Tue.May 30, 2023

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What EPA’s New Rule for Power Plants Means to Commercial and Industrial Users

Environment + Energy Leader

While the coal and natural gas industries will fight this proposed rule, the corporate sector has either been eager to move to renewables or resigned to it. For companies with net-zero goals, it may make their transition smoother and inevitable.

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Three Reasons Why Spring is a Great Time for Renewable Energy

Union of Concerned Scientists

I love spring. I love unmuffling as I—and the world around me—shake off winter. I love flowers popping up, trees leafing out, birds singing their hearts out. And I love hearing about new renewable electricity records as spring unfolds. A few recent examples for that last love: California scored a new record for total generation from renewable energy in mid-April and a new record for solar production in mid-May.

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Planet Labs, UAE Space Agency to Build Satellite Atlas for Climate Damage, Resilience

Environment + Energy Leader

The project aims to provide countries facing extreme climate risk with data to help build climate resilience through policy decisions and financial programs.

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Shanghai Sees Hottest May Weather on Record

Yale E360

Shanghai recorded its highest May temperature ever amid an extended stretch of sweltering spring heat.

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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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Accenture Bolsters Sustainability Services with Green Domus Acquisition

Environment + Energy Leader

Together, they will enable customized plans to lower carbon emissions, focusing on reducing costs while creating long-lasting solutions for decarbonization.

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Fresh, May 30, 2023: $30 Million EPA Grant Program Targets Pollution in Disadvantaged Communities

Circle of Blue

May 30, 2023 Fresh is a biweekly newsletter from Circle of Blue that unpacks the biggest international, state, and local policy news stories facing the Great Lakes region today. Sign up for Fresh: A Great Lakes Policy Briefing , straight to your inbox, every other Tuesday. — Christian Thorsberg, Interim Fresh Editor This Week’s Watersheds The Great Lakes ice season ended with the fourth-lowest average ice cover in half a century.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Pushed Forward on False Claims of Need

NRDC

Claims that MVP is needed for energy security or demand—or that it is nearly built and has no legal hurdles ahead—are contradicted by data.

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Georgia Power Nuclear Reactor Reaches 100% Energy Output

Environment + Energy Leader

The company is constructing two units, which it says are the first in the U.S. in nearly 30 years.

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Tuesday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 5.30.23

PA Environment Daily

Are You Telling Your Story? House holds Regular Session June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22 -- Committee Schedule Senate holds Regular Session June 5, 6, 7, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 -- Committee Schedule TODAY’s Calendar Of Events WEDNESDAY 1:30: PA Recycling Markets Center Webinar Environmental Justice Issues For Recycling Facilities , 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

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Keppel Joins Central Queensland Green Hydrogen Project Consortium

Environment + Energy Leader

Keppel's participation positions the company to access a reliable source of green hydrogen for its green ammonia production facility and underscores its commitment to sustainable energy solutions.

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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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As Water Levels Drop, the Risk of Arsenic Rises

Inside Climate News

In Colorado's famed San Luis Valley, residents who rely on well water are grappling not only with a shortage amid drought, but questionable quality of the water coming out of the ground. By Melissa Bailey, KFF Health News When John Mestas’ ancestors moved to Colorado over 100 years ago to raise sheep in the San Luis Valley, they “hit paradise,” he said.

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Hyundai Motor Group, LG Energy Solution to Invest $4.3 Billion in U.S. Battery Plant

Environment + Energy Leader

The joint venture will take place in Georgia where a mega battery facility is already in the works.

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New Mapping and Analysis Discredits the Ontario Government’s Excuses for Forcing Suburban Boundary Expansions and Removing Greenbelt, Floodplain and Wetland Protections

Enviromental Defense

Ontario could deliver the next 30 years of GTHA homes and workplaces while using just a portion of the 350 km2 of GTHA lands that were approved for development before 2022 Toronto | Traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and the Huron-Wendat – New expert mapping and GIS analysis reveals that even prior to the provincial government’s recent push to force suburban boundary expansions, Ontario’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) had

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Virus that carries huge amounts of DNA could advance gene therapies

New Scientist

A modified virus that can carry around 20 times more DNA than existing viruses used for gene therapies could allow us to make complex changes to cells

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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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MPs Pass First Major Update to Canada’s Most Important Environmental Law in More Than Two Decades

Enviromental Defense

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, BREAST CANCER ACTION QUEBEC, CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION, ECOJUSTICE Coalition of health and environment groups celebrate milestone and look to next steps OTTAWA/TRADITIONAL, UNCEDED TERRITORY OF THE ALGONQUIN ANISHNAABEG PEOPLE – Long-awaited amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) passed a final vote in the House of Commons today.

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Affordable Housing Is Infrastructure

NRDC

We need to invest in our housing stock to protect residents from displacement and help them fight and prepare for the climate crisis.

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WOTUS Update: U.S. Supreme Court Revisits Wetlands Jurisdiction Under the CWA

National Law Center

On May 25, 2023, the United States Supreme Court released their highly-anticipated opinion in Sackett v. EPA, U.S. (2023), a lawsuit. The post WOTUS Update: U.S. Supreme Court Revisits Wetlands Jurisdiction Under the CWA appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Electrification Coalition Hosts June 20 PA Medium, Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Boot Camp And Showcase At Harrisburg University

PA Environment Daily

Join the Electrification Coalition for the Pennsylvania Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Boot Camp on June 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Harrisburg University of Science And Technology Auditorium. This in-person event will provide the latest information on the deployment of electric trucks and buses in the Keystone State. Policymakers, EV advocates, fleet managers, local and state government officials, and other stakeholders are invited to join this informative set of discussions

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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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First District Holds Increased Enrollment-Related CEQA Challenges To UC Regents’ 2018 SEIR For Berkeley Campus Development And Minor LRDP Amendment Are Mooted By Superseding 2021 LRDP Update EIR And Passage Of SB 118

CEQA Developments

In an opinion filed April 27, and certified for partial publication on May 19, 2023, the First District Court of Appeal (Div. 1) vacated the trial court’s order granting a writ directing the University of California’s Regents (Regents) to decertify a 2018 Supplemental EIR (2018 SEIR) for a campus development project and to suspend increases in student enrollment pending CEQA compliance; it further directed the trial court to dismiss the petition, which it held was largely mooted by the Regents’

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DEP: Large Wildfire In Nova Scotia To Contribute To Air Quality Action Day Wednesday, May 31 In Lehigh Valley, Southeast PA, Susquehanna Valley

PA Environment Daily

On May 30, the Department of Environmental Protection announced an easterly wind is forecasted to transport smoke from a large wildfire in southern Nova Scotia that will likely contribute to daily average concentrations of fine particulate matter in the Code Orange range on Wednesday, May 31 in these areas of Pennsylvania-- -- Philadelphia Area , which includes the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia; -- Lehigh Valley-Berks Area , which includes the counties of Ber

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Quantum sensors could detect space debris from its gravitational pull

New Scientist

Devices based on quantum properties of very cold and very small crystals could be mounted on satellites and sense space debris that could collide with them

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Climate Change Is Exacerbating Inflation Worldwide

Scientific American

Rising temperatures could increase global inflation by as much as 1 percent every year until 2035

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Making Our Water Safe AND Affordable

NRDC

Senate Hearing on May 31 Will Spotlight Water Affordability Challenges and Solutions

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Plague first came to Britain from Europe at least 4000 years ago

New Scientist

DNA from Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that caused the Black Death, has been found in the teeth of three people who lived in Britain during the Bronze Age

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A New ERA of Clean Energy for Rural America

NRDC

USDA pioneers the largest investment in rural electricity since the Great Depression.

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The latest ‘right to repair’ law is the broadest one yet

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Stateline. Do-it-yourselfers and repair shops are celebrating a victory in Minnesota with the enactment of a new law that requires many manufacturers to share parts and information with tinkerers and small businesses.

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The Kavli Prize Presents: Understanding the Machinery of the Cell [Sponsored]

Scientific American

James Rothman shared The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience in 2010 for discovering the molecular basis of neurotransmitter release. How did a biochemist come to win such a prestigious prize in neuroscience?

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PA U.S. Senators Casey, Fetterman Request Full Environmental Impact Statement On Maryland Air National Guard Very Low Level Military Training Flights [100 Feet] Over PA Wilds

PA Environment Daily

On May 26, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) sent a letter to the Maryland Air National Guard and the Air National Guard Readiness Center to request a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) regarding the Air Force and National Guard Bureau’s proposal to lower the altitude floor at which pilots can fly in the Duke Military Operating Area (MOA) to as low as 100 feet Above Ground Level (AGL).

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Staff News: Isabel Tañedo Joins the Sabin Center as Assistant Director of Operations

Law Columbia

Isabel has joined the Sabin Center as its Assistant Director of Operations. In this role, she designs and manages processes related to budgets, grants, contracts and other business operations. Isabel previously held positions at Achievement First, a public charter school network serving 41 schools in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, where she led board relations and governance; at Evolve, a venture-philanthropy outfit in California, where she developed and institutionalized policies and p

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Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition: Jennings Environmental Center, 3MJC Host Historic Foltz One Room School Open House Events; Mine Drainage Treatment At Slippery Rock U.

PA Environment Daily

The May Catalyst newsletter from the Butler County-based Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition features articles on upcoming Foltz One Room School open house events at the Jennings Environmental Center and an overview of a presentation on acid mine drainage treatment at Slippery Rock University. Foltz One Room School Jennings Environmental Education Center and 3MJC [ Moraine, McConnells Mill and Jennings Commission ] are opening the doors of the historic Foltz School to visitors this summer and fall

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Does covid-19 affect pregnancies and do the vaccines reduce any risks?

New Scientist

The coronavirus has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes, but vaccines help to keep mothers and babies safe

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Dorado Catfish: Protecting an Epic Migration

Cool Green Science

The Amazon’s dorado catfish undertakes a 6,500 mile round-trip migration, vital for the ecosystem and humans alike The post Dorado Catfish: Protecting an Epic Migration appeared first on Cool Green Science.

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White Paper “Streamlining Blue Carbon Projects: A Path to Accelerate Climate Impact”

Ivy Protocol

Introduction According to InsideClimate News (2022), “Humanity has already altered 70 percent of the land”, with wetlands experiencing a 35% loss in just half a century since 1970 (United Nations, 2023). Nature-based Solutions (NBS) offer a promising approach to addressing the challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem degradation.