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‘As You Sow’ Files Climate-Focused Resolutions with Goldman Sachs, Citigroup,

Shareholder advocate As You Sow, along with several investors, recently filed climate-focused resolutions with a large segment of the U.S. banking industry, including JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and Citigroup. As You Sow is joined by investors such as Mercy Investment Services, Arjuna Capital, Boston Trust Walden, Presbyterian Church USA, and Boston…

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Nestlé’s Largest Investment in Renewable Energy is New Texas Solar

Nestlé has announced it will be the sole tax equity investor for the 250 MWac Taygete I Energy Project located in Pecos County, Texas. The post Nestlé’s Largest Investment in Renewable Energy is New Texas Solar Project appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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100% of Keurig Dr Pepper K-Cup Pods are Now Recyclable

Keurig Dr Pepper has just announced that all of the K-Cup pods the company produces are now recyclable.    The post 100% of Keurig Dr Pepper K-Cup Pods are Now Recyclable appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Veolia North America Launches Recycling Program for Wind Turbines

Veolia North America (VNA) will now recycle blades removed from its US-based onshore turbines during upgrades and repowering efforts. The post Veolia North America Launches Recycling Program for Wind Turbines appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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CDP Sees 45% Increase in Number of Companies on its

Over 300 companies including AstraZeneca, Danone, Firmenich, HP Inc, KAO Corporation, Klabin S/A, Mars, Symrise AG, and Mitsubishi Electric have today been named on this year’s “A List” by environmental non-profit CDP. The post CDP Sees 45% Increase in Number of Companies on its ‘A List’ for Environmental Action appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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E+E Leader Announces Call for Submissions for Product and Project

Environment + Energy Leader announces its call for submissions for the ninth annual E+E Awards. It’s time to start putting together your winning submission. The Early Bird deadline is December 31, with a final deadline of February 19, 2021. The post E+E Leader Announces Call for Submissions for Product and…

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Now Under Construction: Rhode Island’s Largest Single Rooftop Solar Project

Construction has begun on a 6.76 MWdc rooftop solar power system in Rhode Island.  The post Now Under Construction: Rhode Island’s Largest Single Rooftop Solar Project appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Southern California Edison Signs Contracts for 590 MW of Battery

Southern California Edison has signed long-term contracts for four projects totaling 590 megawatts of battery energy storage resources. The post Southern California Edison Signs Contracts for 590 MW of Battery Energy Storage appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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From the Editor: Congrats to the 2020 E+E 100 Honorees!

Environment + Energy Leader is excited to announce this year’s list of E+E Honorees. The E+E 100 is a list of the people who have broken new ground or advanced best practices to help their companies — or the industry as a whole — advance best practices and achieve great…

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Manhattan’s ‘Most Sustainable Condominium’ Building Unveiled

Roe Corporation, a privately held real estate company, today announced the launch of sales for what is believed to be the most sustainable condominium building ever built in New York City. The post Manhattan’s ‘Most Sustainable Condominium’ Building Unveiled appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Celebrate diwali in a new way- eco friendly diwali

Disclosure: This article may contain affiliate links. If you buy a product through our link we will get commission for it. Diwali, the festival of lights, enjoyment and happiness is celebrated every year with extreme joy and enthusiasm in India. We celebrate the festival by worshipping goddess Lakshmi and decorating our…

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What are Carbon footprint? (Third reduction strategy will amaze you)

 Today’s generation is quite aware of the term GREENHOUSE EFFECT. Greenhouse effect is associated with the temperature on the earth. As we know there are certain gases known as greenhouse gases responsible for trapping the sun’s radiation and escalating the temperature over the planet.We can say most of our activities…

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An approach towards sustainable living: green building

 Developing infrastructure has always been a dominant part in driving an economy towards the positive side. It can include developing residential areas, schools, public places and tourist spots. But developing such infrastructure should be decided based on economic parameters only?Worm eye view of high rise buildingWe know that each and…

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What are the mysteries in the layers of Earth?

 Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we recommended.The Earth’s interior is as fascinating and mysterious as the universe. There are lots of facts that need to be revealed, lots of knowledge has to…

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Fires and Floods, Holiday Version

The Lancet’s Countdown on Health and Climate Change for 2020 offers a pretty sobering assessment of the impacts of climate change.  As I noted the last time I posted about one of these reports, it’s important to remember that, while flooding and sea level rise get much of the attention,…

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Who Gets To Decide What is a Major Source That

The recent decision by the 8th Circuit that the Coyote Creek Mining Company did not require a major source permit under the Clean Air Act is both fascinating and important.  The question on the merits was whether CCMC had to include its fugitive emissions in determining its potential to emit. …

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What Uses of PFAS Are “Essential”

Last week, Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts released a study titled “The high persistence of PFAS is sufficient for their management as a chemical class.”  The title is one of the two big takeaways from the article.  The other is that: We argue that this high persistence is sufficient concern…

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Miami Beach Plans an Underwater Park — I Say, Just

According to ClimateWire (subscription required), Miami Beach is planning an underwater park just off the coast.  Not that I would ever be snarky, but given how often parts of Miami Beach are now under water during high tides, even in the absence of extreme weather, I think that they could…

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The 4th Circuit Stays Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Earlier this week, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.  The Court did so with a two-sentence order stating that an opinion would follow.  The order was issued hours after oral argument.  Why the hurry? It could be that, as reported by Bloomberg (subscription…

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It’s Going to Take a While to Get to Net

Since I noted earlier this week the announcement by ConocoPhillips that its “ambition” is to reach net-zero carbon for its own operations by 2045-2055, it seemed appropriate also to note that BLM has now approved the Willow Master Development Plan, which will authorize ConocoPhillips to produce almost 600 million barrels…

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Major report warns health impacts of climate change putting lives

A major new report warns the conservative Liberal-National government’s failure to address the growing health impacts of climate change is putting Australian lives at risk. Writing in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA), health experts say Australia is falling behind comparable countries because it has no national plan to tackle…

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UN chief urges it’s time to make peace with nature

In a passionate, uncompromising speech at Columbia University in New York the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has described the fight against the climate crisis as the top priority for the 21st Century. Mr Guterres began with a litany of the many ways in which nature is reacting, with “growing…

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UK government okays country’s largest battery storage project

The United Kingdom’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has given the green light to the country’s and Europe’s biggest ever battery storage project. Scotland-based energy company InterGen has gained planning permission for a 320MW/640MWh lithium-ion battery site at DP World London Gateway, a new port and logistics…

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UN climate summit president thanks Australian states, but not Lib-Nat

The British president of the next major United Nations climate change summit has pointedly thanked Australia’s states and territories for backing a goal of net zero emissions by 2050. At the same time, he urged unnamed others, including the Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government, to join them. The Guardian reports…

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Pacific leaders condemn Australia’s climate target as ‘one of the

Pacific Island leaders have written an open letter urging Australia’s conservative Liberal-National Prime Minister Scott Morrison to take stronger action on climate change, warning Australia is failing to take enough leadership initiative in addressing the global challenge.  A total of 15 Pacific leaders, including former prime ministers and presidents, condemned…

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Poll reveals 75% of Australians back target of net zero

According to the latest Guardian Essential poll, public support for action on climate change is higher now than it was at the peak of last summer’s catastrophic bushfires, which shows a strong majority supporting a net zero target by 2050. The latest survey of 1034 voters has 81 per cent…

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All you need to know about air sampling (basic processes)

Air pollution is an extreme issue nowadays particularly in urban areas. It has many devastating effects on human health and nature. Air sampling is a process by which the known volume of air is collected through various methods. The air can be collected for analysis of different size particles.Things to be…

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What is the mystery behind mass extinction and what are

Have you ever thought about the extinction of Dinosaurs from the Earth? DinosaurWe have seen many Dinos in the movie and cartoons but did we really see it? There is a long long story for the extinction of Dinosaurs. Let us begin with the general term known as “Mass extinction”.What is…

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Flood: facts, causes and effects

Floods have become a severe problem nowadays due to many factors. Every year, many parts of Globe are suffering from the problem of flooding. It is responsible for many life losses. Between 1998-2017 almost 2 billion people were affected by floods worldwide.What is flood?Flood is a process of over bank…

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Sea level rise: A future challenge

“Do you know why we have white sand in Kutch in Gujarat (India)?” a Professor asked during my Graduation.All the Students started Murmuring and thinking about it. Suddenly a topper, not me said that it is not sand but just salt!Then, the Professor went on explaining certain things and finally…

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Global warming vs climate change: What’s the difference?

Guest post by Saurab Babu. Saurab is a storyteller. He also has a burning passion to help simplify the complex world of environmental sciences. He combines the two passions on his environment blog, Eco-intelligent. ___________________________“Oh my god! It is so cold!” my friend in America remarked during a Skype call…

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How to have fun with wind energy

Have you seen those long wing structures in plains? Have you ever wondered what is it and for what it is used for?Yes! You are right. It is the windmill that is used for utilizing wind energy. Why are we discussing the topic?We all know about the renewable and non-renewable…

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An insight into municipal wastewater treatment processes

Wastewater treatment processes are becoming a prerequisite procedure nowadays, as the world is suffering from the problem of available water resources. Today we are facing the problem of shortage of water because of water pollution. Trash from household activities and industrial waste are often released into the streams. Such waste is…

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Mid oceanic ridge and associated features

Mid Oceanic Ridge is the longest and uninterrupted feature on Earth’s surface. But what is Mid Oceanic Ridge? How does it form? What are the forces responsible for its formation? Advertisement:Brief about Plate boundariesTo understand Mid Oceanic Ridge, initially plate boundaries need to be understood. Plate boundaries are simply the boundaries…

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All you need to know about Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy is an alternative of fossil fuels. The word “Geothermal” consists of two words Geo which means Earth and thermal means the heat energy. Thus, the conversion of natural heat of Earth into electrical energy is known as geothermal energy. Useful applications of geothermal energy is possible from the…

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Effects of air pollution ozone holes and photochemical smog

Air pollution has now become a part of our life. We are surrounded by this problem at every stage of life. Effects of air pollution are very crucial. It not only impacts human beings but also affects plants, animals and even the atmosphere. There are many effects of air pollution…

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Did the 5th Circuit Just Make Standing Much More Difficult?

Last week, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a $20M penalty imposed on ExxonMobil for Clean Air Act violations at its Baytown facility, remanding the case for a more particularized review by the District Court regarding whether the plaintiffs have demonstrated that they have standing with respect to all…

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It’s Not Impossible for EPA to Comply with the Good

On Tuesday, Judge John Koeltl ordered EPA to issue a final rule addressing its obligations under the Good Neighbor provisions of the Clean Air Act by no later than March 15, 2021. Two aspects of the decision are worth note. The big issue in the case, once the Judge disposed…

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Governor Jim Justice and the Progress of Man

On Monday, Judge David Faber found Bluestone Coal Corporation liable for 1,904 days of violations of its discharge permit at the Red Fox Surface Mine.  All of the violations related to excessive discharges of selenium.  Bluestone’s defense, rejected for a second time by Judge Faber, was that the existence of…

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Massachusetts Attorney General Strikes Down First Municipal Fossil Fuel Ban

Just over a year ago, the city of Berkeley, California, became the first City in the United States to ban natural gas hookups in new buildings.  The trend of municipalities enacting fossil fuel bans, driven by a desire to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change, has spread across…

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BLM Rescission of the Methane Waste Prevention Rule Has Been

Last week, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers vacated BLM’s rescission of the 2016 methane “Waste Prevention Rule.”  Although Judge Rogers found many flaws in the rescission rule, I think that two are key.  The first is the Court’s rejection, under Chevron, of BLM’s limitation of the definition of “waste” to economic…

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California’s Agreement With Quebec Is Not Preempted — At Least

Last week, Judge William Shubb of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California ruled that the Agreement between California and Quebec to jointly operate a GHG cap-and-trade market did not violate either the Foreign Affairs Doctrine.  Judge Shubb had previously ruled that the Agreement did not violate either the…

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The New NEPA Rules Are Final: Still Giving Regulatory Reform

CEQ has finalized revisions to the NEPA regulations.  I don’t have too much to add to my post on the proposed rule back in January.  NEPA needs reform.  These regulations, however, are not the reform NEPA needs. The rule largely tracks the proposed rule.  It is worth noting, however, that,…

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What is the Burden on States Petitioning EPA Under the

Yesterday, the D.C.. Circuit Court of Appeals granted New York’s petition appealing EPA’s rejection of New York’s request under Section 126 of the Clean Air Act to require emissions reductions from upwind states alleged to be contributing to New York’s noncompliance with the ozone NAAQS.  The Court found that: The…

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Dakota Access Must Shut Down. Is It a Harbinger?

I don’t like to speculate, so I won’t say that July 6, 2020, was the beginning of the end of fossil fuel infrastructure in the United States.  I will say, with apologies to Judith Viorst, that it was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  First came the news…

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Will Evidence of Causality Be Enough to Change EPA’s Mind

There have been numerous studies that support a decrease in the current PM2.5 annual standard of 12 ug/m3.  EPA has nonetheless proposed to retain the current standard on the basis that there is too much uncertainty regarding whether those studies provide a basis for concluding that PM2.5 concentrations below the…

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BP halves dividend as Covid-19 turmoil pushes oil major to

Fossil fuel major BP has cut its dividend for the first time in a decade as the coronavirus crisis prompted chief executive Bernard Looney to accelerate an overhaul of one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. In the first reduction since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, BP…

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Research finds global coal power fell for the first time

The size of the global coal power fleet fell for the first time on record over the first six months of the year, with more generation capacity shutting than starting operation. Global Energy Monitor, a United States research and advocacy group that tracks fossil fuel development, found the closure of…

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Major private equity investors join climate disclosure drive

In a move spearheaded by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) a group of seven leading private equity investors have pledged to actively engage with companies they invest in, to encourage carbon reduction and incorporate climate risk management into decision making. The seven investors have joined forces to create the…

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Bangladesh considers dropping 90% of its planned coal power

Bangladesh’s minister of power, energy and mineral resources, Nasrul Hamid, has surprised energy watchers by saying the country is planning to “review” all but three of 29 planned coal plants. “We are keeping the three coal-fired power plants that are under construction. “At present, we are aiming for 40 to…

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Germany sees record use of green power as demand falls

A record 50.2 per cent of Germany’s power consumption in January to June was met from renewable sources, utility industry association BDEW said, adding that usage dropped by 5.7 per cent year-on-year due to the coronavirus crisis. This was up from 44.1 per cent over the same period last year…

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AEMO plan sees no need for gas in transition to

A new report from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) shows that Australia’s largest grid can rapidly transition to renewable energy, with the modelling showing coal can be rapidly replaced with no need for any new gas-fired generation. The AEMO 2020 Integrated System Plan, released today, shows a clear pathway…

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Lib-Nat government urged by COVID taskforce to support new gas

Australia’s conservative Liberal-National federal government has been urged by its hand-picked coronavirus manufacturing taskforce to underwrite a dramatic expansion of gas supply through tax incentives and financial support for new projects. A presentation on the final report of the National COVID-19 Co-ordination Commission (NCCC) manufacturing taskforce, seen by The Age…

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France to launch ‘railway highways’ in push for greener economy

France’s prime minister has vowed to develop “railway highways” to carry food and other goods that now go by truck, as part of a government push to reduce the country’s carbon footprint. Jean Castex said the “fresh food train” linking the main wholesale market in Paris to the southern city…

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Study says third of global car sales to be electric

According to new analysis just released one third of all new cars sold worldwide could be electric by the end of the decade, bringing the total number of EVs sold in a single year to 31.1 million globally. The accounting giant Deliotte’s latest battery electric vehicle market study increases its…

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Opening phase of China’s green development fund raises US$12 billion

China’s first dedicated environmental fund, which will invest in green projects and business, has already raised US$12.59 billion in its first phase, an environment ministry official said at a briefing today. The National Green Development Fund will mainly be used to invest in national strategic programs such as the green…

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Statement from Julia Levin on Minister Wilkinson approving an impact

Ottawa, Ont. – We congratulate Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson on his decision today to designate the expansion of Coalspur’s Vista Coal Mine for a federal environmental assessment. Thermal coal has no place in the 21st century. It is the dirtiest fossil fuel and is devastating to…

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The climate crisis: learning and taking inspiration from our COVID

Canada needs to abandon its practice of setting and missing distant targets and adopt concrete, detailed, and specific action plans that we rigorously follow and track. The post The climate crisis: learning and taking inspiration from our COVID response appeared first on Environmental Defence.

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NEWS RELEASE: Federal government fails to deliver on promise to

Just months after surprising withdrawal of Teck’s tar sands mine application, government wastes best chance to reconcile project decisions with commitment to become net-zero by 2050 Ottawa, Ont. – Today, the government missed the opportunity to implement a critical tool to achieving our climate targets: a climate test on new…

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Canada’s industrial logging sector is the big climate emitter we

The Canadian boreal forest is an incredible ally in the fight against climate change. In addition to being rich in its diversity of animals and plants, the boreal is also a massive carbon vault, storing twice as much carbon as the entire globe’s recoverable oil reserves. That’s more carbon than…

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A better future for Ontario’s water? Proposed new rules could

Here’s some good news for the thousands of Ontarians who called on the province for years to fix its rules for water bottlers: We could be close to achieving that goal. Earlier this month, the Ontario government released the third-party review of the province’s groundwater sustainability. At the same time,…

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Explaining Hydrogen: Canada’s new emissions free wonder fuel or another

As the demand for hydrogen fuel starts to grow, the federal and Alberta governments are poised to make critical decisions about the future shape of Canada’s role in the emerging hydrogen economy. Will these decisions commit us to large subsidies to a new and unproven fossil fuel technology or jump…

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Ontario’s recovery plan may help developers but it won’t help

Premier Ford’s COVID-19 recovery plan is a big developer’s dream. Passing off a transparent repackaging of developers’ wish list as much-needed help in a state of emergency is irresponsible and potentially damaging.  The plan includes proposed changes to the Environmental Assessment Act which will weaken or entirely remove this important…

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Enjoy the summer sun without damaging your health: A guide

With the sun beating down in the summer, it’s common to lather your skin with sunscreen to prevent burning. But, are you getting burned by toxic chemicals in your sunscreen and misleading labels instead? Just when you thought you were being safe by using sunscreen, you could be exposing yourself…

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Lake Erie algae show no signs of slowing down following

Along with heatwaves, ice cream, and dips in the lake or pool, another summer tradition took place today: the Lake Erie algae bloom forecast. Every year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) use their monitoring and models to predict how severe the Lake Erie algae bloom will be in…

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NOAA’s Lake Erie algal bloom forecast proves that governments need

Environmental groups say the federal and Ontario governments need to step up to the plate to protect the lake  Toronto, Ont. – Today the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced its forecast for the 2020 algal bloom season on Lake Erie. This year’s bloom is predicted to have…

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The discourse of climate denial

Climate denial hasn’t gone away – here’s how to spot arguments for delaying climate action. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The UK and many other rich countries have set ambitious targets for emissions cuts to tackle climate change, and have already made much headway in recent years.…

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Climate Future challenge to discuss solutions to climate change

The University of Liverpool has launched a new Climate Future research challenge to bring together experts from a range of disciplines to discuss the solutions to climate change.  The research project will be spread across the three faculties of science, society and solutions. The science strand will include research on…

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75% of Brits plan to make environmentally-friendly changes

Three-quarters of Brits plan to make changes in their behaviour to help the environment, according to research conducted by personal finance comparison website finder.com.  The research showed that the most common changes that Brits are planning to take will involve reducing their waste in some way. This includes buying products…

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£2m project to improve windfarm efficiency

The University of Hull has collaborated with ORE Catapult and Ørsted for a £2m project to improve the efficiency of wind farms.  The project will involve working to improve wave forecast modelling in the hope that better monitoring of sea conditions will help to drive efficiency in the sector. By…

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Is it too late to stop climate change?

Klaus Dingwerth, professor of political science and Philipp Thaler, assistant professor of energy governance at the University of St. Gallen, write for Environment Journal about whether it is too late to stop the climate crisis.  The next ten years are of central importance for our attempt to fight the global…

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Technology to monitor how trees can mitigate climate change

Vodafone has announced new plans to attach specialist sensors to trees in order to measure tree growth and understand the role that they can play in mitigating climate change.  The partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Forest Research will pilot the use of Internet…

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A lack of trust risks hampering UK-EU environment deal

The House of Lords has warned that a lack of trust and mixed signals from the government risks hampering the UK-EU environment deal. The UK-EU political declaration agreed in October 2019 included commitments not to reduce environmental and climate protection and ensure a ‘level playing field’ of high standards. The…

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20-minute neighbourhoods are ‘gaining traction across government’

The concept of building neighbourhoods where people have everything they need within a 20-minute walk is ‘gaining traction across government’, according to council directors. The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has today launched a new document, which argues that active travel is here to stay,…

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‘Revolutionary’ plans to boost walking and cycling

The Prime Minister has unveiled a new ‘revolutionary plan’ to help get more people walking and cycling across Britain. The 33-point Cycling and Walking Plan focuses on the role that walking and cycling can play in getting the nation moving, as well as the role active travel can play in…

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A new green chance for Brazil

David Feffer, chairman of Suzano, one of Brazil’s privately held business groups, writes for Environment Journal on how the COVID-19 pandemic can provide Brazil with a new economic era that is oriented towards the environment and the fight against global warming. We are living something we never imagined: we changed…

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The Venetian Resort Pilots Surgical Face Mask Recycling Project

The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas launched a pilot project for recycling surgical face masks to keep them out of landfills. This is one of the first recycling programs for PPE in the hospitality industry. The post The Venetian Resort Pilots Surgical Face Mask Recycling Project appeared first on Environment…

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Scientists Develop Smart Tech to Cut Commercial Fleet Emissions in

Computer scientists in the United Kingdom report that they have developed new intelligent vehicle routing technology that can cut vehicle fleet emissions in half. The post Scientists Develop Smart Tech to Cut Commercial Fleet Emissions in Half appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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RBC Becomes First Canadian Bank to Sign Renewable Energy Deal

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) said that the financial institution became the first Canadian bank to sign a long-term power purchase agreement for renewable energy. The deal is expected to provide 39 megawatts from two solar farms under construction in Alberta. The post RBC Becomes First Canadian Bank to Sign…

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Chemical Company BASF Releases Emissions Data for 45,000 Products

BASF plans to share carbon dioxide emissions data for their entire portfolio of around 45,000 products with customers. The global chemical company said that this transparent emissions information should help customers reduce the carbon footprints of their own activities and end products. The post Chemical Company BASF Releases Emissions Data…

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Whirlpool’s Scope 1 and 2 Science-Based Targets Receive Approval

Whirlpool Corporation announced that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved the company’s Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. They are the first appliance manufacturer in North America to join the initiative. The post Whirlpool’s Scope 1 and 2 Science-Based Targets Receive Approval appeared first on…

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The BMW Group Looks to Reduce CO2 for Full Vehicle

The BMW Group released strategies this week for how the company plans to reach key sustainability goals by 2030. New measures include setting targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions for a vehicle’s entire lifecycle. The post The BMW Group Looks to Reduce CO2 for Full Vehicle Lifecycle appeared first on…

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Citi Earmarks $250 Billion to Finance and Facilitate Climate Solutions

Citi today announced its new five-year 2025 Sustainable Progress Strategy to help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. The post Citi Earmarks $250 Billion to Finance and Facilitate Climate Solutions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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How This Texas Ikea Earned LEED Gold Certification

Ikea’s Live Oak, Texas store has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification Gold level from the US Green Building Council. The post How This Texas Ikea Earned LEED Gold Certification appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Moody’s to Use 100% Renewable Energy for its Global Operations,

Moody’s Corporation has established new environmental sustainability commitments and progress milestones, including plans for expanding its carbon neutrality and procuring 100% renewable electricity, as well as target goals for reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The post Moody’s to Use 100% Renewable Energy for its Global Operations, Commits to Offsetting…

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NYC Transit Upgrades Portion of its Fleet to Electric Hybrid

New Flyer and Allison Transmission will deliver 50 Allison electric hybrid equipped buses to the largest transit authority in the US: New York City Transit. The post NYC Transit Upgrades Portion of its Fleet to Electric Hybrid Buses appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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PACE

PACE Ritu Sharma Thu, 07/30/2020 – 09:54 PACE is the platform for global leaders and their organizations to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. PACE provides leaders in the circular economy with the connections, learning, and opportunities to pilot and rapidly scale best practices.  PACE hosts projects that generate…

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The future of organic coffee: Building a network of support

The future of organic coffee: Building a network of support for regenerative agriculture Jean Orlowski Thu, 07/30/2020 – 02:00 Nearly a decade ago, as we took in the lush plant life, clean air and warm sunshine surrounding us during a vacation in Hawaii, my wife, Danielle, and I knew a…

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Electric boilers fuel Diageo’s carbon-neutral whiskey distillery dream

Electric boilers fuel Diageo’s carbon-neutral whiskey distillery dream Jesse Klein Thu, 07/30/2020 – 00:30 Even whiskey is going electric. Distilleries have long been difficult operations to electrify due to the large heat loads it requires to turn grain into one of humanity’s oldest vices, alcohol. But Diageo’s new 72,000-square-foot distillery…

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BMW, Ford, other automakers rev up carbon commitments

BMW, Ford, other automakers rev up carbon commitments Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 07/29/2020 – 02:00 The world’s biggest automakers are ramping up their carbon commitments even as they struggle to build back in the wake of the pandemic.  This week, Germany’s BMW took the plunge and set a goal to reduce its carbon emissions per car…

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Semiconductor firm Applied Materials puts supply chain at center of

Semiconductor firm Applied Materials puts supply chain at center of new commitments Heather Clancy Tue, 07/28/2020 – 02:00 The sustainability ambitions of the world’s largest cloud software companies — Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce — have been well-documented. The broad semiconductor industry’s position to date, however, has been less transparent…

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Closed Loop Partners teams with Walmart, CVS, Target to take

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Inside the Uphill Fight for Clean Water in California’s Central

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Beluga whales have complex social networks similar to human societies, with close relationships outside of their immediate kin, according to new research published in the journal Scientific Reports. The study alters scientists’ understanding of the whales’ social dynamics, which they attribute largely to the beluga’s highly developed vocalizations. Read more…

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For Indigenous in the Amazon, a Dual Threat: Big Oil

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