Wed.Jun 19, 2024

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CIRCULAR REVOLUTION – UPGRADE, REPAIR, REPURPOSE

Cleannovate

It was my first experience with e-commerce and the product did not dissapoint. I had just received a Google Chrome notebook which costed less than you can imagine. It could flip over and convert into a tablet and had a touch screen besides other functionalities.

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Is an old NASA probe about to redraw the frontier of the solar system?

New Scientist

The New Horizons mission to Pluto, now zooming out of the Kuiper belt, has made a discovery that could upend what we know about where the solar system ends

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Out of Site, Out of Mind? New Study Finds Missing Apex Predators Are Too Often Neglected in Ecological Research

Inside Climate News

Using gray wolves in the American West as a case study, new research shows scientists often fail to recognize the “shifting ecological baseline” regarding apex predators in their work. By Bing Lin Change the world slowly enough, and even scientists can turn into something like the proverbial frogs in a saucepan, unaware that they are gradually starting to boil.

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Saturn's moon Titan is experiencing coastal erosion from methane seas

New Scientist

Saturn’s moon Titan has coastlines matching ones on Earth that have been carved by waves, hinting that Titan’s hydrocarbon seas and lakes also has them

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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How This Real Image Won an AI Photo Competition

Scientific American

Nature still outdoes the machine, says a photographer whose real image won an AI photography competition

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Glassy gel is hard as plastic and stretches 7 times its length

New Scientist

A material made of liquid salt mixed with polymers is extremely stretchy but still as strong as the plastics used to make water bottles

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Photos of a rusting Alaskan river win New Scientist Editors Award

New Scientist

Taylor Roades's images of a river in north-west Alaska that has turned orange because of global warming have won the New Scientist Editors Award at the Earth Photo competition

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PA Parks & Forests Foundation Virtual Book Club Features 'Susquehanna River Of Dreams' Author Susan Stranahan June 26

PA Environment Daily

The PA Parks and Forests Foundation is excited to announce that author Susan Q. Stranahan will be joining the monthly virtual book club June 26 to discuss her book ‘ Susquehanna River of Dreams ’ from Noon to 1:00 p.m. This year marks the 31st anniversary since the book’s first publication. Susan worked as a journalist for most of her career writing primarily about the environment for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Farmland near Chernobyl nuclear reactor is finally safe to use again

New Scientist

Radiation surveys suggest that it is now safe to grow food on farmland that has been unused since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, but changing its status would face local opposition in Ukraine

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How the Recycling Symbol Duped People into Buying More Plastic

Scientific American

The simplicity of the recycling symbol belies its complicated role in corporate America’s quest to sell ever more plastic

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Implementing D.E.J.I. Strategies in Energy, Environment, and Transportation

Speaker: Antoine M. Thompson, Executive Director of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition

Diversity, Equity, Justice, and Inclusion (DEJI) policies, programs, and initiatives are critically important as we move forward with public and private sector climate and sustainability goals and plans. Underserved and socially, economically, and racially disadvantaged communities bear the burden of pollution, higher energy costs, limited resources, and limited investments in the clean energy and transportation sectors.

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Walking helps keep people free of lower back pain for longer

New Scientist

People who regularly have lower back pain go longer without the discomfort if they incorporate walks into their weekly routines

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Summers Are Hotter than Ever and Are Only Going to Get Worse

Scientific American

The face of summer is transforming, as people today face more frequent, longer-lasting and hotter heat waves than they did several decades ago

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We finally know why some people seem immune to catching covid-19

New Scientist

Unique cell responses mean some people may be immune to catching the coronavirus, even if they are unvaccinated

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The World Desperately Needs a New Pandemic Treaty

Scientific American

Negotiations over a global pandemic treaty broke down at WHO this year.

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Shaping a Resilient Future: Climate Impact on Vulnerable Populations

Speaker: Laurie Schoeman Director, Climate & Sustainability, Capital

As households and communities across the nation face challenges such as hurricanes, wildfires, drought, extreme heat and cold, and thawing permafrost and flooding, we are increasingly searching for ways to mitigate and prevent climate impacts. During this event, national climate and housing expert Laurie Schoeman will discuss topics including: The two paths for climate action: decarbonization and adaptation.

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Could we merge biologically with the fungal network and live forever?

New Scientist

In this week's Future Chronicles column, which explores an imagined history of future inventions, we visit a cult in 2080s Japan that engineered a way of becoming chimeric with fungal biology.

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These Gray Whales Are Shrinking and Scientists Aren’t Sure Why

Scientific American

Gray whales in a small group that sticks close to the shores of the Pacific Northwest appear to be shrinking—and shockingly quickly

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Phased introductions to smartphones will help kids more than bans

New Scientist

Creating "walled gardens", much like TV channels do, would provide children better tools to navigate a lifetime of social media than banning smartphones altogether

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Heat Waves Deserve Disaster Relief from FEMA, Petition Argues

Scientific American

Places beset by heat waves should receive FEMA disaster funds just as those hit by hurricanes or flooding do, labor unions, green groups and public health advocates argue in a new petition

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Sustainability at Retail

Sustainability impacts every nation, company, and person around the world. So much so that, in 2015, the United Nations (UN) issued a call for action by all countries to work toward sustainable development. In response to this and as part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address these critical issues in this white paper.

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Is it a severed foot? No, it's a sea slug

New Scientist

A foot-shaped piece of flotsam has caused confusion among forensic scientists – but Feedback is relieved that the matter was cleared up thanks to that old stalwart, "examination"

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We Already Know the Dangers of Nukes in Space

Scientific American

A nuclear explosion in space would cause stunning auroras—and wreak havoc on satellites and space stations.

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Léa Seydoux and George MacKay dazzle in shocking sci-fi film The Beast

New Scientist

Bertrand Bonello's twist on a Henry James novella from 1903 may be the most indirect critique of technology ever made.

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Climate Villains Called to Testify on Parliament Hill: 5 Things we Learned from MPs questioning Big Oil

Enviromental Defense

Recently, CEOs from five of the biggest oil and gas companies in Canada were called to parliament to testify about their failure to bring greenhouse gas emissions down, despite billions of dollars in annual profits. Executives from Suncor, Enbridge, Cenovus, Shell, and Imperial Oil were questioned by MPs on the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee.

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Dear David: How do I help my daughters deal with their social anxiety?

New Scientist

In his evidence-based advice column, David Robson has some ideas for a reader worried about his daughters’ social anxiety.

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Game Commission: Volunteers Needed To County Pennsylvania's Birds For 3rd PA Bird Atlas

PA Environment Daily

Those birds you see in the backyard, around camp, while hiking or otherwise outside? They’re more important than you think. Reporting your observations of them is, too. The Game Commission, together with Hawk Mountain Sanctuary , is conducting the third Pennsylvania Bird Atlas in state history. Between now and February 2029, it will document what birds live in Pennsylvania, where and in what numbers.

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New book explores how games shape the world – for better or for worse

New Scientist

From chess to nuclear war planning, Kelly Clancy takes a wide-ranging look at how games and gaming have changed society in Playing With Reality

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ENB is celebrating Juneteenth

Environmental News Bits

If you’re looking for content to read today, check out the archives in these categories: Climate justice Environmental justice Energy justice Diversity, equity, and inclusion

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Rare corpse flower that stinks of rotting flesh blooms at Kew Gardens

New Scientist

A giant flower, one of the smelliest in the world, is currently blooming at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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UK 2024 General Election – Mapped: The Tory network of climate denial and fossil fuel funding

A Greener Life

Graph credit: DeSmog. By Adam Barnett DeSmog catalogues how oil and gas firms have forged ties with the highest levels of government, the media, and influential think tanks. Speaking outside Downing Street on 23 May, announcing a general election for 4 July, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak took a swipe at what he dubbed “environmental dogma”. It was a sign of how much has changed since 2021 when the UK hosted the flagship COP26 UN climate summit with a promise “irrefutably to turn the tide and to beg

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Tiny Spheres Key to Tunable ‘Smart Liquid’

Scientific American

Programmable liquids could aid robot grippers, shock absorption, acoustics, and more

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Climate Change Is Driving an Insurance Crisis: Policymakers and Regulators Must Act

Union of Concerned Scientists

If you own a home in a flood-prone community or in a wildfire-prone area, you’ve probably seen your flood or home insurance rates go up in the last year , or are worried that they soon will. You may even worry you’ll be dropped entirely by your insurance provider. If you’re a renter, you too may be feeling the pinch as rising insurance premiums are also hurting the rental market for affordable housing.

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Wednesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 6.19.24

PA Environment Daily

" The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania's public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.” - - Article I, Section 27 Pennsylvania Constitution [It’s Not A Suggestion] House next voting day June 24, 25, 26, 2