Mon.May 27, 2024

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Quantum 'arrow of time' suggests early universe had no entanglement

New Scientist

One way to explain why time only moves forward is the quantum arrow of time, and it has major implications for both the universe's early period and its eventual demise

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Response to Disinformation From the Oil and Gas Industry on the Impacts of the Oil and Gas Emissions Cap

Enviromental Defense

Statement by Aly Hyder Ali, Oil and Gas Program Manager Ottawa | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People – It is disappointing to see that the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) has once again resorted to using disinformation and stoking fear to avoid taking any responsibility for its climate pollution. In an analysis released today, CAPP claims that the oil and gas emissions cap will result in economic losses.

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Tesla’s Pros and Cons: An Unbiased Examination

Earthava

The post Tesla’s Pros and Cons: An Unbiased Examination appeared first on Earthava. Tesla, the pioneering electric vehicle manufacturer, has undeniably reshaped the landscape of the automotive industry with its commitment to sustainability and innovation. As the company navigates the challenges of scaling up production and maintaining technological superiority, potential buyers and industry observers weigh the merits and drawbacks of Tesla vehicles.

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Penn State Extension Watershed Winds Newsletter Highlights Student AgVenture Camp; Watershed Stewards Native Plant Kit; Pond Management; Rain Barrel Guy; Much More!

PA Environment Daily

The latest Watershed Winds newsletter from Penn State Extension highlights a student AgVenture Camp in Lancaster; the Watershed Steward Rain Barrel Guy and Native Plant Kit; Streambank Stabilization and Benthic Macroinvertegrates and much more. Lancaster AgVenture Camp Youth aged 8 to 12 are invited to join Penn State Extension for an AgVenture Day Camp at Penn State's Southeast Agricultural Research Farm in Manheim, PA where they will learn how they can be Stream Doctors.

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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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Active lava flows on Venus raise the stakes for future exploration

New Scientist

Observations made by the Magellan spacecraft in the 1990s include signs of recent lava flows, highlighting possible exploration targets for probes heading to Venus in the 2030s

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Penn State Extension Highlights Partnership Helping PA Communities Plant 2,500 Large Bare Root Trees; Woodland Health Practices Handbook; Chesapeake Stormwater Training

PA Environment Daily

The latest Community Trees newsletter from Penn State Extension highlights partnership helping communities plant large bare root trees, Arbor Day celebrations and Woodland Health Practices Handbook and more Tree Planting Partnership Imagine a program that provides communities with large trees to plant at little to no cost, while eliminating the need for heavy machinery.

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Protect PT Hosts May 28 Lunch & Learn Online Program - Frac-Enomics, Is It Worth It?

PA Environment Daily

On May 28, Westmoreland County-based Protect PT will host an online Lunch and Learn Program with Dr. Todd Potts , Indiana University of PA Professor of Economics on Frac-Enomics - Is It Worth It? starting at Noon. Dr. Potts will discuss the findings in his paper " Quebec's Fracking RestrictionsL Squandered Opportunity or Prudent Conservation? " an economic comparison of the fracking prohibition in Quebec to the rampant fracking activity in Pennsylvania.

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Optical Illusions Can Fool AI Chatbots, Too

Scientific American

Experiments with optical illusions have revealed surprising similarities between human and AI perception

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May 27 Weekly PA Environment Digest Now Available

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] Click Here To View Or Print The Entire May

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Statement from Ashley Wallis, Associate Director at Environmental Defence: Ontario’s Decision to Expand Where Empties Can Be Returned Will Improve Recycling and Refill Rates

Enviromental Defense

Province’s next step should be to expand deposit return to include non-alcoholic drink containers. Toronto | Traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat – We applaud Ontario’s announcement that all grocery and big box retailers selling beer, cider, wine and other ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages will have to accept empties and refund customers’ deposits by 2026.

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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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A Small but Important Step: A Bird’s-Eye View of the ITLOS’ Advisory Opinion on Climate Change and International Law

Law Columbia

Introduction ‘Historic’ and ‘unprecedented’ are two adjectives that could easily apply to the advisory opinion rendered by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on May 21, 2024. Of course, these adjectives have also been used to describe many other recent judgments delivered on the topic of climate change. Still, there is something in this advisory opinion that—although not changing the world— could be impactful.

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Asthma treated in mice using offshoot of CAR T-cell cancer therapy

New Scientist

A single dose of genetically engineered immune cells reduced asthma symptoms in mice for at least a year

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Monday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 5.27.24

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 3, 4, 5, 10, 1

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In the Race for Clean Energy, the United States is Both a Leader and a Laggard—Here’s How

Union of Concerned Scientists

Announcing recently that the world broke a record by generating 30 percent of all electricity from renewable sources in 2023, the British think tank Ember said the data proves we are in a “new era” of energy in which a permanent decline in fossil fuels is “inevitable.” The new era would be even more inevitable if the United States fully committed to phasing out fossil fuels.

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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.