Crews gain ground against Montana wildfire, largest in U.S.

(Reuters) – Fire crews gained ground on Tuesday against a nearly week-old wildfire that has torched more than two dozens buildings and charred hundreds of square miles of Montana prairie and is currently the biggest fire burning in the United States.

Reuters: Environment

Thousands evacuated central California, wildfires burn across U.S. West

MARIPOSA, Calif. (Reuters) – A 25,000-acre wildfire in central California, one of three dozen major blazes burning across the U.S. West, threatened hundreds of homes and businesses on Wednesday after forcing the evacuation of about 5,000 residents.

Reuters: Environment

Windy, dry weather forecast in U.S. West, threatens to stoke wildfires

(Reuters) – More than 800,000 residents in the U.S. West were told to be ready to evacuate on Tuesday as windy, dry conditions threatened to stoke wildfires, forecasters said.

Reuters: Environment

Hot, dry conditions may stoke wildfires in U.S. West, forecasters warn

(Reuters) – Crews battling dozens of wildfires across parts of the parched U.S. West will face tinderbox conditions that could stoke more blazes on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said.

Reuters: Environment

U.S. isolated on climate at summit of world leaders

HAMBURG (Reuters) – Leaders from the world’s leading economies broke with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate policy at a G20 summit on Saturday, in a rare public admission of disagreement and blow to multilateral cooperation.

Reuters: Environment

G20 draft text fuses U.S. climate isolation with deal on innovation

BERLIN (Reuters) – Draft conclusions to this week’s summit of the Group of 20 leading economies acknowledge the United States’ isolation in opposing the Paris climate accord but agree to G20 collaboration on reducing emissions through innovation, a G20 source said.

Reuters: Environment

U.S. groups threaten to sue over loss of grizzlies’ protection

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Conservationists threatened to sue on Friday in order to block a plan by U.S. wildlife managers that strips grizzly bears of federal protection, opening them to hunting around Yellowstone National Park.

Reuters: Environment

Exhibition, U.S. Maritime Technology Export Initiative (Mar. 13-15)

Ocean Leadership ~

Applications to join the 2018 activities of the U.S. Maritime Technology Export Initiative are now available and will be reviewed and/or accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

2018 Export Initiative activities include the opportunity for your company to exhibit in the TMA U.S. BlueTech Pavilion (M400 and M500) at the world’s leading marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference – Oceanology International – in London 13-15 March, 2018 and join an optional follow-on BlueTech Trade Mission the week following Oceanology, likely to France and Portugal, and either Spain or Italy.  

Selected companies will benefit from significantly reduced rates for the cost of exhibiting thanks to funding support from the International Trade Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Cost to participate – $ 4,500 USD, and each additional person charged extra.

Benefits include ($ 9,500+ USD value):

  • Dedicated space in the U.S. BlueTech Pavilion (inclusive of raw space, build-out, electrical, graphic design and printing, and exhibitor listing)
  • 5 nights accommodation at the Ibis Styles Hotel (Adjacent to the Excel Centre)
  • Hosted dinners and exclusive networking receptions
  • Access to our exclusive B2B networking lounge
  • Complimentary 1-year membership with The Maritime Alliance (if not already a member)

Selected companies will each have a discounted fractional space of the TMA U.S. BlueTech pavilion in a prime location on the trade show floor (M400 & M500) with exclusive access to the TMA networking lounge.  In addition, companies will benefit from coordinated B2B meetings, possible live demonstration opportunities, presentations and other opportunities for increased exposure.

For more information, click here:

The post Exhibition, U.S. Maritime Technology Export Initiative (Mar. 13-15) appeared on Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

Consortium for Ocean Leadership

U.S. total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – The first total solar eclipse across the continental United States in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South Carolina, authorities said on Wednesday.

Reuters: Environment

EU says deepening ties with climate pact members after U.S. withdraws

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The European Union said on Monday it was deepening its alliances with other signatories of the Paris climate accord to ensure its implementation, rejecting U.S. President Donald Trump’s demands to renegotiate the pact.

Reuters: Environment