48 Eco Friendly Products You Can Buy Today to Help Stop Plastic Pollution

Onya

To say plastic pollution is a widespread problem is not doing it justice: Only about 9% of all plastic ever made has likely been recycled with 12% of all plastic waste having been incinerated. The remaining 79% has accumulated in either landfill or the natural environment if not still in use.

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Keynote Address: 2017 VJEL Symposium

Vermont Law

. Keynote Address: 2017 VJEL Symposium.

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Northern California Wildfires

Eco Lawyers

Wildfires blazed across Northern California in 2017, forcing tens of thousands of residents to evacuate their homes and their communities.

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How is America Acting in Favor of Eco-Friendly Projects

AAEE

An interesting study conducted in 2014 in collaboration between the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, and The Associated Press at NORC, classified American attitudes towards the environment. The national survey included 1,576 adults over 18.

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ASHRAE: Is It Worth The Efforts To Join ASHRAE

AAEE

You will find that as an environmental engineer, knowing people in your field will help. Whether you’re a student studying for your engineering degree or a graduate looking for a job, networking can come in useful when you least expect it to.

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ASCE vs SEE: A Nature Battle

AAEE

While the civil engineer has a big role to play in the construction of mines, the environmental engineer dedicated to sustainability probably wouldn’t approve of. Here lies the nature battle between the two disciplines of engineering that are tied together closely.

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Procuring Your First Salary As An Environmental Engineer

AAEE

It should be known that entry-level jobs in environmental engineering may not pay as much as entry-level jobs in other fields of engineering. This doesn’t mean that salaries are low. How Much Do Environmental Engineers Make?

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Doors You Open When You Decide to Pursue Your Career as an Environmental Engineer

AAEE

Environmental engineers agree that their chosen profession is immensely rewarding. Not only is it a satisfying profession that involves protecting the environment from the effects of polluting and waste-producing human activity, it also opens many doors.

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Traits Companies Look Out For While Hiring Environmental Engineers

AAEE

Environmental engineering is a field that involves problem-solving and innovation.

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Nine Ideas For Repurposing Everyday Household Items

Onya

Most environmentally conscious individuals are well aware of the basics of living green; refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle, and rot. Keeping these things in mind while choosing products for your home goes a long way toward reducing your carbon footprint on our planet.

2017 52

Too hot to handle? The Renewable Heat Incentive scheme & the Northern Irish meltdown

Environmental Europe

Since December, Northern Ireland has been bogged down in a major scandal on an apparently simple policy instrument – the renewable heat incentive scheme. The scheme, closed in early 2016, was set up in 2012 to encourage renewable heat uptake.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reaffirms and Extends Landmark 2017 Public Trust Decision

Acoel

As discussed in an earlier blog , it was not until 2017 that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court used Section 27 to hold a statute unconstitutional. On July 21, 2021, the state’s Supreme Court reaffirmed and extended its 2017 holding. In the landmark 2017 decision , Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation (PEDF) challenged the state’s expenditure of hundreds of million dollars of funds from gas leasing on state forest land. Posted on August 16, 2021 by John Dernbach.

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Permitting Natural Gas Pipelines

Vermont Law

In 2017, environmental advocates and some states like New York who have long been concerned with the climate change impacts associated with new liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipelines had reason for optimism. Six months later, in August 2017, the D.C.

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Pulling the Teeth Out of the Endangered Species Act

Vermont Law

on the ESA in 2017 and more than 235 since the Republican Party took control of the House of Representatives in 2011. Endangered Species Act.

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Private Prosecution by Neighbour over Boundary Tree - Tree By-law Conviction Upheld on Appeal

Law of the Lands

Disputes between neighbours about boundary trees are not uncommon; private prosecutions by neighbours against neighbours, especially concerning boundary trees, are uncommon.

2017 52

NASA team provides free satellite public health data to researchers and communities

Science Blogs

By kirod (not verified) on 27 Aug 2017 #permalink. NASA team provides free satellite public health data to researchers and communities.

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Wind and solar are now cheaper than fossil fuels

Edouard Stenger

For years, grid parity – the time when solar and wind would be cost-competitive with fossil fuels and nuclear – was the holy grail of renewables energy, a target to reach in a distant future. But the future is now. .

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Houston, This is Harvey: Hurricanes are Hazardous

Vermont Law

Hurricane Harvey’s destructive power. demonstrated. to Houston and the nation what happens when a highly industrialized area, located in a coastal zone, experiences a hurricane that delivers over 4 feet of rain.

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Energy Infrastructure Siting Authority

Vermont Law

The siting of energy infrastructure has emerged as a new and complex legal and policy battlefield in the United States. Activists concerned about climate change seek to help wean the U.S. from fossil fuels by impeding the construction of pipelines that feed fossil fuel power plants.

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Energy news as COP23 is taking place in Germany

Edouard Stenger

Here are the news that caught my interest as the annual climate change conference, COP23, is currently taking place in Bonn, Germany. Let us hope Germany will took the occasion for a massive announcement on ditching coal in the next 10 to 15 years. Only a move of this magnitude would make sense.

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Renewables: how Puerto Rico could turn a crisis into an opportunity

Edouard Stenger

Many of us these days are horrified at the situation Puerto Rico is currently witnessing. An island with a population of 3.5 million people, it currently has very little electricity or water access. .

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Four cheap solutions to climate change

Edouard Stenger

For my first article since hurricanes Harvey and Katrina, I could have written another article on how not solving climate change would cost us trillions of dollars.

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Climate change horror stories from around the world

Edouard Stenger

While it is undeniable that we are ramping up our actions against climate change, it is hard to deny that global warming is getting scarier every week. Here is a quick selection of horror stories I have collected this summer.

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Film review: An inconvenient sequel

Edouard Stenger

I saw last week An Inconvenient Sequel by Al Gore, the sequel of 2006 hit documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. I have mix feelings about it.

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Now a sustainable MBA graduate, for hire !

Edouard Stenger

It has been two months without me publishing anything, but, having completed my Master of Business Administration from Presidio Graduate School with specializations in sustainable energy and finance, I am now for hire.

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How Finance can help stop climate change: Green bonds

Edouard Stenger

As more and more institutions and people are divesting from fossil fuels globally, climate responsible finance is booming. Part of this revolution is the meteoritic growth of green bonds, which were started in 2007 by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank.

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Climate leadership is now in Asia

Edouard Stenger

These days the United States’ federal government is promoting coal and backtracking on climate ambition and the European Union is no longer cutting its greenhouse gases emissions. So, who is leading the fight against climate change ? China, India and South Korea are. .

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Walmart goes gigantic, launches Project Gigaton

Edouard Stenger

Walmart, the largest retailer in the world, made headlines recently as it launched its Project Gigaton , an effort to help its supply chain go green and cut by a billion metric tons its carbon footprint. . This is a first both in the approach and the magnitude of this initiative.

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How the Middle East is turning to the sun for energy

Edouard Stenger

When one thinks of the Middle East nowadays, oil comes to mind. But with solar photovoltaic booming right now all around the region and beyond, this might not be the case in twenty or thirty years.

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How to go solar with these two super tools

Edouard Stenger

Years ago when Google Earth was launched, we were all amazed at the levels of details provided. It was just very impressive. Now Google does it again with a most interesting feature: Google Project Sunroof.

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How companies can save water

Edouard Stenger

If energy efficiency has made it to the mainstream years ago, Greenbiz reported last year that some large companies are just getting more serious on conserving water, an increasingly critical commodity. Water is an important part of supply chain management as it is part of every business operation.

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Global emissions from energy are flat. Now what ?

Edouard Stenger

There are still reasons to cheer in our fight against climate change. According to the respected International Energy Agency’s new report, global greenhouse gases emissions from energy remained flat in 2016 while the global economy grew by 3.1 percent. .

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Global suppliers achieve significant emissions reduction

Edouard Stenger

More good news showing progress on climate change as suppliers around the world are cutting their carbon emissions significantly.

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Two potential solutions to cool down the Arctic

Edouard Stenger

As the Arctic is 30 degrees Celsius (50 F) warmer than what it should be right now, finding local solutions to cool down the poles suddenly doesn’t seem this far-fetched anymore. . Years ago I read a short article on how bringing more ice to the poles could help slow down climate change.

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Global coal and oil use to peak in 2020

Edouard Stenger

That’s it ! Renewable energy sources and electric vehicles are progressing so fast around the world that according to a new study coal and oil use could peak worldwide in as little as three years. Yes, you read that right.

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France is late on its energy transition

Edouard Stenger

I came across several articles on my home country lately and thought it was the occasion to keep everyone updated on how the French energy transition is going on.

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Protestors Halt Copper Alloy Plant In Sichuan Province

Corp Watch

Protestors have forced Sichuan Hongda to cancel plans to build a $1.6 billion copper alloy plant in Shifang city in southwestern China, because of pollution concerns. The halt has been hailed as a major victory by environmental activists against corporate and government power

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How energy storage made headlines in 2017

Edouard Stenger

2017 will remain for me the year energy storage broke ground. A lot has been said about the booming global capacities of solar and wind in the past few years. But wind works at a maximum 35% of the time for onshore and perhaps 45% for offshore wind.

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COP23 Moves the Oceans from the Blue Zone to the Green Zone

Vermont Law

November 11, 2017. Today, the UK, Finland, Honduras, and Romania signed the declaration, committing themselves to work on three common objectives: A Special Report on the Ocean by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change, the U.N.Sustainable Development Goals Conference in Fiji in June 2017, and the elaboration of an ocean action plan under the UNFCCC.

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Pollution: not “an unavoidable consequence” of development

Science Blogs

By Alby (not verified) on 20 Oct 2017 #permalink. By Alby (not verified) on 21 Oct 2017 #permalink. By Alby (not verified) on 21 Oct 2017 #permalink. Pollution: not “an unavoidable consequence” of development.

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