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As Evidence Mounts, New Concerns About Fracking and Health

Yale E360

Two decades after the advent of fracking, a growing number of studies are pointing to a link between gas wells and public health, particularly among children and the elderly. Researchers are now calling for new regulations restricting where wells can be located. Read more on E360

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New Satellite Will See Water’s Big Picture

Circle of Blue

SWOT mission aims to fill global gaps in key water data. Part of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite’s science instrument payload sits in a clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory during assembly. Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech.

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Reporting Tool Helps Food Industry Track Scope 3 Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

The system from HowGood uses ingredient data sets including crop- and location-based emission factors. The post Reporting Tool Helps Food Industry Track Scope 3 Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Emissions Environmental Management Sustainable Supply Chain

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Don’t Believe the Lies: Five Facts to Consider as the UN’s COP27 Comes to a Close

Union of Concerned Scientists

The 27 th Conference of the Parties (COP27), this year’s UN climate conference, is in its final days.

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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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Fenced In: How the Global Rise of Border Walls Is Stifling Wildlife

Yale E360

Amid a rising tide of nationalism, walls and fortified fences are proliferating around the world. These barriers pose a growing threat to wildlife — blocking animal migrations and threatening millions of species that will need to move to keep up with a changing climate. Read more on E360

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Beginning of the End for Greenwashing?

3BL Media

GRI: Mandatory assurance of sustainability data is ‘only a matter of time’. SOURCE: GRI.

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Are There Enough Materials to Manufacture All the Electric Vehicles Needed?  

Union of Concerned Scientists

The short answer is yes. But this is a complicated question, so let’s dig in further. The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is necessary to decrease climate-changing emissions. As deployment increases, so will the demand for EV battery materials such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel.

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Scientists Discover More Than 22,000 Endangered Manta Rays off Coast of Ecuador

Yale E360

Scientists have identified a population of endangered oceanic manta rays off the coast of Ecuador that is 10 times larger than any other known population. The discovery offers hope for the future of the species, experts say. Read more on E360

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Climate Change: How It's Affecting Your Health and How Businesses Can Help Fight This Global Crisis

3BL Media

In this Teal Talks episode, we hear from leading environmental experts on the impacts of climate change on health and how businesses can make a difference. SOURCE: Merck & Co., DESCRIPTION: Climate change doesn’t only affect the health of our planet — it also impacts the health of our people.

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Meet the Honorees: Miles Barr, Co-founder and CTO, Ubiquitous Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

“What was once a conversation is now becoming a reality,” says Barr. In this Q&A, he shares thoughts on market trends, sustainable building and more. The post Meet the Honorees: Miles Barr, Co-founder and CTO, Ubiquitous Energy appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Leaders Leading

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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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Report from COP27: The Fossil Fuel Industry Continues to Block the Path to Climate Justice

Union of Concerned Scientists

The situation is dire. Entire neighborhoods are underwater, priceless cultural heritage has disappeared, and ecosystems have been destroyed. The destruction caused by climate change is directly linked to human activity, primarily burning fossil fuels.

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France Looks to Mandate Solar Panels Over Large Parking Lots

Yale E360

The French Senate has passed legislation requiring parking lots with at least 80 spaces be covered in solar panels. Read more on E360

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Q&A With the CTO: Storing Growing Data While Reducing Environmental Impact

3BL Media

Illumina Chief Technology Officer Alex Aravanis discusses how the company is working toward its sustainability goals. SOURCE: Illumina.

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Microsoft Announces AI Supply Chain Platform

Environment + Energy Leader

Artificial intelligence and enhanced data use are becoming a key part of supply chain management, and Microsoft has announced the Microsoft Supply Chain Platform. The post Microsoft Announces AI Supply Chain Platform appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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COP27 Global Methane Pledge Efforts Are Not Enough

Union of Concerned Scientists

One of the top agenda items at the 27 th annual UN Conference of the Parties (COP27) climate meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt—now in its second week—is how to implement the Global Methane Pledge launched at last year’s COP26 negotiations in Glasgow, Scotland.

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What’s Up With Water – November 15, 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. In the United States, midterm elections were held on November 8. Nationally, control of Congress was at stake.

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COOL BIER Conference - Sustainable Coolers of the Future

3BL Media

BIER explores ways to reduce the environmental impact of commercial refrigeration equipment. SOURCE: Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable.

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Enel Plans One of the Largest Solar Production Sites in US

Environment + Energy Leader

The facility could potentially have a capacity of 6 GW. The post Enel Plans One of the Largest Solar Production Sites in US appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy Sustainable Manufacturing & Design

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New England Climate Leadership: Signs of Holes and Hope

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate change is putting mounting pressure on New England states: drought conditions interrupted by intense precipitation events, invasive pests killing ash and hemlock, sunny day flooding in coastal towns, increased public health burdens due to high heat days.

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Coordinating Climate Policy

Legal Planet

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) creates a massive funding program for clean energy and other climate policies. This funding complements regulatory efforts at EPA elsewhere. Yet authority over energy policy is fragmented at the federal level.

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Ideagen Global Goals Summit 2022 at the United Nations

3BL Media

Ideagen Global Goals Summit at the UN. SOURCE: Ideagen Global. DESCRIPTION: Ideagen Global Convened Global Leaders and Luminaries, CEOs, Artists and Athletes to develop Global Partnerships for World Change and to achieve The Global Goals through collaboration across sectors and industries.

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Bridgestone Gets $35 Million Grant for Natural Rubber, Sustainable Agriculture

Environment + Energy Leader

The money will go toward increasing the production of guayule in the southwestern United States. The post Bridgestone Gets $35 Million Grant for Natural Rubber, Sustainable Agriculture appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Congress-Move the Bipartisan NCARS Bill Over the Finish Line

Union of Concerned Scientists

When it comes to preparing for and responding to climate-related disasters, we cannot continue business as usual nor disregard recommendations by experts. With the frequency and cost of disasters rising, it’s well past time for the U.S.

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Federal Water Tap, November 14: Lake Erie Pollution Limit Would Be Required by Proposed Consent Decree

Circle of Blue

The Rundown. The EPA proposes a Lake Erie pollution settlement. The EPA also announces funding for children’s health research in rural farm communities. President Biden reveals climate adaptation funds at UN summit. FEMA outlines the claims process for damages from New Mexico’s largest wildfire.

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Subaru of America Launches 15th Annual Subaru Share the Love® Event With Goal To Reach $250 Million in Donations

3BL Media

Automaker Celebrates Philanthropic Event Milestone with Creative Campaign Dedicated to Its National Charity Partners and Hometown Charities. SOURCE: Subaru of America. DESCRIPTION: CAMDEN, N.J., November 17, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Subaru of America, Inc.

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Schnitzer Steel Gains Competitive Advantage with Low-Carbon Steelmaking and Recycling

Environment + Energy Leader

When it comes to Schnitzer Steel, renewables fully power its facilities and its finished steel products are comprised of 95% recycled content. The metal it recovers and recycles provides low-carbon solutions for industries and infrastructure.

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COP27 Heads into Final Stretch with Critical Issues Still in the Balance

Union of Concerned Scientists

It’s the middle of the final week of COP27 and this is when everything goes into high gear. Many critical issues still hang in the balance—including whether and under what conditions the United States will agree to fund climate loss and damage.

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U.S. Inflation Reduction Act to Boost EV Adoption by 20 Percent, Analysis Finds

Yale E360

The U.S. EV fleet will be 20 percent larger in 2030 than previously forecasted thanks to new tax credits for electric vehicles, an analysis finds. Read more on E360

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LA Kings Team Up With Make-A-Wish Foundation for Annual Hockey Fight Cancer™ Night Presented by Amgen

3BL Media

SOURCE: AEG. DESCRIPTION: On November 12, 2022, AEG’s LA Kings surprised Samantha Kayne, a 19-year-old Make-A-Wish Foundation recipient, with the chance to fulfill her dream and sing the national anthem at an LA Kings game.

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Dole Activates 2.8MW of Wind Energy for Salad Processing Plant

Environment + Energy Leader

Dole Fresh Vegetables, a division of Dole plc, has implemented and activated two General Electric 2.8-Megawatt wind turbines at its salad processing plant in Soledad, CA. The post Dole Activates 2.8MW of Wind Energy for Salad Processing Plant appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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POINT-OF-USE WATER FILTERS: What’s the Point in Using them?

Cleannovate

My working escapades once-upon-a-time took me to northen Kenya. The rugged, semi desert landscape I had pictured in my mind … More. Water and Health

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Funding & Financing San Francisco’s Ambitious Climate Action Plan

Legal Planet

Cities are leaders in climate policy and planning, and many cities have developed local climate action plans (CAPs) that envision strategies to reduce emissions and increase resilience in a changing climate. Hundreds of local governments in California have adopted such plans, ranging from dense Bay Area cities to rural Central Valley counties.

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Interview With Land Betterment's Chief Development Officer, Tom Sauve at the 3BL Forum

3BL Media

SOURCE: Land Betterment Corporation. DESCRIPTION: FISHERS, Ind.,

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Market Concerns Lead to Energy Execs Rethinking Transition Strategies

Environment + Energy Leader

Renewable energy remains a top priority for executives surveyed by Womble Bond Dickinson. The post Market Concerns Lead to Energy Execs Rethinking Transition Strategies appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Conventional Energy Emissions Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

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WASTEWATER: THE DIRT, THE BACTERIA, THE ENERGY

Cleannovate

Ever stood near a body of wastewater? I cannot imagine the stink and the filth that accompanies it. Wastewater stinks … More. Environment & Energy STRATEGIES

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