Clorox Aims Trims Greenhouse Gases By 32% and Energy Use by 17% From 2011 Baseline

Environment + Energy Leader

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Japan 2011 earthquake and tsunami linked to increased risk of dementia

New Scientist

People aged 65 years or over who lost their homes in the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami typically saw an increase in their rate of cognitive decline

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Renewables on the Rise

Environmental News Bits

In 2020, America generated almost four times as much renewable electricity from the sun and the wind as in 2011, with wind and solar now producing 11% of the nation’s electricity. Download the document. Clean energy is sweeping across America.

2011 82

Who speaks for the trees?

Environmental News Bits

Over the span of three years, from 2011 to 2014, I watched the trees on my parkway die from the top down, leaves crumbling, leaving gray, stark branches on the crown. Read the full story in Q Magazine. I had seen videos of deforestation in the Amazon and other major forests, but this was happening… Read more → Illinois Invasive species

Loving the Least of These: Addressing a Changing Environment

Environmental News Bits

This edition of “Loving the Least of These” covers some of the changes since the first edition in 2011 and highlights the need for action now. Download the document. Our environment, changing in so many ways, requires our attention. This document covers four ideas: a biblical basis for Christian engagement, a look at changing environments … Continue reading Loving the Least of These: Addressing a Changing Environment. Publications Religion

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Victorian home in Canada offers beautiful urban views

Inhabitant

However, their completion dates are ten years apart, with the first in 2011 and the second in 2021 In a heritage district in Toronto, Canada, two houses sit side by side to tell a story of Victorian design, modern construction and historical relevance. Dubbed the Robert Street Residences, the two homes were designed by Taylor Smyth Architects.

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Watchdog: Lack of DOD action may have caused ‘preventable’ risks from ‘forever chemicals’

Environmental News Bits

The department’s inspector general (IG) said in a report issued last week that in 2011, Defense officials issued an alert saying… Read more → Department of Defense PFAS PublicationsRead the full story at The Hill. A report from an internal watchdog says that a lack of action from the Defense Department may have led to people being exposed to “preventable” risks from toxic chemicals.

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Guest Post: Climate Litigation in Japan: Citizens’ Attempts for the Coal Phase-Out

Law Columbia

But the country changed course as a result of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, which led to the forced shutdown of nuclear power plants and greater reliance on fossil fuels. By Yumeno Grace Nishikawa, LLM*.

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Four Months into Danger Season, Here’s the Tally of Extreme Heat, Floods, Fire Weather Events

Union of Concerned Scientists

For example, in July 2022, Tulsa, OK saw 20 days with maximum temperatures above 100°F, and the next higher number of such days, 26, occurred in 2011.

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Texas Supreme Court to Review Approval of Injection Well Permit

Energy & the Law

January 13, 2011: the RRC rescinds its no-harm letter. + February 17, 2011: TCEQ issues an order approving the application. April 2, 2011: TCEQ reissues the order. Co-author Brittany Blakey.

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5 Powerful Facts for Global Wind Day

Union of Concerned Scientists

In 2021, 9 percent of US electricity came from those graceful kinetic sculptures, up from less than 3 percent in 2011. We at the Union of Concerned Scientists think a lot about wind power.

Dear Oil and Gas CEOs: Here’s How You Should Spend Those Record Profits

Union of Concerned Scientists

million BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, and the American Petroleum Institute spent lobbying the federal government since 2011, the vast majority was directed at obtaining tax breaks, while almost nothing was spent on carbon pricing legislation, which the companies publicly claim to support.

How molecular catalysts mediate the electrochemical generation of fuels

Physics World

Harry B Gray and Dr Jay R Winkler at the California Institute of Technology, completing her PhD in 2011. From 2011–2012, Prof. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

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Climate Change Threatens Already Poor Air Quality in California’s Central Valley

Union of Concerned Scientists

While agricultural burning declined between 2003 and 2011, reducing particulate pollution by more than 50%, California’s record-breaking drought has led to a tripling of the amount of waste burned , with some fearing further escalation of burning as drought persists.

A Tale of Two Hockey Sticks

Real Climate

Temperatures during the most recent decade (2011–2020) exceed those of the most recent multi-century warm period, around 6500 years ago13 [0.2°C

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Healthcare Professionals Ask EPA to Protect Frontline Communities

Union of Concerned Scientists

In 2011, a raccoon found its way into some electrical equipment at the Delaware City Refinery, taking a number of units offline.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation Denies an Air Quality Permit to a Cryptocurrency Mining Facility, Citing Sabin Center White Paper

Law Columbia

Greenidge Generation is one such facility, operating as a coal-fired power plant in the 1930’s before ceasing operations in 2011, then receiving a new permit to restart operations as a natural gas-fired plant in 2016. By Jacob Elkin. Credit: [link].

Supreme Court Ruling on Redistricting Targets Voting Rights Act

Union of Concerned Scientists

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court did just that, adopting a plan that they assessed had the “ least changes ” from the existing (2011) maps, while adjusting for malapportionment in order to make districts roughly equal in population.

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Will President Biden's Low Carbon Policy Efforts be Slowed Down by the Gruenspecht Effect and Slow Economic Growth?

Environmental and Urban Economics

See my 2011 paper with Lucas Davis. Matt Kotchen and my 2011 paper takes this logic a step further. In recent decades, U.S Clean Air Regulations have focused on reducing the emissions of new cars, new factories and new power plants. Old cars, old factories and old power plants have often been "grandfathered" and haven't faced regulations. Given the durability of capital, this differential regulation creates long lags between "cause" and "effect".

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Clarivate’s former publisher relations expert Tom Ciavarella joins Frontiers 

Frontier Sin

In 2011, Tom founded and still consults for Smarter Learning , an advisory for STM publishers and publishing start-ups on content strategy, business development, and contract negotiation.

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Guest Commentary: Lessons from the Belgium Climate Case: the devil is in the details

Law Columbia

This breach results from: (i) mixed results in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, (ii) repeated warnings from the European Union since 2011 pointing out that Belgium was lagging behind in climate objectives, and (iii) the lack of effective climate governance. By Matthias Petel and Antoine De Spiegeleir *. VZW Klimaatzaak v. Kingdom of Belgium & Others is a climate lawsuit brought in Belgium in 2015 modelled on the famous Dutch Urgenda case.

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Can the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant Avoid a Major Disaster?

Union of Concerned Scientists

Depending on the nature and extent of the damage, the plant could experience one or more core meltdowns or spent nuclear fuel pool fires, which could trigger a radiological release rivaling that of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi accident or even the larger release from the 1986 Chernobyl accident.

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

Law Columbia

In 2011, the first lawsuit using the Rights of Nature provision was filed by the Global Alliance for Rights of Nature (GARN) and others against a construction company for building a road across Ecuador’s Vilcabamba River and dumping rubble into the river.

Climate Change Adaptation Lessons from Freezing Texas

Environmental and Urban Economics

Read Frank Wolak's 2011 paper. This blog post will sketch out some optimistic economics 101 lessons for how to reduce the risk of future Texas power blackouts without building a single new power plant.

W boson mass measurement surprises physicists

Physics World

The stunning result was obtained by a painstaking analysis of data taken at the Fermilab Tevatron collider in the US before it closed in 2011. To make absolute predictions, however, physicists needed to know the mass of the Higgs boson, which was not known when Tevatron switched off in 2011.

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Quantum computational advantage and beyond

Physics World

He obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2004, and a PhD in physics from the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge in 2011. Since 2011, he is a Professor of Physics at USTC. Want to take part in this webinar?

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Hydrogen’s big shot: where we are and where we are going

Physics World

A pioneer in several areas of fuel cell development, he took on leadership roles and organized workshops in the areas of subfreezing effects, alkaline membrane fuel cells (2006, 2011, 2016 and 2019), and renewable hydrogen at the gigaton scale (2019). Want to take part in this webinar?

2006 108

European hydrogen programs: from Hydrogen Manifesto to Clean Energy Act

Physics World

A pioneer in several areas of fuel cell development, he took on leadership roles and organized workshops in the areas of subfreezing effects, alkaline membrane fuel cells (2006, 2011, 2016 and 2019), and renewable hydrogen at the gigaton scale (2019). Want to take part in this webinar?

Why Climate Economics Continues to Succeed

Environmental and Urban Economics

My 2011 paper with Matt Kotchen on political economy of regulation was discussed by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show! A blog post that responds to Noah Smith's provocative piece titled Why Has Climate Economics Failed Us? It raises a deep question. What is the point of climate economics research? I will respond below. Dr. Smith's piece also throws some low blows. My friend Richard Tol is singled out for reasons I don't understand.

A CERES of fortunate events…

Real Climate

Fortunately, there are additional CERES instruments on Suomi-NPP (launched in 2011) and NOAA-20 (launched in 2017) that can be used. The CERES estimates of the top-of-atmosphere radiative fluxes are available from 2001 to the present.

DCED Touts Investment In Silk Mill Apartment Project As Part Of Flood Recovery Efforts In Bloomsburg, Columbia County

PA Environment Daily

The site was developed following the destruction of hundreds of homes during historic flooding from Tropical Storm Lee in 2011.

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HotSpots H2O: As Famine Looms in East Africa, Humanitarian Groups Call for Urgent Action

Circle of Blue

The landscape of Kulaley Village in northern Kenya lays barren after a drought in 2011. In 2011, two failed rainy seasons thrust the Horn of Africa into the worst famine of the twenty-first century.

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EC Revises Definition of Nanomaterials

Nanotech

The new definition replaces the definition published in 2011.

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Results of a 2020 UK survey for the use of online treatment monitoring solutions for IMRT/VMAT

Physics World

He completed his state registration as a clinical scientist at St Bartholomew’s hospital, London, in 2011 and has worked as a lecturer in oncology for the Institute of Cancer Research. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

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

HumanNature

2011). 2011). 2011). Guest Post by Katie Nigro , 2021-2022 Sustainability Leadership Fellow, and Ph.D.

2012 83

It’s alive! Our new lobbying bot let’s you track oil & gas lobbying at your fingertips

Enviromental Defense

One group of researchers found that from 2011 to 2018 there were “11,452 lobbying contacts with government officials. We’re excited to announce the launch of the Federal Oil & Gas Lobbying Bot , @FedLobBot on Twitter!

Guest Commentary: Brazilian’s first tort climate case for illegal deforestation in Amazonia

Law Columbia

hectares (the equivalent of 4,650 football fields) between 2011 and 2018. By Maria Antonia Tigre *. Brazilian Amazon.

U.S. House Passes Bill Requiring EPA to Regulate PFAS Compounds

Environment Next

House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act of 2011 , requiring EPA to establish nationwide drinking water standards for PFOA and PFOS, two of the thousands of PFAS compounds. On July 21, 2021, the U.S.

Treating Children With Disabilities

Global Green

And in neighbouring Laos, dozens of families, including school children and teenagers have received medical and social support since 2011, plus training on health care in Agent Orange-contaminated areas.

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France Seeks More Protective European Definition of Nanomaterials

Nanotech

As reported in our May 7, 2021, blog item , the European Commission (EC) recently held a targeted stakeholder consultation to update, test, and verify the preliminary findings of its review of the 2011 Recommendation on the definition of a nanomaterial.

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Electrochemistry-based and -coupled characterization of energy storage materials

Physics World

She received a Woman of Distinction Award in the Education Category in 2011 from the Girl Scouts of Western New York, and 2010 Early Career Travel Award from the ECS Battery Division. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

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EUON Publishes Nanopinion on the Need for Updating Language Regarding Nanomaterials

Nanotech

In 2011, the European Commission (EC) adopted a definition that describes a nanomaterial as a material at the nanoscale.

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Catch 22 at the Supreme Court

Legal Planet

In 2011, in AEP v. 410 (2011). There is quite a bit to unpack with West Virginia v. EPA. I will leave to others a discussion of “major question doctrine” and other aspects of the West Virginia case.