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Consumers Tell Tyson Foods to Keep Its Sustainability Promise

Union of Concerned Scientists

My colleagues and I here at the Union of Concerned Scientists were surprised when we saw the size of the “feed footprint” attributable to meat and poultry giant Tyson Foods.

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Netherlands invests €1.1bn in the photonic-chip industry

Physics World

The Dutch photonic chip industry has been boosted with €1.1bn of public and private investment.

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Why We Can Send A Rover To Mars, But We Can’t Send An Electron From New York to California

Union of Concerned Scientists

Space missions are a federal matter, but states determine energy policy and infrastructure decisions. Right now, states and the federal government have a choice that will define our country’s options for clean energy and planning the power grid for the challenges ahead.

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Beyond Magical Thinking: Time to Get Real on Climate Change

Yale E360

Despite decades of studies and climate summits, greenhouse gas emissions continue to soar. Energy scientist Vaclav Smil says it’s time to stop ricocheting between apocalyptic forecasts and rosy models of rapid CO2 cuts and focus on the difficult task of remaking our energy system. Read more on E360

Lease Perpetuated Beyond Primary Term Without Production in Paying Quantities

Energy & the Law

Co-author David Leonard. If perpetuation of a mineral lease beyond the primary term is contingent upon continuous operations, do traditional notions of “production in paying quantities” always matter? Spoiler: No. In Thistle Creek Ranch, LLC v.

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Power through the Adirondack Park

Circle of Blue

$4 billion transmission line to deliver Canadian hydropower to New York illustrates tradeoffs in the energy transition. The Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line will stretch on the bottom of Lake Champlain. Photo courtesy of John Virgolino /Creative Commons.

A Daughter’s Story: White Supremacy and the Poor People’s Campaign

Union of Concerned Scientists

UCS is honored to be a mobilizing partner for the Poor People’s Campaign , a nonviolent call to moral revival. If you can join us in Washington, DC on June 18 th in solidarity with their march and assembly, I hope you will. Buffalo. Charlottesville. El Paso. Pittsburgh. Charleston.

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How Ailing Strip Malls Could Be a Green Fix for U.S. Housing Crisis

Yale E360

Urban designer Peter Calthorpe has a plan for the shuttered and financially troubled strip malls that dot the suburban landscape: Convert the malls into housing that would be part of green communities where people could be closer to their jobs and get out of their cars. Read more on E360

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DOE Announces $15.3 Billion in Energy Savings

Environment + Energy Leader

The DOE has announced $15.3 billion in energy savings through the Better Buildings Initiative, a public-private partnership pursuing energy, waste, water, and/or greenhouse gas reduction goals and sharing their solutions. The post DOE Announces $15.3

‘Too many people, not enough food’ isn’t the cause of hunger and food insecurity

Environmental News Bits

by Gisèle Yasmeen, University of British Columbia Nearly one in three people in the world did not have access to enough food in 2020.

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‘Micronovae’ explosions on white dwarfs caused by localized accretion

Physics World

The mystery why of small explosive bursts occur on some accreting white dwarf stars appears to have been solved by a team of astronomers led by Simone Scaringi at the UK’s Durham University.

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Building a Clean Swell

Ocean Conservancy

My family loves spending time at the beach—the sun, the sand, the crash of the ocean waves. But what I treasure most are those moments when we get to witness all the creatures that dwell along the shoreline.

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Unique Sustainability Features Open Google’s Bay View Campus

Environment + Energy Leader

Google's Bay View Campus, with innovative heating and cooling and solar energy systems, opens. The post Unique Sustainability Features Open Google’s Bay View Campus appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Five Fixes for Michigan’s Drinking Water Woes

Circle of Blue

Five Fixes for Michigan’s Drinking Water Woes The Great Lakes News Collaborative asked state and national experts how Michigan could break the cycle of underfunding and poor decision-making that has left water systems across Michigan in sorry shape.

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Solutions to Climate Change-Fueled Droughts in the Western US

Union of Concerned Scientists

As human activities continue to spew heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, temperatures rise and cause the air to become “thirstier.” This thirstier air evaporates more water from rivers, lakes, and canals, as well as from soil, forests, vegetation, and crops, making drought conditions extreme.

Photons stay entangled despite huge jump in frequency

Physics World

A new technique that keeps two photons entangled while greatly increasing the frequency of one of them has been demonstrated by researchers in Germany. The work could prove useful in quantum computation, imaging and quantum communications.

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The information age is starting to transform fishing worldwide

Environmental News Bits

by Nicholas P. Sullivan, Tufts University People in the world’s developed nations live in a post-industrial era, working mainly in service or knowledge industries.

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Cemex to Use Coolbrook’s Roto Dynamic Heater to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

Cemex, a building materials company, is the first company to announce it aims to use Coolbrook’s Roto Dynamic Heater to significantly reduce CO2 emissions from cement production. This comes in addition to Coolbrook’s existing partnerships with ABB and Shell.

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: May 19, 2022

National Law Center

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. . The post Ag and Food Law Daily Update: May 19, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Could Go Big on Clean Energy, or Go Small

Union of Concerned Scientists

Minnesota needs substantial investments now to build toward an equitable clean energy future. The good news is, Minnesota legislators have a chance to pass the level of investment needed to set the state on a path to a carbon-free economy.

Nobel-prize-winning nuclear physicist Ben Roy Mottelson dies aged 95

Physics World

The American-Danish physicist and Nobel laureate Ben Roy Mottelson died on 13 May at the age of 95. Mottelson made critical contributions to determining and understanding that certain nuclei could have asymmetrical shapes. The work earned him a share of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1975.

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A New Database to Drive Seabird Conservation

Cool Green Science

A new database will help protect the world's most imperiled group of birds. The post A New Database to Drive Seabird Conservation appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Birds Climate Restoration TNC Science

Evoque, Archer Building Tennessee Data Center Campus

Environment + Energy Leader

Evoque and Archer are teaming to build a 100 MW data center campus. The post Evoque, Archer Building Tennessee Data Center Campus appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Data Centers Energy Management Plants & Buildings Solar & Renewable Energy

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Before Yellowstone

Environment, Law, and History

Dan Farber recently posted at Legal Planet on "The Arkansas Origin of National Parks". Farber writes: The origins of the national park system is usually traced back Lincoln’s 1864 signature of the Yosemite Grant Act.

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The Scientists Fighting for Parasite Conservation

Scientific American

Parasites play an outsize role in balancing ecosystems, and some species may be in danger. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Features Biology Conservation

Control of mechanical quantum resonators reaches new levels of precision

Physics World

New levels of precision control over the quantized energy levels of mechanical resonators have been achieved by teams in the US and Switzerland, who independently measured the number of phonons in a cavity without disturbing it.

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Chart of the WeekSocial Unrest is Rising, Adding to Risks for Global Economy

IMFBlog

By Philip Barrett. After a pause in popular protest during the first year of the pandemic, people are returning to the streets. This year, large and long-running anti-government demonstrations have occurred in some advanced economies where unrest is relatively rare, such as Canada and New Zealand.

GenCell Energy Delivers Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Backup Power to Rail Industry

Environment + Energy Leader

GenCell Energy and RedHawk Energy Systems announced a partnership to deliver GenCell’s zero-emission fuel cell backup power systems to support critical infrastructure requirements in the US rail and other key industry sectors.

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The pandemic’s gardening boom shows how gardens can cultivate public health

Environmental News Bits

by Alessandro Ossola, University of California, Davis As lockdowns went into effect in the spring of 2020 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, reports emerged of a global gardening boom, with plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs sprouting in backyards and on balconies around the world.

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Procedures: Federal Preemption

National Law Center

The Constitution of the United States is made up of hundreds of clauses. Article VI is known as the Supremacy Clause. The post Procedures: Federal Preemption appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center. Procedure Samantha Mikolajczyk

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Nanoscale Möbius strips made from carbon, quantum tipple supports STEM outreach

Physics World

In 2017, Kenichiro Itami and colleagues made the first carbon nanobelts, which can be as little as three atoms thick. Based at Nagoya University in Japan, Itami’s team has managed to tweak the topology of their nanobelts to create Möbius carbon nanobelts (see figure).

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Why Countries Must Cooperate on Carbon Prices

IMFBlog

By Jean Chateau , Florence Jaumotte and Gregor Schwerhoff. An international floor price for carbon could speed the world’s transition to green energy without compromising countries’ competitiveness. Recent surges in food and fuel costs are hurting households everywhere.

Industrial Waste Management Market Value Could Top $2 Trillion by 2031

Environment + Energy Leader

A report finds the industrial waste management market will significantly increase over the next decade. The post Industrial Waste Management Market Value Could Top $2 Trillion by 2031 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Wildfire Smoke Map Data: Differences In Reporting | BreezoMeter

Breezometer

With annual wildfire seasons worsening and COVID-19 raising general air quality awareness, more people than ever are now looking to protect themselves from breathing unhealthy air and avoid harmful smoke exposure. However, not all air quality reporting is the same.

Earth911 Podcast: Frank Dalene on Decarbonizing the World With ICEMAN

Earth 911

Markets are characterized by competition over exclusive control of resources, but as our guest today, The post Earth911 Podcast: Frank Dalene on Decarbonizing the World With ICEMAN appeared first on Earth911.

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Manganese oxide mineral is a heat-storage champion

Physics World

A form of manganese oxide that incorporates crystals of water between its layers could make an ideal heat-storage material.

Coalition calls for climate responsible finance ?

A Greener Life

By Anders Lorenzen. A coalition of organisations has called for more significant efforts toward sustainable finance. In a joint statement, The World Council of Churches (WCC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Muslim Council of Elders and the NY Board of Rabbis made the appeal.