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Could the Drying Up of Europe’s Great Rivers Be the New Normal?

Yale E360

From the Danube to the Loire, Europe’s prime rivers — lifelines for the continent’s economy — are running low after a brutal five-month drought. After years of dry weather, scientists are warning that low-water conditions could become the norm in Europe as the climate changes. Read more on E360

What 115°F in California’s Central Valley Feels Like

Union of Concerned Scientists

It is early September, and we are late into what we at UCS call Danger Season , or the period between May and October when climate change is increasing the frequency, intensity, and/or duration of extreme weather events such as heat waves and wildfires.

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Condor Spotting: Wildlife Watching and Optimism

Cool Green Science

Searching for California condors is a lesson in hope. The post Condor Spotting: Wildlife Watching and Optimism appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding From the Field Wildlife Birds Endangered Species Outdoor Rec

Danger Looms Where Toxic Algae Blooms

Circle of Blue

Danger Looms Where Toxic Algae Blooms Billions spent on strategies to limit nutrient pollution that don’t work. By Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue. Photographs by J. Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue. September 8, 2022 . First of a six-part series.

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.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY: NITROGEN AND FOOD SECURITY

Cleannovate

I hear you out. What does nitrogen have to do with food?… … I mean, really what’s the deal here? Over 78% of the air we breathe is composed of nitrogen gas…a somewhat less useful gas compared to oxygen which we use in our bodies by the second. But for nitrogen to have such a lion’s share percentage of our air, there must be something useful it brings to the table. And yes, it does bring food onto our table…literally.

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Desperate Tampering Industry Trying to Pass RPM Act to Continue Polluting

Union of Concerned Scientists

A couple years ago , I detailed how an industry designed to increase and sell devices tampering with pollution controls was trying to use the extremely small slice of its business targeted at racing as a Trojan horse to hinder EPA enforcement and let loose a bevy of tampering devices on the American public.

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Report: Alliance to End Plastic Waste’s Progress Slow, Clearer Targets Needed

Environment + Energy Leader

The Planet Tracker analysis finds the group is significantly short of its initial waste diversion and recycling goals and says it needs to be more transparent with its results.

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Circular Economy and Future Food Prices

Cleannovate

Nothing affects food prices like the cost of farm inputs. And among them, mineral fertilisers seem the most significant. Fertilisers supplement the soils with minerals that are taken up by crops during cultivation. But among the many important crop minerals, nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus are of greatest significance. Since both nitrogen and potassium are readily available in soil, phosphorus remains a key determining factor to the success of farming ventures in depleted soils.

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Failure to Plan Could Create an Energy Crisis

Union of Concerned Scientists

These days, the world is quickly learning that energy choices are determined by pipelines and electric grid infrastructure. In the face of Russia’s weaponized manipulation of energy supplies, the public and policymakers need to plan for the future.

Clarivate’s former publisher relations expert Tom Ciavarella joins Frontiers 

Frontiers

Research publisher Frontiers appoints Tom Ciavarella as head of public affairs and advocacy for North America to strategize and execute advocacy initiatives to support Frontiers’ mission and accelerate transition to open science. . Photo credit: Tom Ciavarella (via Frontiers) .

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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.

DOE Seeks to Tap Into US’s Geothermal Energy Potential

Environment + Energy Leader

The program seeks to slash prices, enhance technology development for the renewable energy source. The post DOE Seeks to Tap Into US’s Geothermal Energy Potential appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Ag & the IRA: Debt Relief and Financial Assistance Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act

National Law Center

In August 2022, Congress passed a $739 billion spending package known as the Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”) of 2022. Of the. The post Ag & the IRA: Debt Relief and Financial Assistance Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Survey Shows Preference for EVs, Barriers Faced by Different Racial Groups

Union of Concerned Scientists

Transportation is the largest source of global warming emissions in the United States, with passenger cars and trucks being the single largest contributor, so we know a swift transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is a critical part of addressing climate change.

Celebrating 50 Years of Ocean Conservancy

Ocean Conservancy

It’s a very exciting time here at Ocean Conservancy. We’re celebrating fifty years— five decades— of advocating for our ocean. I am honored to be at the helm of this incredible organization as we reflect on this important moment in our history and look forward to our future.

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Bridgestone Zeroes In on Cutting CO2 and Increasing Circularity

Environment + Energy Leader

To achieve both its short- and long-term aims, Bridgestone is focusing on its internal operations and supply chain, including customer use, raw material procurement, distribution, reuse, and recycling.

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August Monthly Round Up

National Law Center

As we begin September and reflect on last month, staff at the National Agricultural Law Center continue to bring trusted research. The post August Monthly Round Up appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center. Ag & Food Law Update Monthly Round Up

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Climate Policy: What’s Happening at the State Level?

Legal Planet

States have played a critical role in U.S. climate policy. The federal government is now supporting that role with federal funding for states. In the meantime, a number of states have moved a step further in plans to phase out gas and diesel vehicles.

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Bridging the medical gap in thoracic oncology – Prof Solange Peters and Dr Alfredo Addeo on the 4th International Lung Cancer Summit

Frontiers

Lung cancer, photomicrograph of small cell carcinoma.

Nissan Approves Fermata Energy’s Bi-Directional Charger for Leaf

Environment + Energy Leader

The charger will help electric vehicles and fleets produce energy for buildings and the grid. The post Nissan Approves Fermata Energy’s Bi-Directional Charger for Leaf appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Demand Response Distributed Energy Energy Management

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 9, 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 9, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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The world’s largest offshore wind farm has opened in the UK

A Greener Life

Hornsea 2. Photo credit: Orsted. By Anders Lorenzen. The Danish renewable energy giant Orsted has announced that the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 2, is now fully operational off the Yorkshire coast in the UK. The wind farm project, which has a generating capacity of 1.3

Community Science to the Rescue

Academy of Natural Sciences

On a beautiful sunny day in early summer, a group of community scientists led by Ron Smith — a Drexel University BEES instructor and high school environmental science teacher — was making the most of the beachy breeze on the Delaware Bay.

WHO Releases Resource Addressing Air Quality Management

Environment + Energy Leader

The resources can help businesses and cities make decisions to improve and monitor air quality. The post WHO Releases Resource Addressing Air Quality Management appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Air Environmental Management

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 7, 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 7, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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California’s Most Important Climate Bill You Haven’t Heard Of

Legal Planet

It took a decade, but the California legislature has finally delivered to the governor one of the most critical climate and equity bills in the country. No, it’s not mandating carbon neutrality or increasing renewable energy.

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What’s Up With Water — September 6, 2022

Circle of Blue

This week’s episode of What’s Up With Water covers extreme weather’s toll in Pakistan, Mississippi’s dual water crises, and a legislative win for affordable water in California. Transcript.

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Regulations, Smart Buildings Help Grow Energy Management System Market

Environment + Energy Leader

Increased investment in energy efficiency programs is also driving the market's growth. The post Regulations, Smart Buildings Help Grow Energy Management System Market appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Plants & Buildings Smart Buildings

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 8, 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 8, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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Identify Flora & Fauna With iNaturalist

Earth 911

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020, lots of people hit their local nature. The post Identify Flora & Fauna With iNaturalist appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech Inspire & Motivate apps citizen science iNaturalist iNaturalist-app nature

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FRESH, September 6, 2022: Demand Surges As Detroit Unrolls Water Affordability Plan

Circle of Blue

September 6, 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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Direct Air Capture Project to Secure 5 Million Tons of Carbon Annually by 2030

Environment + Energy Leader

The Wyoming project is the first large-scale DAC effort in the United States. The post Direct Air Capture Project to Secure 5 Million Tons of Carbon Annually by 2030 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Air Environmental Management

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 6, 2022

National Law Center

REGULATORY: EPA, FWS, FAS, USDA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Final rule announcing that EPA is taking direct final action on the authorization. The post Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 6, 2022 appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center.

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UK energy crisis sparks rush for firewood despite air pollution fears

New Scientist

People are buying up firewood and installing wood-burning stoves to heat their homes to reduce the impact of the hike in UK energy prices

The Number of Children Orphaned by COVID Keeps Rising

Scientific American

HIV has taught us how to care for children who have lost a parent, but more countries need to step up. Health Mental Health

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Heat Continues to Stress California Grid, Rolling Blackouts Possible

Environment + Energy Leader

Increased energy conservation measures may be necessary as temperatures remain above 100 degrees throughout the state. The post Heat Continues to Stress California Grid, Rolling Blackouts Possible appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Demand Response Energy Management Utilities