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Where’s My Train? Chronic Disinvestment in Transit Leaves Us All Stuck

Union of Concerned Scientists

If you live in an area with public transit, and have found yourself wondering where things went wrong, you’re not alone. Maybe you ride every day but have had to navigate line closures and service changes like in Boston or Washington DC.

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With the climate change debate raging on, there’s a lot of talk about carbon. But is carbon all that bad? … More. Circular Economy


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How Will DTE’s Long-Term Plan Impact Michigan’s Clean Energy Future?

Union of Concerned Scientists

This month, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is holding a public hearing on DTE Energy’s plans for Michigan’s energy future. DTE’s proposal, known as an integrated resource plan, describes how the utility intends to fulfill its customers’ electricity needs over the next 20 years.



E-waste is a mixture of many things. From used computer parts to spent batteries… From used fluorescent bulbs to used … More. Circular Economy

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Shaping a Resilient Future: Climate Impact on Vulnerable Populations

Speaker: Laurie Schoeman Director, Climate & Sustainability, Capital

During this event, national climate and housing expert Laurie Schoeman will discuss topics including relocation, decarbonization, housing affordability, disparities in climate risks, and the health impacts of climate change.

A Harsh Result From a Lopsided Indemnity Agreement

Energy & the Law

Co-author Brittany Blakey. Wagner v. Exxon Mobil Corporation is an example of the misfortune that can befall the purchaser who assumes the burden of comprehensive, one-sided indemnity obligations. We will disregard evidentiary and other issues in this case and will focus on indemnity.

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Should China Pay Climate Reparations?

Legal Planet

At the international negotiating session in Egypt, demands for climate reparations — “Loss and Damage” in UN lingo — were front and center. The debate was focused on the obligations of developed countries.

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Technology Key to Making Waste Management Sustainable

Environment + Energy Leader

Digital systems can help track and reduce waste, increase recycling, and lower operational costs. The post Technology Key to Making Waste Management Sustainable appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Waste & Recycling

What’s Up With Water – December 6, 2022

Circle of Blue

Transcript. Welcome to “What’s Up With Water” – your need-to-know news of the world’s water from Circle of Blue. I’m Eileen Wray-McCann. Large parts of Planet Earth were drier than normal last year, and that is especially true of river basins in southern South America.

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Solar Leasing for Landowners

National Law Center

While not a new subject, solar leasing is a topic that will garner increased attention because of the additional funds from. The post Solar Leasing for Landowners appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center. Ag & Food Law Update Leases Renewable Energy Rusty Rumley

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Why UCS Supporters Are Pressing EPA to Let California Enforce Its Truck Pollution Rules

Union of Concerned Scientists

California has a longstanding leadership role on transportation pollution, and the Clean Air Act grants the state the right to set strong vehicle emissions standards.

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.



Composting is breakdown of organic waste into a substance able to feed our crops. In nature, this process may take … More. Circular Economy

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NASA's Plan to Make JWST Data Immediately Available Will Hurt Astronomy

Scientific American

By releasing astronomers’ data before they’ve had a chance to analyze the information, NASA will make research less fair and equitable. Space & Physics Astronomy

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Rivian Inks Wind Energy Deal to Power Illinois Manufacturing Plant

Environment + Energy Leader

Rivian and Apex Clean Energy have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 50 megawatts (MW) of electricity from the renewable energy company’s proposed Goose Creek Wind farm in Piatt County, Illinois.

Municipalities of Puerto Rico v. Exxon: a unique class action against fossil fuel companies presses for climate accountability in the United States

Law Columbia

. By Korey Silverman-Roati and Maria Antonia Tigre.

More Fossil Natural Gas Won’t Lower High Energy Bills

Union of Concerned Scientists

Today’s high energy prices are the result of recent events and long-term strategies. Reliance on fossil natural gas and the slow adoption of renewable energy contributed to electricity bills in New England in the first nine months of 2022 that are $5 billion higher than the prior year.



Wastes are not really wastes. They are raw materials useful in other areas. We see this by the way we … More. Circular Economy

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Amid the Sprawl, a Long Island Prairie Begins a Quiet Comeback

Yale E360

Tucked into quintessential suburbia, the Hempstead Plains Preserve is bringing back the grasslands that once covered a vast area of New York’s Long Island. New research shows that such thoughtfully planted gardens can help restore natural areas and foster urban biodiversity. Read more on E360

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S&P Global Acquires Shades of Green, Enhancing Sustainability Financing Assessments

Environment + Energy Leader

The deal will also help with climate risk and credit rating transparency. The post S&P Global Acquires Shades of Green, Enhancing Sustainability Financing Assessments appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management

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Scientists find inorganic food additives might make babies more vulnerable to allergies


By Angharad Brewer Gillham, Frontiers science writer. Image/

How Should the USDA Spend its Research Budget? (We Have Some Ideas.)

Union of Concerned Scientists

One of the many functions of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to advance cross-cutting, innovative research in, well, agriculture. With a budget of $4.1

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Earth911 Podcast: Google’s Mike Werner on Building Circular Economies

Earth 911

Google’s circular economy leader, Mike Werner, explains the many renewable energy, waste reduction, and internal. The post Earth911 Podcast: Google’s Mike Werner on Building Circular Economies appeared first on Earth911.

The 30 Percent Goal: Is Bigger Always Better for Biodiversity?

Yale E360

The UN biodiversity conference now meeting in Montreal is considering a proposal to commit to putting 30 percent of land and sea under protection by 2030. Some ecologists warn that focusing too much on the size of protected areas risks missing what most needs saving. Read more on E360

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Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Grows, Turns Food Waste to Renewable Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

The group aims to turn waste from manufacturing into renewable natural gas. The post Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Grows, Turns Food Waste to Renewable Energy appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Clean Energy

Farmstead modernization affects farmland birds

The Applied Ecologist

Martin Mayer and Martin Šálek take us through their latest research into how old ‘messy’ farmsteads may actually be bird hotspots and how modernization changes this. Old cow sheds are a great place for farmland birds.

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Could new cancer drugs come from potatoes and tomatoes?


by Angharad Brewer Gillham, Frontiers science writer. Image/ Polish scientists revealed the potential for new cancer drugs to be formulated from bioactive compounds found in plants from the genus Solanum , like potatoes and aubergines. Everyone knows someone who has had cancer.

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In a New Book, Annie Proulx Shows Us How to Fall in Love with Wetlands

Inside Climate News

These vital carbon sinks and havens for biodiversity, rarely encountered, are disappearing three times faster than forests. By Kiley Bense In a quiet corner of the oldest botanic garden in North America grows a tree with long, graceful branches and leaves that curl like rust-colored tongues.

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Earth911 Podcast: Safe Catch CEO Sean Wittenberg on Making Seafood Sustainable

Earth 911

Meet Sean Wittenberg, founder of the seafood company Safe Catch. He started the business with. The post Earth911 Podcast: Safe Catch CEO Sean Wittenberg on Making Seafood Sustainable appeared first on Earth911.

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INEOS to Receive LNG from Sempra’s Texas Development

Environment + Energy Leader

It is among several large supply deals as the first phase of the Port Arthur project looks to get off the ground. The post INEOS to Receive LNG from Sempra’s Texas Development appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Energy Procurement Sustainable Supply Chain

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Ancient megatsunami on Mars traced to the crater where it began

New Scientist

Before Mars dried up, an asteroid slammed into one of its oceans and caused a colossal megatsunami, and now researchers have found the crater where it hit

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Everything You Need to Know About Gray Whales

Ocean Conservancy

Gray whales might not be as well known as their humpback or sperm whale cousins, but I think you’re going to fall in love with them all the same. For instance, did you know gray whales blow hearts!? They have two blow holes, and when they exhale you can see a heart spout out of the water. Gray whales also have the reputation of being the friendliest whales in the world. They are curious about boats and will often approach them and check out the humans aboard.

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Reflections of the Natural World

Sayornis nigricans By Jim Gain Learn 100 Common Valley Birds is a photo blog series highlighting the 100 most common Valley bird species. Post #15 in the Learn 100 Common Valley Birds series. Species 20/100.)

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Wendy Chapman – Successful digital health through diversity of thought


Author: Katharina Stock. Professor Wendy Chapman is the Director of the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health at the University of Melbourne. The Centre focuses on the translation of digital health innovations into clinical practice, envisioning healthcare as a connected system.

EU Adds Maritime Shipping to Carbon Market Rules

Environment + Energy Leader

Ship operators would have to buy credits to cover 100% of their emissions in Europe starting in 2026. The post EU Adds Maritime Shipping to Carbon Market Rules appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Emissions Environmental Management Sustainable Transportation

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To Save Whales, Should We Stop Eating Lobster?

Inside Climate News

Whole Foods plans to pull Maine lobster from its shelves amid a debate about its sustainability. By Jackie Flynn Mogensen, Mother Jones This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

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Los Angeles City Council Moves to End Oil and Gas Drilling

Yale E360

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Friday to ban all new oil and gas drilling within the city and to phase out existing wells over the next 20 years. Read more on E360

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