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Why NEPA is Critical for Coastal Communities

Ocean Conservancy

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a critical environmental and civil rights law that gives communities the chance to weigh in on federal projects that may affect their neighborhoods, nearby lands and waters, air quality and more.

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President Biden’s Farm Bill Must Transform Our Food System

Union of Concerned Scientists

Roughly every five years, Congress passes legislation known as the Farm Bill, a nearly trillion-dollar package of investments that touches all of our lives, every day.

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GROWING FOOD WITHOUT CHEMICALS: MY EXPERIENCE

Cleannovate

Within the first two weeks of sowing my tomato seedlings, I realised there was a problem. They had become stunted, had weak stems and had their leaves turning purple on the underside. Though I had made a commitment not to use any pesticides or mineral fertilizers, I felt like changing my mind.

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Global ‘Stilling’: Is Climate Change Slowing the World’s Wind?

Yale E360

As carbon dioxide levels rise and the Earth’s poles warm, researchers are predicting a decline in the planet’s wind speeds. This ‘stilling’ could impact wind energy production and plant growth and might even affect the Gulf Stream, which drives much of the world’s climate. Read more on E360

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.

Unlocking US science for healthy lives on a healthy planet

Frontiers

Frontiers Briefing Note. OSTP Guidance to Make Federally Funded Research Freely Available without Delay. Introduction.

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Can the Electric Grid Handle EV Charging?

Union of Concerned Scientists

As the adoption of electric cars, trucks, and buses gains momentum, many people are wondering if the electric grid is up to the task of charging all of those vehicles.

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Where Thick Ice Sheets in Antarctica Meet the Ground, Small Changes Could Have Big Consequences

Inside Climate News

Scientists say their models suggest that big tracts of East Antarctica’s ice sheets could become a significant new source of sea level rise with just a little bit of warming.

35 States Approved to Receive First EV Charging Funds

Environment + Energy Leader

Some $900 million is going to states to start implementing electric vehicle charging stations across thousands of US highway miles. The post 35 States Approved to Receive First EV Charging Funds appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Ethylene Oxide at the Intersection of Climate, Environment, and Social Justice

Union of Concerned Scientists

There are a few fundamental chemicals that are the building blocks to most thing that we use, and one of them is ethylene oxide (EtO). EtO is used to make plastics, glycols, detergents, solvents, adhesives, and pharmaceuticals.

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Farms in Six Southeast Michigan Counties Are Major Sources of Lake Erie Toxic Blooms

Circle of Blue

Farms in Six Southeast Michigan Counties Are Major Sources of Lake Erie Toxic Blooms Water sampling finds no reduction in bloom-producing nutrients. By Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue. Photographs by J. Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue. September 13, 2022 . Second of a six-part series. ADRIAN, Mich.

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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.

Warming Waters Challenge Atlantic Salmon, Both Wild and Farmed

Yale E360

Higher ocean and river temperatures are stressing Atlantic salmon, depriving these iconic fish of oxygen and forcing them to swim farther to find food. These climate-change pressures are also impacting salmon in ocean farms, which have seen an increase in mass die-offs. Read more on E360

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UK Coalition Studies Compostable Packaging to Tackle Plastic Waste

Environment + Energy Leader

The two-year project aims to increase recycling through existing bio-waster and treatment processes. The post UK Coalition Studies Compostable Packaging to Tackle Plastic Waste appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Waste & Recycling

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Greenland Dispatch #1: the Courage to Face Climate Change

Union of Concerned Scientists

The sound of Greenlandic is in the air as I board the plane to Kangerlussuaq, my entry point to the world’s largest island and one of the most massive and active ice sheets on the planet.

Karen Strier – Lessons from the world’s most peaceful primate 

Frontiers

Author: Natasha Inskip. Dr Karen Strier is Vilas Research Professor and Irven DeVore Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a Ph.D.

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Dead Tree Standing: Saltwater Threatens Coastal Forests and Ecosystem Services

Circle of Blue

As sea levels rise, ghost forests expand. Dead loblolly pine trees ( Pinus taeda ) with saltmeadow cordgrass ( Spartina patens ) and common reed ( Phragmites australis ) along Blackwater River near Robbins, MD. Photo © Dr. Matthew Kirwan / VIMS.

Building Blocks: Basics of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

National Law Center

Under the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (“ACEP”), private landowners, land trusts, and other entities work with the United State Department of. The post Building Blocks: Basics of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

Inequitable Health Impacts from Wildfire Smoke Increased by Danger Season

Union of Concerned Scientists

The Union of Concerned Scientists has declared summer “ Danger Season ” because of the increasingly destructive and extreme weather events worsened by a changing climate.

The Daughters of Mary Campus Activates New Microgrid

Environment + Energy Leader

Schneider Electric has activated a microgrid to power four critical community facilities at the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception campus. The post The Daughters of Mary Campus Activates New Microgrid appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

3 Ways You Can #SeaTheChange

Ocean Conservancy

The plastic pollution problem is vast. Plastics have been found everywhere from the Mariana Trench, the Earth’s deepest trough, to the top of Mount Everest, our planet’s highest peak. Yet this massive problem is one we can start addressing today.

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How AMS is Promoting Local Food Systems

National Law Center

Recently, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), an agency within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), initiated several cooperative agreement programs. The post How AMS is Promoting Local Food Systems appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Putting sharks on the map: a new standard to identify important, global habitats

Frontiers

By Tayyibah Aziz, science writer. Image: Shutterstock. Many existing marine protected areas fail to adequately consider the needs of sharks, rays, and chimaeras, as data about many species is limited.

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Searching the Texas brushland for a rare, temperamental plant

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the University of Illinois. Deep South Texas is unique. It feels vast and nomadic, sprawling in all directions with hundreds of thousands of acres of ranchland and – if you don’t count the cows or the main thruways along the Rio Grande – sparsely populated.

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Waste Management Acquires Avangard Innovative to Increase Plastic Recycling

Environment + Energy Leader

The deal will help Waste Management with processing post-consumer resin, which includes many commercially used plastics. The post Waste Management Acquires Avangard Innovative to Increase Plastic Recycling appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Waste & Recycling

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 14, 2022

National Law Center

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. . The post Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 14, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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In conversation with Professor Laura Haynes, Field Chief Editor for Frontiers in Aging

Frontiers

Professor Laura Haynes, Field Chief Editor for Frontiers in Aging. Frontiers in Aging is an open access journal dedicated to advancing our understanding of human aging and age-related diseases, ultimately leading to improvement in health spans.

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Federal Fisheries Management: Opportunities Exist to Enhance Climate Resilience

Environmental News Bits

Download the document.

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Can EVs Help Power a Cleaner & More Flexible Grid?

Earth 911

Duke Energy recently announced that it wants to use EV batteries from Ford F-150 Lightning. The post Can EVs Help Power a Cleaner & More Flexible Grid? appeared first on Earth911. Business & Policy EcoTech

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 15, 2022

National Law Center

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. . The post Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 15, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Consumers are Consistently Willing to Pay More for Sustainable Products

Environment + Energy Leader

Despite inflation driving price hikes on everyday items, consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products, according to a new Capterra report. The post Consumers are Consistently Willing to Pay More for Sustainable Products appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Climate change remains top global threat across 19-country survey

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the Pew Research Center. Climate International Public opinion polls

How To Extend the Life of an EV Battery

Earth 911

Invented in 1976, lithium-ion batteries are one of the most popular battery types currently in. The post How To Extend the Life of an EV Battery appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech EV batteries EV battery lifespan lithium-ion batteries

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 12, 2022

National Law Center

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. . The post Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 12, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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HotSpots H2O: As Floods Subside, Pakistan’s Economy Is on a Knife-Edge

Circle of Blue

Monsoon rains arrive as the country battles a financial crisis. Floodwaters reach waist-high in the Malook Khaskhali village in Sindh province. Photo © UNICEF/Asad Zaidi.

Most U.S. consumers don’t know what ‘carbon neutral’ means

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Morning Consult. When asked to select the correct definition of the term “carbon-neutral” from three options, roughly 3 in 5 U.S. adults either chose the incorrect definition or said they didn’t know what it meant, according to new Morning Consult data. .

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How Taos Ski Valley Earned CarbonNeutral Status

Environment + Energy Leader

Taos Ski Valley has announced that is has become a certified CarbonNeutral company by Climate Impact Partners. The post How Taos Ski Valley Earned CarbonNeutral Status appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Air Environmental Management Reporting Waste & Recycling Water Management

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