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USGS report offers new insight on ground shaking from man-made earthquakes

| Water

Significant strides in science are being made to better understand potential ground shaking from induced earthquakes, which are earthquakes triggered by man-made practices. Continue reading

Nevsun releases 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility report

| Air/Emissions

Nevsun Resources Ltd., a Vancouver, B.C.-based mining company, has announced the release of its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. Continue reading

New mass benchmarking method helps OEMs set better vehicle weight targets

| Materials

A new benchmarking method, presented in a paper co-authored by Dr. Donald Malen, University of Michigan adjunct associate research scientist, Department of Integrative Systems + Design, and Jason Hughes, business development director, A2MAC1 Automotive Benchmarking, provides automakers with a comprehensive way to compare vehicle subsystem weights for improved mass reduction target setting Continue reading

On Earth Day, sustainable manufacturers offer hope against backdrop of policy regression

| Renewable Energy

EDITORIAL_Although disturbing news of environmental regression and backward thinking–climate change dialogue gagging, renewable energy standards rescindment, and a still-not-clean Gulf five years after the eco-damaging spill–has been clanging loudly lately, more promising news is sounding more loudly. Happily, eco-responsible, sustainable manufacturers are quietly going about the business of establishing sustainability strategies … Continue reading

California water market, emerging investment opportunities analyzed

| Water

California’s drought, now in its fourth year, has pushed regulators to adopt measures that go beyond demand management, adding to the state’s water supply with desalination and wastewater reuse. Continue reading

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