Environment

First Ever Live-Streaming Cameras Connect People to Rare California...

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:32

Conservation Partners Launch Live-streaming Cameras on Two Endangered California Condor Nests: in a Central California Coastal Redwood Tree and in a Southern California Cliffside.

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Media Registration is Open for SAE 2015 International AeroTech...

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:32

Journalists are invited to attend the SAE 2015 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition, which is the essential event where the aerospace community prepares for future challenges and opportunities.

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MCX and Inmar to Create a Better Way for Consumers to Find and Redeem...

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:32

New, completely digital solution meets the needs of consumers, brands and retailers

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Greenberg Traurig Named to Top 10 Law Firms in the Southeast Region by...

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:32

International law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. has been named to the Top 10 law firms in the Southeast region by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER). The Top 10 list includes...

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TerraGo Edge® Combines Smart Forms and Advanced GPS to Improve...

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:32

Version 3.7 includes new intelligent, responsive forms that dramatically improve the speed, quality and efficiency of asset inspections, land surveys and any location-based data collection project

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Port-A-Wall Announces Introduction of Product Line to Amazon

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:32

US-based Port-A-Wall, creator of affordable and easily configurable space partitions, announces its entry into the Amazon marketplace.

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A look at the $50 billion battle to save Louisiana

Grist.org - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:56

This story is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

I’m driving down a dirt road in the vast tangle of coastal bayous that stretch south of New Orleans, so that Reggie Dupre can show me his pride and joy.

“This is the little silver lining on the very dark cloud that was over Louisiana,” he says.

In front of us, construction crews are shaping mounds of rock and dirt into a mile-long, 12-foot levee. On one side is a canal, crammed with boat traffic for the offshore oil drilling industry. On the other side is Terrabonne Parish, a rural community of commercial shrimp fishermen and oil roughnecks who rely on these waterways the same way a city kid like me relies on the subway. The levee dead-ends into a shiny new $25 million floodgate, the last line of defense against storm surges that accompany the hurricanes that frequently slam this coastline.

Dupre is the director of the Terrabonne Levee and Conservation District, a county agency tasked with keeping the homes here above water. A decade ago—when Hurricane Katrina forced 1.5 million evacuations, killed nearly 2,000 people, and caused $100 billion in damage—Dupre was the parish’s representative in the Louisiana legislature in Baton Rouge. After the storm, he became a key architect of the state’s overhauled flood-control agenda, pushing through legislation to create a new state agency to manage coastal issues and working to steer tax revenue from oil drilling into coastal protection projects. Now he’s back home, overseeing projects like the one in front of us. Since Katrina, his office has built 35 miles of new levees.

But the levees are just a small piece of the unprecedented transformation taking place along Louisiana’s coast. Dupre is also an evangelist for a new, broader ethos that has washed over the whole state since Katrina. Experts here agree that levees and floodwalls like this are only effective if they’re buttressed by natural barriers further out in the delta: The barrier islands and marshlands that are rapidly disappearing thanks to erosion, land subsidence, and sea level rise. Because of those forces—driven in part by a century-old practice of sealing the Mississippi River in its course and thereby starving the adjacent wetlands of nutrients and fresh water—Louisiana loses coastal land area equal to the size of a football field every hour.

Before the storm, hurricane protection and coastal restoration were treated as separate, or ever competing, interests. Now, they’re one and the same.

“Without Katrina, this wouldn’t be happening,” Dupre says. “We’ve gone from being the laughingstock to the model for the rest of the country.”

In 2012, officials in the state’s new Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority—Dupre’s brainchild—released their most recent 50-year, $50 billion “master plan,” a sweeping document that encompasses everything from wetland restoration to elevating at-risk houses. Already, according to CPRA chair Chip Kline, the state has reconstructed 45 miles of barrier islands and restored nearly 30,000 acres of wetlands. These natural barriers slow storm surge before it reaches the levees, the first in what are known here as “multiple lines of defense.”

There are also 250 miles of new levees, a two-mile storm surge barrier wall, the world’s largest pumping station (it can drain an Olympic-sized swimming pool in less than five seconds), and a host of other projects designed to control floods and stymie land loss. Kline says he’s confident that New Orleans is now safe from at least a 100-year flood (that is, a flood so severe that it has only has a 1-in-100 chance of occurring in any given year). Katrina was a 150-year flood in New Orleans. But given the realities of climate change, most experts think the city won’t be truly secure until it reaches the 500-year level.

President Barack Obama agrees: Earlier this year he signed an executive order stipulating that any flood protection measures supported by federal money must meet a 500-year standard. Louisianans like Kline and Dupre contend that that standard is unreasonable and could hamper vital projects that are too expensive for the state to roll out on its own.

Either way, the Louisiana coast is now a massive laboratory for the kinds of measures that coastal cities like New York and Miami will need to survive climate change. For Dupre, the stakes are clear: “If I’m not successful, my whole culture disappears.”

There’s no better way to see the coast’s plight, and the scramble to save it, than from a bird’s-eye view. So Climate Desk hopped aboard a pontoon plane for an exclusive flyover. Check out the video above.


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New Charity Campaign Inaugurated by Nations Insurance Solutions in...

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:31

As part of Nations Insurance Solutions' ongoing Community Program, a new charity campaign is now active in support of fueling Operation Gratitude. Understanding the challenges in the lives of...

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Maxima Demonstrates General-Purpose Artificial Intelligence

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:31

Maxima Inc., a Michigan based AI startup, has released a demonstration of its artificial intelligence software that learns to perform multiple tasks, within a variety of unrelated domains, without any...

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Spring-Green Continues Support of Veterans with donation to Fisher...

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:31

National Training Conference silent auction raises $20,000 for the no-cost comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay during medical treatment.

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Rockfish Redesigns Website for Sunrun, Newly Announced IPO

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:31

Sunrun enlists digital innovation partner Rockfish to refresh its corporate site with responsive design to maximize customer satisfaction and fuel growth.

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Ushio America Introduces the New Uphoria™ 2 LED PAR Lamps in PAR20,...

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:31

The New Uphoria™ 2 LED PAR lamps combine the classic styling of traditional PAR lamps with the advanced technology of LEDs and custom designed optics. This provides a light-weight, energy saving,...

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Climate Change: Carnegie Council's International Student Photo...

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:31

The topic of Carnegie Council's annual international student photo contest is climate change: either photos that show examples of climate change, or examples of combating or adapting to climate...

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Extra Drinking Water During Summer Hiking Not Only Prevents...

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:31

Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder Sharon Kleyne recently discussed drinking water, dehydration, sunburn, melanoma and hiking on her Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio broadcast of...

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New Book ‘The Trumpets of Jericho’ Praises Unsung Holocaust Heroes

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:31

J. Michael Dolan brings facts of historic death camp uprising to life.

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Federal Government’s Main Procurement Arm Selects BakUpBox

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:31

The lightest heavyweight in portable solar power now available on a GSA Contract

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Recent Survey from SPS and AIIM Report the Benefits of Content...

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:31

Early adopters of content analytics are reaping the benefits with 68% reporting ROI within 18 months, as well as more efficient workflows, enhanced search, and improved compliance advantages.

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San Luis Obispo Electrical Contracting Company Electricraft, Inc....

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:31

TEGG, a franchise brand of ABM Franchising Group and a leading provider of electrical maintenance services, recently announced that...

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Recent Outbreak of Legionnaires Disease Underscores Role Duct Leakage...

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:31

Aeroseal joins CDC, American Lung Association and Others Recommending Effective Duct Sealing To Combat Health Risks Associated With Poor Indoor Air Quality

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Turf Feeding Systems, a Texas company, offers South African Poultry...

PR Web - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:31

Turf Feeding Systems created a process for South African poultry producers to convert waste poultry manure into the world’s best organic fertilizer, which will generate additional income and leverage...

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