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FOOD ‘WASTE’ (AND IT’S HIDDEN OPPORTUNITIES) 

Cleannovate

As a person who’s been raised in urban areas, I am always baffled by the amount of food waste we produce. Just picture the mounds of garbage lying next to residential neighborhoods around us and we get a picture of the kind of problem we face. Food waste (and food scraps) are posing a great solid waste problem in many cities and towns. Most waste collection companies only end up dumping the waste in unregulated landfills which have become another health hazard by themselves.

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September Is Here. That Means Another Nail-Biter for California’s Grid.

Union of Concerned Scientists

For a lot of folks, September brings to mind the end of summer, the time to go back to school and get back into the swing of work and home routines, and of course the classic Earth, Wind & Fire song. But not for me.

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Collateral Damage: The Environmental Impacts of the Ukraine War

Yale E360

As the war in Ukraine drags on, scientists are increasingly concerned about the environmental consequences of the destruction. From forests ignited by shelling to wrecked factories spewing pollution to precarious nuclear plants, the long-term impacts could be profound. Read more on E360

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Leadership Blog Part 17: Infrastructure Investment and Climate Change

NAEP Leadership Blog

We have all heard a lot about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the 1.2 trillion dollars that it promises to pump into fixing our roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

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.

Apple Is Tackling Climate Change by Using Renewables, Increasing Recycling, Limiting Waste

Environment + Energy Leader

Apple's goal is carbon neutrality by 2030 and to create products that are also net zero by the same time. It also hopes to ensure its product supply chain only uses renewable electricity by 2030. .

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New US Policy Makes Federal Science Accessible to All

Union of Concerned Scientists

Last week, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) provided new guidance to federal agencies to ensure that federally funded research is accessible to all.

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The Botanic Matchmakers that Could Save Our Food Supply

Inside Climate News

Undomesticated plants could help their farmed cousins adapt to climate stresses, but that requires tracking them down around the world while also “decolonizing botany.”

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Climate Grief: 6 Tips for Coping With Widespread Loss

Earthava

There is little use in denying that we’ve reached the point of crisis when it comes to the climate. Every day there appears to be fresh evidence of the inevitability of irreversible environmental damage or alteration. This isn’t just what we receive from news reports or scientific research, either.

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New Global Energy Market Risk: War Pushes Overreliance on US LNG in Path of Climate-Amped Hurricanes

Union of Concerned Scientists

The first half of the Atlantic hurricane season has been unsettlingly quiet, but it’s not over yet—and experts continue to anticipate a busy few months to come.

Cheers to Pipefish

Ocean Conservancy

Ask anyone on the street, and chances are they can tell you about seahorses. You don’t need to be an expert to recognize these small, odd-looking critters—their long faces are really unique in the ocean. Or are they?

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.

IRA Incentives Hold Big Potential to Cut Building Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

The legislation's energy offerings could provide up to 30% of the carbon reduction needed to hit 2030 net-zero goals. The post IRA Incentives Hold Big Potential to Cut Building Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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A climate scientist on the planet’s simultaneous disasters, from Pakistan’s horror floods to Europe’s record drought

Environmental News Bits

by Andrew King, The University of Melbourne Extreme floods are devastating Pakistan, caused by a combination of heavy monsoon rains and melting glaciers.

After Two Murders, a Brazilian Indigenous Leader Steps Up His Fight

Yale E360

In an interview with e360 , Beto Marubo, a leader of Brazil’s Indigenous Amazon people, discusses the recent murders of an activist and a journalist and excoriates President Jair Bolsonaro for opening Indigenous territories to a host of environmentally destructive activities. Read more on E360

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Building Blocks: The Basics of EQIP

National Law Center

First authorized in the 1996 Farm Bill, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (“EQIP”) is a voluntary conservation program that offers financial. The post Building Blocks: The Basics of EQIP appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

Bridgestone Increases Investment In Guayule for Natural Rubber Materials

Environment + Energy Leader

The tire company has been researching and implementing materials from the desert plant since 2012. The post Bridgestone Increases Investment In Guayule for Natural Rubber Materials appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Manufacturing & Design Supply Chain

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Carbon Rivers makes wind turbine blade recycling and upcycling a reality with support from DOE

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from U.S. A new fiberglass recycling technology is helping to develop a circular wind turbine economy while creating jobs and revitalizing a historic site.

Meet the Bat Falcon, the ABA Area’s Newest Bird

Cool Green Science

Meet the bat falcon, one of 5 new species added to the American Birding Association's checklist. The post Meet the Bat Falcon, the ABA Area’s Newest Bird appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Birds Outdoor Rec Wildlife

FDA’s Color Additive Regulations and the Skittles Litigation

National Law Center

Recently two separate plaintiffs filed cases against Mars Incorporated (Mars), the maker of the popular candy, Skittles. The plaintiffs argue that. The post FDA’s Color Additive Regulations and the Skittles Litigation appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

Extreme Heat Pressures California Grid, Emergency Declared

Environment + Energy Leader

Record temperatures are forcing significant energy conservation measures in the state. The post Extreme Heat Pressures California Grid, Emergency Declared appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Coyotes are here to stay in North American cities – here’s how to appreciate them from a distance

Environmental News Bits

by David Drake, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Bret Shaw, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Mary Magnuson, University of Wisconsin-Madison Coyotes have become practically ubiquitous across the lower 48 United States, and they’re increasingly turning up in cities.

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Ubiquitous ‘Forever Chemicals’ Increase Risk of Liver Cancer, Researchers Report

Inside Climate News

The study is one of the first that links exposure to PFAS, found in products such as nonstick pans and fabric coatings, to the most common form of liver cancer in humans. By Victoria St. Martin The ubiquity of the toxic class of substances commonly known as “forever chemicals” is well established.

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 30, 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 30, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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On “Trash” Birds: Rethinking How We Label Common Species

Cool Green Science

Why trash birds is a trash term. The post On “Trash” Birds: Rethinking How We Label Common Species appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding

The US has ruled all taxpayer-funded research must be free to read. What’s the benefit of open access?

Environmental News Bits

by Virginia Barbour, Queensland University of Technology Last week, the United States announced an updated policy guidance on open access that will substantially expand public access to science not just in America, but worldwide.

Amgen and Bristol Myers Squibb Join Renewable Energy Cohort “Energize”

Environment + Energy Leader

Amgen and Bristol Myers Squibb have joined "Energize" – a program designed to increase access to renewable energy for pharmaceutical suppliers. The post Amgen and Bristol Myers Squibb Join Renewable Energy Cohort “Energize” appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 31, 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 31, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Dry: A Weekly Western Drought Digest — August 30, 2022

Circle of Blue

By Delaney Nelson, Circle of Blue – August 30, 2022. The American West is experiencing its most severe drought in 1,200 years. The consequences are far-reaching and long lasting. Forests become tinder boxes. Hydropower is weakened. Human health and wildlife are threatened. .

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How greenwashing fools us

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in the New York Times. It’s hard to see through misleading claims, even for those who care about the environment. Be very skeptical. Green lifestyle Greenwashing

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Microgrid System to Be Installed at the White Sands Missile Range

Environment + Energy Leader

A microgrid system will be installed at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), the Department of Defense’s largest open-air military test facility in New Mexico. The post Microgrid System to Be Installed at the White Sands Missile Range appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 1, 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 1, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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What we know about the mysterious pneumonia in Argentina

New Scientist

Three people have died this week due to a pneumonia outbreak of unknown origin in the Tucumán province of northwestern Argentina

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Ah-ha moments

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the University of Tennessee. Armed with a grant from the U.S.

Global Returnable Packaging Market to Reach $173B by 2030

Environment + Energy Leader

Rapid industrialization, increasing trade activities, and rising demand for robust, long-term, and eco-friendly packaging for the transportation of finished and semi-finished goods in multiple end-use industries is expected to augment growth to the market.

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

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Our neighbouring planets can help us understand Earth's climate change

New Scientist

Studying the atmospheres of Venus and Mars can help us learn how Earth's climate will look in the future, says David Grinspoon