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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Gasoline-powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers to be banned under new California law

Environmental News Bits

Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill that will ban the sale of small internal combustion engines predominately used in lawn and garden equipment, starting as soon as 2024. Read the full story at Ars Technica. Gasoline-powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers will soon be a thing of the past in California. The new… Read more → Air quality Regulation

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How Trade Can Help Speed Asia’s Economic Recovery

IMFBlog

The findings take on added significance given that IMF forecasts suggest GDP in 2024 will be 6 percent below the pre-crisis trend in Asian emerging and developing economies, equal to losses of about $1 trillion annually.

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A Hobbled Recovery Along Entrenched Fault Lines

IMFBlog

percent in 2024. percent below the pre-pandemic forecast in 2024, resulting in a larger setback to improvements in their living standards. By Gita Gopinath. ???? , ?? , Español , Français , ??? , Português , ???????.

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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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PA Municipal League, Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Virtual 2021 Fall Sustainability Conference Nov. 16

PA Environment Daily

Local governments have until the end of 2024 to decide how to use their allocations.

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FERC Approves Changes to CAISO Interconnection Procedures; Next Queue Cluster Application Window Not Scheduled to Open Until 2023

Renewable + Law

March 23, 2024. Mav 4, 2024. August 20, 2024.

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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.

CPUC Issues Net-Qualifying Capacity Values to Be Used for Mid-Term Reliability Procurement

Renewable + Law

The decision established cumulative annual procurement requirements: 2,000 MW in 2023, 6,000 MW in 2024, 1,500 MW in 2025, and 2,000 in 2026. In June 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission (Commission) issued its Mid-Term Reliability Procurement Decision, Decision (D.)

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The GIANT Food Company Enters Into Power Agreement To Buy Renewable Solar Energy

PA Environment Daily

The solar projects, which will be developed by Pine Gate Renewables, are expected to achieve commercial operation between June 2022 and January 2024.

Federal Water Tap, September 27: New Projections Show High Risks for Colorado River Reservoirs

Circle of Blue

There is a 44 percent chance by 2024 and a 66 percent chance by 2025 that Mead falls below elevation 1,025 feet. The Rundown. The Bureau of Reclamation releases five-year projections for lakes Mead and Powell. The EPA Administrator discusses farm issues with state agricultural regulators.

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China embarks on a decade of human space exploration

Physics World

Surveying the sky The Xuntian telescope will be China’s first space-based optical observatory when it launches by 2024. (CC They hope to launch the mission in late 2023 or early 2024 and to get the telescope operational later that year.

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The Stream, October 12, 2021: Less Than 50 Percent of Rural Indian Households Have Running Water

Circle of Blue

The Hindustan Times reports that as of now, 43 percent of the country’s 192 million rural households have water access due to the Jal Jeevan Mission, which aims to bring tapped water to every rural household in India by 2024. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN.

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Luxembourg and Frontiers strike national Open Access publishing agreement

Frontier Sin

The Bibliothèque Nationale du Luxembourg , the country’s national library, and the open access publisher Frontiers have reached a three-year publishing deal that will run until February 2024.

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The Stream, August 24, 2021: As Fuel Crisis Continues, Two-Thirds of Lebanon Face Water Shortages

Circle of Blue

Although federal officials continue to assure the public the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is on track to meet a 2024 deadline for recovering water availability, basin irrigators say the targets may not be met and fear more water buybacks. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN.

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The Stream, July 29, 2021: Activists Oppose Indian Railway Project Amid Environmental Concerns, Water Pollution

Circle of Blue

Ongoing delays by Irish Water will force 12 towns and villages across Ireland to continue discharging raw sewage into open waters after 2024, according to a recent Water Advisory Board (WAB) report. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN.

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The Stream, August 24, 2021: As Fuel Crisis Continues, Two-Thirds of Lebanon Face Water Shortages

Circle of Blue

Although federal officials continue to assure the public the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is on track to meet a 2024 deadline for recovering water availability, basin irrigators say the targets may not be met and fear more water buybacks. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN.

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Prohibitions on Certain HFCs in Refrigeration, Chillers, Aerosol Propellants and Foam End-Uses

Capaccio

Prohibitions phase in over the time period from January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2024 based on the end-use sector. On December 20, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) promulgated amendment 310 CMR 7.76 under the Air Pollution Control regulations 310 CMR 7.00.

4 PA Conservation Group Collaboration Receives NFWF Funding To Track Important Migratory Routes In The Northeast U.S.

PA Environment Daily

The funding will also underwrite maintenance on the stations through 2024 and decommission two sites that are no longer needed.

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First results from UK tokamak offers a STEP towards commercial fusion

Physics World

Work on the £220m design is set to be complete by 2024 with the aim to build STEP by 2040. The prospect of commercially viable, fusion-power plants based on the spherical tokamak has moved closer after a major experiment in the UK released its first results.

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Minnesota drives forward with EV rules

Renewable + Law

If approved, the rule would apply to new passenger cars and light trucks beginning in 2024. These early-action ZEV credits can be used to meet the percentage requirement in 2024 or possibly transfer to other vehicle manufacturers who cannot generate enough ZEV credits to comply with the requirement.

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Arnold & Porter Closes $7.5B of Sovereign Finance Deals in Latin America and Turkey in Q2

Arnold Porter

billion of Euroclearable treasury bonds (Bonos del Tesoro) due 2031; executed concurrently with a local tender offer and a global tender offer to purchase global bonds due 2024; closing June 30, 2021.

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Two corporate modernization developments taking effect today in Ontario

Siskinds

1 As these updates will take time to prepare and to obtain the necessary corporate approvals, not-for-profit corporations should ensure this process is well underway before the October 19, 2024 deadline. On October 19, 2021, Ontario is taking two significant steps toward the modernization of Ontario corporate law and services, one statutory and one procedural.

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History Co-ops Dive Deep into Academy Archives

Academy of Natural Sciences

Behind the White Curtain: The Decolonization of African Expeditions and their Discoveries, 1930-40 Kris Freyland, Biology Class of 2024.

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What’s Up With Water – September 13, 2021

Circle of Blue

That is a four-fold increase since 2019, in part due to the Jal Jeevan Mission, which aims to provide every rural household with a tap water connection by 2024. Transcript. Welcome to “What’s Up With Water,” your need-to-know news of the world’s water from Circle of Blue.

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Analysis: Tesla’s Bitcoin about-face is a warning for cryptocurrencies that ignore climate change

A Greener Life

A recent study in Nature concluded Bitcoin operations in China are on track to produce 130 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in 2024 – more than the entire economy of the Czech Republic. By John Hawkins.

California to Require 100% Zero-Emission Passenger Vehicle Sales by 2035

Clean Energy Law

Additionally, while not included in the Executive Order mandates, the Governor called on the California Legislature to end the issuance of new hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024, setting up a potentially contentious session next year.

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Ohio EPA Division of Air Pollution Control hosts Program Advisory Group Meeting

Vorys Law

However, in order to meet the Ozone NAAQS by the next attainment date (August 3, 2024) and avoid another bump-up to serious non-attainment, Ohio EPA will be evaluating additional emissions reductions beyond what is federally mandated, including making RACT rules applicable in counties outside the non-attainment areas or even statewide.

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What’s Up With Water – May 24, 2021

Circle of Blue

The American Rescue Plan Act requires the funds to be spent by the end of 2024. Transcript. Welcome to “What’s Up With Water,” your need-to-know news of the world’s water from Circle of Blue. I’m Eileen Wray-McCann.

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