Nature

Researchers Say Aquariums Raise Corals Critical to Saving Marine Biodiversity

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 3:03am

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- When you visit the world's zoos and aquariums, be sure to enjoy the colorful corals living throughout large and small marine exhibits.

Key Points: 
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- When you visit the world's zoos and aquariums, be sure to enjoy the colorful corals living throughout large and small marine exhibits.
  • Conservation of corals is increasingly critical.
  • For corals, that includes overfishing, destructive fishing practices, the climate crisis, ocean acidification and coastal development.
  • Learn more about the study, "Assessing the conservation potential of fish and corals in aquariums globally" at Species360.

Boeing Provides $700,000 in Grants to Assist West Coast Families Affected by Ongoing Wildfires

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 10:20pm

CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced $700,000 ingrants from the Boeing Charitable Trust to help local communities with the ongoing humanitarian and environmental crisis caused by wildfires burning along the West Coast of the United States.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced $700,000 ingrants from the Boeing Charitable Trust to help local communities with the ongoing humanitarian and environmental crisis caused by wildfires burning along the West Coast of the United States.
  • Boeing is providing $500,000 to the American Red Cross to support its fire relief efforts in Washington, Oregon and California.
  • "On behalf of Boeing employees across the globe, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to all those impacted by the West Coast wildfires," said Boeing President and CEO David Calhoun.
  • These funds will also assist in the ongoing evacuation and aid delivery response in impacted communities.

EPRI President Says U.S. Could Produce Electricity with Little to No Carbon Emissions By 2050

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:25pm

"Right now, 20 percent of the energy used in the U.S. is electricity.

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  • "Right now, 20 percent of the energy used in the U.S. is electricity.
  • We have the opportunity to produce other forms of low-carbon energy using clean electricity."
  • "We know how to produce clean electricity, and we can produce clean energy from clean electrons," Mansoor said.
  • EPRI members represent 90% of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States with international participation extending to 40 countries.

Investing in Canada's Zero-Emission Vehicle Sector

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 8:00pm

The funding will support a project to research, develop, adapt and update codes and standards for electric and alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure.

Key Points: 
  • The funding will support a project to research, develop, adapt and update codes and standards for electric and alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure.
  • The government is investing in clean energy infrastructure that is key to building a low-carbon future.
  • "The zero-emission vehicle sector is an important part of Canada's net-zero future.
  • CSA Group continues to lead in developing Canadian and North American harmonized codes and standards for charging, storage and refuelling infrastructure."

New Jersey American Water Recognized for Excellence in Water Quality by Partnership for Safe Water

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 6:32pm

New Jersey American Waters Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant and Raritan-Millstone Treatment Plant have received the Partnership for Safe Waters Phase III Directors Award for 20 years of water quality excellence.

Key Points: 
  • New Jersey American Waters Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant and Raritan-Millstone Treatment Plant have received the Partnership for Safe Waters Phase III Directors Award for 20 years of water quality excellence.
  • The national Partnership for Safe Water awards, which honor the efforts in continuously optimizing water treatment plant and distribution system operation and performance, were recently announced by the American Water Works Association .
  • New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.8 million people.
  • American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.

New community habitat project will be seen from Highway 401 (W of Hwy 59)

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 5:41pm

The partners have signed on to create new wetland habitat that will be visible from Hwy 401, providing a tangible expression of how leadership and investment can support healthy watersheds.

Key Points: 
  • The partners have signed on to create new wetland habitat that will be visible from Hwy 401, providing a tangible expression of how leadership and investment can support healthy watersheds.
  • Ducks has a long history of wetland restoration in Oxford County and the results show what can be done with planning and incremental restoration.
  • What better way to mark these environmental achievements than a beautiful demonstration project visible from the busy highway?
  • The goal of The Cowan Foundation is to make a positive difference in the lives of Canadians and the broader well-being of our communities.

Financing Nature: Closing the Global Biodiversity Financing Gap

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 5:21pm

The Paulson Institute, The Nature Conservancy, and the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability today revealed the findings of Financing Nature: Closing the Global Biodiversity Financing Gap report.

Key Points: 
  • The Paulson Institute, The Nature Conservancy, and the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability today revealed the findings of Financing Nature: Closing the Global Biodiversity Financing Gap report.
  • Notably, by tackling harmful subsidies and implementing innovative financing mechanisms and economic policies, governments can play a pivotal role in reducing destructive practices and catalyzing additional financing from the private sector.
  • Continued global biodiversity loss will leave our planet, people, and economies in peril.
  • The Financing Nature report paints a sobering picture of how much new capital must be directed to biodiversity protection.

Green Technology and Sustainability Markets, 2020-2030: Integration of IoT in EMSs & Increasing Usage of Smart Grids Gaining Momentum

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 4:45pm

Due to the rising awareness about the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emission on the environment, the need for low-carbon electricity is increasing, which is driving the global green technology and sustainability market.

Key Points: 
  • Due to the rising awareness about the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emission on the environment, the need for low-carbon electricity is increasing, which is driving the global green technology and sustainability market.
  • Thus, with an increase in the renewable power capacity and integration of advanced systems to store the energy, the green technology and sustainability market is growing.
  • Green buildings are expected to continue dominating the green technology and sustainability market till 2030.
  • Thus, with an increase in the renewable power capacity and integration of advanced systems to store the energy, the green technology and sustainability market is growing.

Awards Identify Groundbreaking Advancements and Engineering Firsts at the 13th Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 8:21pm

CG/LA , the global leader in infrastructure strategy and project development announced the winners of the 2020 Infrastructure Project of the Year Awards at the 13th Global Infrastructure Leadership Virtual Forum.

Key Points: 
  • CG/LA , the global leader in infrastructure strategy and project development announced the winners of the 2020 Infrastructure Project of the Year Awards at the 13th Global Infrastructure Leadership Virtual Forum.
  • The projects are highlighted for their outstanding commitment across five categories: Job Creation, Sustainability/Green Infrastructure, Finance/Funding, Engineering, and Strategic.
  • For three decades CG/LA Infrastructure has served as the foremost thought leader on global infrastructure investment and strategic project development.
  • The firm's globally-recognized Leadership Forum series highlights leading-edge strategies and compelling infrastructure projects accelerating global mobility, sustainability, and overall social impact.

Global Organic Spices (Powder, Granular, Extract, Raw) Market Report 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:15pm

DUBLIN, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Organic Spices Market 2019-2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • DUBLIN, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Organic Spices Market 2019-2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The global market for organic spices would witness a CAGR of 9.26% over the forecast period 2019-2028.
  • The notable players in this market are Frontier Co-op, Pacific Spice Company Inc, Olam International, Goya Foods Inc, Organic Spices Inc, Ramon Sabater SAU (Sabater Spices), UK Blending Ltd, Daarnhouwer & Co, Bart Ingredients, Ako GmbH, Live Organic, SunOpta, Husarich GmbH, The JR Watkins Co, and Spice Chain Corporation.
  • However, the high pricing of organic food products, low product penetration in untapped markets, and the adulteration of these products are restraining the growth of the organic spices market.