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Building a Better Power Grid for Minnesota

Union of Concerned Scientists

Minnesotans are facing concurrent crises of climate change, high energy prices and inflation, and the inequitable public health impacts of fossil fuel air pollution.

Microbial ´dark matter´: centuries-old lava caves of Hawai?i Island contain thousands of unknown bacterial species

Frontier Sin

By K.E.D. Coan, science writer. Thick microbial mats hang under a rock ledge in steam vents that run along the Eastern Rift Zone on Hawai?i i Island. Image Credit: R. Prescott. Volcanic habitats in Hawai?i i are rich in bacterial diversity, including many yet undiscovered species, shows a new study.


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HotSpots H2O: What’s Driving Vulnerability Behind South Asia’s “Biblical” Floods?

Circle of Blue

Regional experts point to deficits in local institutions and risk planning. Flooding in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh displaced hundreds of thousands, many of them children. UNICEF/Sultan Mahmud Mukut. By Laura Gersony, Circle of Blue — July 19, 2022.

More Mountain Glacier Collapses Feared as Heat Waves Engulf the Northern Hemisphere

Inside Climate News

Researchers spot a vast new crack on a crumbling Italian glacier that killed 11 people earlier this month, as warming temperatures and snow droughts take a toll on alpine icefields.

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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.

Midwest Transmission System Investments Will Be a Game Changer for a Clean Energy Future  

Union of Concerned Scientists

The most consequential vote to advance a clean energy future won’t be happening in Washington, D.C., or your state capital next week.

Cool Green Summer Book Review 2022

Cool Green Science

Six perfect summer nature reads, from bird observation to a wildlife thriller to conservation history. The post Cool Green Summer Book Review 2022 appeared first on Cool Green Science. Birds & Birding Ideas Our Nature Reads

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UK Unveils Net-Zero Aviation Plan as Country’s Overall Emissions Targets in Question

Environment + Energy Leader

The United Kingdom announces a strategy to achieve net zero in aviation while a court rules against its overall sustainability strategy. The post UK Unveils Net-Zero Aviation Plan as Country’s Overall Emissions Targets in Question appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Massachusetts Needs Ambition: In the Wake of W.V. v. EPA, What One State Can Do

Union of Concerned Scientists

The US Supreme Court’s recent decision dramatically limiting EPA’s ability to curb carbon emissions is bad news for our fight against climate change.

How hot is too hot for the human body? Our lab found heat + humidity gets dangerous faster than many people realize

Environmental News Bits

Larry Kenney, Penn State; Daniel Vecellio, Penn State; Rachel Cottle, Penn State, and S. Tony Wolf, Penn State Heat waves are becoming supercharged as the climate changes – lasting longer, becoming more frequent and getting just plain hotter.

What’s Up With Water — July 19, 2022

Circle of Blue

This week’s episode of What’s Up With Water covers a setback to the environmental rights of nature in Florida and a recent lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Plus, Circle of Blue breaks down the top five must-know facts about drought in the American West.

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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.

Home Depot Has Cut Electricity Consumption by 44% Since 2010. How?

Environment + Energy Leader

Home Depot’s stores will run entirely on renewable energy by 2030. Solar will provide 75% of that by the end of 2023. The post Home Depot Has Cut Electricity Consumption by 44% Since 2010. appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Texas Court Addresses MSA Indemnity Obligations

Energy & the Law

At issue in RKI Exploration and Production LLC v. AmeriFlow Energy Services LLC and Crescent Services, LLC. were two Master Service Agreements. RKI was the operator of a well in Loving County; AmeriFlow and Crescent were contractors.

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Which E-Transportation Works Best for You?

Earth 911

There are many reasons to want to switch to electric-powered transportation, from climate change to. The post Which E-Transportation Works Best for You? appeared first on Earth911. EcoTech e-bikes e-scooters e-skateboards e-transportation EV

Cotton breeders are using genetic insights to make this global crop more sustainable

Environmental News Bits

by Serina Taluja, Texas A&M University Products derived from the cotton plant show up in many items that people use daily, including blue jeans, bedsheets, paper, candles and peanut butter.

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Reusable and Refillable Packaging Becomes a Major Trend for 2022

Environment + Energy Leader

Reusable and refillable packaging is one of the most dynamic sectors of the packaging market in 2022, with rapid growth fueled by innovative formats and the need to enact more planet-friendly business models.

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Bringing back a peatland butterfly

The Applied Ecologist

Author Andrew Osborne describe his team’s study exploring the ecology of a peatland-specialist butterfly to ensure their successful reintroduction following the threat of severe habitat loss and degradation.

Is This The End of Solar Storage Batteries?


Solar storage batteries have been a popular add-on for years with those installing solar panels in their own home rooms. Save the excess electricity you generate in the middle of the day to power your home during the evening. What’s not to love? It turns out there are a few things.

Oregon State research highlights importance of large wood in streams for land-based animals

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from Oregon State University. Land managers have invested millions of dollars annually since the 1980s to place large pieces of wood back in streams, owing primarily to its importance for fish habitat.

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Report: Oil and Gas Companies Slow with Emissions Transitions, Need Credible Targets

Environment + Energy Leader

A report from Sustainable Fitch finds oil and gas companies are struggling with efficient transitions but goals can be met with solid planning. The post Report: Oil and Gas Companies Slow with Emissions Transitions, Need Credible Targets appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Drought in the American West: Weekly Roundup

Circle of Blue

Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue © J. Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue. By Delaney Nelson, Circle of Blue – July 19, 2022. TOP NEWS . As of July 12, nearly 45 percent of the U.S. and Puerto Rico is in drought, a 14 percent increase since mid-June.

Ultra-black Fish Are “Living Black Holes”

Ocean Conservancy

The ocean is full of mysteries, and nowhere is more mysterious than the deep sea. Because of its intense pressure, utter darkness and freezing temperatures, the deep-sea habitat is not for everyone.

ISTC leads extensive portfolio of carbon capture projects

Environmental News Bits

by Trish Barker, Prairie Research Institute Visitors from the U.S. Department of Energy?National National Energy Technology Laboratory?(DOE-NETL) DOE-NETL) recently toured multiple carbon capture projects led by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC).

US Steel Increases Recycling, Focus on Material ESG Topics

Environment + Energy Leader

US Steel releases its sustainability report highlighting efforts and improvements in 2021. The post US Steel Increases Recycling, Focus on Material ESG Topics appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Environmental Management Plants & Buildings Supply Chain

Heat wave: article collections on the global impact of rising temperatures

Frontier Sin

As the temperature rises this summer, we have gathered our top article collections on how heat affects us and the planet.

Wild Tiger Numbers 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Estimated

Yale E360

The number of endangered tigers around the world is 40 percent higher than previously thought, according to new data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Read more on E360

Biden announces new climate change actions but holds an emergency declaration in reserve

Environmental News Bits

by Daniel Farber, University of California, Berkeley On July 20, 2022, President Joe Biden traveled to a former coal-burning power plant in Massachusetts that is being converted into a manufacturing site for offshore wind power equipment.

Solar Energy Corporate Funding Sees Slowdown Through First Half of 2022

Environment + Energy Leader

Corporate financing for the renewable energy source is down in almost all areas so far this year. The post Solar Energy Corporate Funding Sees Slowdown Through First Half of 2022 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

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The Heat of the Moment

Academy of Natural Sciences

Amid record-breaking heat waves around the world, talk about climate emergencies has sprung up in the United States, with the presidential administration considering more aggressive steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Frontiers ebook releases: July 2022

Frontier Sin

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Human garbage is a plentiful but dangerous source of food for polar bears finding it harder to hunt seals on dwindling sea ice

Environmental News Bits

by Thomas Scott Smith, Brigham Young University More than 50 hungry polar bears invaded the Russian coastal village of Belushya Guba over a period of three months, attracted by the local dump. Some bears entered homes and businesses by ripping doors off hinges and climbing through windows.

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Wisconsin City’s Solar Project Reduces Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

Wauwatosa is working toward its sustainability goals by installing a solar project at its city hall complex. The post Wisconsin City’s Solar Project Reduces Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Changing Water, Changing Climate

Academy of Natural Sciences

Although much of the ocean’s abyss seems dark, still and silent, water is nevertheless always flowing, and in specific directions. Vast, slow currents called conveyors help create and govern the climate we experience.

The road to recovery: New research identifies priority actions for lower Fraser River salmon

The Applied Ecologist

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Alaska on fire: Thousands of lightning strikes and a warming climate put Alaska on pace for another historic fire season

Environmental News Bits

by Rick Thoman, University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska is on pace for another historic wildfire year, with its fastest start to the fire season on record. By mid-June 2022, over 1 million acres had burned.

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Carbon Offset Program Has Been Developed for Produce Growers

Environment + Energy Leader

ProducePay, the marketplace for the global produce industry, has partnered with ALLCOT to create a carbon offset program developed specifically for growers of primary crops. The post Carbon Offset Program Has Been Developed for Produce Growers appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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