Shell today pledged an additional $6 million to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, which aims to save lives and protect the environment through the use of improved cookstoves and fuels. This follows $6 million of Shell funding announced in 2010, and the secondment of a Shell employee to the Alliance. Shell is the single largest private-sector contributor to the Alliance.
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Flooding is the nation’s costliest and deadliest natural disaster with hurricane flooding topping the list. On October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy caused 72 U.S. deaths and $60 billion in damage, including more than $6.7 billion in flood insurance claims. As the most active part of hurricane season begins and the threat of flooding increases, the National Hurricane Center and Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® offer these five steps to take before floods strike.
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The USPSTF today issued a draft recommendation giving its second highest approval rating for CT screening for lung cancer for those at high risk, a move that if approved in final form, will trigger Medicare and insurance coverage and bring about a dramatic drop in the leading cause of cancer deaths.
Today, LCA also launched its Risk Navigator tool – www.AtRiskForLungCancer.org. Additionally, it expanded the hours of its support line – (800) 298-2436 – operating 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. LCA will also launch a national educational advertising campaign in September to encourage the public to know their risk for lung cancer.
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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 100,000th zero-emission car.
Electric cars from Renault and Nissan have driven approximately 841 million zero-emission kilometers – enough to circle the earth more than 20,000 times. Together, they represent 53 million liters of oil saved and 124 million kg of CO2 that have not been emitted.
“The age of the mainstream zero-emission vehicle is here,” said Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. “We expect demand to keep growing as the charging infrastructure develops – and we remain 100% committed to zero-emission technology for the long term.”
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Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., have signed a unique three-way agreement to accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology.
The goal of the collaboration is to jointly develop a common fuel cell electric vehicle system while reducing investment costs associated with the engineering of the technology. Each company will invest equally towards the project. The strategy to maximize design commonality, leverage volume and derive efficiencies through economies of scale will help to launch the world’s first affordable, mass-market FCEVs as early as 2017.
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The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® encourages families in the Northwest to understand their unique winter flood risk and prepare now to protect property and possessions from flood damage.
Floods are a year-round hazard, and the risks do not end when cold weather begins. Heavy seasonal rains and snowmelt often lead to flooding during the winter months. Even areas that receive less snow and rain this winter season might experience drought-like conditions that ultimately can lead to flash flooding when it does rain.
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The holidays are a busy time filled with shopping, parties, travel and family gatherings. But for some, the holidays can trigger stress and depression, or worsen existing mental health issues. Financial strain, renewed grief over the loss of a loved one, being away from family or spending time with difficult family members may all contribute.
This holiday season, BeSmartBeWell.com offers five important tips for managing stress and depression from Michael Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and one of the experts featured in a series of videos at Be Smart. Be Well. Mental Health.
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Nach rund vier Jahren Bauzeit hat der Frankfurter Flughafen heute den Flugsteig A-Plus – die 800 Meter lange Westerweiterung des Terminals 1, planmäßig eröffnet. Mit seiner Inbetriebnahme kann das größte deutsche Luftverkehrsdrehkreuz nun sechs Millionen zusätzliche Passagiere und somit insgesamt rund 65 Millionen Fluggäste pro Jahr abfertigen. Das 700 Millionen Euro teure Gebäude steht exklusiv der Deutschen Lufthansa AG sowie ihren Partnern des Luftfahrtbündnisses Star Alliance zur Verfügung und ist insbesondere auf die Abfertigung von Großraumflugzeugen wie dem Airbus 380 oder der Boeing 747 ausgelegt.
With one third of American children overweight and 75 percent not getting enough daily exercise, Henkel, the company behind some of the nation’s leading brands, including Dial®, Purex®, Right Guard® and Soft Scrub®, is actively addressing this urgent health and fitness crisis facing our nation’s youth. In cooperation with Alliance for a Healthier Generation (AHG), Henkel today announced the launch of its annual Henkel Helps Get Kids Fit program in an effort to make a change and improve the quality of life of an entire generation. With schools facing budget cuts and limited resources across the country, the Henkel Helps Get Kids Fit program will award one deserving school with $25,000 to be used toward equipment and services to enhance their students’ health and fitness education.
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Chic Outlet Shopping® has launched the Chic Guide to Europe 2012 – an innovative media campaign in association with Condé Nast publications and supported by a collection of short films featuring a star-studded roll call of famous international names, each filmed on location at the Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages.
The Chic Guide to Europe 2012 represents a seven-year alliance between the world-leading publishing house and Chic Outlet Shopping®. The most international guide to date, ambassadors starring in the campaign represent Brazil, Germany, USA, UK, China and Russia. Matthew Williamson (Vanity Fair UK, Condé Nast Traveller UK), Olivia Palermo (Vanity Fair USA), Karolína Kurková (Vogue Russia), Beatrix Ong (Vogue China), Helena Christensen (Vogue Germany) and Déborah Bloch and Júlia Bloch Anquier (Vogue Brazil).
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On May 27, CVS/pharmacy launched a new in-store fundraising campaign named Advancing Medical Research, to support medical research and help improve the quality of life for those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and cystic fibrosis (CF). Funds raised through the campaign will benefit the ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA), a leading organization dedicated to advancing ALS research, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. Supporters for the 2012 campaign can donate $1 or $3 dollars at the register in CVS/pharmacy locations and online at www.cvs.com/alscff through June 30.
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The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA), a public-private partnership with 42 member organizations, is urging a simple solution to a big problem: if it’s 50+ fracture, request a test. This is the call-to-action for the NBHA’s new public and healthcare professional education campaign – 2Million2Many (www.2Million2Many.org).
The campaign reflects the two million bone breaks that occur in the U.S. each year that are caused by osteoporosis and urges the public and healthcare professionals alike to take action and request a test for osteoporosis when someone age 50 or older breaks a bone. Despite the fact that 50 percent of osteoporosis-related repeat fractures can be prevented with existing treatments, only two in 10 initial bone breaks get a follow-up test or treatment for osteoporosis.
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