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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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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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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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With Lula Back, Can Brazil Turn the Tide on Amazon Destruction?

Yale E360

With his return as Brazil’s president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is promising to reverse the alarming rate of deforestation in the Amazon. But as he heads to key UN climate talks, his ambitious plans to achieve “zero deforestation” will need to find international support. Read more on E360

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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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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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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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EU Emissions Fall Amid Energy Crunch, but Gas Buildout Looms

Yale E360

European emissions of carbon dioxide from energy use over the past three months are down 5 percent from the previous year as the energy crisis drives up the price of fossil fuels. But Europe's efforts to shore up supplies of natural gas could lock in a new source of emissions, a new analysis finds.

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Now Flying: JetBlue's Newly Redesigned Vets in Blue Plane

3BL Media

SOURCE: JetBlue Airways. DESCRIPTION: Now flying is JetBlue's newly redesigned Vets in Blue plane, making its Veterans Day debut. JetBlue is proud to support our U.S.

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Organizations Seek Governmental Support in Lowering Building Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

They sent the statement at COP27 asking the UN to help make sustainability improvements in the carbon-intensive industry. The post Organizations Seek Governmental Support in Lowering Building Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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FRESH, November 8, 2022: Ontario Government Proposes Less Strict Wetlands Protections

Circle of Blue

November 8, 2022. Fresh is a biweekly newsletter from Circle of Blue that unpacks the biggest international, state, and local policy news stories facing the Great Lakes region today. Sign up for Fresh: A Great Lakes Policy Briefing , straight to your inbox, every other Tuesday.

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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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As COP27 Climate Talks in Egypt Begin, Can We Get Off the ‘Highway to Climate Hell’?

Union of Concerned Scientists

I’m in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, where the annual United Nations climate talks, aka COP27 , just got underway. As world leaders and thousands of civil society representatives gather here, the sobering backdrop of the climate crisis couldn’t be clearer.

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Join eko Solutions' President, Peter Rodriguez on Cancel the Housing Crisis

3BL Media

On Sunday, November 13th at 7:30 pm ET, Pete Rodriguez will discuss ek? Solutions’ modular housing offerings. SOURCE: Land Betterment Corporation. DESCRIPTION: FISHERS, Ind.,

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NYC’s Largest Geothermal System Graces Coney Island Development

Environment + Energy Leader

The geothermal project in Brooklyn will reduce emissions by up to 60%, developers say. Here’s how it works. The post NYC’s Largest Geothermal System Graces Coney Island Development appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Austria Joins Germany, Denmark, and Other Rich Nations Pledging Millions for Climate Damages

Yale E360

Austria has joined a small but growing list of wealthy nations committing funds for loss and damages wrought by climate disasters in the developing world, pledging 50 million euros over the next four years. Read more on E360

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DO, FAIL, LEARN, REDO: MY FAILURE STORY

Cleannovate

Failure hurts. But it’s still part of the entrepreneurship story. To ignore it is to tell part of the story…the … More. peopleareawesome

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Introducing the DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation Quarterly Giving Series

3BL Media

TOGETHER, WE MAKE AN IMPACT! SOURCE: DICK'S Sporting Goods. DESCRIPTION: We're excited to bring you the first edition of our quarterly giving series from The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation.

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On.Energy Installing 11 Airport Battery Energy Storage Systems

Environment + Energy Leader

The systems have 39 MWh of capacity and will help reduce emissions. The post On.Energy Installing 11 Airport Battery Energy Storage Systems appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Energy Storage Sustainable Transportation

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UN Launches Satellite-Based System to Pinpoint Global Methane Hot Spots

Yale E360

The UN is establishing a new system that uses satellite data to root out of sources of methane, a potent heat-trapping gas, and notify governments and businesses, it announced Friday. Read more on E360

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MANUFACTURE. BUT IF NOT ABLE, DISTRIBUTE

Cleannovate

There’s a saying that goes, “If you can’t beat them, join ’em” It sounds cliche but its true especially in … More. peopleareawesome

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Turning Acid Mine Drainage Into Clean Water

3BL Media

A new video demonstrates how West Virginia University and Rockwell Automation together devised a solution for cleaning up acid mine draining at the watershed level. SOURCE: Rockwell Automation.

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US State Department Announces Support for New Energy Transition Accelerator

Environment + Energy Leader

The US State Department will support a process to design an Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA) with the potential to catalyze private capital for the clean energy transition in emerging and developing economies.

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What’s Up With Water – November 8, 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. Diplomats, business leaders, and environmental advocates have gathered in Egypt for two weeks of international climate talks.

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RECYCLING THE LEAD-ACID BATTERY RE$PONSIBLY

Cleannovate

Perhaps the picture that comes to mind when the word ‘battery’ is mentioned (apart from the radio batteries) is a … More. Circular Economy Environment & Energy Mental Wellness Metals

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Northern Trust Serves as Lead Investor in Pay-for-Success Teaching Residency Program

3BL Media

SOURCE: Northern Trust. DESCRIPTION: As school districts face a growing teacher shortage, Northern Trust is partnering with the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) to help fund a first-of-its-kind Pay for Success teacher residency program. A lead investor for an innovative Denver, Colo.-based

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OYA, Oil Well Shares Plan $3 Billion, 3GW Clean Energy Project

Environment + Energy Leader

The development in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will include renewable energy, storage, and green hydrogen. The post OYA, Oil Well Shares Plan $3 Billion, 3GW Clean Energy Project appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Energy Storage Solar & Renewable Energy

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Working for Science and Justice at COP27

Union of Concerned Scientists

I’ve just arrived in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 27 th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change—the UN’s annual global climate conference, aka COP27.

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VEGETABLE SCRAPS, ENERGY & THE SUN

Cleannovate

Vegetable waste has a unique relationship with energy It could be converted into biogas through well known processes such as … More. Circular Economy Environment & Energy

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Owens Corning Advances Toward Circular Economy Aspiration With Enhanced Shingle Recycling Efforts

3BL Media

Company to Partner in Asphalt Shingle Recycling Pilot. SOURCE: Owens Corning. DESCRIPTION: Owens Corning has taken an important step toward reaching its circular economy aspiration with the announcement of enhanced shingle recycling efforts.

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Sustainability Bonds See Potential in Latin America Despite Slowdown

Environment + Energy Leader

They may be an important tool in moving toward net-zero targets in the region. The post Sustainability Bonds See Potential in Latin America Despite Slowdown appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Environmental Management Sustainable Cities & Infrastructure

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The Stream, November 9: Aftermath of Drought and Flood Hurts Children in Kenya, Pakistan

Circle of Blue

On 11 September 2022, a woman with her son wade through flood water after collecting drinking water from a hand pump in a flood-affected village in Sindh Province, Pakistan. Photo © Asad Zaidi/UNICEF. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN.

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Biden Announces New Initiative on “Game-Changing” Technologies for Achieving Net-Zero Emissions

Law and Environment

On November 4, 2022, the White House announced a new initiative to support research and development projects on 37 “game-changing” technologies to advance the Biden Administration’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

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12+ Insights on Embedding & Activating Purpose in Your Organization

3BL Media

Leaders from Biogen, Bissell, Tata Consultancy Services shared their advice at the Conference Board Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Toolbox. SOURCE: Carol Cone ON PURPOSE. DESCRIPTION: By: Carol Cone.

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US Climate Assessment Addresses Risk Management, Shows Deeper Emissions Cuts Needed

Environment + Energy Leader

It also addresses a significant increase in costly natural events. The post US Climate Assessment Addresses Risk Management, Shows Deeper Emissions Cuts Needed appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Emissions Environmental Management Solar & Renewable Energy

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Having good friendships may make for a healthier gut microbiome

Frontiers

By Mischa Dijkstra, Frontiers science writer. Grooming rhesus macaques on Cayo Santiago. Image credit: Lauren Brent. Researchers show for the first time that monkeys that are more sociable – eg, grooming or being groomed more often, and with more grooming partners – have a healthier gut microbiome.

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The Broken Record Department: PM2.5 Is Bad For Your Health (and EVs can help)

Law and Environment

I’ve written before about the developing science regarding the impacts of PM 2.5 emissions. Short version – they’re bad for you. They’re even worse than we thought, and there’s increasing evidence that they cause a lot of harm at concentrations below the National Ambient Air Quality Standard of 12 ug/m 3. . The most recent report comes from Canada, which is particularly useful in measuring the impact of low concentrations of PM 2.5 precisely because PM 2.5 concentrations are relatively low there.

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