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How Climate Change Influences Temperatures in 1,000 Cities Around the World

Inside Climate News

A new tool can tell you how big an impact climate change had on the temperature in those cities on any given day, plus postcards from the apocalypse, multilingual storm warnings and a plastics curriculum for school kids.

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Cultural Heritage Loss and Damage Goes Ignored. This Needs to Change at COP27.

Union of Concerned Scientists

Losses and damages caused by climate change to intangible cultural heritage such as Indigenous and local knowledge, and traditional agricultural practices have been vastly underestimated in discussions of Paris Agreement implementation. This needs to change.

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Slow to Start, Federal Water Bill Assistance Program Ramps Up

Circle of Blue

New program encounters many hurdles. A Detroit resident displays a past-due water bill. Photo © J. Carl Ganter/Circle of Blue. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue – November 3, 2022. It wasn’t expected to be quick and easy.

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California Communities Built for Resilience with Microgrid, Battery Storage

Environment + Energy Leader

The homes are designed to be all-electric with the hopes of providing insight to sustainable construction. The post California Communities Built for Resilience with Microgrid, Battery Storage appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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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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Native Guardians: Canada’s First Nations Move to Protect Their Lands

Yale E360

Faced with mounting impacts from warming and a push for resource development, Indigenous communities in northern Canada are setting aside vast areas for protection. They are also partnering with scientists on research that can help conserve their lands and their way of life. Read more on E360

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New Analysis Shows Truck Manufacturers’ Scare Tactic Just a Bunch of Hot Air

Union of Concerned Scientists

I’ve written previously about how the truck industry is fighting regulations at the state and federal level with everything they’ve got. One of the scare tactics truck manufacturers have been pushing is the old industry canard of job-killing regulations.

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Accenture: Most Companies Will Miss Net Zero Goals

Environment + Energy Leader

While more than one-third (34%) of the world’s largest companies are now committed to Net Zero, nearly all (93%) will fail to achieve their goals if they don’t at least double the pace of emissions reduction by 2030.

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How Digital Technology Is Helping Decode the Sounds of Nature

Yale E360

Digital technology is enabling scientists to detect and interpret the sounds of species as diverse as honeybees, peacocks, and elephants. In an e360 interview, geographer Karen Bakker discusses the surprising and complex ways that animals and plants use sound to communicate. Read more on E360

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For Millions of Families, Electricity Disconnects Are a Matter of Life and Death

Union of Concerned Scientists

Originally published in The Hill. One in six U.S. families currently has overdue utility bills. When people are unable to pay, many electric and gas utilities have the option to disconnect their services. That means more than 20 million families are at risk of losing vital power for their homes.

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CNH Industrial Named a “Green Master” for Ninth Consecutive Year

3BL Media

SOURCE: CNH Industrial. DESCRIPTION: November 1, 2022 /3BL Media/ - For the ninth consecutive year, CNH Industrial has been named a “Green Master” by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC).

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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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Saks and TerraCycle Announce Beauty Recycling Program

Environment + Energy Leader

The new program introduces a new solution for customers to recycle empty beauty containers through Saks.com and at Saks Fifth Avenue stores across the US. The post Saks and TerraCycle Announce Beauty Recycling Program appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Costume Ideas for a Changing Planet

Legal Planet

Children will be roaming the streets tonight dressed as Superheroes, Princesses, and Evil Villains. But really, these invented figures can’t hold a candle to the ones in our future. Here are some possibilities: Cruela de Coal. This is an easy make-over for the Disney costume.

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Drought, Fire, Insects Destroyed Nearly a Third of Southern Sierra Nevada Forest in Last Decade

Yale E360

In just 10 years, fires, drought, and insect infestations have devastated close to a third of forests in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, a new study finds. Read more on E360

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KeyBank Joins Innovative Funding Pool Enabling Low-Income Colorado Homeowners In Mobile Home Parks To Capitalize On 2020 Community Purchase Law

3BL Media

SOURCE: KeyBank. DESCRIPTION: Nine organizations have come together to create a financing vehicle that positions homeowners in Colorado manufactured home communities to successfully purchase their neighborhoods when they come up for sale.

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Epic Cleantec Applies Greywater Reuse System to San Francisco Property

Environment + Energy Leader

Fifteen Fifty – the luxury residential building in San Francisco by Related California — is host to the city’s first approved and operational onsite greywater reuse system. The post Epic Cleantec Applies Greywater Reuse System to San Francisco Property appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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The Supreme Court’s Earliest Pollution Cases

Legal Planet

Well over a century ago, the Supreme Court ruled that it had that power to remedy interstate water pollution. That was in 1901. Six years later, the Court decided its first air pollution case.

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What’s Up With Water – November 1, 2022

Circle of Blue

Transcript. In Europe, new threats of pollution to waterways have compelled government officials to take action. The European Union’s executive branch proposed stricter pollution limits for rivers, lakes, and groundwater, along with stronger controls for handling wastewater.

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Cummins To Start U.S. Electrolyzer Production To Help Drive Green Hydrogen Economy

3BL Media

SOURCE: Cummins Inc. DESCRIPTION: Global Power Leader Cummins Inc. will begin producing electrolyzers in the United States, underscoring the company’s continued dedication to advancing the nation’s green hydrogen economy. An electrolyzer separates water into oxygen and hydrogen.

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Boise Area Continues to Divert Hard-to-Recycle Plastics from Landfills

Environment + Energy Leader

This follows a demonstration project that began in July 2021 to collect plastic waste from the community through the Hefty EnergyBag program and convert the materials into ByBlocks.

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These 5 Communities’ Resilience Helped Them Withstand Danger Season 2022

Union of Concerned Scientists

At the start of May of this year, in anticipation of summer’s heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, floods, and deepening droughts, my colleagues and I started characterizing summer in the United States as “ Danger Season.” Climate change unquestionably delivered on its Danger Season promises this year, pushing the planet’s usual summer heat waves, hurricanes, and other climate hazards into new and dangerous territory.

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Blue Whales Swallowing 95 Pounds of Plastic Daily, Scientists Estimate

Yale E360

Blue whales, the largest creatures on Earth, are ingesting 10 million pieces of microplastic daily, scientists estimate. Read more on E360

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Regions' Tara Plimpton Recognized for DEI Leadership

3BL Media

The bank’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary was honored in Corporate Counsel’s 2022 Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards. SOURCE: Regions Bank. DESCRIPTION: By Candace Higginbotham.

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Viejas Tribe Energy Storage Project Enhances California’s Energy Transition

Environment + Energy Leader

The system is part of a state program to increase long-duration energy storage. The post Viejas Tribe Energy Storage Project Enhances California’s Energy Transition appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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SELLING FRUIT TREE SEEDLINGS

Cleannovate

Trees better our world. But what if we are to give them a sweet twist… That’s what fruit trees do. … More. Circular Economy Soil, Food and Health

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U.S. Communities of Color Breathing Higher Levels of Toxic Metal Pollution, Study Finds

Yale E360

Not only do U.S. communities of color breathe more fine particulate pollution, they also breathe a form of particulate pollution that is richer in toxic, cancer-causing metals, new research finds. Read more on E360

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Quest Donates 60 Laptops To Support Choose Healthy Life Community Health Workforce

3BL Media

SOURCE: Quest Diagnostics. DESCRIPTION: Choose Healthy Life (CHL) is a sustainable, scalable, and transferable approach to addressing public health disparities and inequities in the Black community by establishing a health workforce in the Black church.

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Walmart, Sierra Club Settle With Dominion Regarding Virginia Wind Project

Environment + Energy Leader

The utility hopes the deal will keep the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind development on track. The post Walmart, Sierra Club Settle With Dominion Regarding Virginia Wind Project appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Compliance Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy Utilities

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THE PROFITABLE WORLD OF BIODIE$EL

Cleannovate

I’ve always wondered whether we can find profitable use for used cooking oil… The type that has remained after deep … More. Circular Economy

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Federal Water Tap, October 31: Reclamation to Chart Course for Limiting Future Colorado River Releases

Circle of Blue

The Rundown. The Bureau of Reclamation begins paperwork to would allow for less water to be released from lakes Mead and Powell. The EPA publishes a plan for improving sewage lagoons. Government, state, and industry officials discuss low Mississippi River water levels.

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FedEx, One Tree Planted, and Memphis City Beautiful Urban Tree Planting

3BL Media

FEDEX AND ONE TREE PLANTED ANNOUNCE NATIONAL URBAN FORESTRY INITIATIVE STARTING WITH A TREE PLANTING EVENT IN MEMPHIS. SOURCE: FedEx Corporation. DESCRIPTION: MEMPHIS, Tenn.,

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Long-Term Strategies, Corporate Emissions Reductions Needed to Reach Net Zero

Environment + Energy Leader

A report from EcoAct studies how the largest businesses across industries are doing regarding their emissions reductions targets. The post Long-Term Strategies, Corporate Emissions Reductions Needed to Reach Net Zero appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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CHARCOAL: THE OTHER ENERGETIC $IDE (II)

Cleannovate

Biochar is not your normal charcoal. It’s mostly used as an amendment for deficient soils. It boosts the soil with … More. Circular Economy Environment & Energy Soil, Food and Health

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Unforced variations: Nov 2022

Real Climate

This month’s open thread. Anyone read Greta Thunberg’s book ? or have an opinion about soup ? Be substantive, be polite, be talking about climate. The post Unforced variations: Nov 2022 first appeared on RealClimate. Climate Science Open thread greta thunberg

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Tech-Centric Teaching: STEM Lessons Encourage Differentiated Learning

3BL Media

From novice to expert techie, 4 cross-curriculum lessons for diverse learners. SOURCE: Verizon. DESCRIPTION: By: Erin Schoen Marsh. It’s no secret that students seize the opportunity to use technology in the classroom. But for educators, the appeal of tech-based learning is a little different.

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Scientists Ask COP27 Marketing Firm to Drop Fossil Fuel Clients

Environment + Energy Leader

More than 400 scientists sent a letter to communications company Hill+Knowlton Strategies ahead of the UN climate summit. The post Scientists Ask COP27 Marketing Firm to Drop Fossil Fuel Clients appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Emissions Environmental Management