Russia Plans to Leave the International Space Station after 2024

Scientific American

The announcement comes as NASA and Roscosmos are laying plans to transition to other orbital habitats. Space & Physics Space Exploration

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2024 IECC proposals address energy use in budding industry

Environmental News Bits

HVAC and dehumidification accounts for most of … Continue reading 2024 IECC proposals address energy use in budding industry. Read the full story from the New Buildings Institute. With the rapid growth of new indoor agriculture facilities growing vegetables, cannabis and other plants, the increased demand for energy and carbon intensive lighting and dehumidification for plant growth has skyrocketed. Lighting can consume between 50-70% of an indoor grow facility’s energy.

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Iceland whaling: Fisheries minister signals end from 2024

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from BBC News. Commercial whaling in Iceland could be banned within two years, after a government minister said there was little justification for the practice. Read more → Wildlife

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AI tech ESET Campus will break ground in 2024

Inhabitant

Designer Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has unveiled a new technology campus for cybersecurity and AI in Bratislava, Slovakia called ESET Campus. The new central European tech hub is comprised of 55,000 square meters and was a partnership between designers BIG, Inflow, Pantograph, BuroHappold and ARUP

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Cicadas are waking up in Eastern Illinois but many more arrive in 2024

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Illinois Newsroom. After lying dormant for 17 years, billions of Cicadas – big insects with big wings are awakening in far eastern Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and other states. Illinois Newsroom’s Reginald Hardwick talked with Katie Dana, the scientific specialist in entomology at the Illinois Natural History Survey. She says this year’s… Read more → Illinois Prairie Research Institute Wildlife

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Republicans Reject the Freedom to Vote Act

Union of Concerned Scientists

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DHL, Eviation Partner On Zero-Emissions Cargo Planes

Environmental Leader

The cargo planes are expected to be delivered in 2024. DHL Express has ordered 12 all-electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation, maker of the world’s first all-electric aircraft.

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Market Center of the Ozarks to boost local agriculture

Inhabitant

The Market Center of the Ozarks will break ground in the summer of 2022, with a 2024 completion goal The Walton Family Foundation, headed by the same Walton family of the Walmart empire, has announced plans for a $31 million food market to boost local agriculture in the Springdale region of northwest Arkansas.

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Delta signs $1 billion sustainable aviation fuel agreement

Environmental News Bits

Deliveries are slated to begin in 2024, and the value of the agreement is estimated to be more… Read more → Aerospace industryRead the full story at ESG Today. Renewable fuels and biochemicals company Aemetis announced a new offtake agreement with Delta Air Lines for the delivery of 250 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over 10 years.

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UK Aims to Dump Coal Early, While Asia Stays the Course

Yale E360

Britain announced that it is aiming to phase out coal power by October, 2024, one year earlier than its previous target date, Reuters reported.

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A new digital tool to help co-ops and condos cut carbon emissions

Environmental News Bits

Beginning in 2024, boards that fail to bring their buildings’ carbon emissions under prescribed caps will face stiff fines. Read the full story in Habitat. The Department of Buildings (DOB) has unveiled new digital resources designed to help co-op and condo boards and their property managers comply with the looming Climate Mobilization Act. A second set of caps must be met by 2030. The… Read more → Green building Information tools Sustainable communities

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New Jersey passes ambitious recycled content bill, which now heads to governor for signature

Environmental News Bits

Starting in 2024, rigid plastic containers will need to contain at least 10% postconsumer recycled content, and plastic beverage containers will need to contain at… Read more → Circular economy Packaging RegulationRead the full story at Waste Dive. New Jersey’s recycled content bill, S2515, is on its way to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk after passing the state’s Assembly and Senate Jan.

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Partners open source PFAS alternative for food packaging

Environmental News Bits

By January 2024 these toxic “forever chemicals” will be prohibited in the manufacturing of food contact packaging. Read the full story at Waste360. The clock is ticking for food manufacturers and consumer packaged goods companies who use per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS)-containing materials.

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Michelin will transform yogurt cups and PET bottles into tires

Environmental News Bits

Michelin is looking to roll out tires made from recycled yogurt cups and PET bottles as early as 2024, “with the potential for around four billion PET bottles to be recycled every year as raw material for tires,” the Clermont-Ferrand, France-headquartered brand said in a release. Read the full story in Business World.

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A new digital tool to help co-ops and condos cut carbon emissions

Environmental News Bits

Beginning in 2024, boards that fail to bring their buildings’ carbon emissions under prescribed caps will face stiff fines. Read the full story at Habitat. The Department of Buildings (DOB) has unveiled new digital resources designed to help co-op and condo boards and their property managers comply with the looming Climate Mobilization Act. A second set of caps must be met by 2030. The… Read more → Green building Information tools Sustainable communities

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DHL, Eviation Partner On Zero-Emissions Cargo Planes

Environmental Leader

The cargo planes are expected to be delivered in 2024. DHL Express has ordered 12 all-electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation, maker of the world’s first all-electric aircraft.

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California Air Resources Board Begins Process to Update Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulations

E2 Law Blog

Any changes that result from this effort may be implemented by 2024. On Dec. 7, 2021, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) began the process of updating California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) by holding a virtual workshop where CARB staff discussed their initial amendment proposals.

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Canada Will Publish Draft Framework for Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials for 60-Day Comment Period

Nanotech

On December 17, 2021, Canada published the Chemicals Management Plan implementation table for 2021- 2024. Continue to conduct assessments, including for titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, between 2021 and 2024.

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The Battle for the Senate

Legal Planet

The Democrats have less to worry about in 2024 if they can hold onto the Senate this year. Of course, they might lose at the polls in 2024 anyway, which would make control of the Senate irrelevant. How much does control of the Senate matter for purposes of environmental law?

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Celebrating Open Access Week 2021, new environmental open-access journals

Physics World

2024.?After Next week marks International Open Access Week 2021 , which has as its theme “It matters how we open knowledge: building structural equity”. Now in its 13th year, the global event aims to promote the benefits of open-access publishing.

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We Can Electrify One in Three Heavy Duty Trucks by 2030: Here’s How.

Union of Concerned Scientists

The good news is five states – Washington, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, – have adopted California’s Advanced Clean Trucks regulation, which requires manufacturers to sell an increasing percentage of zero-emissions medium- and heavy-duty trucks, beginning in 2024.

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In a Grim World, Even a Sliver of Positive Environmental News Is a Good Thing

Law and Environment

The resolution calls for negotiation of the “instrument” by the end of 2024. Earlier this week, the United National Environmental Programme (doesn’t everything just look better with British spelling!)

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The IOC creates an Olympic Forest

A Greener Life

The IOC has committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 30 per cent by 2024, and by 45 per cent by 2030, in line with the Paris Agreement. Photo credit: IOC. By Anders Lorenzen.

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Escaping the Plastic Web: Global Resolution to End Plastic Pollution

Acoel

In any case, NASEM’s Recommendations all inform the United States’ participation in the UN Resolution to End Plastic Pollution negotiations to develop the global treaty by 2024, and development of responsive national legislation. image: UNEP/Shawn Heinrichs.

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The EIA Just Released a 30 Year Energy Outlook. It’s… Not Great

Union of Concerned Scientists

Wind capacity steadily increases, mostly due to policy (the federal tax credit, which expires in 2024, and state RPS policies). The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) is one of the go-to sources for reliable information about the US power sector.

Scientists strive for negative emissions

A Greener Life

In 2024 a Solid Carbon pilot at Cascadia Basin off Canada’s Vancouver Island will set out to prove gigatons of captured carbon dioxide can be stored permanently as a rock within the subseafloor. Human activity adds more than 50 gigatons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere each year.

Could optical brain imaging helmets be the future of wearable technology?

Physics World

While the Kernel Flow is not quite as commercially viable as your smart watch (yet), its introduction and the promise of commercial systems available as soon as 2024 suggests that brain function measurements may soon be as accessible as heart rate or sleep tracking.

EPA’s Proposed Truck Rule Delays Justice for Freight-Impacted Communities

Union of Concerned Scientists

It has been over twenty years since smog-forming and particulate pollution standards for heavy-duty trucks were strengthened. In the absence of federal action, states have moved forward to reduce pollution from trucks.

The Insurrection Isn’t Over: January 6 Hearings Must Address the Threat of Future Election Violence

Union of Concerned Scientists

I am less confident, but hopeful, that the hearings will clearly articulate, and produce some consensus about, what Congress must do over the next several months to keep the law itself from being used as a weapon to bludgeon our democracy, especially in 2024.

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Solar energy output of India is reduced significantly by air pollution

Physics World

This aims to reduce aerosol pollution by 20–30% (compared to 2017 levels) by 2024. Air pollution in India is reducing the energy output of some solar panels as much as 52%.

It is not transformation if nothing changes

Frontier Sin

Negotiate conditions such that all published research is truly, immediately and fully open according to a binding timeline; with a minimum schedule in which at least 75% of content is OA across a publisher’s full portfolio by the end of 2024.

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Government Must Ban Harmful Single-Use Plastics Now, Not in Two Years

Enviromental Defense

As written, the regulations wouldn’t rid Canada of the harmful products until sometime in 2024 at the earliest, an absurd timeline that undermines the government’s own promises to reign in plastic pollution.

Wondering How States Will Respond to West Virginia v. EPA? Massachusetts Provides An Early Answer

Law and Environment

The deployment of heat pumps will be encouraged, not just by economic incentives, but also by regulations, effective as early 2024, that will impose limits on GHG emissions from buildings. Those wondering what states can do to at least partially ameliorate the impacts of West Virginia v.

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BOEM Announces Offshore Wind Call Areas in Oregon and Historic Lease Sale in the New York Bight

Renewable Law Blog

BOEM expects to offer up to 3 GW in leases by the first quarter of 2024, taking advantage of the estimated 2.6

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Saltwater Intrusion, a “Slow Poison” to East Coast Drinking Water

Circle of Blue

Saltwater is poised to intrude and render five more wells unusable by 2024, said the Hilton Head Public Service District. Summer tourism, sea level rise, and storm surges threaten East Coast wells.

Three Takeaways from the SEC’s New Proposed Rules on Climate Disclosures

Law and Environment

For example, assuming the rules go into effect in December 2022, large accelerated filers would have until 2024 (pertaining to fiscal year 2023) to incorporate the new required climate-related disclosures, including Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions, into their SEC filings.

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UK announces potential sites for prototype fusion energy plant

Physics World

The design effort will involve over 300 people and be complete in 2024. Five sites have been shortlisted as a potential home of the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant.

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The 2022 Elections and State Environmental Policies

Legal Planet

That may turn out to matter in 2024, if that presidential election is like the last one. 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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The REDUCE Act Rewards Reuse Rather Than Waste

Ocean Conservancy

per pound fee on virgin plastic for single-use plastic items like carry-out bags, bottles and packaging by 2024. For decades we have witnessed plastic pollution flowing into our ocean. It has wreaked havoc on marine life by polluting the ocean and coastal habitats that are their home.

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NASA launches first-of-a-kind DART mission to deflect asteroid

Physics World

In 2024, the European Space Agency’s Hera mission will launch to the asteroid system and, once it arrives two years later, it will perform a close-up “crime-scene” investigation of DART’s impact.

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NASA probe captures optical images of Venus’ surface

Physics World

The last of these, in November 2024, will give the probe’s scientists a third and final shot at imaging Venus’ darkside. New images from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe offer a rare glimpse of the surface of Venus as the human eye might see it.

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Grid Modeling Overview: Four Types of Models Guiding the Transition to Clean Electricity

Union of Concerned Scientists

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Without power grid modeling tools, the transition to clean electricity would be an absolute mess. Just imagine if grid planners had to guess how many renewables are required to reduce emissions or how much capacity is needed to ensure grid reliability.

Switzerland and Frontiers reach national Open Access agreement

Frontier Sin

This agreement is another important step towards achieving the goal of 100% Open Access published articles by 2024 in Switzerland as defined by the national Open Access strategy of swissuniversities.

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