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Get Ready: 85% Chance of Above-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season that May Break Records

Union of Concerned Scientists

Source: [link] The May 23 outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ) forecasts 17 to 25 named storms, eight to 13 of which could become hurricanes. NOAA [link] Four to seven major hurricanes are forecast. This is a concerning outlook, and it can be explained as follows. The recipe for the 2024 hurricane outlook Ingredients : Record warm sea surface temperature ( SST ) for most of the Atlantic (currently 1-2 degrees Celsius above average, which is more like temperat

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Did the COVID Response Poison the Well for Climate Action?

Legal Planet

One meme that seems to be popping up is that the “evils” of the COVID response reveal some dark reality behind climate policy. There’s obviously some kinship: public health responses to COVID and climate policy are both efforts to head off serious global risks — one that, in the case of COVID, has killed over a million Americans. But this doesn’t explain the conspiratorial overtones.

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Danger Season 2024: It’s Already Started

Union of Concerned Scientists

Ahead of Memorial Day, the unofficial kick-off of summer, we are back with an annual warning that gets more pointed each year: it is now Danger Season 2024, and everyone needs to be ready. Because the hits are coming, and they’re going to hurt. “Danger Season” refers to the warmer months when, turbo-charged by climate change, extreme events like heat waves, heavy rainfall, wildfires, and poor air quality bring miserable and often dangerous, conditions.

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Self-care is not merely important today—it is essential.

Cleannovate

Consider the individuals enduring the pressures of life, navigating through challenges and adversities. Envision men and women striving to secure employment… Struggling to make ends meet… Facing difficulties in their marriages… Juggling demanding work responsibilities… Endeavoring to meet others’ expectations… Struggles upon struggles.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Quantum 'arrow of time' suggests early universe had no entanglement

New Scientist

One way to explain why time only moves forward is the quantum arrow of time, and it has major implications for both the universe's early period and its eventual demise

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10 Things I Hate About You (House Majority Farm Bill)

NRDC

From undermining historic climate funding to compromising food security and weakening species protections, NRDC’s analysis lays out the worst of the worst that this Farm Bill has to offer.

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New Report: Scoping the Public Health Impacts of Wildfire

Legal Planet

Wildfire smoke presents a population-wide health risk in California. Catastrophic wildfires are fueling complex and extensive public health impacts, including air pollution-related mortality and a growing toll on mental health. These risks result in hundreds of millions of dollars in estimated losses and carry stark environmental justice implications for vulnerable populations.

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Some Bridges are Meant to be Burnt: A Guide to Letting Go of Toxicity

Cleannovate

Picture this: you’re standing at the edge of a rickety, old bridge. The planks are rotting, the ropes are frayed, and every step you take sends a shiver up your spine. Welcome to the bridge of toxic relationships and addictive habits. It’s a marvel that you’ve made it this far without tumbling into the abyss.

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Hot Atlantic sets the stage for extreme hurricane season

New Scientist

This year could bring up to 25 named tropical storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says, due to hot Atlantic Ocean surface temperatures and a shift to La Niña conditions

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One Year Later: Responding to the Supreme Court’s Attack on Clean Water

NRDC

This weekend marks one year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Sackett v. EPA, the worst judicial rollback of environmental protections ever.

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Implementing D.E.J.I. Strategies in Energy, Environment, and Transportation

Speaker: Antoine M. Thompson, Executive Director of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition

Diversity, Equity, Justice, and Inclusion (DEJI) policies, programs, and initiatives are critically important as we move forward with public and private sector climate and sustainability goals and plans. Underserved and socially, economically, and racially disadvantaged communities bear the burden of pollution, higher energy costs, limited resources, and limited investments in the clean energy and transportation sectors.

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Toronto’s Legalization of Six-Storey Apartment Buildings in Residential Neighbourhoods is the Model for Fixing Ontario’s Housing Shortage

Enviromental Defense

Statement from Phil Pothen, Land Use and Land Development program manager Toronto | Traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat – Yesterday, Mayor Olivia Chow and Toronto City Council approved a large-scale Official Plan amendment and rezoning of major streets within the city’s residential neighborhoods that will permit apartment buildings of up to six storeys and sixty units on more than 30,000 lots that have –until now– been re

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The 2024 Hurricane Season Could Be a Dangerous One

Scientific American

The National Hurricane Center’s hurricane season outlook for the Atlantic Ocean forecasts 17 to 25 named storms in 2024 because of an expected combination of warm ocean temperatures and a La Niña climate pattern

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Can seaweed provide the minerals we need for clean energy?

New Scientist

Mining for minerals needed for wind turbines and other clean energy technologies has a high environmental cost, but some kinds of seaweed could offer an alternative source

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Team From North East High School In Erie County Wins 2024 PA Envirothon, Now Goes To International Competition In July

PA Environment Daily

The Pennsylvania Envirothon announced a five-member team from North East High School in Erie County won the 2024 Statewide Envirothon and will represent the Commonwealth at the 34th NCF Envirothon international competition July 28 – August 3 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. More than 45 teams from the United States, Canada, and China are expected to compete in the international Envirothon.

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Shaping a Resilient Future: Climate Impact on Vulnerable Populations

Speaker: Laurie Schoeman Director, Climate & Sustainability, Capital

As households and communities across the nation face challenges such as hurricanes, wildfires, drought, extreme heat and cold, and thawing permafrost and flooding, we are increasingly searching for ways to mitigate and prevent climate impacts. During this event, national climate and housing expert Laurie Schoeman will discuss topics including: The two paths for climate action: decarbonization and adaptation.

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Does incorporating complexity into coastal engineering increase fish diversity along urban shorelines?

The Applied Ecologist

Authors of a recently published research article explain how, to enhance fish diversity, it is important to provide three-dimensional habitat architecture that incorporates a wide range of microhabitat sizes and types. Habitat complexity Habitat complexity is a key driver of marine fish diversity and essential for determining structure and function of fish communities.

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Response to Disinformation From the Oil and Gas Industry on the Impacts of the Oil and Gas Emissions Cap

Enviromental Defense

Statement by Aly Hyder Ali, Oil and Gas Program Manager Ottawa | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People – It is disappointing to see that the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) has once again resorted to using disinformation and stoking fear to avoid taking any responsibility for its climate pollution. In an analysis released today, CAPP claims that the oil and gas emissions cap will result in economic losses.

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Depression, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Are Linked with Ancient Viral DNA in Our Genome

Scientific American

Retroviruses, some of which predate the human species, are tied to a genetic susceptibility to major psychiatric disorders

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Fossil trove reveals three new species of ancient egg-laying mammals

New Scientist

A set of Australian fossils offers a rare glimpse of the ancient relatives of platypuses and echidnas that lived alongside the dinosaurs 100 million years ago

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Sustainability at Retail

Sustainability impacts every nation, company, and person around the world. So much so that, in 2015, the United Nations (UN) issued a call for action by all countries to work toward sustainable development. In response to this and as part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address these critical issues in this white paper.

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Penn State Extension Highlights Partnership Helping PA Communities Plant 2,500 Large Bare Root Trees; Woodland Health Practices Handbook; Chesapeake Stormwater Training

PA Environment Daily

The latest Community Trees newsletter from Penn State Extension highlights partnership helping communities plant large bare root trees, Arbor Day celebrations and Woodland Health Practices Handbook and more Tree Planting Partnership Imagine a program that provides communities with large trees to plant at little to no cost, while eliminating the need for heavy machinery.

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NOAA 2024 Hurricane Forecast Is for More Storms Than Ever Before

Inside Climate News

The unprecedented prediction is based most notably on near-record sea surface temperatures, which are as warm now as they normally are in August. By Amy Green ORLANDO, Fla.—Get ready for an active hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting the greatest number of named storms this hurricane season since the forecasts began in 1998.

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Proposed Quarry Puts Ontario’s Turtle Protections to the Test

Enviromental Defense

This is a guest blog by Katie Krelove, Ontario campaigner at Wilderness Committee. Katie works to build relationships and advocate towards strong campaigns to advance the Wilderness Committee’s goals of people-powered wilderness preservation for the benefit of all in Ontario. Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) is meant to protect and recover species-at-risk and their habitats, but does it work?

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An Alternative to Conventional Neural Networks Could Help Reveal What AI Is Doing behind the Scenes

Scientific American

Despite their performance, current AI models have major weaknesses: they require enormous resources and are indecipherable.

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Earth-like exoplanet found just 40 light years away – the closest yet

New Scientist

A nearby planet named Gliese 12 b has an estimated surface temperature of 42°C (108°F), making it a promising candidate for liquid water and maybe life

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Penn State Extension Watershed Winds Newsletter Highlights Student AgVenture Camp; Watershed Stewards Native Plant Kit; Pond Management; Rain Barrel Guy; Much More!

PA Environment Daily

The latest Watershed Winds newsletter from Penn State Extension highlights a student AgVenture Camp in Lancaster; the Watershed Steward Rain Barrel Guy and Native Plant Kit; Streambank Stabilization and Benthic Macroinvertegrates and much more. Lancaster AgVenture Camp Youth aged 8 to 12 are invited to join Penn State Extension for an AgVenture Day Camp at Penn State's Southeast Agricultural Research Farm in Manheim, PA where they will learn how they can be Stream Doctors.

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Court Orders Port of Los Angeles to Clean Up Pollution

NRDC

The San Diego County Superior Court ruled in favor of Los Angeles harbor-area residents with a decision that will require the lease between the Port of Los Angeles and its largest shipping customer, China Shipping, to include enforceable measures to.

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New NASA Mission Tracks Microscopic Organisms in the Ocean and Tiny Particles in the Air to Monitor Climate Change

Inside Climate News

The spectrum of colors viewed by the PACE satellite can identify different phytoplankton species in the ocean and a variety of aerosols in the atmosphere, helping researchers identify threats to the health of people and the planet. By Teresa Tomassoni From more than 400 miles above Earth, NASA is tracking some of the planet’s smallest life forms drifting just beneath the ocean’s surface to monitor how global warming affects ocean health.

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Cities Are Switching to Electric Vehicles Faster Than Individuals

Scientific American

Electric trucks and sedans have proven popular with municipal fleets, but cities have also bought niche vehicles such as an electric Zamboni

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Tamiflu seems to relieve noise-induced hearing loss in mice

New Scientist

Mice that were given a high dose of the antiviral drug oseltamivir phosphate, better known as Tamiflu, after prolonged and excessive noise exposure showed fewer signs of hearing loss compared with those not given the medication

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DEP Posted 81 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In May 25 PA Bulletin

PA Environment Daily

Highlights of the environmental and energy notices in the May 25 PA Bulletin -- -- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices, Opportunities To Comment - May 25 [PaEN] -- The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the May 25 PA Bulletin announcing it has issued an oil and gas wastewater injection well permit to PA Well Development LLC for the David A.

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Tesla’s Pros and Cons: An Unbiased Examination

Earthava

The post Tesla’s Pros and Cons: An Unbiased Examination appeared first on Earthava. Tesla, the pioneering electric vehicle manufacturer, has undeniably reshaped the landscape of the automotive industry with its commitment to sustainability and innovation. As the company navigates the challenges of scaling up production and maintaining technological superiority, potential buyers and industry observers weigh the merits and drawbacks of Tesla vehicles.

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Migration Data Helps Protect Leatherbacks Across Oceans

Cool Green Science

Data from a TNC-lead tagging study reveals the epic migrations of leatherback turtles. The post Migration Data Helps Protect Leatherbacks Across Oceans appeared first on Cool Green Science.

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We Must Face Down the Expanding Anti-Reality Industry

Scientific American

Exposing the antiscience playbook reveals the antiregulatory motives of its deep-pocketed bankrollers

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Active lava flows on Venus raise the stakes for future exploration

New Scientist

Observations made by the Magellan spacecraft in the 1990s include signs of recent lava flows, highlighting possible exploration targets for probes heading to Venus in the 2030s

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