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Wood Pulp Waste Transformed Into Biocrude Oil

Wood Pulp Waste Transformed Into Biocrude Oil

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. has formed a joint venture with an Australian energy startup to convert biomass from its kraft pulping processes into biocrude oil that can be blended into petrochemical refinery streams to generate renewable fuels.

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Smallholder Diaries Open Doors to Financial Services

Smallholder Diaries Open Doors to Financial Services

Smallholder households, cultivating less than five acres, have financial needs that have been ignored until now, yet without this information, it’s tough for financial service providers to supply smallholders with services, such as mobile money.

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PEER Pressure Protects U.S. Govt. Employees

PEER Pressure Protects U.S. Govt. Employees

Violent assaults against U.S. forest and rangeland employees and facilities rose sharply last year, according to figures just released by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a nonprofit organization serving the interests of government employees in natural resources agencies.

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Ashoka Honored for Human Capital Management

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Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs, is winner of the Human Capital Management category in FinancialForce’s 360 Customer Excellence Awards this year. Known formally as Ashoka Innovators for the Public, nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in over 70 countries are putting their system-changing ideas into practice on a global scale.

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Making Waves on World Oceans Day

Making Waves on World Oceans Day

Musician Jack Johnson started the Wave for Change conservation social media campaign just in time for World Oceans Day this year. The Hawaii-based performer is asking people around the world to do something for the ocean – cut down on plastics, use more renewable energy and spread the word that the oceans need our help.

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World Environment Day Goes Wild for Life

World Environment Day Goes Wild for Life

The environmental concerns of the 1970s – industrial pollution of air and water, oil spills, toxic dumps, pesticides, loss of wilderness and biodiversity – inspired people to set aside two distinct days each year for activities aimed at saving the planet. World Environment Day 2016

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Extinction Stalks Meat-Eating Carnivores

Extinction Stalks Meat-Eating Carnivores

The African lion faces extinction by the year 2050, wildlife experts project, at risk due to indiscriminate killing in defence of human life and livestock, habitat loss, and prey base depletion from poaching and illicit trade.

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Update Online Consumer Protection Laws

Update Online Consumer Protection Laws

OECD Countries should modernize their consumer protection laws to address new risks posed by online commerce, including “free” apps and peer-to-peer Internet transactions, according to new OECD guidelines for member countries and emerging economies in a new Recommendation.

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Gates Offers $80M to Close Gender Data Gap

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Compared to the lives of men, little is known about the lives of the world’s women – how much time they spend on unpaid work, if they own land, if they can get credit, which programs meant to help them are succeeding.

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