Help Reaction Housing Send Stackable Exo Emergency Shelters to Refugees in Syria!

March 11, 2014 by  
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Managing the Requirements of the SEC Conflict Minerals Rules

August 28, 2012 by  
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By a 3-2 vote, the US SEC agency’s commissioners agreed to adopt the final rules required to implement Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Production Act. The respective Conflict Minerals Rules mandate disclosures of the origin of the derivative minerals that are the refined into gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries. Due to the ubiquitous use of the metals covered by the conflict minerals rules, it is widely assumed that the scope of parties that will be impacted by the rules will be unprecedented, as will the level of information required to declare a product or company “Conflict Free”. As a continuation of Foresite’s popular regulatory briefing webinar series, we will be hosting an event on Tuesday, September 12, 2012, from 8:00-9:00AM PDT (11:00-12:00PM EDT, 4:00-5:00PM GMT). This Webinar will focus on the obligations, challenges, and responses leading companies will face when seeking to comply with the disclosure and due diligence requirements associated with sourcing and analyzing Conflict Minerals due diligence declarations from international supply chains.

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What’s the Solution for the Curse of Conflict Minerals?

May 20, 2011 by  
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The new law requiring U.S. public companies that use tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold to trace them back to their source calls for unprecedented transparency in supply chains. But will it end the "minerals curse" that hangs over materials from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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How Climate Change Threatens the American Farmer

November 29, 2010 by  
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Photo: nosha . Flickr, CC Too often, the conversation about climate change gets framed as a culturo-political debate: with liberals and scientists calling for action on one side, and conservatives and free market fundamentalists arguing against it on the other

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BSR 2010: Conflict Mineral Supply Headed Toward a Crisis?

November 4, 2010 by  
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Under a new SEC rule, a key deadline to file information on corporations’ sources of "conflict minerals" used in electronics is fast approaching. Although industry is working with NGOs, governments and local miners to set up the necessary tracking rules, time may be too short to complete the work.

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10 GW of Wind Power Installed in U.S. Last Year

January 27, 2010 by  
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With all of the conflict over Cape Wind and the constant reduction in scope of T.

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Study Says Algae Biofuel Has Dirty Life Cycle

January 26, 2010 by  
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Algae has seemed like a great biofuel candidate because it’s extremely efficent at creating energy from sunlight and it could potentially form closed loops for power plants – absorbing exhaust while creating new fuel – but a recent study has knocked algae off its pedestal. University of Virginia researchers have found that the life cycle of algal biofuel produces high levels of greenhouse gas emissions — much more than it sequesters. The culprit is the large amount of fertilizer used to produce the algae.  The fertilizers come from petroleum-bases sources and emit nitrous oxide.  The researchers propose using fertilizer from sewage plants as a way around the problem.

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GM Will Design Their Own Electric Motors

January 26, 2010 by  
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General Motors announced today that they will be expanding their capabilities for designing and manufacturing electric traction motors, the motors used to propel electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.

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Checking Up on 2009’s Green Cars

January 22, 2010 by  
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Last year, Hank attended the NAIAS auto show in Detroit, and gave us a rundown on the various green cars he saw there. I thought it would be good to take a look at last year’s list and see how things have lined up for these companies

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