Sat.Dec 09, 2023

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Cannabis can relieve pain short-term, but we still don't know how

New Scientist

There is some evidence that cannabis is an effective short-term pain-reliever but long-term users may experience more pain

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Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 12.9.23

PA Environment Daily

Pursue Your Constitutional Right To A Clean Environment In Pennsylvania House next voting day Dec. 11, 12, 13 -- Committee Schedule Senate next voting day Dec. 11, 12, 13 -- Committee Schedule -- Click Here for Senate Agency Budget Hearing Schedule. TODAY’s Calendar Of Events -- TribLive: MAX Environmental Yukon Hazardous Waste Landfill Could Pay $275,000 To Settle Pollution Claims In Class Action Lawsuit By Residents [ 75% Of Waste Comes From Shale Gas Industry] -- PA Oil & Gas Industrial F

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73 Pre-Incan Mummies, Some with 'False Heads,' Unearthed in Peru

Scientific American

Burials holding mummies with false heads have been discovered from the Wari Empire in Peru

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PA Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Dec. 2 to 8 -- 9 Abandoned Conventional Wells; Failure To Restore Shale Gas Pad; No Progress In Spill Cleanups

PA Environment Daily

From December 2 to 8, DEP’s Oil and Gas Compliance Database shows oil and gas inspectors filed 652 inspection report entries. [ Note: DEP’s Compliance Database was not updating regularly this week due to an IT problem, so the system may be behind.] So far this year-- as of December 1 -- -- NOVs Issued In Last Week: 71 conventional, 31 unconventional -- Year To Date - NOVs Issued: 6,152 conventional and 1,201 unconventional -- Inspections Last Week: 247 conventional and 404 unconventional -- Year

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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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At COP28, Canada signs on to Joint Ministerial Statement on Fossil Fuel Subsidies 

Enviromental Defense

Statement from Julia Levin, Associate Director, National Climate Dubai, UAE – Today at COP28 Canada joined eight other countries in signing a Joint Ministerial Statement on Fossil Fuel Subsidies , to address inaction on a 14 year old commitment to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. “Canada and its allies have been talking about the need to end fossil fuel subsidies for 14 years.