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The Profound Climate Implications of Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. EPA Decision

Union of Concerned Scientists

This term, alongside a number of cases with the potential for seismic implications, the Supreme Court also took up West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency.

Will a Nile Canal Project Dry Up Africa’s Largest Wetland?

Yale E360

South Sudan is moving ahead with plans for a 240-mile canal to divert water from the White Nile and send it to Egypt. But critics warn the megaproject would desiccate the world’s second largest wetland, impacting its rich wildlife and the rains on which the region depends. Read more on E360

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Birthday boson: 10 years of living with the Higgs particle

Physics World

Monday 4 July 2022 marks the 10-year anniversary of that famous seminar at CERN when the discovery of a Higgs-like boson was confirmed.

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California Passes Nation’s Toughest Plastic Waste Law

Environment + Energy Leader

California passes a law that requires plastic to be recycled at a rate of 65% by 2032. The post California Passes Nation’s Toughest Plastic Waste Law appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Leaders Leading Waste & Recycling

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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.

Healthcare Professionals Ask EPA to Protect Frontline Communities

Union of Concerned Scientists

The Sunday after Thanksgiving is usually quiet, but for those who live along Route 9 in New Castle, Delaware, it’s hard to forget the harrowing events that unfolded in November 2018.

Natural Gas Samples Taken from Boston-Area Homes Contained Numerous Toxic Compounds, a New Harvard Study Finds

Inside Climate News

Almost all of them contained low levels of benzene, a carcinogen. Additional studies are underway to see if homeowners are exposed to this and other toxins when cooking with gas.

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Mmm-k scale climate models

Real Climate

Ocean eddy visualization ( Karsten Schnieder ). Two opinion pieces ( Slingo et al. , and Hewitt et al. ) and a supportive Nature Climate Change editorial were published this week, extolling the prospects for what they call “k-scale” climate modeling.

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In World First, Netherlands Caps Flights at Major Airport to Cut Pollution

Yale E360

The Dutch government is capping the number of flights from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at 440,000, a 12 percent cut from pre-pandemic levels. The new policy, set to take effect at the end of 2023, is the world's first to limit flights for environmental reasons. Read more on E360

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Space Tourism Poses a Significant ‘Risk to the Climate’

Inside Climate News

Rockets launched by billionaires Elon Musk and Richard Branson emit black carbon in the stratosphere, where it is 500 times worse for the climate than it is on Earth. Billionaire Jeff Bezos’ rockets burn liquid hydrogen and oxygen and pose a lesser climate threat.

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Applied physicist Arati Prabhakar becomes first female US science advisor

Physics World

The applied physicist Arati Prabhakar has been nominated by US president Joe Biden as the next director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

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.

Robotic arms connected directly to brain of partially paralyzed man allows him to feed himself

Frontier Sin

By Peter Rejcek, science writer. Image: Shutterstock.com. Recent advances in neural science, robotics, and software have enabled scientists to develop a robotic system that responds to muscle movement signals from a partially paralyzed person relayed through a brain-machine interface.

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Materials Recycling, Circularity Growing Textile Industry Focus

Environment + Energy Leader

A new report highlights the ways the textile industry seeks sustainably sourced materials. The post Materials Recycling, Circularity Growing Textile Industry Focus appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Manufacturing & Design Waste & Recycling

10 environmental books to read this summer

Eco Justice

Heading into the long weekend, we here at Ecojustice hope you’ll be able to enjoy some downtime and connect with nature however you can. Maybe you even fancy bringing an. Read more. The post 10 environmental books to read this summer appeared first on Ecojustice. Special update

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Synchrotron board game encourages careers in science, how to BBQ the perfect burger

Physics World

Synchrotrons and many board games have at least one thing are common – objects are accelerated in a circle but going round and round is not the main point of either. In board games, the object is fun and in “ Diamond: The Game ” there is also an educational element.

Were the Mineral Deeds a Gift or a Sale? It Made a Difference.

Energy & the Law

Co-author Carolina Cuppitelli*. The question presented in Aaron v. Fisher et al : Did mineral deeds bestow separate property upon the grantees by gift, or did they convey a community property interest to the grantees and their spouses by sale for consideration? Why was the question important?

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New Jersey Schools Add 1.84MW Solar Energy Project

Environment + Energy Leader

Several schools in New Jersey are installing solar energy to help improve energy efficiency and cut emissions and costs. The post New Jersey Schools Add 1.84MW Solar Energy Project appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Clean Energy

Let’s Be Plastic Free!

Academy of Natural Sciences

There’s no denying it, the statistics around plastic waste are staggering. More than half a trillion plastic bottles are sold around the world every year, while over 1 billion plastic toothbrushes will be trashed.

Logic gate breaks speed record

Physics World

Towards ultrafast logic gates (Courtesy: University of Rochester illustration / Michael Osadciw). The first logic gate to operate at femtosecond timescales could help usher in an era of information processing at petahertz frequencies – a million times faster than today’s gigahertz-scale computers.

The United Nations’ Plastics Agreement Must Include Ghost Gear

Ocean Conservancy

My colleagues and I like to joke that the United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC) is the World Cup of ocean conferences. Like the World Cup, it happens only every few years, and all the top teams, players and decision-makers are there.

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Steel Dynamics, Aymium to Reduce Steel Emissions with Biocarbon

Environment + Energy Leader

A joint venture by Steel Dynamics and Aymium is expected to significantly lower the emissions in the steelmaking process. The post Steel Dynamics, Aymium to Reduce Steel Emissions with Biocarbon appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Air Environmental Management Manufacturing & Design

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A new farming proposal to reduce carbon emissions involves a lot of trust – and a lot of uncertainty

Environmental News Bits

by Ralph Sims, Massey University After decades of avoiding inclusion in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), New Zealand’s primary production sector has begrudgingly acknowledged that reducing on-farm emissions of greenhouse gases is an imperative.

Lithium-ion batteries recharge in the cold

Physics World

As temperatures fall below freezing, lithium-ion batteries cannot hold as much charge, so they do not recharge very well.

Hundreds Honor Juneteenth at Black Surf Santa Cruz Liberation Paddle Out Event

Ocean Conservancy

The blog was co-written by Black Surf Santa Cruz founder Esabella Bonner and board secretary Rachel Kippen whose organization partnered with Ocean Conservancy. Bonner founded Black Surf Santa Cruz in 2020 to make ocean spaces more inclusive and welcoming to BILPOC community members.

Woodinville Whiskey Completes a Sustainable Processing Facility

Environment + Energy Leader

Designed by Seattle-based Graham Baba Architects, the completed warehouses are part of what will eventually be six 25,000 square-foot structures, spread across a 10-acre complex, with the third build to be completed this July.

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How do green knowledge management and green technology innovation impact corporate environmental performance? Understanding the role of green knowledge acquisition

Environmental News Bits

Sahoo, S., Kumar, A., & Upadhyay, A. 2022). “How do green knowledge management and green technology innovation impact corporate environmental performance? Understanding the role of green knowledge acquisition.” ” Business Strategy and the Environment, 1– 19.

Advances in nuclear medicine technology reduce radiation exposure, shorten scan times

Physics World

Lowering the dose: PET images reconstructed with CT-free techniques (left two columns) and with the use of CT images (centre column). The right two columns show difference images between attenuation maps from CT-free and CT-based images.

What are Brackish Water Environments?

Ocean Conservancy

Brackish water occurs when the freshwater from a river or lake meets the salty seawater of an ocean body. One key difference between these types of habitats is salt content, or the salinity of the water.

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Pennsylvania County Implementing Energy Performance Program to Save Millions

Environment + Energy Leader

Greene County in Pennsylvania is using a program to improve efficiencies with its lighting, HVAC, and water systems to save millions over the next 20 years. The post Pennsylvania County Implementing Energy Performance Program to Save Millions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Ester Dias – Choose what you love because you may end up doing that for the rest of your life

Frontier Sin

Author: Thimedi Hetti. In celebration of World Ocean Day, we speak with marine scientist Dr Ester Dias , who is currently a research assistant at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research in Portugal, focusing on coastal and estuarine species and their ecosystems.

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Reducing metal artefacts in photon-counting CT

Physics World

Hip phantom images: In CT slices of a hip phantom, no optimal keV setting could be found to effectively reduce metal artefacts. Adding iterative metal artefact reduction (iMAR) strongly reduced the base artefact level for all energies. Courtesy: J A Anhaus et al Phys. 10.1088/1361-6560/ac71f0).

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: June 29, 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: June 29, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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PubMatic Powers All Global Data Centers with 100% Renewable Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

PubMatic, an independent advertising supply chain company, says that all of its global data centers are now powered by 100% renewable energy. The post PubMatic Powers All Global Data Centers with 100% Renewable Energy appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Clean Energy

Smoke From A Wildfire: Can This Trigger Allergies? | BreezoMeter

Breezometer

Fire smoke is a serious health concern and although it’s not technically classified as an allergen, it can invade our respiratory system just like pollen. But can fire smoke actually cause an allergic reaction? Perhaps.

Near-unipolar laser pulses could control qubits

Physics World

Physicists have created a light wave that is effectively unipolar, meaning it behaves as though it is solely a positive field pulse rather than the usual positive–negative oscillation found in electromagnetic waves.

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The Story of A Lifetime

Academy of Natural Sciences

Robert Peck, senior fellow and artifacts curator at the Academy of Natural Sciences, has his fingerprints all over the world of natural history.