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Why I Have Renewed Hope for Climate Action on Farms

Union of Concerned Scientists

Watching the climate crisis unfolding all around us, I’ve experienced a rollercoaster of hope and disappointment over the last year. With last week’s surprise announcement about a Senate compromise on climate action legislation, I’m back to hope again.

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In Nebraska, Bighorn Sheep Reclaim Their Former High Plains Home

Yale E360

In “High Plains Wild” — the Third Runner-Up in the 2022 Yale Environment 360 Film Contest — filmmaker Mariah Lundgren tells the story of efforts by wildlife biologists, conservationists, and landowners to reintroduce and sustain the magnificent bighorn sheep in Nebraska. Read more on E360

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Saltwater Intrusion, a “Slow Poison” to East Coast Drinking Water

Circle of Blue

Summer tourism, sea level rise, and storm surges threaten East Coast wells. Storm surge overwash in Charlestown barrier-strip island due to nor’easter storm in March 2018. Picture credit: Jeeban Panthi. By Hannah Richter, Circle of Blue – August 2, 2022.

Lost Orchid Found: Flower “Extinct” Since 1902 Blooms

Cool Green Science

An amateur naturalist finds a plant that’s been “extinct” for more than a century. The post Lost Orchid Found: Flower “Extinct” Since 1902 Blooms appeared first on Cool Green Science. From the Field Endangered Species Plants Traveling Naturalist

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

Scientists Say It’s ‘Fatally Foolish’ To Not Study Catastrophic Climate Outcomes

Inside Climate News

A new paper discusses ‘climate end games’ as the planet approaches environmental tipping points that could exacerbate other global crises like pandemics and war.

What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for Electric Vehicles

Union of Concerned Scientists

In a surprise announcement, Senate Democrats unveiled a reconciliation bill, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which could help reduce heat-trapping emissions by roughly 40% by 2030, a significant step toward our climate goals.

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Arizona and California Farmers, Targets for Colorado River Cuts, Draft Their Conservation Strategy

Circle of Blue

Nearly 1 million acre-feet of compensated water cuts are being discussed. Farm fields resemble a mosaic in California’s Imperial Valley. The Imperial Irrigation District holds more rights to Colorado River water than any other user in the basin.

Fun Facts About Pufferfish

Ocean Conservancy

Pufferfish , also known as blowfish or balloonfish, are likely among the most recognizable fish in the sea. The pufferfish’s iconic ability to “puff up” in defense against predators is a widely known fact, but did you know there is more to this unique fish?

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 5, 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: August 5, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Congress Considers First-Ever Purchase Incentive for Commercial EVs

Union of Concerned Scientists

Last week, Senators Schumer and Manchin announced a compromise on a reconciliation bill, called the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 , that includes significant climate and air quality progress and a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by 40 percent by 2030.

Efficient Heating Systems Key to Meeting Peak Demands, Decarbonizing Buildings

Environment + Energy Leader

A study from several academic institutions shows more needs to be done to meet the need for decarbonizing buildings. The post Efficient Heating Systems Key to Meeting Peak Demands, Decarbonizing Buildings appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Scientists to build toolkit addressing climate change and environmental justice in Chicago communities

Environmental News Bits

by Lisa Sheppard, Prairie Research Institute With new funding from NASA, a University of Illinois team of scientists will use NASA Earth science and localized social data to develop an innovative, multi-sector geospatial environmental justice toolkit for urban decision making in the Chicago region.

With New Study, NASA Seeks the Science behind UFOs

Scientific American

Although modest in scope, a NASA research project reflects shifting attitudes toward the formerly taboo subject of UFOs. Space & Physics Extraterrestrial Life

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One in 8 people got long covid after infection early in the pandemic

New Scientist

Researchers estimated the prevalence of long covid using survey data from the Netherlands in the early stages of the pandemic

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WINS Founder Donates Treasure Trove of History

Academy of Natural Sciences

Most of the materials in the Academy Library and Archives consist of what we call internal transfers. These are items created within the science, education, finance and other departments that have kept the Academy running since 1812.

Liberty Mutual Joins MIT-Led Global Alliance on Innovation to Combat Climate Change

Environment + Energy Leader

Liberty Mutual Insurance today announced its membership to the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC), supporting the acceleration and implementation of large-scale, real-world solutions to address climate change.

State green-lights NIU’s $23 million sustainability center

Environmental News Bits

The State of Illinois has announced it will begin the design phase of the planned Northern Illinois Center for Community Sustainability (NICCS), essentially green-lighting the $23 million project.

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Worrying finding in California’s multi-billion-dollar climate initiative reveals problem with using forests to offset CO2 emissions

Frontier Sin

By Suzanna Burgelman, Frontiers science writer. Image: Zack Frank/Shutterstock.com. Researchers have found that California’s forest carbon buffer pool, designed to ensure the durability of the state’s multi-billion-dollar carbon offset program, is severely undercapitalized.

Transfusing blood from an old mouse to a younger mouse causes ageing

New Scientist

The transfusion led an increased number of senescent cells – which accumulate as we get older - in the young mice, suggesting that cellular ageing isn't just a case of wear and tear

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Eight steps to urban amphibian conservation: Framework to translate ecological knowledge to action

The Applied Ecologist

New research by Lee et al. demonstrates the utility of an eight-step framework to identify priority wetland habitats and movement corridors for urban amphibian conservation in cities. Author Nicole Kahal explains more in this blog post.

Tillamook to Reduce Emissions 30% by 2030

Environment + Energy Leader

The company plans to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality, optimize water use efficiency while maximizing recycling, and improve water quality, among other efforts. . The post Tillamook to Reduce Emissions 30% by 2030 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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What is a flash flood? A civil engineer explains

Environmental News Bits

by Janey Camp, Vanderbilt University Flash flooding is a specific type of flooding that occurs in a short time frame after a precipitation event – generally less than six hours.

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Should Your Small Business Install EV Charging Stations?

Earth 911

The growing popularity of electric vehicles means that drivers need more places to charge them. The post Should Your Small Business Install EV Charging Stations? appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech EV charging station EV infrastructure small business

European Heat Waves Force Closure of Classic Climbing Routes in Alps

Yale E360

European mountain guides are cancelling climbs up some of the most iconic peaks in the Alps, including Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, as a series of heat waves and rapidly melting glaciers have made the routes too dangerous. Read more on E360

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Dry: A Weekly Western Drought Digest — August 2, 2022

Circle of Blue

Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue © J. Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue. By Delaney Nelson, Circle of Blue – August 2, 2022. TOP NEWS. As of July 26, over 43 percent of the U.S. and Puerto Rico is in drought, up one percentage point in the last month. The U.S.

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Technology, Infrastructure Key to Heavy Industry Net-Zero Improvements

Environment + Energy Leader

The World Economic Forum released a report tracking efforts and improvements that can be made in emissions-intensive sectors to help reach global climate goals. The post Technology, Infrastructure Key to Heavy Industry Net-Zero Improvements appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Flood maps show US vastly underestimates contamination risk at old industrial sites

Environmental News Bits

by Thomas Marlow, New York University; James R.

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 2, 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: August 2, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Algorithm That Detects Sepsis Cut Deaths by Nearly 20 Percent

Scientific American

Over two years, a machine-learning program warned thousands of health care providers about patients at high risk of sepsis, allowing them to begin treatments nearly two hours sooner. Health Health Care Technology Artificial Intelligence

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Parts of Great Barrier Reef See Most Extensive Coral Cover In 36 Years

Yale E360

In the northern and central stretches of the Great Barrier Reef, scientists have recorded the most extensive coral cover seen in 36 years of study, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). Read more on E360

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Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Market Grows as Investment Increases

Environment + Energy Leader

A report from Transparency Market Research finds that increased investment in infrastructure and compatible vehicles will boost the market. The post Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Market Grows as Investment Increases appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

How sustainable manufacturing could help reduce the environmental impact of industry

Environmental News Bits

by Nabil Nasr, Rochester Institute of Technology Nabil Nasr is the associate provost and director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also the CEO of the Remade Institute, which was established by the U.S.

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 3, 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: August 3, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Common Valley Owls

Reflections of the Natural World

Learn 100 Common Valley Birds is a photo blog series highlighting the 100 most common California Central Valley bird species. By Jim Gain Post #3 in the Learn 100 Common Valley Birds series.

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Cool Green Book Review: Fish Edition

Cool Green Science

Six books about fish, fishing and fish conservation for your summertime reading. The post Cool Green Book Review: Fish Edition appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science

Climate First Bank Avoids 36K Tons of Emissions over 25 Years

Environment + Energy Leader

Climate First Bank financed 2,578.48 kW of renewable energy, which is approximately 36,187.75 tons of CO2 emissions avoided over 25 years. The post Climate First Bank Avoids 36K Tons of Emissions over 25 Years appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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