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QTS, American Forests Announce Partnership to Promote Environmental Sustainability; Travis Wright, Jad Daley Quoted

QTS Realty Trust has announced a partnership with American Forests, an environmental restoration organization, to plant trees with the induction of every customer agreement for data center services at no cost to the customer, in response to the increased demand for corporate support in reducing carbon emissions and its collective impact on the environment, the company reported on Friday.

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Parsons Receives Contract Extension from CIRNAC for Giant Mine Remediation; Jon Moretta Quoted

Parsons Corporation has received a two-year, cost plus, fixed fee contract extension from Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC), the company announced on Wednesday.

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DOE Opens Battery Material Recycling Hub; Daniel Simmons Quoted

The Department of Energy established a facility at the Argonne National Laboratory to reuse cobalt and lithium materials from discarded lithium-ion battery products. DOE said Friday that it opened the Battery Recycling Center hoping to recover at least 90 percent of usable battery components and develop new technology out of the materials.

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EPA Will Offer Early Retirement, Buy Out Employees

The Environmental Protection Agency will maintain its hiring freeze and plans to offer buyouts and an early retirement program to motivate employees to leave, according to an internal memorandum obtained by Government Executive. Other specifics of the plan were not made clear in the memo sent by acting Deputy administrator …

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DARPA to Utilize Big Data for Causal Relations Study; Paul Cohen Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to use big data analytics to identify cause-and-effect relationships in complex economic, medical and environmental systems. DARPA’s Big Mechanism program will have three phases and initially focus on studying the molecular pathways that are responsible for cancer development and growth, the agency said Thursday. “Having …

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Katherine Hammack: Army Needs 2015 BRAC Round

Katherine Hammack, Army assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment, asked the House Appropriations Committee on Friday for another base realignment and closure round in fiscal year 2015. Hammack testified to the panel that the Army needs to cut down supporting infrastructure in keeping with the 14 percent reduction in …

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NOAA Head Jane Lubchenco to Step Down

Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will step down from her position at the end of February 2013, according to the Washington Post. Jason Samenow of the Post’s Capital Weather Gang blog writes her departure follows nearly seven months after Jack Hayes retired as head of …

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