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New Map Tracks Sprawl of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mines, Lists 50 Communities Most at Risk

A new interactive map released today shows that mountaintop removal coal mining has been expanding closer to communities in Central Appalachia in recent years, posing increasing threats to human health and the environment even as coal production in the region has declined dramatically. The mapping tool, developed by the nonprofit organization Appalachian Voices, is the first-ever, time-lapse view of the proximity of mountaintop removal mines to communities.

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EOS Climate White Paper Analyzes Climate Impacts Of HFC Refrigerants

 

Recycling Can Easily Eliminate Billions of Tons of Greenhouse Gases

If 30% of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) refrigerants are reclaimed for re-use by 2040, approximately 18 billion metric tons carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent would be prevented from reaching the atmosphere over the next 25 years, according to a white paper released by EOS Climate, a leader in harnessing the power of capital markets to address climate change. The white paper was released during the Navigating the American Carbon World conference, a leading forum for discussing climate policy and greenhouse gas markets, taking place April 28-30 in Los Angeles, California.

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New Pilot Aims to Boost U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing Competitiveness and Impact of National Labs

The Energy Department launched the $2 million Technologist in Residence (TIR) pilot to strengthen U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness and enhance the commercial impact of its national laboratories. TIR will catalyze strong laboratory-industry relationships that will lead to high-impact collaborative research and development (R&D) and will develop mechanisms to help interested companies more easily connect and form relationships with the Department's national labs moving forward. 

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Call for Presentations: Green Electronics Council’s Emerging Green Conference

 

The Green Electronics Council issued a Call for Presentations for the Green Electronics Council’s Emerging Green Conference 2015. From September 22-24 in Portland, Oregon, USA, global technology leaders will convene at Emerging Green to discuss the advances, challenges and role of electronics in the circular economy. Individuals interested in presenting may submit their abstracts online.

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Kaiser Permanente Makes Major Wind and Solar Energy Purchases

Health care provider buys green power as a prescription for good health

Concerned about climate change and its threat to human health, Kaiser Permanente said it will purchase enough renewable energy to provide half of the electricity it uses in California and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by 30 percent.

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Sunshine Cleaning Systems Awarded Cleaning Contract for Charlotte-Douglas International Airport for Second Five-Year Term

Company's innovative Restroom Ambassador Program offers passengers of nation's eighth busiest airport the cleanest facilities and great service

Sunshine Cleaning Systems, a privately held integrated facility services company with locations throughout Florida and North Carolina, announced that it has been awarded a second five-year contract to clean Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT).  The company prevailed in a competitive RFP, which was issued on September 4, 2014.  The new contract term commences on February 1, 2015 and ends on January 31, 2018, with renewal options for 2019 and 2020.

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