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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.


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.


EPA Adds Jennings, La, Site to National Priorities List to Reduce Risk to Public Health and Environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced SBA Shipyard site in Jennings, Jefferson Davis Parish, La, will be added to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) of the nation’s most contaminated sites.

“Protecting Louisiana residents’ health and the state’s environment are important priorities for EPA,” said Regional Administrator Ron Curry. “Cleaning up sites like the SBA Shipyard and others on the NPL will help EPA achieve those goals.”


EPA Awards Job Training Grant to Limitless Vistas, Inc., New Orleans, La.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $200,000 to Limitless Vistas, Inc., to operate environmental job training programs that advance environmental justice by providing opportunities for residents living in areas impacted by contaminated lands. Trainees will gain experience for jobs related to cleanup activities in the Greater New Orleans area.


Lawsuit Challenges EPA “Lip Service” on Lead Standards

New litigation takes the federal Environmental Protection Agency to task for not doing its part to ensure that all children live in safe and healthy environments.

In 2009, several groups petitioned the EPA to update standards for lead dust and the definition of lead-based paint. The agency agreed that the current standards were not sufficiently protective, but action has stalled.


EPA Awards Jena Band of Choctaw Indians $95,000 to Protect the Environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $95,000 to the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians in Jena, La. as part of the General Assistance Program (GAP). The tribe will use the funds to administer their environmental program and assist in the development of multimedia programs to address environmental issues.


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