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Where’s My Train? Chronic Disinvestment in Transit Leaves Us All Stuck

Union of Concerned Scientists

If you live in an area with public transit, and have found yourself wondering where things went wrong, you’re not alone. Maybe you ride every day but have had to navigate line closures and service changes like in Boston or Washington DC.

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY – RECLAIMING E- WASTE

Cleannovate

E-waste is a mixture of many things. From used computer parts to spent batteries… From used fluorescent bulbs to used … More. Circular Economy

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A Harsh Result From a Lopsided Indemnity Agreement

Energy & the Law

Co-author Brittany Blakey. Wagner v. Exxon Mobil Corporation is an example of the misfortune that can befall the purchaser who assumes the burden of comprehensive, one-sided indemnity obligations. We will disregard evidentiary and other issues in this case and will focus on indemnity.

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Should China Pay Climate Reparations?

Legal Planet

At the international negotiating session in Egypt, demands for climate reparations — “Loss and Damage” in UN lingo — were front and center. The debate was focused on the obligations of developed countries.

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.

More Fossil Natural Gas Won’t Lower High Energy Bills

Union of Concerned Scientists

Today’s high energy prices are the result of recent events and long-term strategies. Reliance on fossil natural gas and the slow adoption of renewable energy contributed to electricity bills in New England in the first nine months of 2022 that are $5 billion higher than the prior year.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY – PROFITABLE CARBON IN SOIL

Cleannovate

With the climate change debate raging on, there’s a lot of talk about carbon. But is carbon all that bad? … More. Circular Economy

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Technology Key to Making Waste Management Sustainable

Environment + Energy Leader

Digital systems can help track and reduce waste, increase recycling, and lower operational costs. The post Technology Key to Making Waste Management Sustainable appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Waste & Recycling

How Should the USDA Spend its Research Budget? (We Have Some Ideas.)

Union of Concerned Scientists

One of the many functions of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to advance cross-cutting, innovative research in, well, agriculture. With a budget of $4.1

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What’s Up With Water – December 6, 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. Large parts of Planet Earth were drier than normal last year, and that is especially true of river basins in southern South America.

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10 Frontiers articles that caught the world’s attention in 2022

Frontiers

By Frontiers’ science writers. Image: Shutterstock.com.

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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.

Rivian Inks Wind Energy Deal to Power Illinois Manufacturing Plant

Environment + Energy Leader

Rivian and Apex Clean Energy have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 50 megawatts (MW) of electricity from the renewable energy company’s proposed Goose Creek Wind farm in Piatt County, Illinois.

NASA's Plan to Make JWST Data Immediately Available Will Hurt Astronomy

Scientific American

By releasing astronomers’ data before they’ve had a chance to analyze the information, NASA will make research less fair and equitable. Space & Physics Astronomy

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Earth911 Podcast: Google’s Mike Werner on Building Circular Economies

Earth 911

Google’s circular economy leader, Mike Werner, explains the many renewable energy, waste reduction, and internal. The post Earth911 Podcast: Google’s Mike Werner on Building Circular Economies appeared first on Earth911.

Scientists find inorganic food additives might make babies more vulnerable to allergies

Frontiers

By Angharad Brewer Gillham, Frontiers science writer. Image/Shutterstock.com.

S&P Global Acquires Shades of Green, Enhancing Sustainability Financing Assessments

Environment + Energy Leader

The deal will also help with climate risk and credit rating transparency. The post S&P Global Acquires Shades of Green, Enhancing Sustainability Financing Assessments appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management

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In a New Book, Annie Proulx Shows Us How to Fall in Love with Wetlands

Inside Climate News

These vital carbon sinks and havens for biodiversity, rarely encountered, are disappearing three times faster than forests. By Kiley Bense In a quiet corner of the oldest botanic garden in North America grows a tree with long, graceful branches and leaves that curl like rust-colored tongues.

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Reflections of the Natural World

Sayornis nigricans By Jim Gain Learn 100 Common Valley Birds is a photo blog series highlighting the 100 most common Valley bird species. Post #15 in the Learn 100 Common Valley Birds series. Species 20/100.)

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The 30 Percent Goal: Is Bigger Always Better for Biodiversity?

Yale E360

The UN biodiversity conference now meeting in Montreal is considering a proposal to commit to putting 30 percent of land and sea under protection by 2030. Some ecologists warn that focusing too much on the size of protected areas risks missing what most needs saving. Read more on E360

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Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Grows, Turns Food Waste to Renewable Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

The group aims to turn waste from manufacturing into renewable natural gas. The post Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Grows, Turns Food Waste to Renewable Energy appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Clean Energy

To Save Whales, Should We Stop Eating Lobster?

Inside Climate News

Whole Foods plans to pull Maine lobster from its shelves amid a debate about its sustainability. By Jackie Flynn Mogensen, Mother Jones This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

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COP15 target to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030 is ‘unrealistic’

New Scientist

Goal to “halt and reverse” biodiversity loss by 2030 – a headline aim of the COP15 biodiversity summit – could take 80 rather than eight years to achieve, say conservationists

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Sign Petition Urging Governor-Elect Shapiro To Prioritize Banning Roading Dumping Of Conventional Drilling Wastewater

PA Environment Daily

The Better Path Coalition is encouraging individuals and groups to sign a petition urging Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro to make banning the road spreading of conventional drilling wastewater a priority in his incoming Administration.

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S&P Global Acquires Shades of Green, Enhancing Sustainability Financing Assessments

Environment + Energy Leader

The deal will also help with climate risk and credit rating transparency. The post S&P Global Acquires Shades of Green, Enhancing Sustainability Financing Assessments appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management

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U.S. Commits $75 Million to Relocate Three Tribes Threatened by Climate Change

Yale E360

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs will grant three tribes $25 million each to relocate homes, schools, and critical infrastructure threatened by sea-level rise, flooding, and erosion. These are the first grants distributed under a program aimed at helping tribes cope with climate change.

Venice may get a temporary respite from rising seas by 2035

New Scientist

High winter sea levels in Venice are linked to warmer sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean, and cooling in that ocean over coming decades should therefore temporarily compensate for the city's sea level rise

Astronomers Grapple with JWST's Discovery of Early Galaxies

Scientific American

Researchers are convinced the James Webb Space Telescope has glimpsed an unexpected population of galaxies in the early universe. Now they’re trying to decide what this means for our understanding of the cosmos. Space & Physics Cosmology

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How Lowe’s Plans to Reach Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

Environment + Energy Leader

Lowe's today announced its goal to reach net-zero emissions across the company's scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The post How Lowe’s Plans to Reach Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Emissions Environmental Management

Who’s My Regulator? An Overview of Which Agencies Regulate Alcohol Beverages

National Law Center

Have you ever noticed that some alcohol beverages have a Nutrition Facts panel and others do not, and have you ever. The post Who’s My Regulator? An Overview of Which Agencies Regulate Alcohol Beverages appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center. Food Labeling Jana Caracciolo

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Atmospheric water harvesting: can we get water out of thin air?

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from Purdue University. Earth’s atmosphere holds six times more fresh water than all of its rivers combined. So is it possible to harvest that water, in areas where people have no other fresh water source?

Los Angeles City Council Moves to End Oil and Gas Drilling

Yale E360

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Friday to ban all new oil and gas drilling within the city and to phase out existing wells over the next 20 years. Read more on E360

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Companies Overlooking Nature Impacts in Race to Net Zero

Environment + Energy Leader

The WBA released its first Nature Benchmark studying how industries are doing with nature and biodiversity impacts. The post Companies Overlooking Nature Impacts in Race to Net Zero appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Emissions Environmental Management Sustainability Reporting

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Agri-Pulse One-Month Free Trial Information

National Law Center

Agri-Pulse One-Month Free Trial Subscription Registrants for the Western Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference will receive a one-month free trial to. The post Agri-Pulse One-Month Free Trial Information appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center. Ag & Food Law Update

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How did so many giant meat-eating dinosaurs co-exist in the Jurassic?

New Scientist

It took a lot of meat to feed even one species of large carnivorous dinosaur, so how did several survive side-by-side in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods without starving? We might finally have the answer

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COP15 EXPECTATIONS FOR CANADA

Enviromental Defense

This blog is co-authored by Aliénor Rougeot, Program Manager, Climate and Energy and Michelle Woodhouse, Program Manager, Water. The federal government must commit to action on tar sands tailings and Line 5 at the biodiversity COP15. Bees are disappearing. Caribou are endangered.

How Lowe’s Plans to Reach Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

Environment + Energy Leader

Lowe's today announced its goal to reach net-zero emissions across the company's scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The post How Lowe’s Plans to Reach Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Emissions Environmental Management