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Raytheon Co., the El Segundo, Calif.-based aerospace and defense contractor, has produced a sensor specifically to fly aboard NASA’s Glory spacecraft to measure the global distribution of aerosols in the earth’s atmosphere. The innovative Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor (APS) contains 161 optical elements that analyze light of varying wavelengths, including visible and shortwave, and will make measurements from multiple viewing angles in multiple spectral bands while in orbit. Read more
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To better reflect the global reach of Honda’s purchasing practices, they have revised the Honda Green Purchasing Guidelines, which were originally formulated in 2001 and only applied to Japanese suppliers. The guidelines now apply to all parts and materials suppliers around the world, which will help Honda better track, and continue to reduce, the environmental footprint of their products throughout the supply chain. Read more
Interested in adding a green element to your travels? One of the world’s largest hotel chains, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), whose brands include Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, and Staybridge Suites, has won LEED pre-certification status for sustainability initiatives on its existing hotels. It is the first organization to receive the award for an existing hotels program and will give IHG a streamlined path to full LEED certification. Read more
In his State of the Union address last night, President Obama reassured Americans that we can overcome challenges to our economic power and called on the nation to “out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.”