2016, wurde Ekuador von einem gewaltigen...


Jul 19, 2016, 02:00 ET Une catastrophe sismique rapproche deux continents

L'AMÉRIQUE DU SUD REÇOIT L'AIDE D'UNE ASSOCIATION CARITATIVE D'AFRIQUE Le 16 avril 2016, l'Équateur a été frappé...


Jul 18, 2016, 20:16 ET Mission Bay Alliance Will Continue to Pursue Legal Options Against Proposed Warriors Arena Directly Across from UCSF Medical Center

 The Mission Bay Alliance and plaintiffs Jennifer Wade and SaveMuni are weighing legal options and will continue to vigorously oppose the...


Jul 18, 2016, 15:46 ET Par Pacific Holdings Enters Into Consent Decree and Will Install Air Pollution Control Equipment During Planned Hawaii Refinery Turnaround

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PARR) ("Par" or "Par Pacific") announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Par Hawaii Refining, LLC, entered...


Jul 15, 2016, 20:31 ET Building Honey Bees 'Super Safe Highways' Is Vital to America!

 "Planting safe 'Bee Highways' in our neighborhoods and across America sounds like a 'cute' and 'quaint' idea until you realize that without...


Jul 15, 2016, 12:14 ET R&D for Next-Generation Solid Electrolytes Batteries - Partnership agreement between Fraunhofer and Hydro-Québec

MONTRÉAL, July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC and Hydro-Québec are teaming up to conduct...


Jul 15, 2016, 09:46 ET Boeing, South African Airways and Mango Celebrate Africa's First Commercial Flights with Sustainable Aviation Biofuel on Boeing's 100th Anniversary

Boeing [NYSE: BA], South African Airways (SAA) and low-cost carrier Mango today celebrated Africa's first passenger flights with sustainable...


Jul 15, 2016, 08:07 ET Exponential leaders unite humanity around the UN Global Goals to transform the world at the United Nations General Assembly Hall

Innovative thought leaders Peter Diamandis, Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, and Scott Hassan, President and CEO of...


Jul 14, 2016, 20:48 ET California anuncia importante propuesta de reglamentación para mejorar la seguridad en las refinerías de petróleo

El Departamento de Relaciones Industriales (DIR), la Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia del Gobernador (Cal OES) y la Agencia de Protección...


Jul 14, 2016, 15:22 ET Comerica Releases Sustainability Progress Report

 Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) today announced the release of its most recent corporate sustainability publication at...


Jul 14, 2016, 14:36 ET New York's Hotel Pennsylvania beats out 1,600 competitors to win the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition for superior water conservation

 New York's Hotel Pennsylvania, The World's Most Popular Hotel®, is pleased to have won the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition for...


Jul 14, 2016, 14:30 ET California Announces Major Regulatory Proposal to Improve Safety at Oil Refineries

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Environmental Protection...


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