Telemedicine Via Satellite Improves Care At Astronaut Landings:

European Space Agency | September 29, 2017: Above Photo: Health check for Thomas Pesquet using Tempus Pro. Tempus Pro, a portable vital-signs monitor offering telemedicine via satellite, is helping medics at ESA astronaut landings. Thomas Pesquet was the first to benefit at the end of his mission in May. Astronauts returning from space must readjust to life on Earth. Gravity…

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Green Infrastructure:

American Society Of Landscape Architects | GPE – September 29, 2017: The idea that nature is also infrastructure isn’t new. But it’s now more widely understood to be true. Nature can be harnessed to provide critical services for communities, protecting them against flooding or excessive heat, or helping to improve air and water quality, which underpin human and environmental health.…

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Landscape Architects Argue That Sustainable Design Results In Net-Zero Homes:

Clean Technica | By: Carolyn Fortuna | September 28th, 2017: Landscape architects and clean tech? Sounds like the old nature-versus-society conundrum, doesn’t it? Well, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) says that homeowners can implement cutting-edge methods so that residential landscapes support the environment — no matter the location or property size. And the ASLA is backing up its…

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ABB Partnering With Northvolt To Build “Europe’s Largest Battery Plant” In Sweden:

Clean Technica | By: James Ayre | September 28th, 2017: The Switzerland-based engineering giant ABB will be working with Northvolt on that company’s project to build what will reportedly be “Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery production plant.” That battery factory will be in Sweden. The planned facility is intended to help meet expected market demand for lithium-ion battery cells used in…

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Designing Resilient Cities That Don’t Flood:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | September 27, 2017: A study released by the Carbon Disclosure Project this month finds that 103 cities around the world have a serious risk of flooding. Most of the problem can be traced directly to the increased use of concrete and asphalt since the beginning of the automotive age. Land that used to…

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China Sends A Jolt Through Auto Industry With Plans For Electric Future:

The Wall Street Journal | By: Yoko Kubota in Beijing & Trefor Moss | September 28, 2017: Auto makers will have to start manufacturing electric vehicles by 2019, after deadline was pushed back by one year. China will force auto makers to accelerate production of electric vehicles by 2019, a move that will ripple around the globe as the industry…

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Global Stormwater Management Efforts Documented In New Report:

Water World | GPE – September 29, 2018: The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the Water Research Foundation, today released a new report entitled Innovative and Integrated Stormwater Management. The report is an accumulation of DEP’s examination of stormwater programs from across the country and around the globe, including vital data sharing between New…

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Community Mitigates Flooding Issues With Holistic Approach:

Water World | By: Matt Manges | GPE – September 28, 2017: Founded as a sugar plantation in the early 20th century and incorporated in 1959, the City of Sugar Land is the economic center of Fort Bend County in Texas. In the early 1970s, as the city expanded, a new subdivision development called Covington Woods was constructed. Over the…

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When The Sewer Pipe Breaks, Watch Out For What Comes Next:

Circle Of Blue | By: Brett Walton | September 28, 2017: Toxic emissions from common pipe repair are a health risk, researchers say. Just before lunch on September 21, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department responded to a report of three dozen ill students at Zamorano Fine Arts Academy, an elementary school in the Bay Terraces neighborhood. The students were the…

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Changes In Candidates, Technology Reshape Pilot Training:

Air Transport World | By: Victoria Moores | GPE – September 28, 2017: Flight crew training adapts to 21st century needs. The way flight crew trainees learn is changing as cockpit automation, the pilot’s role and the learning process itself reshape approaches to aviation training. Originally published August 23, 2017: “We don’t just want to do what we’ve done for…

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How Hongkong Turns Into A Sponge City:

Le Temps | By: Julie Zaugg | GPE – September 28, 2017: The port city is one of the most threatened by global warming. But it has adopted a series of innovative measures to protect itself from floods and rising waters. Hong Kong is one of the cities most exposed to climate change. Each year, it suffers several typhoons and…

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Survey ~ 3 Out Of 4 Australians Expect Home Storage To Become ‘New Normal’:

Renewable Energy World | GPE – September 28, 2017: A new survey conducted by public advocacy organization Climate Council found that about 75 percent of respondents in Australia expect that household battery storage will be “the new normal” within the next decade. Originally published September 25, 2017: The survey also found that a little more than half the respondents believe…

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Brazil Banks Now Required To Adopt Compliance Programs:

The FCPA Blog | By: Lucas Zanoni | September 27, 2017: Brazil’s Central Bank issued a rule on compliance policies for financial institutions and credit unions. Resolution Nº 4,595 of August 28, 2017 requires these institutions to adopt compliance programs. Under the new rule, boards of directors of financial institutions are required to send documentation to the Central Bank and…

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New French Law Expands Jurisdiction Over Foreign Graft:

The FCPA Blog | By: Simon Taylor & Yousr Khalil | September 27, 2017: In December 2016, France enacted an anti-corruption law known as Sapin II. The law was named after Michel Sapin, the then Minister of Finance, who said when presenting the bill: “In the fight against corruption, France cannot just satisfy itself with the existing situation.” The shortcomings…

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Amid Tragedy, An Opportunity For Smart Recovery:

World Resources Institute | By: Helen Mountford | GPE – September 28, 2017: Wrenching stories of loss and hardship after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma made vivid and upsetting viewing in recent days. The death tolls from the two hurricanes are currently estimated at 70 to 80, and early estimates suggest that the two storms combined could cost between $150-$200 billion.…

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Forest Watcher Brings Data Straight To Environmental Defenders:

World Resources Institute | By: Rachael Petersen and Lilian Pintea | September 26, 2017: Obed Kareebi, a ranger with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, marches through the dense forests of Kibale National Park in Uganda, an area with one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world. While the park is better protected than many forests in Uganda, nearby tea…

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WRI COMMENTARY ~ Water Stress Is Helping Drive Conflict And Migration:

World Resources Institute | By: Charles Iceland | GPE – September 28, 2017: How Should the Global Community Respond? Water stress and drought are as old as civilization, and while human beings have devised many ways to guard against these threats, economies have evolved in ways that make us more vulnerable. Recent water-related tragedies in Syria, Africa’s Sahel region and…

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Hit By Chinese Hackers Seeking Industrial Secrets, German Manufacturers Play Defense:

The Wall Street Journal | By: William Wilkes | GPE – September 25, 2017: Smaller German companies that help power the country’s export-driven economy are vulnerable, prompting the government to extend support. Originally published September 23, 2017: A wave of attacks by Chinese hackers on Germany’s cutting-edge manufacturers is raising alarm in Berlin and prompting the government to step in…

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Nepali Experts ~ China’s Belt And Road Initiative Contributes To Realizing Dream Of Asian Century:

Xinhua | Editor ZD | September 23, 2017: China’s Belt and Road Initiative can contribute to realizing the dream of the Asian Century through enhancing regional economic integration, Nepali experts said here on Saturday. Speaking at a seminar entitled “Belt and Road Initiative: Economic Development in South Asia,” Nepalese Former Ambassador to China Tanka Karki was of the view that…

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