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Are humans advanced enough to handle medical waste?

 All of us are now familiar with the term “COVID-19”. Mankind has suffered a lot during this pandemic whether it is on economic front, social…

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Classification of the silicates (6 classes)

 Have you ever seen a glamorous purple crystal known as amethyst? Do you know from what is amethyst made up of? The answer is simple.…

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What you need to know about oil spills?

 Oil spill facts:An oil spill is the leakage of hydrocarbon materials such as petroleum or other material used as fuel. It may be due to…

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How To Choose The Perfect Soil Type For Gardening?

1. IntroductionThere are an infinite number of soil types . Pedology is the branch of science associated with soils. The process of origin of soil…

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How helpful are sediments to geologists?

Unravelling the Earth’s past life is a tedious work and requires decent efforts. Geologists, particularly sedimentologists, are concerned with revealing the Earth’s history by just…

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The New Midas Touch — Everything He Touches Turns To Dung

Everyone noticed when President Trump issued an order earlier this month banning offshore oil and gas drilling in certain areas until 2032.  It was obvious…

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Dog Bites Man, Pebble Mine Edition

As Bloomberg (subscription required) reported this week, executives of Pebble Partnership, which is developing the Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay, Alaska, were caught on…

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Regulating Guidance As Though It Were Regulation

I’ve been complaining about guidance for most of the 33 years I’ve been in practice.  The summary of the issue provided in Appalachian Power v.…

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The New NEPA Regulations Were a “Political Act.” Is That Enough to Invalidate Them?

Last week, Judge James Jones declined to issue a preliminary injunction that would have prevented implementation of the Trump Administration’s NEPA revisions.  Judge Jones’s explanation…

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Not Quite the Same as Making Mexico Pay For the Wall

As the New York Times has documented, President Trump stated numerous times that Mexico would pay for the border wall. With this context, it was…

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EPA Must Have A Rationale to Survive Arbitrary and Capricious Review

Last week, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals vacated EPA’s approval of Pennsylvania’s SIP for attaining the 2008 NAAQS for NOx.  Specifically, the Court found…

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Mass. Clean Peak Standard’s Success Will Hinge On Details | Law360

Read Foley Hoag attorney Zachary Gerson’s Law360 article, Mass. Clean Peak Standard’s Success Will Hinge On Details here.

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EPA Rolls Back Obama Methane Rules; I Coin a Phrase: “Regulatory Whiplash”

Last week, EPA finalized its rollback of Obama administration regulations governing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.  The move is not exactly a…

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Alaska Oil Drilling Climate Irony Revisited

In 2015, I noted that the then-Governor of Alaska had decided that it was necessary to increase drilling for oil in Alaska to raise the…

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Massachusetts Implements a Clean Peak Standard

On July 23, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (“DOER”) filed final regulations implementing a “Clean Peak Energy Standard,” which formally went into effect…

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‘Green hydrogen’ to become cheapest ‘transformative fuel’ within a decade

Analysts believe “green hydrogen” made with wind and solar electricity could become the cheapest form of what Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government has described as a…

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No state meets proposed new national environment standards

New research has found that state and territory governments need to make major reforms to their environmental laws and increase compliance regimes to meet the…

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UK’s Prince William calls for action on climate change

Britain’s ITV channel has reported that Prince William has expressed his concerns about rising sea levels and other impacts of climate change in a television…

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In world first Britain’s NHS targets net zero emissions by 2040

Britain’s National Health Service has pledged to become the world’s first healthcare system to cut carbon emissions to net zero, hoping to achieve that by…

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Study warns Greenland ice sheet loss already ‘unprecedented’, set to accelerate

Scientists have confirmed melting of the Greenland ice sheet has hit a rate unmatched in the last 12,000 years and is accelerating. Research published today…

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Attenborough says $US500b a year needed to save earth

British broadcaster Sir David Attenborough is leading a call from conservation groups for the world to invest US$500 billion a year to halt the destruction…

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At EU talks eastern states sceptical of deeper greenhouse gas cuts

Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary expressed scepticism ahead of talks over the European Union’s new target for sharper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions this…

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ACT Labor promise Canberra-wide network of renewable energy batteries

Under a new plan from Australian Capital Territory Labor a network of ‘big batteries’ with a combined capacity far larger than the massive Tesla battery…

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Britain, Canada, EU throw weight behind 2030 biodiversity protection goal, Australia declines

Britain and Canada joined the European Union in pledging to protect 30 per cent of their land and seas by 2030 to stem “catastrophic” biodiversity…

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Independent MP’s plan to develop ‘sunbelt’ of regional renewable energy projects

Federal independent MP Dr Helen Haines has unveiled a $483 million plan to develop a ‘sunbelt’ of locally owned renewable energy projects across regional Australia. The…

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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…

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What is the mystery behind mass extinction and what are its result?

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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It’s Not Impossible for EPA to Comply with the Good Neighbor Provisions of the Clean Air Act

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…

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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. …

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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…

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BLM Rescission of the Methane Waste Prevention Rule Has Been Vacated; Two Thoughts About the Implications

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…

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

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…

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The New NEPA Rules Are Final: Still Giving Regulatory Reform a Bad Name

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. …

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What is the Burden on States Petitioning EPA Under the Good Neighbor Provisions of the Clean Air Act?

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…

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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…

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Will Evidence of Causality Be Enough to Change EPA’s Mind About the PM2.5 Standard?

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…

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

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…

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Research finds global coal power fell for the first time on record

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…

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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…

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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…

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Germany sees record use of green power as demand falls 5.7%

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…

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AEMO plan sees no need for gas in transition to renewables

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…

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

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…

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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…

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Study says third of global car sales to be electric by 2030

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…

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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…

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Statement from Julia Levin on Minister Wilkinson approving an impact assessment request for the Vista coal mine

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…

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The climate crisis: learning and taking inspiration from our COVID response

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…

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NEWS RELEASE: Federal government fails to deliver on promise to align infrastructure reviews with climate commitments

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…

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Canada’s industrial logging sector is the big climate emitter we don’t talk about

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…

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A better future for Ontario’s water? Proposed new rules could be a positive step for the province’s groundwater

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…

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Explaining Hydrogen: Canada’s new emissions free wonder fuel or another big handout to a failing fossil fuel industry?

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…

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

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…

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Enjoy the summer sun without damaging your health: A guide to choosing the right sunscreen

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…

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Lake Erie algae show no signs of slowing down following this year’s bloom forecast

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…

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NOAA’s Lake Erie algal bloom forecast proves that governments need to do more work to save the lake

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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Scientists Develop Smart Tech to Cut Commercial Fleet Emissions in Half

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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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The BMW Group Looks to Reduce CO2 for Full Vehicle Lifecycle

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…

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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…

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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…

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Moody’s to Use 100% Renewable Energy for its Global Operations, Commits to Offsetting Past Emissions

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…

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NYC Transit Upgrades Portion of its Fleet to Electric Hybrid Buses

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.…

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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.…

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The future of organic coffee: Building a network of support for regenerative agriculture

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…

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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…

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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…

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Semiconductor firm Applied Materials puts supply chain at center of new commitments

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…

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How Cargill’s new science-based water targets go with the flow

How Cargill’s new science-based water targets go with the flow Joel Makower Mon, 07/27/2020 – 02:11 Cargill, the giant food and ag conglomerate, last week…

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Remembering Flex exec Bruce Klafter

Remembering Flex exec Bruce Klafter Pete May Mon, 07/27/2020 – 01:45 Longtime GreenBiz friend Bruce Klafter died July 18 after a short and intense bout…

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The Estée Lauder Companies’ sustainability leader on racial justice, ‘sector-agnostic’ solutions

The Estée Lauder Companies’ sustainability leader on racial justice, ‘sector-agnostic’ solutions Heather Clancy Mon, 07/27/2020 – 01:30 In the four years since Nancy Mahon assumed…

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Morgan Stanley will measure CO2 impact of loans and investments

Morgan Stanley will measure CO2 impact of loans and investments Michael Holder Mon, 07/27/2020 – 00:15 Morgan Stanley has become the first major U.S. bank…

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Closed Loop Partners teams with Walmart, CVS, Target to take on the plastic bag

Closed Loop Partners teams with Walmart, CVS, Target to take on the plastic bag Deonna Anderson Fri, 07/24/2020 – 01:15 Single-use plastic shopping bags are…

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More Than 200 Environmental Activists and Land Defenders Murdered in 2019

At least 212 environmental campaigners and land defenders, 40 percent of them from indigenous communities, were killed last year as they sought to protect their…

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

More than 1 million Californians, many living in the state’s agricultural heartland, still do not have access to clean water. “The Great Divide” — the…

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Sophisticated Social Networks Exist Among Beluga Whales, Study Finds

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…

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

The Indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon have long fought against the oil companies that seek to exploit their lands. But now these and other…

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Scientists Develop Tiny Camera Backpack for Insects

Scientists at the University of Washington have developed a tiny, wireless camera small enough to be worn by insects. The device weighs 250 milligrams —…

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CO2 Australia is a top Carbon project developer

Leading Australian carbon project developer takes the lead with carbon neutral certification One Australian business is “walking the talk”, becoming the first carbon and biodiversity…

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Reducing carbon emissions the Pangolin way

Measure, reduce, then offset your carbon emissions We help with carbon credit advice, supply and management. A carbon credit is a just that – a…

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Carbon Reduction Projects that lower emissions and Capture Carbon Quality Assured Projects must be legitimate and fully certified to world standards Transparent Information on the…

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Carbon Capture Projects

These types of projects capture carbon to remove it from the atmosphere and stabilize the climate. Unlike emission reduction scheme this scheme generates economic activity…

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Removing Carbon

There are a variety of carbon dioxide removal strategies in different stages of development, and varying in cost benefits and risks. CDR approaches that employ…

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The Virtual Reality Climate Research Centre has been developed by the Climate Change Institute. It uses the new medium of VR technology to help research…

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The scientific evidence

The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the…

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Inland Irrigation

This project involves building a system of catchments, pumps, pipelines and dams. This would take water from abundant sources in Australia’s north to the dry…

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Do trees make rain?

If you’ve ever walked in a rainforest or even a greenhouse, you’ll know that the air inside is heavy with moisture. This phenomenon is caused…

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The Carbon Market

The investment in Carbon Offsets can be a wise business decision. In the future it will almost be mandatory for many companies to be carbon…

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Australian arid inland could be used for sinking carbon

Australia has a huge interior land mass which is virtually uninhabited and there are vast amounts of land suitable for tree planting. It is a…

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