Sat.Mar 30, 2024

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Forever Chemicals From a Forever Fire: Alabama Residents Aim to Test Blood or Urine for PFAS Amid Underground Moody Landfill Fire

Inside Climate News

Community members are working with a local environmental nonprofit to facilitate the potential testing, but Alabama’s top environment regulator said prior testing for PFAS in water sources served “no purpose.” By Lee Hedgepeth MOODY, Ala.—When Danielle Cusimano brought her newborn baby, Saylor, home from the hospital in December 2022, it was hard to keep the smoke out.

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America’s Most Visited National Park Is Threatened by Climate Change

Scientific American

Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s spruce and fir forests are rebounding from overlogging and acid rain but may be no match for higher temperatures

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USDA Funds 31 Local Projects Totaling $5.69 Million To Lower Energy Costs, Generate New Income For PA Farmers, Rural Small Businesses

PA Environment Daily

On March 28, the US Department of Agriculture announced the investment of more than $5.69 million in 31 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Pennsylvania. “These projects will lower energy costs, generate new income and create jobs for Pennsylvanian’s farmers, agricultural producers and rural small businesses,” said State Director for Rural Development Bob Morgan.

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Midwest Maple Syrup Producers Adapt to Record Warm Winter, Uncertainty as Climate Changes

Inside Climate News

Human-caused climate change is having varied and unpredictable effects on maple harvests in Wisconsin, Iowa and elsewhere, experts say. By Bennet Goldstein, Wisconsin Watch and Brittney J. Miller, The Gazette/Wisconsin Watch The art of maple syrup production flows through generations of Dan Potter’s family history.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

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.

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Saturday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 3.30.24

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 April 8, 9, 10, 15,

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PA Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - March 23 to 29 - Plugging Abandoned Shale Gas Wells, Waste Injection Wells; Failure To Stop Gas Venting

PA Environment Daily

From March 23 to 29, DEP’s Oil and Gas Compliance Database shows oil and gas inspectors filed 746 inspection entries. As of March 22, DEP took these actions -- -- NOVs Issued In Last Week: 143 conventional, 8 unconventional -- Year To Date - NOVs Issued: 2,547 conventional and 225 unconventional -- Enforcements 2024: 136 conventional and 30 unconventional -- Inspections Last Week: 285 conventional and 389 unconventional -- Year To Date - Inspections: 3,733 conventional and 5,982 unconventional -

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