November, 2022

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As Evidence Mounts, New Concerns About Fracking and Health

Yale E360

Two decades after the advent of fracking, a growing number of studies are pointing to a link between gas wells and public health, particularly among children and the elderly. Researchers are now calling for new regulations restricting where wells can be located. Read more on E360

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What Is the Story about Greenland and Climate Change?

Union of Concerned Scientists

As the world heads into COP27 , there is no room for bad information on climate change in our major newspapers. Allow me to share the latest on what’s happening in Greenland based on information from scientists whose major focus includes study of the ice sheet and the Arctic region.

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60% of home ‘compostable’ plastic doesn’t fully break down, ending up in our soil

Frontiers

By Suzanna Burgelman, Frontiers science writer. Image: Citizen scientist image from www.bigcompostexperiment.org.uk. In a UK-wide study, researchers found that 60% of home-compostable plastics do not fully disintegrate in home compost bins, and inevitably end up in our soil.

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New Satellite Will See Water’s Big Picture

Circle of Blue

SWOT mission aims to fill global gaps in key water data. Part of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite’s science instrument payload sits in a clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory during assembly. Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech.

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Shaping a Resilient Future: Climate Impact on Vulnerable Populations

Speaker: Laurie Schoeman Director, Climate & Sustainability, Capital

During this event, national climate and housing expert Laurie Schoeman will discuss topics including relocation, decarbonization, housing affordability, disparities in climate risks, and the health impacts of climate change.

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Serious mistakes found in recent paper by Connolly et al.

Real Climate

Guest post by Mark Richardson who is a Research Scientist in the Aerosol and Clouds Group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. All opinions expressed are his own and do not in any way represent those of NASA, JPL or Caltech.

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US Commits to Zero-Emissions Heavy Trucks

Environment + Energy Leader

Officials have signed on to sell only zero-emission heavy vehicles by 2040. The post US Commits to Zero-Emissions Heavy Trucks appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Emissions Environmental Management Sustainable Transportation

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Don’t Believe the Lies: Five Facts to Consider as the UN’s COP27 Comes to a Close

Union of Concerned Scientists

The 27 th Conference of the Parties (COP27), this year’s UN climate conference, is in its final days.

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Engaging Employees at the Intersection of Purpose and Philanthropy

3BL Media

SOURCE: Carol Cone ON PURPOSE. DESCRIPTION: By: Carol Cone. Can companies with mature purpose-centered businesses leverage corporate foundations and philanthropy as part of that purpose-oriented mentality?

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2022 Election Recap: Landslide Victory for Florida City’s ‘Right to Clean Water’ Amendment

Circle of Blue

Voters approved most water-related initiatives on the November 8 ballot. Sunrise in Titusville, Florida. On November 8, 2022, voters there approved an amendment to the city charter to include a right to clean water. The amendment passed with 82 percent support.

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Coordinating Climate Policy

Legal Planet

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) creates a massive funding program for clean energy and other climate policies. This funding complements regulatory efforts at EPA elsewhere. Yet authority over energy policy is fragmented at the federal level.

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Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

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Commercial Real Estate Seeing Green Premiums in Europe

Environment + Energy Leader

Industrial and healthcare sectors lead the way in looking for sustainable properties, according to a report from Deepki. The post Commercial Real Estate Seeing Green Premiums in Europe appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Environmental Management Sustainable Buildings

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How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits

Yale E360

For decades, 1960s research for the American Petroleum Institute warning of the risks of burning fossil fuels had been forgotten. But two papers discovered in libraries are now playing a key role in lawsuits aimed at holding oil companies accountable for climate change. Read more on E360

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Are There Enough Materials to Manufacture All the Electric Vehicles Needed?  

Union of Concerned Scientists

The short answer is yes. But this is a complicated question, so let’s dig in further. The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is necessary to decrease climate-changing emissions. As deployment increases, so will the demand for EV battery materials such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel.

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Franklin Templeton Celebrates 75th Anniversary With $75K Donation and Week of Volunteering

3BL Media

SOURCE: Franklin Templeton. DESCRIPTION: The week of November 14 marked Franklin Templeton’s 75th Anniversary and, as a key part of the celebration, the company organized an Impact Week to focus on community service.

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Slow to Start, Federal Water Bill Assistance Program Ramps Up

Circle of Blue

New program encounters many hurdles. A Detroit resident displays a past-due water bill. Photo © J. Carl Ganter/Circle of Blue. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue – November 3, 2022. It wasn’t expected to be quick and easy.

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The Supreme Court’s Earliest Pollution Cases

Legal Planet

Well over a century ago, the Supreme Court ruled that it had that power to remedy interstate water pollution. That was in 1901. Six years later, the Court decided its first air pollution case.

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UN Net-Zero Guidance Calls for End of Fossil Fuels Financial Support

Environment + Energy Leader

Other topics include fighting greenwashing and supporting climate regulations. The post UN Net-Zero Guidance Calls for End of Fossil Fuels Financial Support appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Compliance Emissions Energy Management Environmental Management

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How Floating Wetlands Are Helping to Clean Up Urban Waters

Yale E360

As cities around the world look to rid their waterways of remaining pollution, researchers are installing artificial islands brimming with grasses and sedges. The islands’ surfaces attract wildlife, while the underwater plant roots absorb contaminants and support aquatic life. Read more on E360

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Report from COP27: The Fossil Fuel Industry Continues to Block the Path to Climate Justice

Union of Concerned Scientists

The situation is dire. Entire neighborhoods are underwater, priceless cultural heritage has disappeared, and ecosystems have been destroyed. The destruction caused by climate change is directly linked to human activity, primarily burning fossil fuels.

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Beginning of the End for Greenwashing?

3BL Media

GRI: Mandatory assurance of sustainability data is ‘only a matter of time’. SOURCE: GRI.

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November 7: Supreme Court Takes Up Navajo Nation’s Claim to Colorado River

Circle of Blue

The Rundown. The Supreme Court takes up a case regarding the Navajo Nation’s rights to the Colorado River. The EPA publishes a new list of unregulated drinking water contaminants that could be regulated in the future. EPA drinking water advisers will meet at the end of November.

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Climate Change and Indian Country

Legal Planet

In light of Native American Heritage Day last Friday, we should also be thinking about the future of the tribes in the era of climate change. Tribes face serious challenges from climate change, but also some potential opportunities. In terms of climate impacts, many tribes are at high risk.

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Reporting Tool Helps Food Industry Track Scope 3 Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

The system from HowGood uses ingredient data sets including crop- and location-based emission factors. The post Reporting Tool Helps Food Industry Track Scope 3 Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Emissions Environmental Management Sustainable Supply Chain

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Scientists Discover More Than 22,000 Endangered Manta Rays off Coast of Ecuador

Yale E360

Scientists have identified a population of endangered oceanic manta rays off the coast of Ecuador that is 10 times larger than any other known population. The discovery offers hope for the future of the species, experts say. Read more on E360

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The Electric Cars of the Future Are Already Here Today

Union of Concerned Scientists

I recently had the chance to visit the Los Angeles Auto Show and I was amazed at the number of electric vehicle (EV) offerings.

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Climate Change: How It's Affecting Your Health and How Businesses Can Help Fight This Global Crisis

3BL Media

In this Teal Talks episode, we hear from leading environmental experts on the impacts of climate change on health and how businesses can make a difference. SOURCE: Merck & Co., DESCRIPTION: Climate change doesn’t only affect the health of our planet — it also impacts the health of our people.

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What’s Up With Water – November 15, 2022

Circle of Blue

Transcript. Welcome to “What’s Up With Water” – your need-to-know news of the world’s water from Circle of Blue. I’m Eileen Wray-McCann. In the United States, midterm elections were held on November 8. Nationally, control of Congress was at stake.

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Wildfires and the Grid

Legal Planet

California and Australia are 8000 miles apart, but it turns out they have similar wildfire problems. And in both cases, the electric grid and climate change are part of the equation. The problems in California and the rest of the West are familiar to many readers.

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Caterpillar Demonstrates First Battery-Powered Large Mining Truck

Environment + Energy Leader

Caterpillar completed a successful demonstration of its first battery electric 793 large mining truck while committing to transform its Arizona-based proving ground into a sustainable testing and validation hub of the future.

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How Digital Technology Is Helping Decode the Sounds of Nature

Yale E360

Digital technology is enabling scientists to detect and interpret the sounds of species as diverse as honeybees, peacocks, and elephants. In an e360 interview, geographer Karen Bakker discusses the surprising and complex ways that animals and plants use sound to communicate. Read more on E360

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New Analysis Shows Truck Manufacturers’ Scare Tactic Just a Bunch of Hot Air

Union of Concerned Scientists

I’ve written previously about how the truck industry is fighting regulations at the state and federal level with everything they’ve got. One of the scare tactics truck manufacturers have been pushing is the old industry canard of job-killing regulations.

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Our Partnerships Help Make Vaccines Accessible Worldwide

3BL Media

How our colleagues are collaborating with organizations to improve global vaccination rates. SOURCE: Merck & Co., DESCRIPTION: Providing vaccines to some of the hardest-to-reach places around the world.

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What’s Up With Water -November 22, 2022

Circle of Blue

Transcript. Welcome to “What’s Up With Water” – your need-to-know news of the world’s water from Circle of Blue. I’m Eileen Wray-McCann. . For the last two weeks, world leaders and diplomats were in Egypt for the annual UN climate summit, COP27.

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TITANIUM – BEYOND MINING, WHY NOT BUILD AN INDUSTRY?

Cleannovate

When Base Titanium – the Australian mining company – set up shop in Kwale County, Kenya, it all looked rosy … More. Metals

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State Street Issues $500M Inaugural Sustainability Bond

Environment + Energy Leader

State Street Corporation has announced that it has issued $1 billion of senior unsecured bonds, including an inaugural $500 million bond issued under its Sustainability Bond Framework, which enables the issuance of Green, Social, and Sustainability Bonds.

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