CalPortland Partners With Wildlife Habitat Council

CalPortland Co. joined the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) as a corporate member, formalizing the company’s commitment to integrating biodiversity and conservation action into its sustainability efforts. Through WHC membership, CalPortland seeks to involve employees and community stakeholders in sustainability activities and earn recognition via WHC Conservation Certification, the only global, third-party verified biodiversity standard. “Our membership with the Wildlife Habitat…

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Holcim Tackles Measurable Biodiversity and Water Targets

Holcim announced its strategy to become “nature-positive” by restoring and preserving biodiversity and water while bringing more nature into cities. Holcim’s positive impact on biodiversity is based on transformative rehabilitation plans and measured by a science-based methodology developed in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Preserving water across its business, Holcim targets to replenish freshwater in…

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EPA Proposes $24,000 Penalty for Illegal Dredging in Idaho

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is proposing to settle a Clean Water Act case against Carl Grissom of West Richland, Wash., for unauthorized suction dredge mining in the South Fork Clearwater River in central Idaho in 2018. The agency is proposing that Grissom pay a $24,000 penalty.  Suction dredge operations can destroy fish eggs and newly…

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Canadian Group Seeks Quarry Rehabilitation Solutions

A group of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, post-secondary academic researchers are teaming up to explore various new ways of environmentally restoring abandoned aggregate pits in northeastern Ontario over the next three years, according to Northern Ontario Business. A combined Collège Boréal-Laurentian University research team will be strategizing on replanting techniques and unique soil treatments to restore biodiversity and ecosystem functions on…

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Carmeuse Plants Help With River Clean-Up Project

Volunteers from Carmeuse subsidiaries Yager Materials and Yager Marine joined with the environmental organization Living Lands & Waters (LL&W) on May 21 to help clean-up shorelines along the Ohio River. This is the second year that Yager has volunteered in the river clean-up effort. In addition to its volunteers, Yager also supports LL&W with monetary contributions. Overall, the relationship between…

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Granite Joins UN Global Corporate Sustainability Initiative

Granite has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, underscoring its focus on sustainability and environmental, social and governance issues. With this commitment, Granite demonstrates its long-term support of the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Global Compact principles. The UN Global Compact is a corporate initiative that encourages organizations to establish and define…

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HeidelbergCement Opens Quarries for Unique Biodiversity Competition

HeidelbergCement launched the fifth edition of its Quarry Life Award, its nature-based competition involving more than 20 countries worldwide. Researchers, students, local communities, NGOs and nature lovers from around the world can pitch their ideas for sustainable quarry management, with prizes totaling more than $30,000 for the most innovative projects.

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