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Baker Botts Sustains Rankings in 2015 Legal 500 Latin America


Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced that in the 2015 edition of Legal 500 Latin America, the firm validated its international presence by maintaining Tier 4 rankings in International Firms: International Arbitration and Projects and Energy.


SunPower and Freedom Solar Bring Clean Energy to Sustainable Food Center in Austin

Donated High Efficiency SunPower System Expected to Save Center 40 Percent on Electric Costs

SunPower Corporation, a leading solar technology and global energy services provider, and SunPower Elite Dealer Freedom Solar announced the completion of a 14 kilowatt solar power system for Austin's Sustainable Food Center at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Mayor Steve Adler.


EPA Adds Burnet Co., TX, Groundwater Plume to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites

Five hazardous waste sites added, seven proposed nationally

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added the Main Street Groundwater Plume site in Burnet Co., TX, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country and converts them into productive community resources by eliminating or reducing public health risks and environmental contamination.


EPA, Texas Tech Host Children’s Health Symposium in El Paso

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Tech University Health Science Center hosted a symposium on children’s environmental health, focusing on issues affecting communities near the U.S.-Mexico border. Healthcare professionals, public health professionals, and other participants attended sessions on a variety of environmental health issues—including lead poisoning, respiratory concerns and effects of climate change—over the two-day symposium, which wrapped up Friday.


Kimberly-Clark Corporation Releases Annual Sustainability Report

Launches Storytelling Platform and Preview of New Sustainability Strategy

Kimberly-Clark Corporation published its annual report on sustainability, providing a comprehensive overview of the company's sustainability efforts, focusing on case studies that highlight social and environmental progress throughout the company's global operations.


Waste Management Case Study for Energy Efficient Data Center Chiller Upgrade

Putting the "green" into Waste Management data center operations

Data centers continue to evolve and become more efficient. The need for efficient HVAC is essential to ensure cost-effective, reliable operation given servers generate significant amounts of heat. As part of a facility upgrade, Waste Management, headquartered in Houston, Texas, replaced its chiller plants to serve its production data center facility in Austin, one of two data centers the Fortune 250 Company operates.


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