Brazil minister calls for environmental deregulation while public distracted by COVID

Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles called on the government to push through further deregulation of environmental policy while people are distracted by the coronavirus pandemic, in a video the Supreme Court ordered released on Friday. Reuters: Environment BEST DEAL UPDATE: … Read more…

China to extend pollution clampdown, but warns coronavirus makes targets tougher

China said on Friday it will continue to strengthen anti-pollution controls and meet its environmental targets for 2020, but warned that the coronavirus pandemic would weigh on energy intensity goals. Reuters: Environment BEST DEAL UPDATE: That extra fluffy kind of … Read more…

Contractor Conversations: DaBella Adopts New Strategies During COVID-19

At Modernize, we understand the difficulty and severity of navigating this global pandemic. This unprecedented situation remains challenging for us all as individuals and has disrupted many industries. Despite current challenges, we believe this unique period can also inspire new, … Read more…

Home Improvement Pros Can Now Instantly Text, Email, and Call Their Modernize Leads Inside Hatch

200,000+ homeowners use Modernize to find local contractors every month. Most of these leads are interested in receiving an estimate and have a timeline to do the project, but if they don’t hear from you within 15 minutes, your chances … Read more…

Partner Webinar: Tech’s Supporting Role for Home Improvement Pros During and Post COVID-19 (Panel)

  COVID-19 is changing the way that home improvement contractors have to operate, and there’s a lot to learn. From virtual appointments and quoting, to maintaining social distancing while on the job, there are enumerable changes that we are seeing … Read more…

China raps state miner Minmetals for renewed environmental failures

China’s environment ministry on Monday called on China Minmetals Corp [CHMIN.UL] to improve environmental protection measures and oversight of subsidiaries in a less than glowing report on the state-run metals producer’s compliance. Reuters: Environment BEST DEAL UPDATE: That extra fluffy … Read more…

Partner Webinar: Maximizing Contact Ratios & Improving Lead Practices During and After COVID-19 (With CallTools)

  With the advent of COVID-19, many home improvement businesses have had to adjust how they contact and service homeowners. And with Modernize data indicating that homeowner demand for projects is still strong, these days present the unique challenge for … Read more…

Contractor Conversations: DeBella Adopts New Strategies During COVID-19

At Modernize, we understand the difficulty and severity of navigating this global pandemic. This unprecedented situation remains challenging for us all as individuals and has disrupted many industries. Despite current challenges, we believe this unique period can also inspire new, … Read more…

Strong earthquake strikes south of Crete, no word on damage

A strong earthquake struck south of the Greek island of Crete on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=853296 , but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Reuters: Environment BEST DEAL UPDATE: That extra fluffy … Read more…