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Coldhearted Policies Put People at Risk of Extreme Heat Work Hazards

Union of Concerned Scientists

Protect our essential workers. Climate Change extreme heat OSHA outdoor heat outdoor workers Worker safety

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Astronomers watch the death of a red supergiant in real time

Physics World

For the first time, astronomers have captured the death of a red supergiant star in real time: revealing a dramatic surge in brightness in the months preceding its final explosion.

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An Amazon Defender Stands Up for Her Land and Her People

Yale E360

Amazon Indigenous leader Juma Xipaia has fought against massive dam projects and the incursion of illegal loggers and miners onto her community’s lands. In a Yale e360 interview, she explains why what’s at stake is the survival of her people and their millennia-old way of life. Read more on E360

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Keurig’s $3 million fine highlights the pervasive issue of greenwashing

Eco Justice

One of the greatest mysteries of office water cooler chats nationwide has finally been solved — is that giant box of single-use coffee pods really recyclable? Turns out, in most. Read more. The post Keurig’s $3 million fine highlights the pervasive issue of greenwashing appeared first on Ecojustice.

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Another dot on the graph

Real Climate

So last week was the annual release of the temperature records from NASA, NOAA and Berkeley Earth. The Copernicus ERA5 data was released a few days ago, and the HadCRUT data will follow soon.

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Roundup: Worker Protections Weakened as Omicron Cases Soar

Union of Concerned Scientists

Science Network guest blogger Liz Borkowski provides the January 2022 update, part of a regular summary of scientific integrity news. Science and Democracy CDC COVID-19 FDA OSHA Scientific Integrity SI quarterly roundup

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Laughing in the face of danger: how Netflix’s Don’t Look Up captures climate complexity

Physics World

In December last year, we received a letter from the UK’s Astronomer Royal , Martin Rees , saying that he was not concerned about the risk of astronomical bodies colliding with Earth, because “the rate of impacts is calculable, small and not increasing” (January p27).

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Electric Vehicles Increasingly Beneficial to Commercial Buildings as Technology Advances, Use Grows

Environmental Leader

While technology advancing and electric vehicles increasingly being adapted, there is growing opportunity for them to benefit the electrical grid in vehicle-to-grid services.

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Amid Pandemic, Tribal-Run Conservation in Africa Proves Resilient

Yale E360

The Covid pandemic has hit African tourism and the wildlife conservation it supports extremely hard. But Indigenous-managed projects, such as the Il Ngwesi eco-lodge and conservancy run by Masaai in Kenya, have benefited by local people’s stewardship of their lands. Read more on E360

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HotSpots H2O: In Chile’s Lithium Mines, Climate and Environment Are Dueling Priorities

Circle of Blue

A battle is brewing over the future of lithium, an essential component of the world’s transition to renewable energy. Caption: The Salar de Atacama salt works in Chile in 2016. Photo © NASA Johnson /Flickr Creative Commons.

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Quantum computers take on quarks

Physics World

The strong nuclear force is what holds atomic nuclei together, and our current mathematical understanding of it has led to remarkable insights into the nature of matter.

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Tornadoes and climate change: What a warming world means for deadly twisters and the type of storms that spawn them

Environmental News Bits

by John Allen, Central Michigan University The deadly tornado outbreak that tore through communities from Arkansas to Illinois on the night of Dec. 10-11, 2021, was so unusual in its duration and strength, particularly for December, that a lot of people including the U.S.

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California Renewable Natural Gas Project Creates Economic Opportunities, Reduces Dairy Emissions

Environmental Leader

A project in California involving several energy companies is turning methane from 15 dairy farms and producing renewable natural gas. The post California Renewable Natural Gas Project Creates Economic Opportunities, Reduces Dairy Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

2021’s Bad Guys in Energy

Energy & the Law

Like wild mushrooms after a warm summer rain, and undaunted by the COVIDs, the fraudsters, the grifters, and the “the spawn of the Devil’s own strumpet”* were prolific before meeting the wrath of the courts and the regulators in 2021.

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Social distancing between plants may amplify coastal restoration at early stage

The Applied Ecologist

Climate change and anthropogenic activities are jeopardising coastal ecosystems world-wide. Once degraded, these valuable ecosystems are not easy to recover.

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Motion of a single skyrmion is controlled at room temperature

Physics World

Researchers have used electrical currents to manipulate the motions of single skyrmions at room temperature.

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Smoke, heat and stress: A snapshot from Southern California of life in an altered climate

Environmental News Bits

by Kyla Thomas, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences From record-breaking heat waves to massive wildfires, floods and long-running drought, the impacts of climate change across the U.S. have been impossible to ignore in 2021.

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BHP Western Australia Iron Ore Orders Four Battery Powered Locomotives

Environmental Leader

BHP in Australia has ordered four battery-electric locomotives to transport iron ore in an effort to cut emissions from its transport operations. The post BHP Western Australia Iron Ore Orders Four Battery Powered Locomotives appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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The Stream, January 13, 2022: Leaked EA Report Tells Staff To Ignore Low-Level Pollution Reports

Circle of Blue

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN. The U. Environment Agency directs employees to ignore some incidents of pollution, according to a leaked internal report. Some seasonal workers in the U. report “unacceptable” accommodations, including lack of running water.

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Basics of International Trade: Tariffs

National Law Center

International markets are important for many United States agricultural products. Trade agreements with various countries have provided new market opportunities for. The post Basics of International Trade: Tariffs appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Graphene could boost the performance of atom chips

Physics World

The performance of atom chips could be greatly enhanced by replacing 3D metal wires with 2D conducting sheets of graphene, calculations by researchers in the UK, Germany, and Austria have revealed.

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Offshore Oil Spills: Additional Information is Needed to Better Understand the Environmental Tradeoffs of Using Chemical Dispersants

Environmental News Bits

Download the document. What GAO Found When an oil spill occurs, responders have several options to manage the environmental effects, including using chemical dispersants (see figure).

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Study: Most Business Executives Struggling to Embed Sustainability into Core Operations

Environmental Leader

A new study reveals that global C-level business leaders (or CxOs) are increasingly concerned about climate change and see the world at a tipping point to act.

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The surprising connections between deer and the forest canopy

The Applied Ecologist

Ungulates place immense consumptive pressure on forest vegetation globally, leaving legacies of reduced biodiversity and simplified vegetative structure.

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Remembering Thomas Dolan IV (1923-2021)

Academy of Natural Sciences

An accomplished scientist, a passionate watershed advocate and a very dear Academy friend and supporter, the late Thomas Dolan IV led a rich and remarkable life packing much into his 98 years. .

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Magnetic propeller star flings plasma into the cosmos

Physics World

The fastest-spinning white dwarf ever seen is flinging plasma into interstellar space – according to observations made by astronomers in the UK.

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Descendents of Cahokia

Environmental News Bits

How did people create Cahokia, an ancient American Indian metropolis near present-day St. Louis? And why did they abandon it? Archaeologists are piecing together the answers—but Cahokia’s story isn’t finished yet.

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United States Supreme Court Halts OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine-or-Test Rule, But Allows CMS Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate to Stand

The Energy Law Blog

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Passive House Design: Changing the Future of New Home Construction

Earth 911

The total energy consumption of existing buildings was 40% of total U.S. energy consumption in. The post Passive House Design: Changing the Future of New Home Construction appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech Home & Garden passive-house-design

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California Renewable Natural Gas Project Creates Economic Opportunities, Reduces Dairy Emissions

Environmental Leader

A project in California involving several energy companies is turning methane from 15 dairy farms and producing renewable natural gas. The post California Renewable Natural Gas Project Creates Economic Opportunities, Reduces Dairy Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

From form comes function: moving from random to deterministic organoid patterning

Physics World

An in-depth knowledge of human organs and how they form is pivotal to understanding how diseases affect these tissues. Unfortunately, it remains inherently difficult to study living organs as they develop inside us.

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Connecting Communities

Environmental News Bits

This map from PFAS Exchange shows sites across the U.S. with known or suspected PFAS contamination and where communities are advocating stronger health and environmental protections. Read more → Maps PFAS

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Volcano eruption in Tonga was a once-in-a-millennium event

New Scientist

The underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption has already triggered a tsunami, a sonic boom and thousands of lightning bolts, and could now lead to acid rain

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: January 14, 2021

National Law Center

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food.

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DOE Launches Initiative to Upgrade Nation’s Electric Grid

Environmental Leader

The US Department of Energy today launched the “Building a Better Grid” Initiative to catalyze the nationwide development of new and upgraded high-capacity electric transmission lines, as enabled by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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Ultralow-field MRI scanner could improve global access to neuroimaging

Physics World

Democratizing MRI: Prototype of a low-cost, low-power, shielding-free, ultralow-field brain MRI scanner. Courtesy: CC BY 4.0/ Commun. 10.1038/s41467-021-27317-1).

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Treating deep aquifer contamination with phytoremediation

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from U.S. One promising solution for cleaning up contaminated groundwater systems is phytoremediation. Phytoremediation techniques use living plants as a cost-effective, environmentally friendly approach for cleaning up contaminated soil and groundwater.

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