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How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits

Yale E360

For decades, 1960s research for the American Petroleum Institute warning of the risks of burning fossil fuels had been forgotten. But two papers discovered in libraries are now playing a key role in lawsuits aimed at holding oil companies accountable for climate change. Read more on E360

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Serious mistakes found in recent paper by Connolly et al.

Real Climate

Guest post by Mark Richardson who is a Research Scientist in the Aerosol and Clouds Group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. All opinions expressed are his own and do not in any way represent those of NASA, JPL or Caltech.

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How Will DTE’s Long-Term Plan Impact Michigan’s Clean Energy Future?

Union of Concerned Scientists

This month, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is holding a public hearing on DTE Energy’s plans for Michigan’s energy future. DTE’s proposal, known as an integrated resource plan, describes how the utility intends to fulfill its customers’ electricity needs over the next 20 years.

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LawnStarter Ranks States for Waste Management Efforts

Environment + Energy Leader

The rankings list how each state fares on topics such as recycling, food waste, and landfill use. The post LawnStarter Ranks States for Waste Management Efforts appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Waste & Recycling

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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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Amid the Sprawl, a Long Island Prairie Begins a Quiet Comeback

Yale E360

Tucked into quintessential suburbia, the Hempstead Plains Preserve is bringing back the grasslands that once covered a vast area of New York’s Long Island. New research shows that such thoughtfully planted gardens can help restore natural areas and foster urban biodiversity. Read more on E360

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Franklin Templeton Celebrates 75th Anniversary With $75K Donation and Week of Volunteering

3BL Media

SOURCE: Franklin Templeton. DESCRIPTION: The week of November 14 marked Franklin Templeton’s 75th Anniversary and, as a key part of the celebration, the company organized an Impact Week to focus on community service.

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Australia’s Sims Limited Zeroes-In on Metal Recycling And Circular Solutions

Environment + Energy Leader

Each year, Sims Limited diverts millions of tons of secondary materials from landfills. These discarded materials are sorted and then refurbished or recycled to make new products.

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Climate Change and Indian Country

Legal Planet

In light of Native American Heritage Day last Friday, we should also be thinking about the future of the tribes in the era of climate change. Tribes face serious challenges from climate change, but also some potential opportunities. In terms of climate impacts, many tribes are at high risk.

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JetBlue and Fidelis New Energy Sign Agreement for 92 Million Gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

3BL Media

SOURCE: JetBlue Airways. SUMMARY: --Grön Fuels GigaSystem™ to Produce Carbon Negative Sustainable Aviation Fuel Through Diverse Slate of Renewable Feedstocks and the Incorporation of Biomass Energy, Carbon Capture & Storage --.

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Why UCS Supporters Are Pressing EPA to Let California Enforce Its Truck Pollution Rules

Union of Concerned Scientists

California has a longstanding leadership role on transportation pollution, and the Clean Air Act grants the state the right to set strong vehicle emissions standards.

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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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Europe Leads Global Sustainability Ratings

Environment + Energy Leader

European countries scored the highest in the Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index, while the US has work to do in resource efficiency. The post Europe Leads Global Sustainability Ratings appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Lakes Growing Globally as Ice Melts and Reservoirs Expand

Yale E360

Over the last four decades, the area covered by lakes globally has grown by close to 18,000 square miles, an expanse nearly twice the size of Lake Erie. Read more on E360

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Rockwell Automation Honored for Supporting Veterans in Wisconsin

3BL Media

SOURCE: Rockwell Automation. DESCRIPTION: The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has recognized Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) with a Vets Ready Silver Medallion Award.

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This Year’s Danger Season Is Over, but Risks to Farmworkers Remain

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate scientists at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) have dubbed the six-month stretch from May through October “ Danger Season ” because of the confluence of extreme weather—record heat, raging wildfires, severe storms, and flooding—that is putting people at risk around the world.

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Cascades Is Cutting Greenhouse Gases And Using Less Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

Cascades Inc. closely evaluates its operations and processes, all with an eye on ensuring it meets its climate and recycling targets. It has been increasing its use of renewable energy while engaging its supply chain.

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UK, Germany, France on Pace for Their Hottest Year on Record

Yale E360

Following a summer marked by devastating heat waves, the UK, Germany, and France are on track for their hottest year on record, weather officials say. Read more on E360

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KeyBank Supports TECH CORPS Hackathon in Cleveland

3BL Media

SOURCE: KeyBank. DESCRIPTION: Eight Northeast Ohio high school students earned first place at the 2022 TECH CORPS Hackathon sponsored by KeyBank and CoverMyMeds. More than 75 high school students participated in the statewide competition held in Cleveland on November 12.

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California Lawmakers Put Fossil Fuel Companies in the Hot Seat

Union of Concerned Scientists

On November 29, the California Energy Commission will hold a public hearing to question oil executives and experts about why gasoline prices have spiked in California in recent months despite drops in the price of crude oil and gasoline nationally.

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EU Adds Maritime Shipping to Carbon Market Rules

Environment + Energy Leader

Ship operators would have to buy credits to cover 100% of their emissions in Europe starting in 2026. The post EU Adds Maritime Shipping to Carbon Market Rules appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Emissions Environmental Management Sustainable Transportation

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Federal Water Tap, November 28: EPA Determines Pennsylvania Will Not Met Chesapeake Bay Pollution-Reduction Goal

Circle of Blue

The Rundown. Because Pennsylvania will miss a 2025 deadline for Chesapeake Bay improvements, the EPA will continue stricter oversight of the state’s polluters. The DHHS office that oversees water and energy bill assistance will collect demographic data on grant recipients.

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On the Road to Breaking the Energy Curve

3BL Media

A key building block for a Net Zero future. SOURCE: Ericsson. DESCRIPTION: Network energy performance. 5G has been deployed globally in over 200 live networks. As we move towards 2025, Ericsson believes it is possible to scale up 5G, while simultaneously reducing total network energy consumption.

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Covid Lockdowns Helped Fuel a Methane Surge, Study Finds

Yale E360

When pandemic-related lockdowns grounded planes and brought car traffic to a near standstill in early 2020, transport emissions plummeted, leading to a drop in levels of a short-lived gas that scrubs methane from the atmosphere. The slump in traffic helped fuel a spike in methane, a new study finds.

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INEOS to Receive LNG from Sempra’s Texas Development

Environment + Energy Leader

It is among several large supply deals as the first phase of the Port Arthur project looks to get off the ground. The post INEOS to Receive LNG from Sempra’s Texas Development appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Energy Procurement Sustainable Supply Chain

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BOKASHI – A $HORTCUT TO PRODUCING MORE ORGANIC FOOD

Cleannovate

Composting is breakdown of organic waste into a substance able to feed our crops. In nature, this process may take … More. Circular Economy

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Bath & Body Works Appoints Global Personal Care and Beauty Industry Veteran Gina Boswell as Chief Executive Officer

3BL Media

Boswell Brings 30+ Years of Experience Across Global Brands. SOURCE: Bath & Body Works. DESCRIPTION: COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 30, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Bath & Body Works, Inc.

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Realizing Equitable Outcomes in Climate Action Plan Implementation

Legal Planet

As my colleagues Katie Segal , Ted Lamm , and Ross Zelen have described, our team at CLEE released an analysis earlier this month detailing how San Francisco can fund implementation of its Climate Action Plan.

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The Home Depot Purchases 100 MW of Energy from Texas Solar Farm

Environment + Energy Leader

The Home Depot announced that 100 MW of solar energy purchased from National Grid Renewables at its solar and storage project in Denton County, Texas. The post The Home Depot Purchases 100 MW of Energy from Texas Solar Farm appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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RICE WASTE – ONE BY-PRODUCT, MANY USES

Cleannovate

Wastes are not really wastes. They are raw materials useful in other areas. We see this by the way we … More. Circular Economy

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Tracing Pathogens To Improve Global Health at the Intersection of Computation and Biology

3BL Media

SOURCE: AMD. DESCRIPTION: The AMD High Performance Compute (HPC) Fund puts more computational power in the hands of those conducting groundbreaking research to accelerate solutions to the world’s toughest challenges.

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Subnational Solutions to Deforestation on Display at COP27

Legal Planet

The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force ( GCF Task Force ) participated in the 27 th Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt during the second week of the conference (November 14-18, 2022).

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Corporate Solar Adoption Rates Soar

Environment + Energy Leader

The report, which tracks and analyzes commercial solar adoption, named Meta, Amazon, Apple, Walmart, and Microsoft as the top five corporate solar users in America. The post Corporate Solar Adoption Rates Soar appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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TITANIUM – BEYOND MINING, WHY NOT BUILD AN INDUSTRY?

Cleannovate

When Base Titanium – the Australian mining company – set up shop in Kwale County, Kenya, it all looked rosy … More. Metals

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One Acre Fund: How a Mobile App Prepares Smallholder Farmers for a Successful Harvest

3BL Media

By Sue-Lynn Hinson. SOURCE: Cisco Systems Inc. DESCRIPTION: The Transformational Tech series highlights Cisco’s nonprofit grant recipients that use technology to help transform the lives of individuals and communities.

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Our Environmental Statutes Are Broken

Law and Environment

Last week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a writ of mandamus to the Center for Biological Diversity, imposing a deadline on EPA to issue an “effects determination” concerning the potential impacts of the pesticide cyantraniliprole.

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BloombergNEF Outlines Energy Transition Net-Zero Scenarios

Environment + Energy Leader

The report outlines pathways that include decarbonizing the power sector and transportation. The post BloombergNEF Outlines Energy Transition Net-Zero Scenarios appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.