2018 Annual NEPA Report Available

NAEP Leadership Blog

This report contains summaries of NEPA developments during 2018 as well as the NEPA Practice’s efforts for the past year. The National Association of Environmental Professionals' (NAEP's) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Practice is pleased to present our eleventh NEPA Annual Report. This annual report is prepared and published through the initiative and volunteer efforts of members of the NAEP’s NEPA Practice. Learn More

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The Silicon Mountain – How Should Businesses Deal with E-Waste?

Environment Blog

Electronic waste is a huge problem. A problem that has been growing exponentially since the early 20 th century when the first home radios hit the stores. Since then, we’ve been dumping everything from TVs to toasters, with little thought for the environment.

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Eco-friendly Catering

Environment Blog

The catering sector provides the opportunity for an entrepreneur to create a business that resonates to his or her personality. It’s a highly competitive market, but also one in which it is easy to create your own niche, and a service that stands out from the crowd.

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2018 Environmental Legislation Part 2: Environmental Bills

Smith Enviorment

July 28, 2018. 14 of House Bill 374 (2018 Regulatory Reform Act) directs the Environmental Management Commission to study delegated local stormwater programs to identify: 1. The 2018 Farm Act, Senate Bill 711 greatly limits nuisance lawsuits against swine operations. In addition to the environmental policy changes in the budget, several bills amended environmental laws. Among the more significant changes: Stormwater.

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Why did the FDA Ignore the Science When Approving New Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm?

Union of Concerned Scientists

Science and Democracy Alzheimer's drug approval FDA scientific advisory committees Scientific Integrity Scientist Survey 2018If expert advice is ignored when making drug approval decisions, what is the point of establishing these committees?

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33 Easy And Affordable Zero Waste Party Tips

Onya

We humans love to celebrate, but all to often those celebrations can come with a steep environmental cost.

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California Water Service Honored for Innovative Water Treatment Efforts

Eco Lawyers

9 th , the 2018 NAWC Water Summit in San Antonio formally recognized Cal Water. This treatment system was concurrently installed at 21 Cal Water sites with the highest TCP concentrations beginning in 2017 and was then extended to all Cal Water sites in 2018.

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Growing Assortment of Green Building Materials Fuels New Projects

Planet Save

The post Growing Assortment of Green Building Materials Fuels New Projects appeared first on PlanetSave.

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Deserts as Ecosystems and Why They Need Protecting

Environmental Science

What is a Desert? Deserts conjure up specific ideas about topography: typically, that they are dry and sandy dunes or rock, or a mixture of both. But deserts are far more than this and there are multiple types.

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Guide to Parasitology

Environmental Science

What is Parasitology? One of the biggest threats to human health today in the developed and the developing world are parasites.

2018 52

Small Changes to Make Your Property More Eco Friendly

Environment Blog

We are all aware of how the choices we make impact the world around us and our properties can have a huge impact on the environment.

2018 52

Conservation: History and Future

Environmental Science

2018 saw the technical (if not the literal) extinction of the Northern White Rhino when the last male died in an African reserve. What is Conservation? Defining Conservationism.

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Environmental Law: Government and Public Policy Towards the Environment

Environmental Science

It became effective in 1975 and in 2018 has over 180 signatories. What is Environmental Law? Humanity has been aware of its environment far longer than there have been laws to protect environments.

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Guide to Mathematics

Environmental Science

What is Mathematics? Mathematics is described by various people as the only science that will ever prove anything, the only science capable of providing an absolute “yes” or “no” answer, and as the purest science.

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Physics: The Science of the Universe and Everything In It

Environmental Science

Along with chemistry and biology , physics completes the trinity of the original “hard” sciences - those that use testable predictions and hypotheses, experiments, and mathematics and modelling as opposed to the “soft” sciences which use more qualitative data and which relies far less on testing.

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Environmental Perspectives

Environmental Science

I am an environmental engineer and was a consultant on that topic for 45 years. I am sharing some of what I've learned through 3 lectures that I'll give to whoever wants to listen and wants to pay for my travel.

2018 52

Zoology: Exploring the Animal Kingdom as Academic Pursuit

Environmental Science

Defining Zoology. Biological life on planet Earth is undoubtedly immense and the subject that studies it - biology - is such a vast area of study that no graduate in the subject could hope to understand all of it.

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Climatology: The Science of Global Weather Systems over the Long Term

Environmental Science

What Climatology Is. Climatology, or sometimes known as climate science, is the study of the Earth's weather patterns and the systems that cause them.

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Geology: Examining the Planet’s Physical Processes

Environmental Science

Defining Geology. Geology - from the Greek geo (Earth) and logia (study) (1) has a long and prestigious history in unlocking many of the secrets of the Earth. We define geology as the study of the Earth, the materials and processes, structure, and even the physics and chemistry that underlie them.

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Environmental Engineering: Why You Should Pursue It As A Career

AAEE

At the University level, there are a lot of areas you can decide to develop a career on but none has proven to be as important or vital for a healthy earth than environmental engineering.

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Southern California Wildfires & Mudslides

Eco Lawyers

January 17, 2018 – Today, the California Fire Lawyers , a legal group representing victims of wildfires, expressed their condolences and support for Southern California communities impacted by devastating mudslides.

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The Lifehacker’s Guide to Living with Less Plastic (The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to a Plastic-Free Life)

Onya

Living as plastic-free as possible is challenging but it is important for all of us to do what we can. Plastic has become one of the most harmful materials to our environment.

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EPA: 11,000 facilities illegally discharged pollutants into nearby waters in 2018

Environmental News Bits

In a report released Monday, the Government Accountability Office said that the EPA found that in 2018, close to 11,000 facilities with National Pollutant Discharge… Read more → WaterRead the full story at The Hill. Nearly 11,000 U.S. facilities discharged pollutants into local waters beyond the levels allowed under the law, the Environmental Protection Agency told a nonpartisan congressional watchdog.

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The Best Universities To Train At As An Environmental Engineer

AAEE

Environmental engineers work to discover new ways to keep the world less polluted. They focus on applying scientific and engineering standards in an effort to protect the environment and people from the adverse effects of human and natural activities that cause pollution.

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Grizzly Bears – Self-Defense?

Environmental Crimes

On June 26, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion that reversed the trial court conviction of a Montana man who had been convicted under the criminal provisions of the Endangered Species Act for shooting and killing a grizzly bear. June 26, 2018).

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Arkema Indictment

Environmental Crimes

On August, 3, 2018, Arkema (a French chemical company), Richard Rowe (Arkema CEO) and Leslie Comardelle (Arkema’s plant manager), were indicted by a Harris County grand jury for the reckless emission of an air contaminant in violation of the Texas Water Code.

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The Deal with Dicamba: Report Examines EPA Decision to Register Dicamba in 2018

National Law Center

On May 24, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a report addressing EPA’s 2018. The post The Deal with Dicamba: Report Examines EPA Decision to Register Dicamba in 2018 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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The Farm Bill’s Uncertain Future

Vermont Law

Consequently, unresolved negotiations over its content can sometimes lead to the bill’s expiration without a successor, as they did in both 2012 and 2018, leaving many programs and the individuals who rely on them without funding or authority. The recently passed 2018.

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China’s Waste Ban Exposes Missing Links in Recycling

Vermont Law

In 2018, the world entered a municipal waste management crisis. Until the 2018 ban, China was importing. Although China’s waste ban follows two decades of laws and regulations limiting unusable waste imports, the 2018 ban is the most forceful policy so far.

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Rights of Nature: Seeing the Forests and Trees

Vermont Law

In August 2018, the group began collecting signatures for a petition to place the Lake Erie Bill of Rights on the ballot for a February 2019 vote. The Nonhuman Rights Project filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in October 2018 in Orleans County, New York.

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Killing King Coal is the First Step Towards Halving Our Emissions

Edouard Stenger

As I have spent some sleepless nights since the latest IPCC report on how Mankind has to halve its carbon emissions by 2030. For both the European Union and the United States of America, the first step in doing so is killing King Coal.

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IPCC report urges for action to limit global warming to 1.5C

Edouard Stenger

Earlier this month, the scientists of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report on limiting global warming to 1.5C. This is of paramount importance as we are already at 1C of warming and are witnessing much more damage that what we thought we would see ten years ago.

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West-facing panels help solve solar energy’s main problem

Edouard Stenger

These days if you read renewable energy news, everything is shining for solar photovoltaic: it is fast becoming the cheapest energy source, technology is getting better every year and it is wildly successful from the US to Asia, from Europe to Africa.

2018 52

The Rights of Nature Movement: A Closer Look at New Zealand

Vermont Law

By Addison Luck. . The rights of nature movement, which involves giving legal personhood status to various environmental and geographic features and incorporating the rights of nature in local law, is a legal movement that is gaining popularity throughout the world. The idea was first introduced to the modern world by the American professor Christopher Stone in his 1972 essay, Should Trees Have Standing? In the last 15 years, the rights of nature movement exploded, and countries such as.

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Seven essential books on energy and climate change

Edouard Stenger

Looking for a summer read with a bit more substance than the latest mystery novel? These seven books are loaded with it. They probably won’t make you shiver, but they will give you insight into the greatest threat facing our planet as well as clear steps that can be taken to address it.

2018 52

Canadian governments have spent $23 billion on fossil fuel pipelines since 2018

Enviromental Defense

Instead, it turns out that the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta have spent a minimum of $23 billion on fossil fuel pipelines since 2018. In 2018, the federal government bought TMX.

Subsequent agreement doesn't necessarily cancel out pre-existing prescriptive easement

Law of the Lands

"Good fences do not always make good neighbours." I wonder how many court decisions begin with that line or something like it - it seems like it must be a lot.

2018 52

1,900th Post: Climate Change As A Wicked Problem

Edouard Stenger

Years ago, when I discovered the threat of climate change and the opportunities presented by solar photovoltaic energy, I thought this was pretty straightforward. Humankind just had to stop using coal and natural gas and replace them by solar PV. How foolish and naive one can be at age 20?

2018 52

Electric buses are a solution to our cities’ worst problems

Edouard Stenger

A lot of news and noise surround electric cars but another vehicle is also benefitting largely from elecrification: buses. Running not for just a little bit in the morning and in the evening, they run all day, and sometimes, even part of the night.

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Court orders sale of farm property, rejects co-owner's request to split up the land

Law of the Lands

In Ontario, the Partition Act allows a co-owner of property to apply to the Court to break up the co-ownership.

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