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Greenpeace Criticizes Germany and EU’s Agreement on Combustion Engines

Environment + Energy Leader

EU diplomats are voting Monday to formally approve a law aimed at phasing out fossil fuels by 2035. Energy managers are expected to sign off on the law during Tuesday's meeting in Brussels. The post Greenpeace Criticizes Germany and EU’s Agreement on Combustion Engines appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Want to Improve Your Outdoor Recreation? Try Birding.

Cool Green Science

It’s possible to enjoy time outdoors without paying attention to birds. But it’s a lot less fun. The post Want to Improve Your Outdoor Recreation? Try Birding. appeared first on Cool Green Science.

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Shh! Intensive care incubators resonate sounds and risk damage to premature babies’ hearing, scientists say

Frontiers

by Angharad Brewer Gillham, Frontiers science writer Image/Shutterstock.com Although the effects of a noisy environment in the neonatal intensive care unit have been studied before, the effect of the incubators premature babies spend their first weeks or even months in has not. A team of scientists investigated, and found that while the incubators dampen some sounds, they amplify others, potentially damaging babies’ hearing.

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Miscarriages may be more likely to occur with slow developing embryos

New Scientist

Detailed 3D scans of embryos in the first three months of pregnancy may shed more light on whether they are delayed in growth, a possible sign of an impending miscarriage

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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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Fewer Doctors Are Choosing To Go Into Emergency Medicine

Scientific American

Hundreds of unfilled residency spots in emergency medicine are telling us that critical care is in trouble

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Inside the lab that looks for viruses in wastewater from US homes

New Scientist

A facility in Massachusetts has been analysing thousands of wastewater samples from across the US every week, looking for viruses and signs of disease.

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Colourful material made from wood could help keep buildings cool

New Scientist

A material made from two forms of cellulose, which is found in wood, reflects heat and can be made in a variety of colours

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Maryland is Leading the Transition to All Electric Buildings

Greenbuilding Law

There is a move toward all electric buildings as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. The state of Maryland is leading the way in this movement, including several local jurisdictions adopting all electric building code laws. All electric building codes require that new construction and major renovations be powered by electricity rather than fossil fuels.

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Environment & Energy Educational Opportunities For Students & Adults

PA Environment Daily

Opportunities to learn more about environmental and energy issues affecting Pennsylvania for students and adults-- -- Feature-- Remembering March 28, 1979 At The Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant - The Accident No One Thought Would Happen -- Like With Natural Gas Infrastructure Today [PaEN] -- AP: Deadly Chocolate Factory Explosion Kills 3, 5 Missing In Reading; Employees Reported Smelling Natural Gas, Investigation By Officials, UGI Ongoing -- Pittsburgh Business Times: Shell Temporarily Sh

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Film review: Finite – the climate of change

A Greener Life

By Jeremy Williams It’s 2023. The world has warmed by 1.2 degrees already, and global emissions are still rising. And yet even in countries that claim leadership on climate change, mad decisions continue to be made. The UK approved a new coal mine at the end of last year. Germany has failed to fix its coal dependency. The drive for profit prevails. What do you do in response to this kind of madness?

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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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Sunday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 3.26.23

PA Environment Daily

Are You Telling Your Story? House holds Regular Session April 24, 25, 26 -- Committee Schedule -- Updated: House Budget Hearing Schedule - March 27, 28, 29, 30, April 11, 12, 13, 14 Senate holds Regular Session April 24, 25, 26 -- Committee Schedule -- Updated Senate Budget Hearing Schedule - March 27, 28, 29, 30, April 11, 12, 13 TODAY’s Calendar Of Events TUESDAY 1:00: Senate Budget Hearing - Agriculture.

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This Week’s Examples Of Going The WRONG WAY On Environmental, Energy Issues

PA Environment Daily

Below are examples of going the WRONG WAY on environmental and energy issues from last week’s articles and NewsClips-- -- DEP Projects Over $1.5 Million Deficit In Account Funding Oil & Gas Regulation Program In FY 2023-24 [PaEN] -- TribLive: Westmoreland Water Authority, CNX Reach $600,000 Settlement In Dispute Over Royalties For Dozens Of Natural Gas Wells At Beaver Run Reservoir [ 2019 Shale Gas Well Malfunction Not Included ] -- Altoona Mirror: Mariner East 2 Pipeline Construction Destro

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62 New Stories - REAL Environmental & Conservation Leadership In PA

PA Environment Daily

Here are 62 new stories in the PA Environment Digest about individuals, groups, local governments, farmers, businesses, watershed groups and many more working all across Pennsylvania to restore and protect the environment and show others the beauty that surrounds us. Thank you for your leadership! -- DEP Offers 10 Point Plan To Improve Permit Reviews; Climate/Energy Work Group Co-Chairs Announced; Work Group Formed To Prevent New Oil & Gas Well Abandonments [PaEN] -- House Budget Hearing: Ac

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Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

PA Environment Daily

Because In Politics Everything Is Connected To Everything Else-- -- PA Senate/House -- Inquirer: Philly Region Has A Lot More Power In Harrisburg Now That Democrats Control The House -- AP: Democrats, Marchers Press Gun Violence Debate At PA Capitol -- PA Capital-Star: Survivors’ Heartbreak Points To Gun Violence Solutions, Advocates Tell PA House Panel -- PA Capital-Star: Lawmakers, Advocates, Survivors Rally Against ‘Toxin’ Of Gun Violence -- Post-Gazette - Ford Turner: Neighborhood Improvemen

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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.