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  • MIT’s solar plant is delivering on its promises

    Original story at MIT News More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the nation’s grid, thanks to a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MIT and two other Boston-based organizations. The installation will ...

  • DC Water and Xylem celebrate the installation of the first intelligent wastewater pumping system in North America

    Xylem (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company, today presented to DC Water the first installation in North America of Flygt Concertor, the world's first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence.  DC Water, one of the nation's leading water and wastewater innovators, has a well-established track record of piloting and adopting leading-edge technologies to evolve ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Use a “Carbon Law” to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

    To bridge the gap between science-based targets focused on cutting greenhouse gases, and national commitments to such efforts, international experts propose in the highly renowned journal ‘Science’ a decadal roadmap strategy for achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century. They base this on a simple “carbon law” of halving anthropogenic carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions each ...

  • Piraeus Bank’s pioneering Climate Risk Management Model

    Piraeus Bank is the 2nd largest bank in Greece, with particular know-how in the areas of medium-sized and small enterprises, consumer and mortgage credit, green banking, agricultural banking (following the recent acquisition of ATEbank), capital markets investment banking, and leasing. During 2010-2012, Piraeus Bank ran the climabiz project (co-funded by the European Union through the financial ...

  • Climate Models Project Increase in U.S. Wildfire Risk

    Scientists using NASA satellite data and climate models have projected drier conditions likely will cause increased fire activity across the United States in coming decades. Other findings about U.S. wildfires, including their amount of carbon emissions and how the length and strength of fire seasons are expected to change under ...

  • Risks of nanotechnology remain uncertain

    Toxicology experiments on nanomaterials often seem to run the same way: put some nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, or other kind of nanosized structures in a petri dish, water column, soil sample, or lab test tube of choice. Then expose daphnids, microbes, zebrafish, pig lung cells, human skin cells, or other model organisms to the new and exciting materials. Sit back and see what ...

  • Managing Ecological Investment Risk

    PORTLAND, Oregon, August 13, 2007 (ENS) - There is one complex term to describe our future: limited biocapacity. The Earth's limited biocapacity is the greatest challenge we face as investors and as humans. We are already facing it, but the severity of its effects depends on where you live and how much money you have. The planet provides some amazing ecosystem services for our ...

  • Merck Announces Survey Results Exploring Biopharma Industry’s Evolving Risk Model

    Study highlights biopharma industry’s current and future growth drivers New approaches for mitigating risk associated with new growth strategies Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced survey results of 250 global biopharmaceutical executives on how their companies will manage new risks associated with the changing biopharma landscape. The survey, ...


    By Merck Millipore

  • Earthquake model could help reduce risks in Middle East

    A detailed database of active seismic faults in the Middle East, and a model that maps earthquake risk and evaluates mitigation strategies, were presented by scientists at The Seismological Society of America annual meeting last week (13–15 April). But experts have warned that the model will only be of value if ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Identifying areas at risk for arsenic contamination

    The contamination of groundwater with arsenic poses a risk to the health of millions of people, especially in the densely populated river deltas of Southeast Asia. To date, no method has been available for identifying high-risk areas without conducting costly sampling campaigns. Now, Eawag has developed a model that allows vulnerable areas to be pinpointed using existing data on geology and soil ...

  • How to limit risk of climate catastrophe

    A new analysis of climate risk, published by researchers at MIT and elsewhere, shows that even moderate carbon-reduction policies now can substantially lower the risk of future climate change. It also shows that quick, global emissions reductions would be required in order to provide a good chance of avoiding a temperature increase of more than 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level — a ...

  • Efficiency in Water Management Will Reduce Risks

    Unless more sustainable water resource management practices are adopted by companies and individuals, almost half of the global economy and more than half of the world\'s population will be exposed to severe water scarcity by 2050, according to research released today by Veolia Water. New research modelling various levels of economic growth and water management efficiencies underscores ...


  • Risks when importing from China

    When importing from China, you should know there are many situations which you can face. Below, we describe some examples from practice; experiences from people who have bought in China, about producers with a great website, and of which the first sample has been well-received in The Netherlands.. however: Situation 1: Miscommunication and cultural differences After receiving ...


    By mytrader ltd

  • Ecolab and Trucost Expand Water Risk Monetizer to Include Revenue at Risk Assessment

    The Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making, now provides users with insights into how water scarcity impacts ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Water map shows billions at risk

    About 80% of the world's population lives in areas where the freshwater supply is not secure, according to a new global analysis. Writing in the journal Nature, researchers have compiled a composite index of 'water threats' including issues such as scarcity and pollution. The most severe threat category encompasses 3.4 billion people. Vörösmarty et al. state that conserving water ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Water map shows billions at risk

    About 80% of the world’s population lives in areas where the freshwater supply is not secure, according to a new global analysis. Writing in the journal Nature, researchers have compiled a composite index of ‘water threats’ including issues such as scarcity and pollution. The most severe threat category encompasses 3.4 billion people. Vörösmarty et al. state that ...


  • Managing extreme weather events and risks

    A comprehensive international report on managing the risks of extreme weather events has confirmed what scientific evidence has already concluded; that climate change is a leading cause of dramatic weather extremes and without adequate preparation, the econnomic and social consequences could be dire. The 592 page Special report on managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environment a top ‘10 risk’ for business

    ‘Radical Greening’ has been ranked in the top 10 strategic risks to business in a recent report from consultancy firm Ernst & Young. Much of the risk comes from shifting consumer demands demonstrating that the requirements for corporate responsibility are also changing rapidly. To develop the report, Ernst & Young worked with Oxford Analytica to interview more than ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Getting TUFF on industrial health risks!

    Casella CEL is expanding its portfolio of dust monitoring instrumentation with the launch of a new personal air sampling pump for occupational and industrial hygiene roles. TUFF by name and tough by design, the pump is designed to be belt -worn by staff to measure their exposure to dust as well as fumes, gases or vapours.  It compliments the popular APEX range of pumps, which will continue to be ...


    By Casella

  • Expanding perspectives of business sustainability risk

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Discussed in great detail in previous posts, business sustainability risk affects every aspect of a company and its external relationships. While some of the risks ...


    By 3BL Media

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