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Geoengineering could save the ice sheets – but only if we start soon

New Scientist

Shading the planet by spraying aerosols into the stratosphere might stave off ice sheet collapse, modelling studies suggest, but we are running out of time

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After Months of Gibberish, Voyager 1 Is Communicating Well Again

Scientific American

NASA scientists spent months coaxing the 46-year-old Voyager 1 spacecraft back into healthy communication

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Experts at Environmental Defence React to Canada’s Federal Budget

Enviromental Defense

Toronto | Traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat. Keith Brooks, Programs Director: “This budget is intended to be geared towards younger generations, but it fails to deal with a major source of anxiety for young people by offering little to address climate change. Young people will bear the brunt of the impacts of the climate crisis.

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Earth Day Illustrates the Path Toward Climate and Community Resilience

Washington Nature

By Todd Reeve, CEO of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, and James Schroeder, Director of Conservation for The Nature Conservancy in Washington Earth Day ignited our collective awareness of challenges facing people and nature, and spurred unparalleled legislative action bringing us cleaner air and water. Five decades later, Washingtonians face an important crossroad: our climate future will be on the ballot this November as Initiative 2117 which would repeal Washington’s most comprehensive

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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Independence Conservancy Holds Community Tire Collections In Allegheny, Beaver Counties Starting April 27

PA Environment Daily

Need to get rid of tires or wheels from your car or light truck? The Independence Conservancy will hold affordable community tire collections in cooperation with the following municipalities this spring. All collections are held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. The collection events will be held-- -- April 27: Findlay Township Public Works Department, 1058 Clinton Rd., Clinton, PA 15126 (Allegheny County) -- May 4: Ambridge Borough Building, 600 11th St., Ambridge, PA 15003 (Beaver C

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Early humans spread as far north as Siberia 400,000 years ago

New Scientist

A site in Siberia has evidence of human presence 417,000 years ago, raising the possibility that hominins could have reached North America much earlier than we thought

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Human Brains May Be Getting Bigger

Scientific American

Brain size in one Massachusetts community has steadily increased since the 1930s, possibly explaining why dementia is trending lower nationwide

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Flint Water Crisis: Everything You Need to Know

NRDC

After officials repeatedly dismissed claims that Flint’s water was making people sick, residents took action. Here’s how the lead contamination crisis unfolded—and what we can learn from it.

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Guest Essay: Claims That Only Thermal Energy Resources Can Ensure Electric Grid Reliability Don’t Pass The Laugh Test

PA Environment Daily

By John Quigley, Kleinman Center For Energy Policy , University of Pennsylvania The challenge of decarbonizing the electricity grid while ensuring its reliability is acute in Pennsylvania. So is the level of misdirection in the policy debate. The Commonwealth is the nation’s third-largest electricity producer , and exports more of it than any other state.

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Ancient marine reptile found on UK beach may be the largest ever

New Scientist

The jawbone of an ichthyosaur uncovered in south-west England has been identified as a new species, and researchers estimate that the whole animal was 20 to 25 metres long

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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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Statement: Alberta’s Water-Sharing Agreement Must Acknowledge Climate Change

Enviromental Defense

Statement from Stephen Legault, Senior Manager, Alberta Energy Transition Canmore | Traditional territories of the Treaty 7 Nations – We are glad to see the Alberta government taking steps to address the province’s water crisis, but the Minister of Environment and Parks Rebecca Shultz has failed to acknowledge the root cause of this drought, which is climate change.

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Low-Earth Orbit Faces a Spiraling Debris Threat

Scientific American

Millions of human-made objects travel at high speeds in low-Earth orbit, polluting space and increasing the chance of collision with satellites and other spacecraft

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Viewpoint: Heating homes with supercomputers

A Greener Life

Photo credit: Keith Hunter / University of Edinburgh. By Jeremy Williams Did you know that Britain has a national supercomputer? It’s hosted at the Advanced Computing Facility at the University of Edinburgh and it’s used on our crunchiest problems, such as climate modelling or processing health data. It’s in the news this week because of a trial of a new heating idea – an idea that chimes nicely with the seasonal heat storage technologies I was writing about recently.

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Lancaster Gets Early Earth Day Gift: 100 Trees Planted At Dar Corporation Property

PA Environment Daily

Lancaster received an early Earth Day gift of 100 new trees during the weekend. Dr. Zeshan Ismat of Lancaster City, and Dart Corporation employees. planted 100 trees on the company’s property at 110 Pitney Road, Lancaster, Saturday morning. Dr. Ismat received a 2022 Mira Lloyd Dock Partnership Diversity Award from the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership for her conservation and Environmental Justice work in under-represented portions of her community.

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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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A new understanding of tinnitus and deafness could help reverse both

New Scientist

Investigations of the paradoxical link between tinnitus and hearing loss have revealed a hidden form of deafness, paving the way to possible new treatments

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We Must Stop the Campellville Quarry

Enviromental Defense

This is a guest blog by George Minakakis, Chair of ACTION Milton and Campbellville resident. In the heart of Milton, a looming threat endangers the very essence of community life. The proposed Reid Road Reservoir Quarry is more than just a local issue – it’s a call to protect our fundamental right to clean drinking water, fresh air, and a safe living environment.

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How a Cloned Ferret Inspired a DNA Bank for Endangered Species

Scientific American

The birth of a cloned black-footed ferret named Elizabeth Ann, and her two new sisters, has sparked a new pilot program to preserve the tissues of hundreds of endangered species “just in case”

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How a Tiny Inland Shorebird Could Help Save the Great Salt Lake

Inside Climate News

With half its surface area gone, the country’s largest saline lake is verging on collapse due to the region’s overuse of water and climate change, threatening the ecosystem, Salt Lake City and Wilson’s phalarope. By Wyatt Myskow SALT LAKE CITY—To complete a nonstop 4,000-mile flight, Wilson’s phalarope needs fuel.

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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 To Host Agricultural Conservation Conference June 4-6 In State College

PA Environment Daily

Individuals working in agricultural conservation can dive into professional development opportunities by attending the “ ACAP Ag Conservation Con ,” June 4-6 at Toftrees Golf Resort, located at 1 Country Club Lane in State College. The Center for Agricultural Conservation Assistance Training , administered by Penn State Extension, will host this conference.

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A surprisingly enormous black hole has been found in our galaxy

New Scientist

A black hole 33 times the mass of the sun is the largest stellar black hole ever spotted, and its strange companion star could help explain how it got so huge

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Everything you Need to Know About the Sustainable Jobs Act (Bill C-50)

Enviromental Defense

On April 15th, Members of Parliament did something we have been urging them to do for months: they passed the Sustainable Jobs Act, or Bill C-50. This is good news. Countries that are leading the transition to a green economy have had similar legislation for years. Bill C-50 will help Canadian workers and communities prepare for the future in a low-carbon economy.

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Scientists Discover Extensive Brain-Wave Patterns

Scientific American

Certain brain layers specialize in particular waves—which might aid understanding of neuropsychiatric disorders

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What might the new global climate finance goal look like?

NRDC

Back in 2015, governments in the UNFCCC agreed to negotiate a new collective quantified goal (NCQG) for climate finance prior to 2025. What are the key elements that countries need to agree on?

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5 Pennsylvania Colleges, Join 3 From North Carolina In Joint Solar Energy Power Purchase Agreement From Facility In Kentucky

PA Environment Daily

On April 22, Dickinson College, Haverford College, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College and Swarthmore College announced they have joined with three colleges in North Carolina as a part of an innovative, large-scale solar energy facility in western Kentucky. The joint initiative will allow the schools to access the benefits of renewable energy through a deal typically only feasible for large customers.

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What is cloud seeding and did it cause the floods in Dubai?

New Scientist

Cloud seeding almost certainly did not play a significant role in the flooding on the Arabian peninsula this week – but the heavy rains may have been exacerbated by climate change

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TAXPAYER DOLLARS SHOULD NOT BE FUELING CLIMATE POLLUTION

Enviromental Defense

Paying taxes helps governments to fund the services we all depend on, like education, healthcare and funding programs to tackle the climate crisis. Taxes also allow the federal government to provide subsidies to support a specific industry, like sports or culture, or to achieve a desired social outcome. However, for decades governments have also provided oil and gas companies with significant subsidies and other types of financial support.

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Anti-Trans Efforts Use Misinformation, Epistemological Violence and Gender Essentialism

Scientific American

Three types of misinformation are being used against transgender people: oversimplifying scientific knowledge, fabricating and misinterpreting research and promoting false equivalences

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Reduced Snow Cover and Shifting Vegetation Are Disrupting Alpine Ecosystems, Study Finds

Inside Climate News

Climate change is disrupting the nitrogen cycle between some plants and soil microbes, bringing “false springs” during the day that leave plants more vulnerable to frigid nights. By Moriah McDonald Reduced snow cover and vegetation shifts in the Alps, driven, to some degree, by climate change, are leading some mountain ecosystems to struggle to hold onto nutrients that feed vegetation, a new study shows.

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DCNR State Parks April Environmental Education Newsletter Celebrates Earth Month

PA Environment Daily

The April issue of DCNR State Parks Environmental Education newsletter helps educator celebrate Earth Month with features like this-- -- How To Make Every Day Earth Day -- Teaching Ideas For Earth Day, Amphibian Week + More! -- Subject To Climate - Earth Day Activity Bundle -- Celebrate Arbor Day April 26 -- Explore the Outdoors - Leave No Trace Series -- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Nurture A New Way To Learn: Outside For 5 -- Take The 2024 PA Environmental Education Survey -- Calendar o

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Sleeping bumblebees can survive underwater for a week

New Scientist

A serendipitous lab accident revealed that hibernating bumblebee queens can make it through days of flooding, revealing that they are less vulnerable to extreme weather than previously thought

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Media Advisory: This Earth Day Weekend, Ontarians Across the Province are Gathering and Demanding More Protection for the Environment

Enviromental Defense

Toronto | Traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat – Starting on Friday April 19th and and continuing through until Saturday April 27th, local groups from across Ontario are hosting rallies, hikes, clean-ups, street parties and educational events as part of the Yours To Protect Weekend.

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Guilt-Tripping for the Public Good Often Achieves Its Intended Result

Scientific American

The emerging science of laying guilt through public messaging can help safeguard the planet and improve health behaviors

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Earth911 Podcast: Mapping A Smart Path To The Circular Economy At The Ellen MacArthur Foundation REMADE Conference

Earth 911

Tune in to a special Earth Day 2024 episode about accelerating the path to a. The post Earth911 Podcast: Mapping A Smart Path To The Circular Economy At The Ellen MacArthur Foundation REMADE Conference appeared first on Earth911.