JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA], South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG announced today they are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant. This initiative broadens cooperation between Boeing and SAA to develop renewable jet fuel in ways that support South Africa's goals for public health as well as economic and rural development.

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Until recently, British Columbians consumed as much fuel per head as their fellow Canadians. Nothing remarkable distinguished their use of fossil fuel until, in 2008, they began paying a carbon tax. Six years later the province remains the only jurisdiction in North America to levy a charge on fossil-fuel consumption.

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Leasing company places first direct Boeing order for up to 10 airplanes

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Intrepid Aviation today announced the leasing company's first direct Boeing order for six 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $1.9 billion at current list prices.

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Over the last six months, Councils in Oakville Toronto and Mississauga voted to support the Urban River Valley designation, which means important river valleys, like the Don, Humber and Credit, will be further protected under the provincial Greenbelt. See our report Good Things are Growing in Ontario: Expanding Ontario’s Greenbelt Through Urban River Valleys for more on the importance of this designation.

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By some assessments, the human population will require twice as much food in 2050 as we do now. Some have estimated that an area the size of South Africa or Canada would need to be planted to produce enough food to meet these needs. But a new study says that may not be the case.

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