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EPA Proposes to Redesignate Baton Rouge, La., as Attaining Ozone Standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to redesignate the Baton Rouge, La., area as being in attainment of federal health-based ozone standards. The state of Louisiana requested the redesignation based on three years of air quality data showing the metropolitan area of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, and West Baton Rouge Parishes meets the 2008 8-hour ozone standard of 0.075 parts per million (ppm). EPA also proposes to approve the state’s plan for maintaining the standard.

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Louisiana's Governor Says 'We Are in a Race Against Time'

Stopping Coastal Erosion Requires Urgency and Action

Claiming that time has run out for repairing our eroding coast and that we are ready and must start, Louisiana's Governor John Bel Edwards challenged coastal leaders to restore 20,000 acres of wetlands by 2020. The Governor opened the second of two leadership roundtables today in Baton Rouge hosted by the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) and the state's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), with a focus on financing the State's master plan for coastal restoration and protection.

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ShiftCon Shifts East!

Third Annual ShiftCon Social Media Conference Moves to New Orleans to Reach Even More Eco-Wellness Bloggers and Healthy Lifestyles Influencers

3rd Annual ShiftCon – the premier eco-wellness social media conference – will be held Dec. 1-3 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

From voluntary GMO labeling and artificial ingredient removal to increased legislative banning of toxic substances, the food, health, and environmental landscape is rapidly changing. And for every positive shift, it’s been the power of consumers and advocates using their voices, their networks, and their wallets to create change.

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CenturyLink joins U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge for energy efficiency improvements in data centers

Signals ongoing commitment to operational excellence and innovation

CenturyLink, Inc. announced that it has joined the U.S. Energy Department's Better Buildings Challenge, a leadership initiative aiming to create energy efficiency solutions and accelerate investments for companies, organizations and local government. CenturyLink's goal is to reduce non-IT load energy consumption in its U.S. data centers by 25 percent by 2023.

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Farm Tank Summit Heads to Sacramento

Food & ag experts from across the country to gather in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital this week

Food Tank and Visit Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Program will host the new food and agriculture conference Farm Tank next week as a part of Sacramento’s September Farm-to-Fork Celebration.

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