New Allegheny County Sustainability Report Provides Overview Of Efforts Since 2009

PA Environment Daily

The expanded report also provides a historical overview of efforts since 2009 when the first Sustainability Manager was hired. On August 31, the Allegheny County Office of Sustainability issued the 2022 Allegheny County Sustainability Report that highlights this past year’s efforts aimed at improving the county’s overall sustainability. When I first took office, our efforts around sustainability consisted of one person in the manager’s office.

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2021’s Bad Guys in Energy

Energy & the Law

How they did it: Under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 a person who places a specified energy property into trade or business is eligible for a tax free grant from the Department of Treasury.

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Flower growth in Antarctica is accelerating due to warming climate

New Scientist

There are only two flowering plants native to Antarctica and both have seen an explosion in their numbers in the decade from 2009 to 2019

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Best Buy Excels at Carbon and Waste Reductions

Environment + Energy Leader

Best Buy set out in 2017 to reduce its carbon emissions in its operations by 60% by 2030 — from a 2009 baseline. It has met that goal. Now it is upping the ante. The post Best Buy Excels at Carbon and Waste Reductions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Butterflies, bees, sheep, and solar energy production can coexist

Environmental News Bits

Since it was installed in 2009, the project pioneered efforts in supporting bees, butterflies, and sheep grazing. Read the full story in pv magazine. EDF Renewables maintains a 23.4 MW agrivoltaic facility that supports local wildlife and agriculture. Agriculture Solar

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‘It’s anarchic’: Ed Miliband on what COP climate talks are really like

New Scientist

Ed Miliband was the UK’s climate minister at the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009. He talks to Adam Vaughan about the anarchy that ensues during such big events ahead of COP26

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Troubled carbon capture projects dog US DOE ahead of new spending spree

Environmental News Bits

billion on carbon capture and storage demonstration projects at coal-fired power plants since 2009, but with little success. Read the full story at S&P Global Intelligence. A 2021 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that the federal government has invested $1.1 Carbon capture

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Best Buy Excels at Carbon and Waste Reductions

Environment + Energy Leader

Best Buy set out in 2017 to reduce its carbon emissions in its operations by 60% by 2030 — from a 2009 baseline. It has met that goal. Now it is upping the ante. The post Best Buy Excels at Carbon and Waste Reductions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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'It's anarchic': Ed Miliband on the reality of climate talk like COP26

New Scientist

Ed Miliband was the UK’s climate minister at the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009. He talks to Adam Vaughan about the anarchy that ensues during such big events ahead of COP26

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“Humanity at a Crossroads”: How Will Future Generations Experience the Natural World?

IEAM Blog

By Roberta Attanasio, IEAM Blog Editor In 2009, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly acknowledged that the Earth and its ecosystems are our common home and adopted its first resolution on “Harmony with Nature.”

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Cannabis may be a surprising solution to Maine’s ‘forever chemicals’ problem

Environmental News Bits

government turned over more than 600 acres of the former Loring Air Force Base to the Aroostook Band of Micmacs in 2009, the land was so polluted it was categorized as a federal superfund site. Read the full story in the Bangor Daily News. When the U.S. While many of the toxins have been removed, concerning… Read more → Phytoremediation

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This book explores how 21st century parks reclaim land

Inhabitant

I just happened to be in New York City in June 2009, when everybody was buzzing about the High Line opening. Living in Oregon, where we have vast forests and high deserts, pointy volcanic mountains and fields of wildflowers, I was a little confused. Sure, it was nice, but why were people going nuts for a narrow strip of garden overlooking Manhattan’s skyscrapers

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Earth has lost 14% of its coral reefs in less than a decade

Inhabitant

A new report released by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network found that up to 14% of the world's coral reefs have been depleted due to climate change between the years 2009 and 2018. In the period under review, mass coral bleaching events were experienced due to warming waters

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At COP 27, Developing Countries Fight to Define a Global Goal on Adaptation

Law Columbia

At COP 15 in Copenhagen in 2009, developed countries pledged to direct at least $100 billion USD per year in climate finance to developing countries by 2020. By Martin Lockman.

Matthew Eisenson Joins the Sabin Center as Renewable Energy Legal Defense Initiative Fellow

Law Columbia

in History, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction in the major, from Yale College in 2009.

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Northwest Commission Seeking Public Input On NW PA Greenways/Recreation Plan Update; Aug. 18 Virtual Meeting

PA Environment Daily

The Northwest Commission is now in the process of updating the 2009 Northwest PA Greenways Plan covering Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties.

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

Physics World

Xu worked as a research associate at the State University of New York at Binghamton from 2007–2009, followed by a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009–2012). Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

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Congress Releases New Evidence of Big Oil Climate Disinformation

Union of Concerned Scientists

According to the Oversight Committee, ExxonMobil has spent $68 million to advertise its algae biofuel research, nearly a quarter of what the company reportedly spent since 2009 on the research itself (which is a tiny fraction of what ExxonMobil still spends on developing oil and gas).

ASBCA Rejects Statute of Limitations Defense on Incurred Cost Proposal

Arnold Porter

STi retained an outside accountant to prepare its FY 2008 and 2009 ICPs. DCMA presented evidence of these systems and that there was no record of ever receiving STi’s FY 2008 or 2009 ICPs. DCAA requested STi provide the 2008 and 2009 ICPs and conducted a multi-year audit.

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Cumulative Impacts: Why Environmental Protections Need to Take Them into Account

Union of Concerned Scientists

In 2009, I was assigned to develop a method to implement a Minnesota statute and was fortunate to experience directly what imperfect but still more holistic and community-informed regulatory protections could look like.

ASBCA Rejects Statute of Limitations Defense on Incurred Cost Proposal

Arnold Porter

STi retained an outside accountant to prepare its FY 2008 and 2009 ICPs. DCMA presented evidence of these systems and that there was no record of ever receiving STi’s FY 2008 or 2009 ICPs. DCAA requested STi provide the 2008 and 2009 ICPs and conducted a multi-year audit.

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A Visit to a Remote Maine Island Finds Puffins and Terns are Having a Good Year Despite Climate Change

Union of Concerned Scientists

By 2009, a record 104 pairs of puffins bred on Petit Manan, along with more than 2,500 pairs of terns. A decade ago, when summer surface water temperatures reached record highs, Petit Manan’s breeding puffin count was more than halved, from the 104 pairs in 2009 to 47 pairs in 2013.

Advancements in climate rights in courts around the world

Law Columbia

Brazil’s Climate Fund was established in 2009 as a financial instrument of the National Climate Policy Plan. By Maria Antonia Tigre. While the United States Supreme Court yesterday delivered a major setback to the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in West Virginia. EPA , courts in other countries this week have issued decisions that demonstrate that courts worldwide remain an important forum for the potential advancement of climate rights.

G20 still paying billions in fossil fuel subsidies

A Greener Life

The G20 group of nations provided nearly US$200 billion in support of fossil fuels in 2021, despite the worsening impacts of the climate crisis and their pledge in 2009 to phase out “inefficient” subsidies. Oil drilling rigs off Invergordon, Scotland.

Cities & the Inflation Reduction Act

Law Columbia

By Amy Turner. On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (or “IRA”), widely hailed as the most ambitious piece of climate legislation in U.S. history.

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FDA Issues Revised Final Guidance On Biosimilar Development And The BPCI Act

Brag

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of its revised final guidance for industry on biosimilar development and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCI Act). By Lynn L. Bergeson. On September 20, 2021, the U.S.

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Trout Unlimited: PA Coldwater Habitat Program Releases 2021 Annual Report

PA Environment Daily

Water quality in the tributaries also continued along a trajectory of improvement, although improvements between 2009 and 2017 were less dramatic than those reported between 1984 and 2009.

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Most-Favored-Nations Clause Costs Lessee

Energy & the Law

In 2009, the parties entered into three identical leases. Co-author Julia Edwards. This “most-favored-nations” clause in three oil and gas leases on land in LaSalle County, Texas, was at issue in EP Energy E&P Co., Storey Minerals, Ltd.:

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Theory of teapot dribbling is complete at last, solar panels host astonishing microorganisms

Physics World

Cast your mind back to 2009 and you might remember how physicists in France devised a way to end the trauma of tea dribbling down the underside of the spout of a teapot when you are pouring a brew. Short and stout: a teapot shown pouring, dripping and dribbling.

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Louisiana First Circuit Applies Subsequent Purchaser Doctrine to Property Transfer Involving Closely Held LLC

The Energy Law Blog

In 2009, several of the Bailey family members formed New 90, LLC to manage this and other family-owned property. The subsequent purchaser doctrine has been litigated extensively in Louisiana legacy cases involving claims for oilfield remediation.

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What’s Up With Water—September 13, 2022

Circle of Blue

In 2009, wealthy countries promised to deliver $100 billion annually to poorer countries.

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Five Facts About Cold Water Corals

Ocean Conservancy

However, in March 2009, a deep-water species of black coral was discovered , and scientists estimate it was around 4,265 years old. When you think of coral reefs , you most likely picture a tropical underwater landscape with clownfish and blacktip reef sharks swimming gracefully.

Russia/Ukraine: A Strategic and Legal Assessment Featuring Former US Ambassador to Ukraine William B. Taylor

Arnold Porter

Taylor, former chargé d'affaires at the US embassy in Kyiv (2019–2020) and former US Ambassador to Ukraine (2006–2009), will join Arnold & Porter's former US State Department officials to share insights on the diplomatic options, the repercussions on the global trade system and the potential for war crime retributions. Register. As the Ukraine crisis rages on, hope for a diplomatic resolution continues. In this truly special program, Ambassador William B.

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Navigating Change in Chile

Arnold Porter

Senior International Policy Advisor, Arnold & Porter; former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, US Department of State (2016–2018); former and Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2005–2009).

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DEP Sets Virtual Regional State Water Plan Update Hearings For March 11

PA Environment Daily

Another goal of the Plan update is to review and finalize Critical Area Resource Plans in the Potomac and Ohio regions that were left unfinished during the 2009 update.

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Nobel-prize-winning nuclear physicist Ben Roy Mottelson dies aged 95

Physics World

Aage Niels Bohr: 1922–2009. The American-Danish physicist and Nobel laureate Ben Roy Mottelson died on 13 May at the age of 95. Mottelson made critical contributions to determining and understanding that certain nuclei could have asymmetrical shapes.

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Opinion: COP26 and the paradox of last chances

A Greener Life

The main reason that I hesitate over last chance rhetoric is this: I remember identical rhetoric being deployed ahead of the Copenhagen talks in 2009, and before the Paris talks in 2015, and all the talks in between. By Jeremy Williams.

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Arctic Voyage Highlights Less Sea Ice Due to a Warming Climate

Ocean Conservancy

Lawson chaired the Arctic Council’s Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment from 2004 to 2009. Last month, the U.S.

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Returning Home

Academy of Natural Sciences

I started WINS in 2009, the summer before my freshman year at Philadelphia High School for Girls.

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Announcing Our 2021 Volunteer of The Year!

Washington Nature

Jenna has volunteered for The Nature Conservatory since 2009 and contributed 500-plus hours! Volunteers are mission critical to The Nature Conservancy, and we are so fortunate to have such a great group of incredible, dedicated folks.

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Xerox acquires Smart Data Consulting

Green Bang

Founded in 2009, Smart Data’s software is used by Fortune 500 companies, mid-market firms and leading law firms. Xerox is aiming to expand its e-discovery capabilities with its recent acquisition of Smart Data Consulting.

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Xerox acquires Smart Data Consulting

Green Bang

Founded in 2009, Smart Data’s software is used by Fortune 500 companies, mid-market firms and leading law firms. Xerox is aiming to expand its e-discovery capabilities with its recent acquisition of Smart Data Consulting.

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Microfluidic systems for the skin: Quantitative sensing of biomarkers in sweat

Physics World

Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience. Recent advances in materials, mechanics, and manufacturing establish the foundations for high-performance classes of microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technologies that have physical properties matched to those of human skin.

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