Fri.Feb 03, 2023

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Green Skies Ahead: The Rise of Sustainable Aviation

Environment + Energy Leader

The aviation market is expected to grow significantly in the coming decades. By 2038, global air transport is forecast to support 143 million jobs and contribute $6.3 trillion to the global economy. Leading the charge is the rise of sustainable aviation.

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What Can We Learn From the EU Battery Law? 

Union of Concerned Scientists

Last December, the European Union (EU) agreed on a comprehensive battery policy that aims to make electric vehicles (EVs) more sustainable. Included in the regulation are requirements for mineral sourcing, life cycle emissions, information sharing, and recycling.

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Academic Institutions Achieving LEED Certification

Environment + Energy Leader

Currently, 163 Institutions of Higher Education are members of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization that was founded in 1993 with the goal of promoting sustainability in the built environment.

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Biden’s silent climate victory lap

Legal Planet

Photo by: Gage Skidmore (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Well, we finally got a real “Infrastructure Week.” President Biden has been traveling from Baltimore to New York to Kentucky, touting his major legislative achievements in front of trains, tunnels and bridges.

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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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Boosting Recycling Rates: The Power of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

Environment + Energy Leader

Under EPR policy, companies that produce packaging materials are obligated to fund local recycling programs through fees, reducing the financial burden on local governments and taxpayers.

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Save The Date: Choose Clean Water Conference May 23-24 In Harrisburg

PA Environment Daily

Mark your calendars! The 2023 Choose Clean Water Conference is set for May 23-24 in Harrisburg at the Hilton Hotel.

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Friday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips - 2.3.23

PA Environment Daily

Are You Telling Your Story? Senate returns to voting session Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 6, 7, 8 -- Committee Schedule -- March 7-- Governor’s Budget Address House returns to voting session Feb.

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Wärtsilä Tapped to Supply Equipment for 190MW Texas Power Plant

Environment + Energy Leader

Wärtsilä will supply generating equipment for a new power plant to be built in Texas, USA. The approximate 190 megawatt plant will provide wholesale power to the Texas power grid. The post Wärtsilä Tapped to Supply Equipment for 190MW Texas Power Plant appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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PA Environmental Council In Case You Missed It In January Now Available

PA Environment Daily

The In Case You Missed It In January is now available from the PA Environmental Council featuring articles on-- -- Gov.

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Planting Trees Could Decrease Heat-Related Deaths According New Study

Environment + Energy Leader

Higher temperatures in European cities have been linked to one-third of premature deaths during the summer of 2015. The study, published in The Lancet, shows that increasing tree cover in urban areas could decrease this number by as much as 30%.

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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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Climate change trauma has real impacts on cognition and the brain, wildfire survivors study shows

Environmental News Bits

by Jyoti Mishra, University of California, San Diego The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.

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Academic Institutions Achieving LEED Certification

Environment + Energy Leader

Currently, 163 Institutions of Higher Education are members of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization that was founded in 1993 with the goal of promoting sustainability in the built environment.

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Earth911 Podcast: Author Justin Bean on What Could Go Right To Accelerate Climate Progress

Earth 911

How we think and feel about the climate response, whether optimistic, pessimistic, cynical, or pragmatic, The post Earth911 Podcast: Author Justin Bean on What Could Go Right To Accelerate Climate Progress appeared first on Earth911.

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Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation Goes The ‘Extra Mile’ To Reduce CO2, Waste, And Water

Environment + Energy Leader

Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation is reducing CO2, water, and waste while also building solar power generation facilities at its maintenance depots and train stations. The post Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation Goes The ‘Extra Mile’ To Reduce CO2, Waste, And Water appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Book review: Solar Politics, by Oxana Timofeeva

A Greener Life

By Jeremy Williams In his book The Switch , Chris Goodall argues that solar technologies will eventually power the world. It’s harder to imagine in Britain than in other places, but if it did, what would the implications be?

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DOL Finalizes New Regulations –Retirement Plan Fiduciaries May—But Are Not Required To –Take Into Account Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors When Making Investment Decisions and Exercising Shareholder Rights

The Energy Law Blog

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Shawnee National Park?

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in the Illinois Times. A grassroots proposal fueled by opponents of logging and other concerns is gaining traction to transform the 289,000-acre Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois into a national park and the nation’s first climate preserve.

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Meet the World’s Smallest Wild Dog

PBS Nature

The post Meet the World’s Smallest Wild Dog appeared first on Nature. Uncategorized dogs dogs in the wild fennec fox fox season 41

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Highlighting Biodiversity: Finding Frogs in the New Jersey Pine Barrens

Academy of Natural Sciences

As the Academy celebrates biodiversity — the remarkable, beautiful tapestry of life on Earth — this year, we are delving into some of the fascinating locations our scientists have visited in the region and across the globe to study and help protect our planet’s phenomenally diverse and incredible species.

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Deloitte 2023 CxOSustainability Report

Environmental News Bits

Download the report. Deloitte’s survey of more than 2,000 CxOs across 24 countries finds that the majority of CxOs remain optimistic the world will take sufficient steps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and feel a sense of urgency to take action.

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Mystery Portrait May Be a Raphael, Artificial Intelligence Suggests

Scientific American

A mysterious portrait of the Virgin Mary and Jesus may have been painted by the master Raphael, facial recognition finds. But many art historians reject the claim Arts Technology Artificial Intelligence

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Prairie Research Institute and The Grainger College of Engineering establish a joint initiative on sustainability engineering

Environmental News Bits

By Tiffany Jolley (Prairie Research Institute) and Kim Gudeman (Grainger College of Engineering) The Prairie Research Institute (PRI) and The Grainger College of Engineering are embarking on a new partnership to create a Joint Initiative on Sustainability Engineering beginning in Spring 2023.

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A Secret Weapon in Preventing the Next Pandemic: Fruit Bats

Scientific American

New research links bat habitat destruction with the spillover of their viruses to humans Environment Public Health

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YUCATAN BIRD WALLPAPERS #49 – Rufous-browed Peppershrike

Reflections of the Natural World

Rufous-browed Peppershrike – Vireón Cejas Canela IMAGE DETAILSLocation: Carrt. El Tajo, Yucatán, MéxicoDate: 2022-1-10Camera: Canon EOS R5Lens: Canon RF 100-500mmFocal Length: 500 mmAperture: f/7.1Exposure Time: 0.001s (1/1000)ISO: 2000 Click the image below to open it full-sized from my SmugMug Gallery.

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Webinar: Economic, ecological, and performance research of co-located pollinator plants at photovoltaic sites

Environmental News Bits

Feb 23, 2023 11am-noon, CSTRegister here. The University of Illinois Chicago is working with Argonne National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the University of Ilinois Urbana Champaign, and Stantec on the Department of Energy funded project: Pollinator Habitat Aligned with Solar Energy.

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University Of Pittsburgh Hosts Feb. 6 Webinar: Reaping What We Spill, Leak And Spew

PA Environment Daily

The University of Pittsburgh is hosting a webinar on February 6 on Reaping What We Spill, Leak and Spew from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. There is no doubt that humans impact the health of the environment and that the environment, in turn, impacts human health.

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From open access to openly accessible

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Research Information. For an increasing number of publishers and societies, how to thrive in an open access world has become a critical strategy discussion in recent years. Change is now inevitable, and the benefits are more widely understood, with the pandemic making clear the real-world impact that rapid and open … Continue reading From open access to openly accessible Diversity, equity, and inclusion Scientific publishing

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Smart cladding could control whether buildings retain or emit heat

New Scientist

A new material changes its infrared colour when a small electric current is applied, raising the possibility of buildings that store or release heat depending on outside temperatures

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Breaking down barriers to data sharing

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Research Information. Access to an open pool of existing third-party datasets offers many benefits alongside the obvious opportunities to reduce the cost of research projects: access to additional shared data can increase the depth and scope of what is possible within any individual study; financial barriers are reduced and accessibility … Continue reading Breaking down barriers to data sharing Data science Scientific publishing

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US megadrought has led to more air pollution from power plants

New Scientist

The ongoing drought in the western US depleted reservoirs and reduced hydropower generation. Fossil fuel power plants filled the gap but that has led to increased air pollution

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Sharing the burden of carbon dioxide removal

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Carbon dioxide removal is key to meeting the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. A new study analyzes what fair and equitable burden-sharing means for nature-based carbon dioxide removal in developing countries. Carbon dioxide removal Climate justice Publications

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DEP Posts 66 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Feb. 4 PA Bulletin

PA Environment Daily

Highlights of the environmental and energy notices in the February 4 PA Bulletin -- -- February 14 Environmental Quality Board canceled. Next regular meeting March 15. -- Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Jan. 28 to Feb.

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‘This is a holistic approach’: Danone unveils details behind its industry-first methane reduction program

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Dairy Reporter. The dairy giant’s director of sustainability spoke of the ‘important precedent’ its initiative has set – and how it’s planning to enact it. Agriculture Food and beverage manufacturing Greenhouse gas reduction

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PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - Feb. 4

PA Environment Daily

The following DEP notices were published in the February 4 PA Bulletin related to oil and gas industry facilities. Many of the notices offer the opportunity for public comments.

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California’s flooding reveals we’re still building cities for the climate of the past

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from NPR. Heavy storms have flooded roads and intersections across California and forced thousands to evacuate over the last few weeks. Much of the water isn’t coming from overflowing rivers. Instead, rainfall is simply overwhelming the infrastructure designed to drain the water and keep people safe from flooding.

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