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Carnival Corporation Rated Among America’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Carnival Corporation Rated Among America’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens

MIAMI, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, has been named one of the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2017 by Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CRM). Carnival Corporation ranked number 23 in CRM’s 18th annual survey, a significant improvement from last year’s ranking at number 51. The company ...

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FPL files plans to shutter third coal-fired power plant and continue modernizing its generation fleet, cutting emissions and generating millions in customer savings

JUNO BEACH, Fla., May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) for approval to shut down the St. Johns River Power Park (SJRPP) at the end of this year. SJRPP is a coal-fired power plant jointly owned by FPL and JEA, the municipally-owned electric provider for ...

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Fuels Groups Unveil Video Illuminating Harms of Shifting RFS Compliance Responsibility from Refiners to Retailers

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new video unveiled today by NATSO, representing the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas, the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) demonstrates how shifting the compliance responsibility under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) away from refiners will raise fuel prices, hurting small retailers and ...

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Flooding at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault Reveals Critical Need to Keep Seeds in Farmers’ Hands

Flooding at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault Reveals Critical Need to Keep Seeds in Farmers’ Hands

Surprise breach in the “Doomsday Vault’s” defenses highlights the precarious state of food and seed security in the face of climate change OTTAWA, Ontario, May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Emerging news of flooding caused by the melting of permafrost at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway reaffirms more than ever the critical importance of keeping seed diversity in farmers’ hands. ...

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National Pollinator Week Webinar Series to Highlight New Research on Key Honey Bee Health Issues

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bayer, in partnership with Bee Culture and Project Apis m., will celebrate National Pollinator Week (June 19–23) by hosting live webinars on Monday, June 19, Wednesday, June 21 and Friday, June 23 at 12 p.m. ET to showcase innovative research aimed at making an immediate impact on honey bee colony health. To register ...

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Air pollution linked to poor sleep, study finds.

Air pollution might be linked to poor sleep, say researchers looking into the impact of toxic air on our slumbers. Looking tired can harm your social life, say researchers Read more The study explored the proportion of time participants spent asleep in bed at night compared with being awake – a measure known as sleep efficiency. The results reveal that ...

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The “License to Kill” bill is as terrifying as it sounds.

Earlier this year, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said the Trump administration will be fighting regulations at every turn through “the deconstruction of the administrative state.” The Regulatory Accountability Act, dubbed the “License to Kill bill” by some environmental groups, may kick off that trend by making reining in the industry much more difficult. The act passed the House ...

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GE workers paying price for decades of exposure to toxic chemicals: Report.

Working conditions at General Electric’s Peterborough factory between 1945 and 2000 played a significant role in an “epidemic” of work-related illnesses among employees and retirees, according to a comprehensive study of chemical exposures at the plant. The 173-page report, to be released Thursday, confirms what the community has been saying for years and will be used to support occupational disease ...

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GE workers exposed to toxics for decades.

A new report says people who worked at General Electric in Peterborough between 1945 and 2000 were exposed to more than 3,000 toxic chemicals – 40 of which are either known or suspected carcinogens. The 183-page report was released on Thursday at the Legion on Lansdowne St. in Peterborough. It was written by two retired occupational health researchers, Bob and ...

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Ontario vows to help ailing GE workers.

Ontario will do the “right thing” for workers left fighting cancer and other diseases after toxic exposures at the General Electric factory in Peterborough, Labour Minister Kevin Flynn says. In the wake of a 173-page report by GE retirees and Unifor documenting working conditions in the plant from 1945 to 2000, Flynn said Thursday that he wants an “expedited” settlement ...

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