How Cargill’s employee summit put sustainability on the menu

September 5, 2017 by  
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How does a company inspire and empower employees to embrace — and help shape — its sustainability strategy? Cargill created a pretty good recipe.

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China plans to meet 2020 emissions goal by tripling solar power capacity

March 22, 2016 by  
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China has been chipping away at its carbon emissions at a pretty good clip in recent years, with 2015 statistics indicating the nation will reach, and possibly exceed, its 2020 goals. To support that effort, the country plans to add up to 20 gigawatts of solar power each year for the next five , which will add up to more than three times the nation’s current capacity. Nur Bekri, head of the National Energy Administration, announced the decision Monday, which solidifies China’s plan to foster a new era of clean energy for the country that emits more carbon dioxide than any other on Earth. Read the rest of China plans to meet 2020 emissions goal by tripling solar power capacity

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March 22, 2016 by  
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China has been chipping away at its carbon emissions at a pretty good clip in recent years, with 2015 statistics indicating the nation will reach, and possibly exceed, its 2020 goals. To support that effort, the country plans to add up to 20 gigawatts of solar power each year for the next five , which will add up to more than three times the nation’s current capacity. Nur Bekri, head of the National Energy Administration, announced the decision Monday, which solidifies China’s plan to foster a new era of clean energy for the country that emits more carbon dioxide than any other on Earth. Read the rest of China plans to meet 2020 emissions goal by tripling solar power capacity

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Tropical forests may become an unlikely contributor to global warming soon

December 18, 2015 by  
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Make a list, in your mind, of all the things that contribute to global warming. Go ahead and take your time. If you’re like most people, that list probably looks something like: burning fossil fuels, deforestation, emissions from cars and other transportation, livestock, and chemicals used in agriculture. That’s a pretty good roundup of the leading causes – at least, so far. Scientists have just penned a study that points to a contributing factor that has evaded detection , until now. When it comes to our planet’s ability to ‘trap’ carbon and prevent it from further harming the atmosphere, the biggest problem is likely to be the rapid rate of increase of nighttime temperatures in tropical climes. Read the rest of Tropical forests may become an unlikely contributor to global warming soon

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Scientists Grow Human Heart Tissue That Can Beat Autonomously

August 14, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Scientists are inching ever closer to manufacturing an artificial, lab-grown human heart after a team of  University of Pittsburgh researchers successfully produced heart tissue that can beat autonomously . Using pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generated from mature human skin, the team attached the cells to a mouse heart, and after 20 days of blood supply, the heart began beating autonomously. While it will still be quite some time before we see an entire lab-grown human heart, this development represents a pretty good start! Read the rest of Scientists Grow Human Heart Tissue That Can Beat Autonomously Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: heart , heart tissue , human heart , lab-grown heart , lab-grown human heart , Lei Yang , medical innovation , scientific breakthroughs , university of pittsburgh        

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August 14, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Scientists are inching ever closer to manufacturing an artificial, lab-grown human heart after a team of  University of Pittsburgh researchers successfully produced heart tissue that can beat autonomously . Using pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generated from mature human skin, the team attached the cells to a mouse heart, and after 20 days of blood supply, the heart began beating autonomously. While it will still be quite some time before we see an entire lab-grown human heart, this development represents a pretty good start! Read the rest of Scientists Grow Human Heart Tissue That Can Beat Autonomously Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: heart , heart tissue , human heart , lab-grown heart , lab-grown human heart , Lei Yang , medical innovation , scientific breakthroughs , university of pittsburgh        

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Kengo Kuma’s Redesign of the V&A at Dundee Gets the Go-Ahead

August 14, 2013 by  
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Kengo Kuma first won the competition to design the V&A at Dundee in Scotland back in 2010, but the original design of a boat-shaped building cantilevered over the water turned out to be too costly and the Japanese architect had to go back to the drawing board. His new concept, which has just the prow of the striking structure peering over the water instead of the whole thing, has recently received planning permission and is set to break ground soon. Read the rest of Kengo Kuma’s Redesign of the V&A at Dundee Gets the Go-Ahead Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Craig Harbor , design centers in Scotland , dundee , eco design , japanese architecture , Kengo Kuma Architects , natural light , natural ventilation , Scotland , sustainable design , urban planning , V&A Dundee , waterfront buildings in Scotland        

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Kengo Kuma’s Redesign of the V&A at Dundee Gets the Go-Ahead

August 14, 2013 by  
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Kengo Kuma first won the competition to design the V&A at Dundee in Scotland back in 2010, but the original design of a boat-shaped building cantilevered over the water turned out to be too costly and the Japanese architect had to go back to the drawing board. His new concept, which has just the prow of the striking structure peering over the water instead of the whole thing, has recently received planning permission and is set to break ground soon. Read the rest of Kengo Kuma’s Redesign of the V&A at Dundee Gets the Go-Ahead Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Craig Harbor , design centers in Scotland , dundee , eco design , japanese architecture , Kengo Kuma Architects , natural light , natural ventilation , Scotland , sustainable design , urban planning , V&A Dundee , waterfront buildings in Scotland        

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Unlucky Animal Lover Nearly Loses Another Arm

September 14, 2010 by  
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Photo: Tony Tanoury While it’s often commendable when a passerby goes out of their way to help an animal in need — still, sometimes it’s best to let others handle it. Case in point, meet Alexander Alcantare

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Heritage Turkeys and Their Journey from Farm to Table

November 25, 2009 by  
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Photo credit: ExperienceLA via Flickr Heritage turkeys are a pretty good option if you aren’t in to Tofurky or other non-gobbling traditional main dish choices for Thanksgiving, but how much do you know about how these turkeys get from farm to table?

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