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Why Automakers, Tech Giants are Investing Millions in Autonomous Vehicles

Self-driving cars will cruise around a 32-acre “city” in Michigan over the next five years, speeding (or not) down roads, through intersections, obeying traffic signs and signals, while avoiding sidewalks, trees and construction obstacles. That’s the goal of the $20 million University of Michigan Mcity — the world’s first controlled … Read more »

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Contract Wins: SAIC, Waste Control Specialists, CH2M Hill, Swansea, Wartsila

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) was awarded a contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore district to provide architectural and engineering services for hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste and military munitions projects managed by the Baltimore district. The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year period of performance and … Read more »

Cash Doesn’t Follow Sustainability Commitments

Cash Doesn’t Follow Sustainability Commitments

Large US corporations’ spending on energy, environmental and sustainability initiatives will grow at just 5 percent per year until 2017, from $34.6 billion in 2012 to $43.6 billion in 2017, according to a Verdantix study. Companies have no financial incentive to increase their sustainability investments beyond 5 percent annually, says … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: GlencoreXstrata, ACS, Proterra, ABB

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. GlencoreXstrata: The commodity trading and mining company has named former BP chief executive Tony Hayward (pictured) as its interim board chairman. The company’s intention is for Hayward — who was in charge of BP during the Deepwater Horizon disaster — to step down once it … Read more »

Cisco, IBM, Intel Win Climate Leadership Awards

Intel, Cisco Systems and IBM are among the 23 Climate Leadership Award winners selected by the EPA, the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR). The second annual awards honor companies, organizations and individuals that reduce GHG emissions … Read more »

Contract Wins: Cadmus, SAIC, CO2 Solutions

The Cadmus Group has won its third consecutive five-year contract to work with the EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds (OWOW). Under this contract, the consultancy will work with OWOW to monitor water quality, manage and display water quality information, and report on water quality conditions to the public … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: IBM, Doe Run, Interface, WRI

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. IBM: Ann Cramer is retiring as the tech company’s director for corporate citizenship and corporate affairs for the Americas, according to SaportaReport. In early January, Cramer received the first Lifetime Achievement Award for Corporate Citizenship from the US Chamber … Read more »

Forced Manufacturer-Led Recycling ‘Costlier and Less Successful’

Forced Manufacturer-Led Recycling ‘Costlier and Less Successful’

States and cities that have implemented alternatives to extended producer responsibility policies achieve higher municipal solid waste recycling rates at a lower cost than mandatory EPR programs aimed at food, beverage and consumer product packaging, according to an industry study. The Evaluation of Extended Producer Responsibility for Consumer Packaging study, … Read more »