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Global warming is making Antarctica green again, and it’s stunning

When you think of Antarctica, you probably imagine a frigid, windswept, icy, inhospitable domain; the whitest, most barren canvas on Earth. That’s pretty much the way the Southern continent has been for at least the last 3 million years, since the last time atmospheric carbon dioxide levels approached their current levels. But times, they are a-changing. The effects of global ...

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Shareholder Push For Methane Transparency Gains Ground With Three Double-Digit Votes

BOSTON, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Three times in the last week shareholders at major energy companies voted in double digits for more methane pollution disclosure: 10 percent at Berkshire Hathaway Energy; 24 percent at Dominion Energy; and 33 percent at Occidental Petroleum.  Given that two of the three resolutions from Arjuna Capital, in partnership with As You Sow (Dominion) and ...

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Pennsylvania DCNR Officials, Supporters of Shikellamy State Park Dedicate Key Land Acquisitions in Union County

SELINSGROVE, Pa., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined local and other state officials, and supporters of Shikellamy State Park in the dedication of two key park acquisitions preserving a scenic overlook along the Susquehanna River. Spearheaded by the Merrill W. Linn Land and Waterways Conservancy, acquisition of the two tracts ...

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SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard Recognized As A Verification Mechanism For PEFC Chain Of Custody Certification

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Fiber Sourcing Standard is now recognized by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) as a tool that meets PEFC requirements for the avoidance of controversial sources in the PEFC Chain of Custody standard. “PEFC is pleased to support initiatives of its members that are ...

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New Report Shows Potential For Major Appalachian Petrochemical Industry

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — An economic report released today by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) shows that the Appalachian region could become a second center of U.S. petrochemical and plastic resin manufacturing, similar to the Gulf Coast. ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley presented the findings at a Capitol Hill press event with lawmakers including Senator Shelley Moore ...

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NMA: Federal Appeals Court Rulings Will Staunch the Bleeding for Coal Companies, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)–The Trump administration’s two recent wins in a federal appeals court, staying implementation of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule and the Clean Power Plan (CPP), were welcomed by the Coal Industry as measures that will prevent further damage to coal ...

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AUO Unveils Ultra High Resolution, Slim and Narrow Border LTPS LCDs for Exciting Smart Mobile Life

HSINCHU, Taiwan, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AU Optronics Corp. (“AUO” or the “Company”) (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced that numerous types of innovative mobile displays and technologies will be presented at SID’s Display Week 2017 in Los Angeles from May 23 to 25, shaping the future of smart living. Exhibition highlights include a complete portfolio of LTPS LCDs ...

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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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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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