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VHA Citizenship and Sustainability Scorecard Shows Progress in the Health Care Network's Earth-Friendly Business Practices

VHA Releases "Go Green" Principles to Change the Nature of Business Operations IRVING, Texas, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VHA Inc., the national network of not-for-profit, community-owned hospitals, today released its second annual Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability Scorecard...

Coalition Says On-Site Infectious Medical Waste Treatment Key To Disease Control and Hospital Sustainability During a Pandemic

Deployment of Waste Sterilization Equipment Needed As Swine Flu Pandemic Status On The Rise WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare Waste and Emergency Preparedness Coalition ( www.CleanMedWaste.org ) says the federal government should make the deployment of on-site infe...

Aveda Sets Groundbreaking Standard in Sustainability for Beauty Industry

Earns Cradle to Cradle Endorsement and Certification from Experts Braungart and McDonough BLAINE, Minn., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Global sustainability leader Aveda(TM) today announced it has become the first beauty company in the world and only the second U.S. company in any indust...

P&G Takes Bold Step and Adjusts Sustainability Goals

BRUSSELS, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gianni Ciserani, President for Procter & Gamble, Western Europe, told an audience of European business leaders that in a world of uncertainty, European consumers could continue to rely on P&G to provide products that delivered great value, p...

Practice Greenhealth Enters Partnership with Johnson & Johnson for Health Care Sustainability Research and Training

Program Will Help Healthcare Facilities Reduce Environmental Footprint ARLINGTON, Va., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Practice Greenhealth today announced a partnership with Johnson & Johnson to launch a sustainability research and training program within the U.S. health ca...

Baxter Releases Ninth Annual Sustainability Report

Announces Companywide Sustainability Goals to Drive Long-Term Progress DEERFIELD, Ill., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX ) today released its 2007 Sustainability Report -- Our Priorities. Our Progress., which highlights the company's 2007 social, economi...

Creating Healing Environments: Healthcare Industry's Largest Sustainability Conference to be Held May 20-22 in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, April 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for CleanMed 2008, the healthcare industry's premier conference for environmentally preferable practices and green building. The event is produced by leading sustainability advocates Health Care Without Harm, along with pa...

Novo Nordisk Ranks Supersector Leader in the 2007 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, announced that effective today, the company is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) as best-in-class in the healthcare industry -- one of 18 global supersectors analyze...

Dow Jones Sustainability Index Again Recognizes Abbott for Continued Leadership in Business, Environmental and Social Performance

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) -- the global health care company -- was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the third consecutive year. This selection recognizes Abbott's continued ...

REES Names Director of Sustainability

Rees Associates, Inc., an architecture, planning and interior design firm whose portfolio spans the globe, is proud to announce their new Director of Sustainability, Dwayne Robinett, AIA, LEED AP. As the Director of Sustainability, Dwayne's main focus includes overseeing firmwide LEED accreditat...
Sustainability in Medical Technology

VivoMetrics(R) Introduces Next Generation LifeShirt Prototype, a Smart Garment That Delivers Real-time Vital Signs Remotely to Healthcare Providers

...h monitoring technology, they won't use it," says Howard R. Baker, VivoMetrics' president and chief executive officer. "The key to strong adoption and sustainability in the RPM space will be highly dependent on both patient and provider compliance. It's exciting for us to be able to draw upon over 10 years of exper...

AstraZeneca Responds to FDA Joint Advisory Committees' Recommendation on SYMBICORT(R)

...eca is a $13.35 billion dollar healthcare business with 12,200 employees committed to improving people's lives. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones sustainability Index (Global) as well as the FTSE4Good Index. For more information visit www.astrazeneca-us.com . Broadcast quality footage is ava...

AstraZeneca and Targacept Announce Top-Line Results from Phase IIb Study of AZD3480 in Cognitive Dysfunction in Schizophrenia

...eca is a $13.35 billion dollar healthcare business with 12,200 employees committed to improving people's lives. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones sustainability Index (Global) as well as the FTSE4Good Index. For more information visit www.astrazeneca-us.com . About Targacept Targacept is...

CRESTOR Demonstrates Dramatic CV Risk Reduction in a Large Statin Outcomes Study

...eca is a $13.35 billion dollar healthcare business with 12,200 employees committed to improving people's lives. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones sustainability Index (Global) as well as the FTSE4Good Index. For more information visit http://www.astrazeneca-us.com . ...

Pivotal Data Showed SYMBICORT(R) Improved Lung Function in Adults with COPD

...eca is a $13.35 billion dollar healthcare business with 12,200 employees committed to improving people's lives. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones sustainability Index (Global) as well as the FTSE4Good Index. For more information visit http://www.astrazeneca-us.com . References (1) Tashkin, D.P., Rennard...

AstraZeneca Receives Six Months Pediatric Exclusivity for CASODEX(R) (bicalutamide) from the FDA

...eca is a $13.35 billion dollar healthcare business with 12,200 employees committed to improving people's lives. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones sustainability Index (Global) as well as the FTSE4Good Index. For more information visit: http://www.astrazeneca-us.com . (1) Cancer Facts & Figures 2008. Ameri...

AstraZeneca and Targacept Announce Top-Line Results from Phase IIb Study of AZD3480 in Alzheimer's Disease

... a leader in gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory, oncology and infection product sales. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones sustainability Index (Global) as well as the FTSE4Good Index. About Targacept Targacept is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops...

Newly Released Data on Onset of Effect and Patient Perception With SYMBICORT in Adults With Asthma

...eca is a $13.35 billion dollar healthcare business with 12,200 employees committed to improving people's lives. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones sustainability Index (Global) as well as the FTSE4Good Index. For more information visit http://www.astrazeneca-us.com . Onset of Effect Questionnaire is a copy...

AstraZeneca Announces Innovative New Partnership With Singapore Institutions to Develop Anti-Cancer Compounds

... a leader in gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory, oncology and infection product sales. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones sustainability Index (Global) as well as the FTSE4Good Index. National Cancer Centre Singapore The National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) is the premier cancer ...

AstraZeneca Submits an sNDA for SYMBICORT(R) for the Treatment of Asthma in Children as Young as Age Six

...eca is a $13.35 billion dollar healthcare business with 12,200 employees committed to improving people's lives. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones sustainability Index (Global) as well as the FTSE4Good Index. For more information visit http://www.astrazeneca-us.com . References (1.) Centers for Dise...
Sustainability in Biological News

TXOTX, coordinated international project to contribute to sustainability of the marine resources

AZTI-Tecnalia, the technological centre specialising in marine and food research, is coordinating the international TXOTX (Technical eXperts Overseeing Third country eXpertise) project. The fundamental aim of this project is to collate the greatest information possible on scientific fishery resear...

Conference to explore sustainability of biofuels

New Haven, Conn.A conference on the social and ecological sustainability of biofuels and the impact of their production on the forests of Central and South America will take place on Friday, Dec. 5, in Panama City, Panama. The conference, Biofuels and Neotropical Forests: Trends, Implications ...

NJIT sustainability expert to discuss high performance schools at seminar

NJIT sustainability expert Deane Evans will provide an introduction to the basics of building green, high performance primary and secondary schools at a free seminar, open to the public, at NJIT. The talk, set for Nov. 5, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall, will include a review of the status of ...

Cornell gets $10 million NSF grant to establish new sustainability institute

Could a computer model help stabilize the tuna population? Can we compute how to transition to ethanol fuel without jeopardizing food production? Those and other questions will be tackled by computer scientists, applied mathematicians, economists, biologists and environmental scientists affilia...

Satellites take sustainability to new heights

Shell Canada has incorporated Earth Observation data into its Sustainable Development Report, demonstrating the potential of satellites to provide a global and cost-effective way to measure objectively the sustainability of business activities. Companies that aim to create wealth while also con...

LSU researchers challenge analyses on sustainability of Gulf fisheries

BATON ROUGE Louisianas coastal fisheries produce approximately 25 percent of the total catch by weight in the lower 48 states ( www.americaswetland.com ). With such a substantial portion of the nations economy dependant on the state of these waters particularly the Gulf of Mexico region it com...

Seeking sustainability in a world of instability

FAIRBANKS, AlaskaFor most northern indigenous people, the roughly 3 million caribou in the world are their most important terrestrial subsistence resource, and while hunters and scientists alike have long expressed concern about the on-going availability of caribou, their perceptions of the causes...

Missouri board grants Washington University Sustainability Center $3 million

The Missouri Life Sciences Research Board has funded Washington Universitys International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES) nearly $3 million for biofuels research. Researchers at I-CARES will collaborate with others at Saint Louis University, the University of ...

Food and environmental sustainability focus of ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings

What was the impact of Hurricane Katrina on soil quality and agriculture? How can soil help lessen the impacts of climate change? To what extent can biofuels help make America energy independent? These topics and others of public interest will be discussed at the International Annual Meetings of t...

Alaska graduate program in sustainability receives $3.2 million award

FAIRBANKS, Alaska Graduate students and scientists of the Resilience and Adaptation Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to address questions of social-ecological resilience, adaptation and sustainability. R...
Sustainability in Biological Technology

Chemical Engineering Conference Highlights Energy, Biomedicine, Pharmaceuticals, Sustainability and Centennial

Features 10th National Chem-E-Car Competition - College Teams Create Alternative Fuels to Power Cars PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the nation's leading association for chemical engineers, is holding its Centenni...

2008 National Ergonomics Conference Schedule Announced, Features Four New Tracks of Programming and Focus on Corporate Sustainability and Productivity; Most Product Debuts in Expo's 14-Year History

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The 14th Annual National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (NECE) at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Dec. 2-5, will feature a record number of conference sessions, and mark the debut of four new tracks of conference programming geared toward workplace design an...

Baxter Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Tenth Consecutive Year

Company Named 2008 Medical Products Industry Leader DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX ) announced today that it has been named 2008 Medical Products Industry Leader of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the...

First Program Addressing Aircraft Industry Sustainability Awards Accreditation To Five Global Companies

"As one of AFRA's founding members, Europe Aviation is very proud to receive its accreditation," remarks Gregoire Lebigot, Chief Executive Officer of Europe Aviation. "For more than 10 years our vision in the global Valliere Aviation Group (e.g., Europe Aviation, JMV Aviation and B...

Baxter Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Ninth Consecutive Year

Company Named 2007 Medical Products Industry Leader DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX ) announced today that it has been named 2007 Medical Products Industry Leader of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and th...

Bayer CropScience Donates $1.1 Million to United Fresh Research & Education Foundation to Create the Center for Global Produce Sustainability

Collaboration demonstrates company's commitment to sustainability LAS VEGAS, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience LP believes strongly in its commitment to protecting tomorrow today through its sustainability efforts. Today, John Smith, director of the Horticulture Region for Bayer Crop...

B. Braun Medical Inc. Recognized by Industry for Manufacturing Influential Medical Devices

...nsibility by promoting best practices that help clinicians reduce medication errors , prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) and achieve sustainability objectives . Consistently recognized by Frost & Sullivan and KLAS for its medical technology and support services, B. Braun employees s...

San Diego Wireless Heavyweight Leap Wireless Supports New Start-up Incubator

...CommNexus, EvoNexus intends to provide mentoring, education, facilities, utilities and other services for start-up companies before they have achieved sustainability through revenues or private funding. Unlike many other incubators, EvoNexus participant companies will be under no financial or IP-licensing related ...

Research Reinforces Economic, Environmental Benefits of Corn Cobs as Source for Cellulosic Ethanol

... commercial production in Emmetsburg, Iowa in 2011. The ISU research was funded by POET as part of the company's ongoing internal study into the sustainability of using corn cobs as a cellulosic feedstock. Results from the first year of the study, conducted on a test field near the Emmetsburg site, indica...

LS9 and Procter & Gamble Launch Sustainable Chemicals Partnership

...ontinued progress toward achieving its established sustainability goals. The company recently announced significant increases in its 2012 sustainability goals. "P&G has a proven track rec...y," said Len Sauers, vice president of global sustainability at P&G. "Our partnership with LS9 deliv...
Sustainability in Biological Definition

Biodiversity

...ties both for adaptation and future use by people, assuring environmental sustainability . As a consequence, biologists argued that this measure is likely to be as...ts commit countries to conserve the biodiversity , develop resources for sustainability and share the benefits resulting from their use. Under these new rules,...
Sustainability in Biological Dictionary

Stroma

...l definitions ... The stroma is distinct from the parenchyma, which consists of the key functional ... Stroma co-ordinated approach to building sustainability and compliance: training, accreditation, testing, assessment, consultancy, contracting, design Stroma ® captures and fully documents IT, and creat...

Primary growth

... both in length ( primary ) and in thickness (secondary) and can spread great distances both horizontally and vertically. ... economic growth and sustainability of New Zealand's primary and food ... What is the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP)? How is it funded? How will PGP work? ... Primary , growt...

Exon

... "exons ... Exon Biotech Pvt Ltd (EBPL) sets out to be the preferred quality partner in the ... Although committed to aquaculture development and sustainability we strive for ... John James "Jim" Exon (August 9, 1921 – June 10, 2005) was an American ... Exon was born in Geddes, South Dakota, in 1921 and...

Carrying capacity

...s that a vehicle or a receptacle can carry : a van with a carrying capacity of 12 Revisiting Carrying Capacity : Area-Based Indicators of sustainability ... of technology and trade, human carrying capacity is ... WHY CARRYING CAPACITY ? ... Human Carrying Capacity Defined, Human Overpop...
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