Laurence Vallières Creates a Menagerie from Cardboard

June 6, 2013 by  
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Walmart Pledges to Buy $50 Billion in American-Made Products Over Next 10 Years

January 20, 2013 by  
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Walmart , the world’s #1 retailer, recently announced plans to increase domestic sourcing of its products. Speaking at the  National Retail Federation’s  annual  BIG Show  on Tuesday, Walmart CEO Bill Simon pledged to buy an additional $50 billion in US-made products over the next 10 years. The company’s detractors have long criticized Walmart for sourcing products from overseas markets, but this announcement represents a major shift in focus for the mega-retailer. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: American made , Bill Simon , retail , Sam’s Club , US-made products , wal-mart , walmart distribution , Walmart sign , walmart store , walmart supercenter

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South Africa Approves $5.4 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects to Provide 1,400MW by 2016

November 2, 2012 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock South Africa, a historically coal-dependent nation, has approved an incredible $5.4 billion investment in renewable energy projects, which are predicted to be capable of producing 1,400MW of solar and wind generated energy. Twenty-eight initial projects have been approved for the program, with these solar and wind farms expected to go online between 2014 and 2016. The government hopes that the new facilities—while providing cleaner, greener energy—will bolster job creation and regional economies, with requirements set in place to ensure that energy companies use locally-sourced materials. Read the rest of South Africa Approves $5.4 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects to Provide 1,400MW by 2016 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable energy” , “wind power” , air pollution , coal power , concentrated solar power , eskom , government supported renewable energy , green energy , solar farm , Solar Power , South Africa , wind farm

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Pink Slime Manufacturer Beef Products Inc Hits ABC News with $1.2 Billion Defamation Suit

September 23, 2012 by  
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Raw Hambuger Photo via Shutterstock South Dakota meat processor Beef Products, Inc (BPI) has responded aggressively to reports earlier this year that exposed the stomach-churning contents of lean finely textured beef, more commonly known as pink slime . ABC News’ coverage of the ammonia-treated meat byproduct—commonly used to make cheap burgers—provoked an outrage that massively reduced demand for BPI’s primary product, and forced the company to shutter three of their plants. Now the company has responded with a 263 page defamation suit against ABC News, demanding $1.2 billion in compensation for over “200 false, defamatory and disparaging statements in their reports and in social media postings.” Jeffrey Schneider, senior vice president of ABC News has responded that “The lawsuit is without merit. We will contest it vigorously.” READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ABC news , ammonia beef , beef products inc , bpi , chemicals meat , food environment , lean finely textured beef , meat environment , meat industry , pink slime , pink slime lawsuit , school hamburger

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“Pink Slime” Company Hits ABC News with $1.2 Billion Defamation Suit

September 15, 2012 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Beef Products Inc., a South Dakota beef producer that produces what the industry calls “lean, finely textured beef” — a substance the rest of the world has take to calling “pink slime” — filed a $1.2 billion (yes, that’s with a “B”) lawsuit against ABC News for ”roughly 200 “false and misleading and defamatory” statements. Pink slime is a product that’s made from beef trimmings that are treated with ammonium hydroxide and that is commonly found in pre-made burgers. “The lawsuit is without merit,” said ABC News Senior Vice President Jeffrey Schneider in a statement. ”We will contest it vigorously.” Read the rest of “Pink Slime” Company Hits ABC News with $1.2 Billion Defamation Suit Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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How to make corporate reporting more meaningful

September 12, 2012 by  
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Corporate reporting: there's so much of it, but where's the context?

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Tapping the billion-dollar smart building services market

September 12, 2012 by  
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Schneider Electric, Johnson Controls, Siemens and IBM among the vendors looking to gain ground in the smart building managed services market expected to reach $1.1 billion by 2020.

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Healthcare Industry Meets to Reduce Waste

April 14, 2012 by  
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On April 3, 11 of the world’s leading healthcare systems convened in Washington D.C. to discuss medical waste – a problem that produces four billion pounds of waste each year. As an industry, medicine trails just behind food in total waste…

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Soccer Team Real Madrid to Build $1 Billion Artificial Island Resort in UAE

March 23, 2012 by  
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Spanish soccer super-team Real Madrid have announced plans to construct a $1 billion luxury resort in the United Arab Emirates – and to ensure a truly unique location, the sports company plans to construct an archipelago of artificial islands upon which it will be located. The resort, which has also been described as a theme park for the soccer obsessed, will include two high-rise hotels, luxury villas, a 10,000 -seat ocean-side football stadium, a marina and a hi-tech museum devoted to the history of the Team. Real Madrid have announced that the 430,000 square meter project will be constructed in partnership with the UAE government, and they hope to open by 2015. Read the rest of Soccer Team Real Madrid to Build $1 Billion Artificial Island Resort in UAE Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: artificial islands , Florentino Perez , High Rise Architecture , Holiday Resort , Hotel Resort , man-made islands , Real Madrid , Spanish Football , Spanish Soccer , united arab emirates

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President Obama Announces $4 Billion in Energy Upgrades to Existing Buildings

December 2, 2011 by  
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Yesterday, President Obama and former president Bill Clinton announced a combined $4 billion commitment in public and private funding for energy upgrades to existing buildings. The cash is pledged as part of the President’s Better Buildings Challenge , which was announced earlier this year and motivates buildings to become 20% more efficient by 2020. The President, by way of a Presidential Memorandum, committed to $2 billion in upgrades to federal buildings over the next two years that will save much more in the long run in reduced energy costs. That commitment was met by $2 billion in private sector funding to make 1.6 billion square feet of office, industrial, municipal, hospital, university, community college and school buildings more energy efficient. Read the rest of President Obama Announces $4 Billion in Energy Upgrades to Existing Buildings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: building energy upgrade , building energy use , Department of Energy , DOE , energy memorandum , energy saving upgrades , energy strategy , executive order , federal buldings , obama energy policy , president energy policy , president obama , renewable energy , saving energy , stephen chu , washington energy policy , white house

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