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The Supreme Court’s Latest Decision Is a Blow to Stopping Climate Change

Union of Concerned Scientists

The Supreme Court’s decision in the case known as West Virginia et al. Environmental Protection Agency et al. is a serious blow to the EPA’s ability to fight climate change—and could have dangerous repercussions beyond this case.



Everytime we sit down to eat food, we must remember that food scraps have been generated in the process. More often than not, these scraps are disposed in the dustbin or in black trash bags. But what if we choose to see this waste differently? VERMICOMPOSTING.

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Stunning images of an Antarctic neutrino detector, a pollinating flower and an aurora-bathed turbine feature in science photography contests

Physics World

This edition of the Red Folder looks at some images from two science-related photography contests. Last week the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) announced the winners of its IUPAP 100 Photo Contest.

Bringing Back the Beasts: Global Rewilding Plans Take Shape

Yale E360

With a growing number of studies demonstrating the importance of large mammals to healthy ecosystems, scientists are proposing concrete plans to reintroduce these animals to the wild. The return of just 20 species to native habitats, they say, could be a boon to biodiversity. 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.

New Study Identifies Rapidly Emerging Threats to Oceans

Inside Climate News

The push to extract materials and food from the oceans at industrial scale menaces vulnerable communities and biodiversity.

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90% of Telcos Believe Circularity Is Important to Their Organization

Environment + Energy Leader

Nine in ten telco operators (90%) believe the circular economy is important to their organization and 89% say it’s part of their current business strategy. The post 90% of Telcos Believe Circularity Is Important to Their Organization appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Building blocks for RNA-based life abound at center of our galaxy

Frontier Sin

By Mischa Dijkstra, Frontiers science writer. Scientists here study the spectra from G+0.693-0.027, a molecular cloud near the center of the Milky Way.

In the US West, Researchers Consider a Four-Legged Tool to Fight Two Foes: Wildfire and Cheatgrass

Inside Climate News

Targeted grazing could reduce an invasive grass that has fueled an explosion of wildfires and threatens native species. But it’s not a silver bullet. By Emma Foehringer Merchant Cheatgrass first spread across the U.S. West in the 1800s, carried by settlers and in contaminated seed and straw.

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Sustainable Finance Markets Cool After Record-Setting Year

Environment + Energy Leader

Sustainable debt is off its 2021 pace through the first half of this year. The post Sustainable Finance Markets Cool After Record-Setting Year appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management

Axial Higgs mode spotted in materials at room temperature

Physics World

An axial Higgs mode has been spotted within the collective quantum excitations of a solid material. Kenneth Burch at Boston College and colleagues in the US and China, discovered the quasiparticle cousin of the Higgs boson in a relatively simple tabletop experiment carried out at room temperature.

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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.

Bees’ ‘waggle dance’ may revolutionize how robots talk to each other in disaster zones

Frontier Sin

By Conn Hastings, science writer. Image credit: rtbilder / Honeybees use a sophisticated dance to tell their sisters about the location of nearby flowers. This phenomenon forms the inspiration for a form of robot-robot communication that does not rely on digital networks.

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Research fieldwork comes with safety challenges

Environmental News Bits

by Lisa Sheppard, Prairie Research Institute Prairie Research Institute (PRI) researchers and technicians may not know exactly which hazards they’ll face when they conduct fieldwork to study the natural world.

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Lack of Loggers Is Hobbling Arizona Forest-Thinning Projects That Could Have Slowed This Year’s Devastating Wildfires

Inside Climate News

Some areas that would normally hold 60 to 80 trees per acre now hold as many as 2,000, creating an unprecedented amount of fuel for wildfires.

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Magnetic fields can turn medical waste into high-value products

Physics World

Alternating magnetic fields can be used to rapidly convert medical waste, such as plastic syringes, into hydrogen-rich gases and high-quality graphite, scientists in China have found.

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NYSERDA Announces Agreements on Two Sites for Renewable Energy Development

Environment + Energy Leader

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority today announced agreements on two municipally-owned sites for potential renewable energy development. The post NYSERDA Announces Agreements on Two Sites for Renewable Energy Development appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Sea Birds to See in Florida

Ocean Conservancy

“Florida and beaches” are like “peanut butter and jelly”—they just go together, a match made in heaven. Between the soft sand, unique seashells, warm waters and fascinating ocean animals, there are so many things to love about Florida beaches.

Exculpatory Clause Does Not Save Operator From Liability

Energy & the Law

Co-author Trevor Lawhorn. Non-operators under the 1989 Model Form JOA have been hoping to drive a stake through the dark heart of Reeder v. Wood County Energy, LLC. Bachtell Enterprises, LLC v. Ankor E&P Holdings Corp might be a start. The question was whether the Article V.A.

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The Higgs boson discovery revisited

Physics World

Everyone knew something big was coming. Students had camped outside CERN ’s designated seminar hall overnight in the hope of grabbing one of the few unreserved seats. Finally, on the morning of 4 July 2012, the suspense was ended.

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Shell Plans Largest Green Hydrogen Plant in Europe

Environment + Energy Leader

A 200-megawatt electrolyzer facility will be built in the Netherlands. The post Shell Plans Largest Green Hydrogen Plant in Europe appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

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Meet the Real Ocean Animals of SpongeBob SquarePants

Ocean Conservancy

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Well, you know the answer, I hope! The Nickelodeon show SpongeBob SquarePants has been adored by many since it first aired in 1999.

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Rivers can suddenly change course – scientists used 50 years of satellite images to learn where and how it happens

Environmental News Bits

by Vamsi Ganti, University of California Santa Barbara Throughout history, important cities around the world have flourished along river banks. But rivers can also be destructive forces. They routinely flood, and on rare occasions, they can abruptly shift pathways.

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Tracks of my tears: the true meaning of Peter Higgs’ emotion at CERN in 2012

Physics World

Crying eyes Peter Higgs on 4 July 2012. Courtesy: CERN). Nobody who has seen the images will forget Peter Higgs’ watery eyes.

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Maine’s First RNG Dairy Digester Now Under Construction

Environment + Energy Leader

Peaks Renewables, a subsidiary of Summit Utilities focused on investing in technologies to decarbonize thermal energy, broke ground on Maine's first renewable natural gas (RNG) dairy digester on July 6, 2022, in Clinton, Maine.

Good, Better, Best: Reducing Your Transportation Carbon Footprint

Earth 911

This is the first in a series of five articles that help you find ways. The post Good, Better, Best: Reducing Your Transportation Carbon Footprint appeared first on Earth911. Earth Watch EcoTech Travel carbon footprint CO2 driving Emissions transportation transportation-carbon

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Should we protect nature for its own sake? For its economic value? Because it makes us happy? Yes

Environmental News Bits

by Bradley J. Cardinale, Penn State As spring phases into summer in North America, with trees flowering and birds migrating, nature seems abundant.

3D quantum spin liquid discovery gains theoretical support

Physics World

For decades, quantum spin liquids were seen as largely hypothetical, with real-world examples thought to exist only in unusual systems such as quasi-one-dimensional chain-like magnets and a handful of two-dimensional materials.

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FuelCell Energy, TuNur Partnership Increases Green Hydrogen Production

Environment + Energy Leader

A partnership will help increase the production of green hydrogen for Europe and North Africa. The post FuelCell Energy, TuNur Partnership Increases Green Hydrogen Production appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Environmental Management Solar & Renewable Energy

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Once Facing Extinction, Massive Fin Whales Have Returned to Antarctic Waters

Yale E360

After being driven to the brink of extinction, fin whales, the second-largest creatures on Earth, have returned to their ancestral feeding grounds around the Antarctic Peninsula. Read more on E360

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ISTC Technical Assistance Program seeks project partner for USDA composting and food waste reduction grant

Environmental News Bits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (OUAIP) recently released a funding opportunity announcement for their Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) cooperative agreements. Applications are due by September 1, 2022.

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US philanthropic organisations spend over $30bn a year on science

Physics World

Philanthropic funding of science in the US is now on a par with federal research funding. That is according to an analysis of tax returns from non-profit organisations, which finds that philanthropic institutions now spend at least $30bn in total on science each year.

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Improved Biodiversity Data, Standards Needed as Investment Ops Grow

Environment + Energy Leader

As biodiversity becomes more of a business concern, more data is needed to help gauge progress. The post Improved Biodiversity Data, Standards Needed as Investment Ops Grow appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Reporting

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Chilli peppers, coffee, wine: how the climate crisis is causing food shortages

Circle of Blue

Chilli Peppers, Coffee, Wine: How the Climate Crisis is Causing Food Shortages. Blistering heat, stronger storms, droughts, floods and fires are putting food production at risk.This article by The Guardian is published here as part of the global journalism collaboration Covering Climate Now.

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Wild mammals are making a comeback in Europe thanks to conservation efforts

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Our World in Data. By the first half of the 20th century, many of Europe’s mammals had been reduced to just a fraction of their historical levels. Millennia of hunting, exploitation, and habitat loss had forced them into decline. Many had been wiped out completely.

How we know climate change causes extreme weather, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Higgs boson discovery

Physics World

In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, the climatologist Fredi Otto explains why scientists can say with confidence that certain extreme weather events such as floods and heatwaves are more likely to have happened because of climate change.

Lowes Hits Emissions Goal Early, Increases Renewable Energy Use

Environment + Energy Leader

Lowes reveals its progress on emissions and other sustainability efforts from the past year. The post Lowes Hits Emissions Goal Early, Increases Renewable Energy Use appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Environmental Management Supply Chain