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2014-07-25 12:22:20

HORRY COUNTY, S.C., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Charleston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Carter Stilley Wetland and Stream Mitigation Bank which will be the largest mitigation bank serving Horry and Georgetown counties and the first bank in South Carolina to offer coastal stream credits. Mitigation banking is the restoration, creation, enhancement, or preservation of a wetland, stream, or habitat conservation area which offsets expected adverse...

2014-07-21 16:22:17

Comprehensive document highlights flooring leader's commitment to sustainable practices across its global business CALHOUN, Ga., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable practices are ultimately good choices. In its fifth annual sustainability report, Mohawk Industries, the world's largest flooring manufacturer, highlights the good choices the Company makes each day for customers, employees, shareholders, communities and the environment. "Mohawk's success is attributable to the good choices...

2014-07-21 08:25:05

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) today released its inaugural corporate responsibility report. The report highlights the Company's commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainable business practices in its areas of operations, governance, safety and environmental stewardship as well as workforce development and community support. A digital version of the report is available at www.newfield.com/CR. Newfield's...

2014-07-21 08:23:36

Company reduces GHG emissions and waste to landfill by nearly one-third and achieves milestones in responsible sourcing and sustainable packaging DENVER, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE: WWAV), the global consumer packaged food and beverage company that makes Silk®, Horizon®, International Delight®, Earthbound Farm® and Alpro® products, released its first biennial Corporate Social Responsibility report today for 2012-2013 in accordance with Global...

2014-07-18 08:27:12

Saudi Mega Economic City businesses and residences to pilot the GreenStar Hub app to optimize mobile communications for city's sustainable economic development NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenStar Hub (GSH) has just launched what is being touted by smart city experts as "the most comprehensive green smart city mobile app ever built." The app, which was designed specifically for the Saudi government's new "mega city," King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), provides an innovative...

2014-07-17 12:31:44

Bearing manufacturer continues to demonstrate environmental leadership ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NSK Americas (NSK) has released its 2013 sustainability achievements, demonstrating the company's ongoing commitment to environmental protection. The year's accomplishments show that NSK saved: -- 39,200 trees - equivalent to 485,688,000 sheets of newspaper -- 1,028,000 gallons of oil - enough to heat 6,456 homes for a year -- 15,556,000 gallons of water -...

2014-07-17 12:24:07

Save the Date! KANSAS CITY, Mo., July, 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance (Alliance) announced today it will hold its signature event September 24-25, 2014 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL. The theme is "Powering Business Value Through Sustainability." The event follows the UPMG conference at the same location. Sustainability, supply chain and environmental staff attending will: 1....

2014-07-17 12:23:52

Report Highlights Success of Company's Sustainability Practices Around the World RESTON, Va., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel has published the company's first sustainability report, which showcases the positive impacts the global engineering, project management, and construction leader has on the communities and countries where it works. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130124/SF47758LOGO "Protecting people and the environment, promoting local economic development, and partnering...

2014-07-16 08:22:40

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Fifty million tons of food wasted every year in the United States alone; -- American grocery shoppers report being more concerned about food waste in the U.S. than air pollution, water shortages, climate change and genetically modified foods; and -- Yet, American grocery shoppers are least concerned about food waste in their own household. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2014-07-15 12:30:57

American Forest & Paper Association releases biennial sustainability report WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its 2014 Sustainability Report, which exhibits the U.S. pulp, paper, packaging and wood products industry's significant contributions to sustainability across the value chain, including measurable progress toward achieving its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goals. To view the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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