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Next round of Pisgah, Nantahala national forest planning meetings begin today

A 10-to-15-year management plan is under development for Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. Jack Igelman/Carolina Public Press

The National Forests in North Carolina will be holding the next round of public meetings this October and November to share information about the proposed Forest Plan, including potential management areas and desired conditions. The meeting will open with a presentation on significant issues, management areas and the development of plan components.

A 10-to-15-year management plan is under development for Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. Jack Igelman/Carolina Public Press

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Autogas Research & Technology Center Opens in Asheville, North Carolina

Blossman Services and Alliance Autogas in Asheville, NCFocus on Alternative Fuel Engines

Blossman Services, Inc. and Alliance AutoGas, a national consortium of companies providing the only complete program for American fleets interested in shifting from gasoline to clean-burning propane autogas, have opened its world class Autogas Research & Technology Center in Asheville, North Carolina.   

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Strata Solar celebrates $1 billion of investment in North Carolina

Governor Pat McCrory, district legislators, solar farm land owners and industry representatives meet in Sampson County

Strata Solar, one of America's leading turnkey solar providers, has recently surpassed the $ 1 Billion dollar mark in project investment in North Carolina. The company is headquartered in Chapel Hill and has over 65 solar facilities in 40 counties across the state. Founded in 2009, Strata Solar has brought 350 Megawatts of solar energy online and has helped North Carolina become the third largest state in the nation in regards to solar installations.

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Arup Collaborates on Ten High-Performance University Science Buildings

Sustainability, energy efficiency, and smart-building techniques contribute to measurable results across campuses

Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced its involvement with ten university science centers throughout the United States. The firm is performing multidisciplinary engineering and consulting services and implementing building information modeling (BIM), among other smart-building techniques to achieve client goals of energy efficiency, sustainability, environmental protection, and end-user comfort.

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EPA Awards Three Universities in North Carolina with Grants to Help Design Sustainable Technologies

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded three universities in North Carolina with the People, Prosperity, and Planet (P3) award for the 2014-2015 school year. Nationally the grants were awarded to 42 teams of college and university students. The teams will design innovative solutions to sustainable challenges in the developed and developing world.

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Chiquita Appoints Craig Stephen as Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Fresh Express

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. announced the appointment of Craig Stephen as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Fresh Express. Mr. Stephen will have responsibility for Fresh Express sales, marketing and customer service operations, as the Company continues to provide expanded category offerings in retail value-added and private label salads. 

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