Sat.Aug 20, 2022 - Fri.Aug 26, 2022

Rare and Severe Weather Events Are Now More Common Thanks to Climate Change

Union of Concerned Scientists

This summer, also known as danger season , already has seen record heat waves, drought, and floods. It continues a trend of recent summers that saw record flooding, major hurricanes, and severe wildfires unlike what many of us can remember from our lifetimes.

First-Ever Fleet Electrification Management Program Presents Plans for 285 EVs in New York

Environment + Energy Leader

New York fleet managers presented plans to electrify 285 fleet vehicles last month during the final workshop of a unique pilot program led by CLEAResult, New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E).

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“Fighting for Inches” in the Southeast’s Struggle With Salt

Circle of Blue

Can coastal agriculture withstand rising seas, migrating marshlands, and frequent storms? Saltwater intrusion on a corn field in Hyde County, NC. Lighter green areas are fallow/abandoned sections of the fields with salt concentrations too high to plant. Photo © Dr. Matthew Ricker / NCSU.

Can’t Add Solar Panels to Your Roof? Join a Community Solar Farm

Earth 911

Although solar energy has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, many people aren’t in the. The post Can’t Add Solar Panels to Your Roof? Join a Community Solar Farm appeared first on Earth911. Earth Watch EcoTech community solar community solar farm Solar energy

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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.

Can the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant Avoid a Major Disaster?

Union of Concerned Scientists

As the possibility of an all-out military conflict engulfing the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine becomes even more likely, the situation there is growing increasingly dire.

In Indonesian Mining Region, the EV Boom Takes a Heavy Toll

Yale E360

The green electric vehicle revolution has a decidedly dirty side, and the Winner of the 2022 Yale Environment 360 Film Contest — “From Dreams to Dust” — vividly tells the story of the high cost of nickel mining through the life of an Indonesian mine worker. Read more on E360

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Research stories: Boxing for conservation

The Applied Ecologist

Authors Brian Burke and Darren O’Connell discuss the conservation of roseate terns at Europe’s largest colony on Rockabill Island in Dublin, Ireland, with their latest research highlighting the important role artificial nestboxes have played in the species’ population growth and recovery.

California Needs a Petroleum Phaseout Plan

Union of Concerned Scientists

The California Air Resources Board is close to finalizing an updated scoping plan that will guide the implementation of policies aimed at meeting its commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2045. Reaching carbon neutrality as quickly as possible is essential to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C

Electric School Buses Give More Than 7 MWh of Energy to Grid

Environment + Energy Leader

Two of the vehicles helped produce more than 80 hours of electricity for a Massachusetts town. The post Electric School Buses Give More Than 7 MWh of Energy to Grid appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Distributed Energy Energy Management Environmental Management Transportation

What is the Coral Triangle?

Ocean Conservancy

Unfortunately, I have some disappointing news: The Coral Triangle is not the forgotten member of Sebastian’s ”Under-the-Sea” band in The Little Mermaid. It is also not the pointy third wheel to SpongeBob SquarePants.

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.

It’s Happened Before: Paleoclimate Study Shows Warming Oceans Could Lead to a Spike in Seabed Methane Emissions

Inside Climate News

Shallow deposits of frozen methane beneath oceans may be more vulnerable to thawing than previously known. By Bob Berwyn The slowdown of a key ocean current could release methane that is frozen in layers of organic seabed sediments along some of the world’s coastlines, a new study shows.

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Can California Stop Selling Polluting Cars by 2035? Yes It Can.

Union of Concerned Scientists

California’s air pollution regulator, the Air Resources Board, is poised to adopt one of the most important steps that the state has ever taken to reduce exposure to air pollution and limit climate changing emissions.

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Canadian Farmers Push Back Against Fertilizer Emissions Target

Environment + Energy Leader

The country wants to reduce the agriculture emissions by 30% through 2030. The post Canadian Farmers Push Back Against Fertilizer Emissions Target appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Air Environmental Management

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 26, 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: August 26, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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In the Field with Wolverines

Cool Green Science

A biologist’s memorable experiences tracking wolverines in central Idaho. The post In the Field with Wolverines appeared first on Cool Green Science. Latest Science Conservation Science Mammal Watching Wildlife

Four Months into Danger Season, Here’s the Tally of Extreme Heat, Floods, Fire Weather Events

Union of Concerned Scientists

Danger season in the United States is the time of year between roughly May and October when a number of climate-related hazards, including heatwaves, floods, wildfires, and hurricanes, tend to occur—at times simultaneously or back-to-back.

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Emissions Reduction Ebook Helps Companies Balance Sustainability and Profitability

Environment + Energy Leader

New ebook offers help for sustainability professionals who want to make emissions reduction a cornerstone of their sustainability strategies while successfully managing profitability.

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 25, 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: August 25, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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A Three-Prong Attack on Carbon Emissions

Legal Planet

Passage of IRA was clearly a big deal, with nearly $380 billion devoted to climate and other environmental issues. But IRA is only one of the three big climate bills passed in the ten months. The three represent a concerted effort to accelerate the energy transition.

Does turning the air conditioning off when you’re not home actually save energy? Three engineers run the numbers

Environmental News Bits

by Aisling Pigott, University of Colorado Boulder; Jennifer Scheib, University of Colorado Boulder, and Kyri Baker, University of Colorado Boulder Hot summer days can mean high electricity bills. People want to stay comfortable without wasting energy and money.

Program Takes On Post-Consumer Plastic Recycling of Petroleum-Based Products

Environment + Energy Leader

The National Lubricant Container Recycling Coalition is studying how increase opportunities for making the materials commercially reusable. The post Program Takes On Post-Consumer Plastic Recycling of Petroleum-Based Products appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Clean Energy

Checking In on Crop Insurance: FCIC Insurance Policy Interpretations

National Law Center

Many agricultural producers across the nation obtain crop insurance coverage for their planted acreage under the federal crop insurance program (“FCIP”). The post Checking In on Crop Insurance: FCIC Insurance Policy Interpretations appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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The Inflation Reduction Act and California Offshore Wind

Legal Planet

Various measures in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law on August 16, 2022, create new momentum for offshore wind in California. However, as with all things in life, it’s never that simple.

Co_Invest Climate

Environmental News Bits

Sept. 7, 2022, Chicago, ILMore information and to register Join Evergreen Climate Innovations (formerly Clean Energy Trust) for Co_Invest Climate, the Greater Midwest’s premier showcase for climate tech startups, on Wednesday, September 7th in Chicago.

Living in a ‘Critical State’: The Price of a South African Town’s Dirty Water

Circle of Blue

In Winberg, residents have to boil their water or risk falling ill. . Residents of a new informal settlement outside Winburg gather to fill containers with water from a pipe supplied by the municipality. Sana Ntho, 54, said the water either has to be boiled or disinfected before drinking.

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 24, 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: August 24, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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ESG Exchange-Traded Funds Gain Popularity in Sustainability Investment

Environment + Energy Leader

The investment opportunities add to a growing range of financial tools geared toward reaching sustainability targets. The post ESG Exchange-Traded Funds Gain Popularity in Sustainability Investment appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Environmental Management

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Flood risk ratings: Translating risk to future costs helps homebuyers and renters grasp the odds

Environmental News Bits

by Melanie Gall, Arizona State University; Christopher Emrich, University of Central Florida, and Marie Aquilino, Arizona State University If you look at homes on real estate websites today, you’ll likely see risk ratings for flooding, hurricanes and even wildfires.

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Portable Solar Energy Systems for Home & On the Go

Earth 911

Solar panels aren’t just found on rooftops and solar farms anymore — there are now. The post Portable Solar Energy Systems for Home & On the Go appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech Travel portable solar Solar energy

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 23, 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: August 23, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Amazon, Plug Sign Significant Green Hydrogen Supply Deal

Environment + Energy Leader

Amazon will get thousands of tons of green hydrogen while investing in Plug's overall growth. The post Amazon, Plug Sign Significant Green Hydrogen Supply Deal appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Environmental Management

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Now You’re in Law School. What Should You Take?

Legal Planet

On Monday, I explained why this is an especially urgent time for new law students to be thinking about the climate crisis and how they can contribute as lawyers. The next question is how to prepare for that work. .

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Brad Pitt’s apparently defunct foundation reached a $20.5 million settlement with Hurricane Katrina survivors over its green housing debacle

Environmental News Bits

by Judith Keller, University of Heidelberg The six homeowners who sued Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation over the faulty construction of housing it built for them have reached a US$20.5 million settlement with the apparently defunct charity.

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 22, 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: August 22, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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USDA Invests $300M to Help Producers Transition to Organic Farming

Environment + Energy Leader

The US Department of Agriculture is investing $300 million in a new Organic Transition Initiative that will help create more markets and streams of income. . The post USDA Invests $300M to Help Producers Transition to Organic Farming appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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