Beneath the SecretsTall, Dark and Deadly Book 3Lisa Renee Jones Genre: Suspense Publish Date: December 5, 2013 Publisher: EverAfter Romance Seller: Diversion Romance LLC Blake Walker left behind the ATF when the drug cartel he was hunting cost him the life of his fellow agent, and fiancee. Now, two years later, he’s working with his brothers at Walker Security, but he’s living fast, hard, and wild, until he reaches the ultimate high…revenge. He’s one meeting, one woman, away from being inside one of the money laundering shells the cartel operates. Their two will paths collide. Two people who will do anything, including sleeping with the enemy, to avenge or save someone they love. But what if everything isn’t as it seems and the enemy isn’t the enemy at all? Can these two broken people drawn together by their sizzling hot attraction see beyond their pain and their need for vengeance Undoubtedly, they will face the ghosts of their pasts, but will those ghost destroy them or forever bind them? […]
iPad User Guide for iOS 10.3Apple Inc. Genre: Computers Publish Date: September 13, 2016 Publisher: Apple Seller: Apple Inc. Here's everything you need to know about iPad, in a handy digital format. Get to know iPad and discover all the amazing things it can do, and how to do them. It's the definitive guide for getting the most from your new iPad, straight from Apple. The iPad User Guide is an essential part of any iBooks library. […]
(Update: April 21, 2017) Evidence is accumulating that climate change will be the defining event of the 21st century and yet, in the 2016 election that delivered Donald Trump to the White House, network television news devoted less than one hour, cumulatively, to the subject. In Western democracies, climate change is already an accelerant for mass migration, a topic of political campaigns and media attention. From a Hobbesian perspective and through the lens of climate change, the focus on national security is a matter of locking in privileges of the first world. Still, to imagine that anyone can spend their way out of climate change is pure, unmitigated folly. Of the planet’s approximately 7.5 billion people, only a small percent live in first world conditions and above the poverty line. At the fringes, climate change is compounding misery. Today, the world is in the midst of the largest migration of distressed populations since the end of World War II. […]
Stricken sycamores, waning willows, ailing oaks – thanks to years of drought and invasive pests, tens of millions of trees are at imminent risk of a massive die-off. […]
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That’s as much as Germany’s yearly emissions.
It’s hardly the first example of a business charging ahead on climate change mitigation while governments dither. Pretty much every giant corporation has made a commitment to reduce its emissions: food titan Unilever, everything maker General Electric, and IKEA (where you get your OMLOPPs), and on and on.
But what Walmart does matters. The company is such a behemoth that its policy changes trigger transformation around the globe. Walmart is the 10th largest economic entity in the world, after Canada, so this effort, dubbed “Project Gigaton,” is akin to every Canadian signing on to a strict sustainability plan.
Most of Walmart’s environmental footprint comes from other businesses extracting raw materials to manufacture Walmart’s products. So it will be pushing its suppliers to clean up their act, aiming to slash a gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain.
The Environmental Defense Fund has been working with Walmart to cut its emissions for years, and so there’s a track record here. In 2010, Walmart pledged to cut 28 million metric tons (like removing 6 million cars from the road), then surpassed that goal in five years. Now, they’re aiming to meet a goal 35 times larger, by 2030.