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CIRCULAR REVOLUTION – UPGRADE, REPAIR, REPURPOSE

Cleannovate

It was my first experience with e-commerce and the product did not dissapoint. I had just received a Google Chrome notebook which costed less than you can imagine. It could flip over and convert into a tablet and had a touch screen besides other functionalities.

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Sea Level Rise is Already Threatening Communities

Union of Concerned Scientists

In an era when massive heat domes blanket large swaths of continents for days, wildfires burn through areas the size of small countries, and hurricanes regularly push the limits of what we once thought possible, sea level rise can seem like extreme weather’s low-key cousin. But with estimates suggesting that sea level rise will affect more than one billion people around the world in the next 25 years, this is one member of the dysfunctional climate change family that shouldn’t be ignored.

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Universities Gear Up to Fight Climate Change

Legal Planet

Universities have three main missions research, teaching, and public service — and all three are implicated by the climate crisis. Universities have begun to realign their institutional structures in response to these challenges. Of course, faculty and students across many campuses are already deeply engaged with climate issues. But this kind of bottom-up response needs institutional support.

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Cloud geoengineering could push heatwaves from US to Europe

New Scientist

Climate models suggest that a possible scheme to cool the western US by making clouds brighter could work under current conditions, but may have severe unintended consequences in a future scenario

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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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CIRCULAR REVOLUTION – THE BIODIESEL ALTERNATIVE

Cleannovate

‘A hundred shillings a kilo’ was the answer. I was at a butchery near our local slaughterhouse inquiring on the cost of beef fat. The butcher stuck to his price, though I knew that if I came prepared with the money, he would back down a bit.

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Scientists Demand Citigroup End Fossil Fuel Funding

Union of Concerned Scientists

Last week, I participated in the Scientists Speakout Day during the Summer of Heat on Wall Street , to protest and disrupt the financial institutions that are enabling the fossil fuel industry (and, as a result, our current climate crisis). This campaign, which will be active all summer, demands action from Citigroup and other big banks and insurers to stop enabling fossil fuel pollution.

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World's oldest wine found in 2000-year-old Roman tomb

New Scientist

An urn found in a tomb in Spain contained the cremated remains of a man, a gold ring and about 5 litres of liquid, which has been identified as now-discoloured white wine

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Sabin Center Files Amicus Brief Supporting New York City’s Motion to Appeal in Local Law 97 Case

Law Columbia

On June 20 th , 2024, the Sabin Center filed an amicus brief in support of the City of New York’s Motion for Leave to Appeal to the New York State Court of Appeals in Glen Oaks Village Owners, Inc., et al. v. City of New York. Glen Oaks – a 2022 lawsuit brought by a group of cooperative apartment owners – sought to invalidate Local Law 97 of 2019 , New York City’s building performance standard aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the City’s largest buildings.

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Hydrogen and “Renewable” Gas Aren’t Realistic Solutions for Decarbonizing Maine’s Buildings

Union of Concerned Scientists

Last month, the Maine legislature ended their session without formally enacting several pieces of environmental legislation, allowing the bills to die. This included a bill that would have started a statewide conversation about the diminished role fossil fuels should play in Maine’s energy system as the state strives to meet its climate and clean energy commitments.

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Converting Offices to Apartments Gives Empty Buildings a New Lease on Life

Scientific American

Employees are working remotely, and office buildings are standing empty, inspiring some cities to work through the challenges of converting these structures into new apartments

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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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Sick chimpanzees seek out range of plants with medicinal properties

New Scientist

Chimpanzees with wounds or gut infections seem to add unusual plants to their diet, and tests show that many of these plants have antibacterial or anti-inflammatory effects

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CA Climate Bond Must Invest in Resilient Food & Farming Infrastructure

NRDC

In the coming days, the Senate and Assembly must work together to craft a climate bond that includes substantial investments in food and farming infrastructure.

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STATEMENT: Pathways Alliance Scrubbing its Web and Social Media Presence in Response to Bill C-59

Enviromental Defense

Statement by Emilia Belliveau, Energy Transition Program Manager Montréal/Tiohtià:ke | Traditional, unceded lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka/Mohawk Nation, a gathering place for many First Nations, including the Anishinaabeg – Late last night, the Pathways Alliance scrubbed its website and social media in response to the passage of Bill C-59. This bill includes measures that help the Competition Bureau crack down on greenwashing by requiring companies to back up their environmental claims with solid

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Billions of Gallons of Freshwater Are Dumped at Florida’s Coasts. Environmentalists Want That Water in the Everglades

Inside Climate News

Environmental groups want to use engineered wetlands to help replenish the river of grass and address toxic algae. The state’s politically powerful sugar growers say those wetlands are for their own polluted water. By Amy Green Scattered between the vast sugar cane and vegetable fields of Florida’s heartland and the fragile marshes of the Everglades are a series of wetlands, resembling nature but hardly natural, that together represent the largest experiment of its kind in the world.

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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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Easter Island's legendary societal collapse didn't actually happen

New Scientist

Historians have claimed the people of Easter Island overexploited natural resources, causing a population crash, but new evidence suggests they lived sustainably for centuries

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The Physics of Breakdancing, a New Olympic Sport

Scientific American

Breakdancing will hit the global stage at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, and this physicist is excited to break down the science

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Vermont Becomes Second State to Take Big Steps for Bees

NRDC

The Vermont legislature enacted a bill curbing the use of bee-toxic neonic pesticides on the first day of Pollinator Week.

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Out of Site, Out of Mind? New Study Finds Missing Apex Predators Are Too Often Neglected in Ecological Research

Inside Climate News

Using gray wolves in the American West as a case study, new research shows scientists often fail to recognize the “shifting ecological baseline” regarding apex predators in their work. By Bing Lin Change the world slowly enough, and even scientists can turn into something like the proverbial frogs in a saucepan, unaware that they are gradually starting to boil.

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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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Pluto and the largest moon of Neptune might be siblings

New Scientist

The chemical composition of Pluto and Triton suggests they originated in the same region of the outer solar system before the latter was pulled into Neptune’s orbit

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PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices, Opportunities To Comment - June 22

PA Environment Daily

The following DEP notices were published in the June 22 PA Bulletin related to oil and gas industry facilities. Many of the notices offer the opportunity for public comments. -- The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a July 2 virtual public hearing starting at 6:00 p.m. on a PA General Energy project to construct a 12-inch natural gas and two 8-inch water pipelines through Cummings and McHenry Townships in Lycoming County.

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By the Numbers: How Are U.S. Fisheries Doing?

NRDC

Here is our breakdown of the NOAA’s 2023 Status of Stocks report, which shows more progress is needed to ensure healthy and resilient fisheries.

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Will the Lightning Bug Show Go On?

Inside Climate News

Climate change poses a more serious threat to firefly populations than previously thought, researchers have found. By Kiley Bense Every year in late June, Peggy Butler and her husband, Ken, welcome visitors to rural northwestern Pennsylvania for the chance to glimpse the rare and beguiling Photinus carolinus. This firefly species flashes synchronously, creating dazzling spectacles of light.

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Is an old NASA probe about to redraw the frontier of the solar system?

New Scientist

The New Horizons mission to Pluto, now zooming out of the Kuiper belt, has made a discovery that could upend what we know about where the solar system ends

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PUC: Act 13 Drilling Impact Fee Revenue Drops $100 Million From Last Year’s Record To $179.6 Million, Even Though Gas Production Increased In 2023

PA Environment Daily

On June 18, the Public Utility Commission reported calendar year 2023 revenue from the Act 13 drilling impact fee dropped $99.2 million to $179,634,750 from last year's record $278,881,450 assessed on unconventional shale gas wells even though natural gas production went up in 2023. The more numerous conventional oil and gas well owners pay no fee. County and municipal governments directly affected by drilling will receive a total of $100,302,825 for the 2023 reporting year.

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How This Real Image Won an AI Photo Competition

Scientific American

Nature still outdoes the machine, says a photographer whose real image won an AI photography competition

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Centre for Environment and Sustainability: Meet Sophie Tudge

The Applied Ecologist

In this new series, The Applied Ecologist is amplifying the staff and student voices from the University of Surrey’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability to showcase their diverse, interdisciplinary body of work and to help inspire the next generation. In this post, we share research by Sophie Tudge. Meet Sophie Tudge I’m a PhD student from the Centre for Environment and Sustainability.

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Saturn's moon Titan is experiencing coastal erosion from methane seas

New Scientist

Saturn’s moon Titan has coastlines matching ones on Earth that have been carved by waves, hinting that Titan’s hydrocarbon seas and lakes also has them

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PennFuture Report Recommends Changes To State Policies To Support Clean Energy, Environmental Justice Communities, Labor, Tackle Climate Crisis And Lead Clean Industry Revolution

PA Environment Daily

On June 20, PennFuture released a new report offering policy recommendations for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and Team PA to reshape the Commonwealth’s strategic collaborations with public and private partners. The report-- Economic Policy is Environmental Policy: Prioritizing Environmental Progress in Pennsylvania's Department of Community and Economic Development -- demonstrates the DCED's vital role in successfully transitioning the state's economy away fr

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State Labor Legislation: 2024 Update

National Law Center

In 2022, the agricultural and food sectors provided approximately ten percent of employment in the United States. So far, in 2024, The post State Labor Legislation: 2024 Update appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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NYC Proposes Bill to Shift Cost of Lead Pipe Replacement to Property Owners

NRDC

The New York City Council has proposed a controversial new bill that would require property owners to take on the task and expense of replacing all of their building’s lead water service lines within the next ten years, costing them thousands.

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Chemists invoke bizarre Maxwell's demon on the largest scale yet

New Scientist

A 19th-century thought experiment that was once thought to defy the laws of thermodynamics has now been realised to make molecules accumulate on one side of a U-bend

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PUC Offers Smart Tips To Stay Cool, Save Energy And Lower Your Energy Bills

PA Environment Daily

On June 17, as millions of Pennsylvanians experience a surge in hot weather, and the official start of summer arrives later this week, the Public Utility Commission urged consumers to explore simple #WaysToStayCool and #WaysToSave – helping to conserve energy and keep summer power bills manageable. #WaysToStayCool Tip: Circulating air with a fan can help you feel up to 4 degrees cooler, without needing to lower your thermostat.

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Drought Watch 2024: Grasslands and Drought Management in Alberta

Environmental Law Centre

It is essential to ensure the maintenance of Alberta’s grasslands – especially native grasslands – for their significant carbon storage and biodiversity services. Unfortunately, Alberta’s approach to the conservation and. The post Drought Watch 2024: Grasslands and Drought Management in Alberta appeared first on Environmental Law Centre.

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