Chicago’s 2008 Climate Action Plan came up short, new analysis shows

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from WTTW. Three mayors in the past 15 years — Richard M. Daley, Rahm Emanuel and Lori Lightfoot — have all promised to combat the effects of global climate change. But some critics and scientists, along with a new data analysis by the DePaul University Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence,… Read more → Climate change Illinois Sustainable communities

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The Internal Combustion Engine Is Bad For Your Health — What Should We Do About It?

Law and Environment

So it won’t come as a surprise that a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that the benefits of on-road emissions reductions from 2008 to 2017 could be measured in the hundreds of billions of dollars and almost 10,000 fewer deaths. Transportation GHG Cost-Benefit Analysis Air "Health benefits of decreases in on-road transportation emissions in the United States from 2008 to 2017" "Red Lights to Green Lights

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Will New Zealand's smoking ban plan work if it ignores vaping?

New Scientist

Outlawing the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2008 and mandating low-nicotine cigarettes for others will help New Zealand reach its smoke-free vision, but vaping will still be an issue

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The next big financial crisis could be triggered by climate change – but central banks can prevent it

Environmental News Bits

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The profession of sustainability is doing just fine

Environmental News Bits

When the 2008 recession came around, the sustainability function inside companies suffered as many positions were shed as part of cost-saving (euphemistically, “rightsizing”) measures. Read the full story at GreenBiz. Sustainability professionals are thriving. That in itself is news. By the time the recession ended in 2010, only about one in four companies said they … Continue reading The profession of sustainability is doing just fine. Green jobs Publications

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Norfolk Southern introduces online carbon calculator

Environmental News Bits

NS, which first introduced a carbon calculator in 2008, says its new version is more accurate because it captures the full cycle of fuel usage, with fuel consumption from locomotives applied to … Continue reading Norfolk Southern introduces online carbon calculator. Norfolk Southern has launched a new online carbon calculator to help customers measure and mitigate carbon emissions resulting from their supply chain decisions.

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Chicago’s new climate action plan addresses emissions and environmental justice

Environmental News Bits

It will be an update to a plan Chicago released in 2008, when it became the first major city in the U.S. Read the full story from WBEZ. Chicago will soon release a climate action plan — a comprehensive look at the effects of climate change in the city, and actions to address it. to … Continue reading Chicago’s new climate action plan addresses emissions and environmental justice. Climate change Illinois Sustainable communities

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What Is the UK Doing to Stop Climate Change?

Climate Change Blawg

2008 Climate Change Act An Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, the Climate Change Act 2008 is a landmark […]. Greenhouse gasses, global warming, and catastrophic climate change have been subjects of controversy for decades, and time is running out, but the UK is making impressive strides in its efforts to protect the planet. The post What Is the UK Doing to Stop Climate Change? appeared first on Climate Change Blawg: Climate Change Law Blogs, News & Insights.

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Climate crisis is driving cousins of The Lion King character to local extinction

Frontier Sin

Researchers investigated the effects of high air temperature and drought on the breeding success of southern yellow-billed hornbills in the Kalahari Desert between 2008 and 2019. By Suzanna Burgelman, Frontiers science writer. Image: Nicholas Pattinson.

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ASBCA Rejects Statute of Limitations Defense on Incurred Cost Proposal

Arnold Porter

Strategic Technology Institute (STi) received its first cost reimbursement contract, with the Navy, in 2008. STi retained an outside accountant to prepare its FY 2008 and 2009 ICPs. DCAA requested STi provide the 2008 and 2009 ICPs and conducted a multi-year audit.

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Should countries issue binding unilateral declarations on GHG emission targets?

Law Columbia

Germany has enshrined a 55 per cent greenhouse gas reduction target by 2030 in relation to 1990 levels in binding federal legislation (the “Klimaschutzgesetz”), and the UK has included the target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 (100% relative to 1990 levels) in the 2008 Climate Act.

Japanese Nobel-prize-winning particle physicist Toshihide Maskawa dies aged 81

Physics World

Maskawa shared half the 2008 Nobel prize with the Japanese physicist Makoto Kobayashi for their work on the mechanism of “broken symmetry” that led to the prediction of a new family of quarks. It is the theory that explains this broken symmetry that has handed the 2008 prize to Maskawa.

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Texas Supreme Court to Review Approval of Injection Well Permit

Energy & the Law

April 2008: ALJ recommends that the permit be issued. December 2008: TCEQ remands the application for more modeling. Co-author Brittany Blakey. The Texas Supreme Court has granted petition for review of a 2019 decision in Dyer et al v. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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ASBCA Rejects Statute of Limitations Defense on Incurred Cost Proposal

Arnold Porter

Strategic Technology Institute (STi) received its first cost reimbursement contract, with the Navy, in 2008. STi retained an outside accountant to prepare its FY 2008 and 2009 ICPs. DCAA requested STi provide the 2008 and 2009 ICPs and conducted a multi-year audit.

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A Different Lesson in Property Stipulations

Energy & the Law

In 2008 Sampson sent a letter to Ellison, operator of leases on one tract, enclosing the stipulation and requesting that Ellison “signify your acceptance of the description of the [Northwest Tract] as set out in the Stipulation… [.]” Concho contended that by signing the 2008 letter Ellison ratified the stipulation as a matter of law, which bound Marsha as his successor. The 2008 letter could not have ratified the stipulation because it was not capable of being ratified.

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Issues and Errors in a new Scafetta paper

Real Climate

The error in the second half of his analysis is related to the error made by Douglass et al (2008) and discussed in Santer et al (2008). 1693-1701, 2008.

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Variational principles and topological constants of motion for MHD

Physics World

Asher was a postdoctoral fellow (1998) in the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK, during 2005–2006, 2008 and 2012. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

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Accelerating drug discovery with machine learning and AI

Physics World

In 2008, Olexandr received his PhD in computational chemistry. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience. Deep learning is revolutionizing many areas of science and technology, particularly in natural language processing, speech recognition and computer vision.

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Meet the Idiomysis Shrimp, the Social Butterfly of the Ocean

Ocean Conservancy

robusta (aptly named as they are the largest at a whopping 6 mm; 2008), I. Recently, while looking at underwater macro photography, I stumbled across an adorable type of shrimp that I had never seen before. Their bulging eyes and tiny, colorful bodies were simply too cute to handle.

The Rights of Nature — Can an Ecosystem Bear Legal Rights?

Law Columbia

In 2008, Ecuador became the first country in the world to formally recognize and implement the Rights of Nature, which Ecuadorians refer to as the Rights of Pachamama (Mother Earth). By Tiffany Challe*. Photo by Mark Koch on Unsplash.

Chicago Commits to Bold Climate Action

Union of Concerned Scientists

Chicago just released its Draft 2022 Climate Action Plan (CAP), an update of the city’s 2008 CAP to reduce citywide emissions 25 percent by 2020 from 1990 levels.

Raman and PL at the nanoscale: why it’s important for 2D materials

Physics World

Since 2008, he was the CTO at AIST-NT, Inc. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

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Today is the First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Manning Law

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission ran from 2008 to 2015 and provided those directly or indirectly affected by the legacy of the Indian Residential Schools policy with an opportunity to share their stories and experiences.

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Landowners Vanquished by the Discovery Rule

Energy & the Law

November 2008 : Bash #1 ceases production, oil field equipment remains on the ground, readily visible. Co-author Jamie Mills*. Is it worth spending extra dollars, days, and windshield time to discover what mischief your oil and gas operator might be making on your property?

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Environmental Budget Cuts in NC: 2008-2018

Smith Enviorment

The report, The Thin Green Line, looks at staffing levels and funding for environmental programs between 2008 and 2018 in the lower 48 states. The report compares 2018 funding levels to both 2008 dollars and inflation-adjusted 2008 dollars. The percentage increase or decrease in funding calculated for each state represents the change from inflation-adjusted 2008 funding. environmental programs experienced a 34% reduction in operating funds between 2008 and 2018.

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Texas Supreme Court Update: Boundary Dispute Between Leasehold Owner and Lessees of Adjacent Tract

The Energy Law Blog

In 2008, Samson’s landman prepared a Boundary Stipulation of Ownership of Mineral Interest between the Farmars (owners of the southeast-tract mineral estate) and the Richeys (owners of the northwest-tract mineral estate).

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Texas Court Accepts Only One Meaning of “Leased Premises” in an Oil and Gas Lease

Energy & the Law

They signed the Robison lease in 2008. How many different meanings can parties attribute to a term in an oil and gas lease? Answer: As many as they want, but the court will only use one, says King Operating et al v. Double Eagle Andrews, LLC et al. The facts.

Law 130

Quantum memristor paves the way for neuromorphic quantum computing

Physics World

The memory-resistor, or memristor for short, was described theoretically by Leon Chua in 1971, but it was not until 2008 that researchers made the first practical version.

2008 99

We have the tools to design climate-adapted forests. Should we intervene?


2008). 2012), as was done with the Florida torreya ( Torreya taxifolia ) in a citizen-initiated conservation effort that garnered quite a bit of controversy in 2008. 2008). Guest Post by Katie Nigro , 2021-2022 Sustainability Leadership Fellow, and Ph.D.

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Life beyond the Nobel: Takaaki Kajita and the hunt for gravitational waves

Physics World

Despite adding to Japan’s rich legacy in neutrino physics, in 2008 – before Kajita was awarded the Nobel prize – he made a bold decision to switch research fields. Kajita became director of ICRR in 2008 and played a major role in getting KAGRA funded and constructed.

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Viewpoint: Forty-three years of the environmental movement

A Greener Life

In 2008, the year before I turned 30, the UK government introduced the world’s first legally binding climate change legislation the Climate Change Act. Having front stage as former US Vice-president Al Gore speaks at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. By Anders Lorenzen.

Thomas E. Lovejoy, III (1941-2021)

Academy of Natural Sciences

He was a highly respected member of the Academy’s Board of Trustees from 1987 to 2008, loyally coming up from Washington to attend every meeting.

EQB Meets June 14 On Revised Final Regulation Reducing Methane Emissions From Just Unconventional (Shale Gas) Wells, Facilities; Working On Conventional Reg.

PA Environment Daily

the Department will develop a separate rulemaking for the RACT requirements for sources of VOC emissions installed at conventional well sites” since the regulations covering oil and gas facilities are being promulgated to attain both the federal 2008 and 2015 ozone standard.

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First Global Bank Stress Test Highlights Increased Financial Resilience


Banking systems have seen a trend of strengthening capital in the wake of reforms launched after the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. . . By Tobias Adrian , Vikram Haksar and Ivo Krznar.

2008 72

The 2022 Elections and State Environmental Policies

Legal Planet

But neither state has had a Democratic governor in years — Arizona not since 2008, and Georgia not since 2002. The formal powers of state governors vary from state to state. Like Presidents, however, they have been busy the past few decades centralizing control of their bureaucracies.

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Negative capacitance could make transistors more energy efficient

Physics World

This an effect that Salahuddin first predicted in 2008 and demonstrated experimentally in 2011. By exploiting a curious effect called negative capacitance, researchers have designed a transistor that requires a gate voltage about 30% lower than conventional designs.

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Ask a Scientist: Two Dozen States Can Meet 100 Percent of Electricity Demand with Renewables by 2035

Union of Concerned Scientists

In fact, the average residential rate nationally was 8 percent higher in January than it was a year earlier, the biggest annual increase since 2008.

Magnetic oxides for water oxidation: magnetization, pinning effect and pH dependence

Physics World

He received his PhD from Lanzhou University, Institute of Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008 with a period as an exchange student in materials chemistry at Brown University (2005–2007). Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

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Massachusetts Governor Baker Signs New Climate Legislation


The legislation, announced in a Press Release , updates the greenhouse gas emissions limits related to the 2008 Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act, and commits Massachusetts to achieve Net Zero emissions in 2050.

Chart of the WeekInflation to be Elevated for Longer on War, Demand, Job Markets


percent, the fastest clip since the global financial crisis in 2008. By Jorge Alvarez and Philip Barrett. The war in Ukraine will quicken inflation, which we now expect to remain elevated for longer than previously forecast on higher commodity costs and broader price pressures.

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Should the official Atlantic hurricane season be lengthened?

Real Climate

In 2008, after a series of Atlantic hurricane seasons that began earlier than normal, a study was published that explored whether the anomalously early starts may be part of a larger trend ( Kossin 2008 ). 35, 2008.

2008 84

Climate realism: the solutions that might work at scale

Physics World

He professes his love for Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air , the 2008 book by the late University of Cambridge physicist David MacKay.

2008 75

Stiglitz Versus Cochrane: What Are the Non-Market Quality of Life Impacts of Climate Change?

Matthew E. Kahn

Some readings; 2008 Urban Growth and Climate Change 2010 Climatopolis 2021 Adapting to Climate ChangeJohn Cochrane recently posted an important blog post sketching out his claim that climate change will only have a small impact on world GNP over the next 75 years. He argues that the trend growth (3% growth for 60 years) will swamp the effect of climate change).

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