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Air pollution from farms leads to 17,900 U.S. deaths per year, study finds

Read the full story from the Washington Post. The smell of hog feces was overwhelming, Elsie Herring said. The breezes that wafted from the hog farm next to her mother’s Duplin County, N.C., home carried hazardous gases: methane, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide. “The odor is so offensive that we start gagging, we start coughing,” she told...
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Springfield to become home of world’s largest carbon capture program

Read the full story from WICS. Springfield is set to become the home of the world’s largest carbon capture research program. The U.S. Department of Energy announced the construction phase of the $67 million research project at City Water, Light, & Power (CWLP) to study how to decrease carbon emissions into the atmosphere. “You could...
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New DNRC web app provides access to Montana surface water data

Read the full story from the Whitehall Ledger. A new web application from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) puts real-time streamflow data at the fingertips of boaters, anglers, water management professionals, and the general public. Read more →
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Massachusetts rolls out new tool to support ‘climate smart’ construction

Read the full story from WBUR. Hoping to better prepare for the climate and environmental hazards of the future, the Baker administration launched a tool Wednesday to help cities and towns assess the climate change risk of planned projects and get recommendations to make the designs more resilient. The Resilient MA Action Team Climate...
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A Stanford-designed tool could guide floodwater management and combat ongoing drought

Read the full story from Stanford University. Using a new computer framework, scientists are able to project future floodwaters under a changing climate. The approach could help California water managers plan for and redirect floodwaters toward groundwater aquifers, alleviating both flood and drought risks. Read more →
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A new initiative uses Indigenous insights to amplify soil’s ability to absorb CO₂

Read the full story at Grist. A coalition of scientists, ranchers, Indigenous tribes, and others are developing an idea they call ‘carbon capture with benefits.’ Read more →
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The secret mission to unearth part of a 142-year-old experiment

Read the full story at NPR. It was 4 o’clock in the morning, well before sunrise, and cold. A light wintry mix of rain and snow was falling. The lousy weather was a relief, as it meant even less of a chance that someone might randomly pass by. The small group of scientists didn’t...
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Gear-lending ‘library’ opens door to new generation of outdoor adventurers

Read the full story in the Durango Herald. Vanessa Saldivar was 5 when her father hiked her up the bunny slope at Mt. Hood Skibowl in Oregon. She didn’t have a fancy jacket. She used socks as mittens. Her dad gave her a nudge. And she was hooked. “All these barriers just broke down...
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PFAS-Tox Database

Chemicals phased out of production, such as PFOA and PFOS, are often replaced by similar chemicals with less research on their toxicity. To address these potentially regrettable substitutes, the PFAS-Tox Database allows quick access to health and toxicology studies on PFAS chemicals that are less well known than PFOA and PFOS. Read more →
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Your recycling is not always being recycled—here’s why

Read the full story from PBS Newshour. Recycling rules seem to differ in every municipality, with exceptions and caveats at every turn, leaving the average American scratching their head at the simple act of throwing something away. Jennie Romer, author of “Can I Recycle This?” joins NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker as he delves into...
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California Governor orders end to fracking by 2024, instructs CARB to analyze pathways to phase out oil-production by 2045

Read the full story at Green Car Congress. California Governor Gavin Newsom has directed the Department of Conservation’s Geologic Energy Management (CalGEM) Division to initiate regulatory action to end the issuance of new permits for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) by January 2024. Additionally, Governor Newsom requested that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) analyze pathways to phase...
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Webinar: An introduction to the Illinois Climate Assessment

May 17, 2021, noon-1 pmMore information The climate in Illinois is changing rapidly. Illinois is already warmer and wetter than it was a century ago and climate change will continue to drive rapid changes across the state. A new report from The Nature Conservancy – the first-ever, comprehensive climate assessment for Illinois – details these changes...
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Recycling critical metals in e-waste: Make it the law, experts warn EU, citing raw material security

Read the full story from the CEWASTE Project. End-of-life circuit boards, certain magnets in disc drives and electric vehicles, EV and other special battery types, and fluorescent lamps are among several electrical and electronic products containing critical raw materials (CRMs), the recycling of which should be made law, says a new UN-backed report funded...
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EPA moves forward with phase down of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing its first rule under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act of 2020 to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators, air conditioners, and many other applications. The AIM Act directs EPA to sharply reduce production...
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Medicaid Expansion: How We Bounce Back

This week, Wisconsin’s budget committee voted – yet again – to turn down the opportunity to expand the state’s Medicaid program, thereby eliminating the opportunity to provide health care and long-term care services for more Wisconsinites and declining more than $1.6 billion in federal funding. The $1.6 billion in new federal resources is the...
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A strategy to rejuvenate dead lithium inside batteries

Read the full story at TechXplore. Li-ion batteries and other emerging lithium-based battery technologies are currently used to power a wide range of devices, including smartphones, laptops, tablets and cameras. Despite their advantages, batteries containing lithium do not always retain their performance over time. One of the main reasons for the performance decay observed...
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Clean beauty is now a $1 billion business. Just ask Beautycounter

Read the full story at Fast Company. There’s a lot of money to be made in nontoxic makeup. Beautycounter, the startup known for its clean formulations, just hit unicorn status. The startup received an undisclosed investment from the Carlyle Group, raising its valuation to $1 billion. The investment gives the firm a majority stake...
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Pepsi and Mars want to squeeze carbon out of their supply chains

Read the full story at Canary Media. Long-overlooked supply chain emissions are getting new focus from the brands that depend on them. Read more →
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Mondelēz and Olam announce partnership to create ‘world’s largest sustainable cocoa farm’ in Asia

Read the full story at Confectionery News. Leading chocolate maker and largest cocoa supplier aim to strengthen sustainable cocoa sourcing in Indonesia with 2,000-hectare cocoa farming model. Read more →
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Heineken sets out plans to be carbon neutral across value chain by 2040

Read the full story at Beverage Daily. Heineken has set targets to decarbonise its own production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040. Read more →
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Thousands of tons of microplastics are swirling around in the atmosphere, study finds

Read the full story at Live Science. Millions of tiny pieces of plastic are swirling around in Earth’s atmosphere and traveling across entire continents, according to a new study. This environmental problem is likely to get much worse and could have serious effects on human health, experts say. Microplastics measure less than 0.2 inches...
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Cisco commits $100 million to help address climate crisis

Read the news release. The Cisco Foundation is committing $100 million over ten years to help reverse the impact of climate change. Cisco will move the needle on climate action with a focus on technology-based solutions, GHG and carbon reduction, climate resilience, green jobs, and community education and activation. This new funding is aligned with Cisco’s...
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New webpage highlights 52 technologies to fight plastic pollution in our oceans

Read the full story from Duke University. Duke University researchers have created a new online resource designed to help local governments, conservation groups, businesses and other stakeholders identify the best technologies to clean up plastic pollution in our oceans or prevent it from getting there in the first place. The Plastic Pollution Prevention and Collection...
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Levi’s wants you to stop buying so many jeans

Read the full story at Fast Company. A new Levi’s ad takes aim at overconsumption in the fashion industry. But can the brand sell less and still be profitable? Read more →
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Webinar: Safer alternatives for solvent applications

May 26, 2021, 11:30 am-1:00 pm CDTRegister here. A range of many different types of solvents are used in diverse ways by thousands of companies in the nation. Find out how you can help those companies adopt pollution prevention (P2) measures by guiding them to safer alternatives. Get ideas on where and how to...
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DHS Secretary-designee Timberlake’s Statement on the Joint Committe on Finance’s Action on Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center

DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake released the following statement regarding the Committee’s approval for the Department of Health Services (DHS) to proceed with construction of a 50-bed expansion of the Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center (MJTC) : “Today was an important first step towards reforming our juvenile justice system and closing Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake...
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Job announcement: Visiting Scientific Specialist, Institutional Water Treatment Chemistry

Closing date: May 19, 2021Read the full job description and apply online. ISTC is seeking to hire a Visiting Scientific Specialist, Institutional Water Treatment Chemistry to conduct water quality research for institutional water treatment clients. Conduct on-site collection, testing, analysis, and recommendations for improvement. This position is based in Champaign, Illinois. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct...
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ISTC hiring up to six applied scientists to assist businesses with sustainability

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is part of the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. ISTC integrates applied research, technical assistance, and information services to advance efforts in the areas of pollution prevention; water and energy conservation; and...
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8 sustainable packaging innovations for food and beverages

Read the full story from Food Dive. From upcycled barley straw cartons to paper soda bottles, manufacturers are testing a range of options to minimize their ecological footprints. Here are some of the most novel approaches. Read more →
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The smart technology that’s enabling intelligent pollution prevention

Read the full story at Kando. It’s taken 30 years, but US pollution prevention law is finally getting the tech support it’s always needed. As smart technology trickles into the sewers, data-driven insights are handing utilities and treatment facilities a clear view of both the challenges they face and the solutions they need. I...
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Jim Beam distiller puts $1 billion behind sustainability, diversity, responsible drinking plans

Read the full story at CNBC. Alcohol company Beam Suntory announced Wednesday a $1 billion investment in new sustainability, diversity and responsible drinking initiatives. As part of those plans, the producer of the Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark whiskey brands, pledged to reduce by half its water usage and greenhouse gas emissions by 2030....
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China’s greenhouse gas emissions exceeded the developed world for the first time in 2019

Read the full story from the Rhodium Group. Each year Rhodium Group provides the most up-to-date global and country-level greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimates through the ClimateDeck (a partnership with Breakthrough Energy). In addition to our preliminary US and China GHG estimates for 2020, Rhodium provides annual estimates of economy-wide emissions—including all six Kyoto gases—for over 190 countries from...
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DHS Connecting Vaccinators with Groups Wanting On-Site Vaccination Clinics

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announces it is helping employers and community-based organizations connect with vaccine providers in order to offer on-site vaccinations. This will help bring vaccinations to where people are and provide increased protection from COVID-19 in their communities. The program is part of the statewide effort to promote vaccine...
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How cleaning up coolants can cool the climate – why HFCs are getting phased out from refrigerators and air conditioners

by Scott Denning (Colorado State University) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving to eliminate a class of chemicals widely used as coolants in refrigerators, air conditioners and heat pumps. If that feels like déjà vu, it should. These chemicals, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, were commercialized in the 1990s as a replacement for earlier...
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Solar city? Turning buildings into power plants

Read the full story in Forbes. Developments from research labs and the renewables sector are driving new trends in urban design Read more →
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Assessing and selecting sustainable leaders

Read the full story from Russell Reynolds Associates. Russell Reynolds Associates recently partnered with the United Nations Global Compact to study the characteristics and behaviors that differentiate sustainable business leaders from other top-tier executives, the findings of which were summarized in our joint whitepaper Leadership for the Decade of Action. The article below builds upon this research to...
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Environmental DNA – how a tool used to detect endangered wildlife ended up helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic

by Jessica Alice Farrell & David Duffy (University of Florida) and Liam Whitmore, (University of Limerick) Imagine discovering an animal species you thought had gone extinct was still living – without laying eyes on it. Such was the case with the Brazilian frog species Megaelosia bocainensis, whose complete disappearance in 1968 led scientists to...
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Climate change threatening Illinois’ wildlife, forests, grasslands

Read the full story from ABC7. The impacts of climate change on wildlife throughout Illinois is already showing up. Warmer weather, especially in the winter, combined with more frequent heavy rain events, is having a slew of effects on the grasslands, forests and the wildlife of Illinois. Of all the natural areas in Illinois,...
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As climate concerns grow, how is it getting cheaper to finance gas in the US?

Read the full story at Utility Dive. It appears global financial institutions are beginning to price in the energy transition and associated climate risks — except when it comes to oil and gas.  That’s a key finding of an important new study released by a team of researchers led by Ben Caldecott at the University of Oxford Smith...
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Lamb Weston’s Alexia Frozen Potatoes switch to sustainable biomaterial packaging

Read the full story at Refrigerated & Frozen Foods. Two Lamb Weston Alexia brand frozen potato products will now use corn and potato starch in their packaging. The biodegradable bags are partially made of potato starches, a byproduct of producing French fries, and will be identified with a label on the front of the package indicating it is...
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PepsiCo to eliminate 3 million tons of GHGs through regenerative agriculture practices

Read the full story at Environment + Energy Leader. PepsiCo will eliminate at least three million tons of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 through a new agenda that will source crops in a way intended to accelerate regenerative agriculture across seven million acres — equal to the amount of land used around the world...
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Cheap, green, and beautiful: The future of housing, according to this year’s Solar Decathlon winners

Read the full story at Fast Company. The winners of the 2021 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge show how to build energy-efficient housing in extreme climates—the kinds of conditions climate change will only make more prevalent. Read more →
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Scientists in State Politics

Addressing almost any issue – from facial recognition usage and automated vehicles to wildfires, superstorms and the many ramifications of pandemics – requires policymakers at all levels of government to quickly make critical decisions that are informed by increasingly complex scientific data and understanding. With this database, the Eagleton Science and Politics Initiative presents...
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Agricultural innovations protect natural resources

Read the full story at The Farmer. Traditional thinking is that most changes on the farm are driven solely by economics; that change will not happen if it is not profitable. In my experience, environmental considerations are increasingly a part of the equation. Perhaps it is a greater recognition that fertile, farmable land is...
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Emerging Tech Will See Highest Level of Investment in Life Sciences in the Next 12 Months, Finds Survey From the Pistoia Alliance Conference

Boston, May 5, 2021: The Pistoia Alliance, a global, not-for-profit alliance that advocates for greater collaboration in life sciences and healthcare R&D, today announced findings from a survey conducted at its spring conference. Respondents believe that emerging technologies including AI and blockchain will receive the highest level of investment in life sciences over the...
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LEED-certified federal buildings aren’t using less energy: study

Read the full story at Smart Cities Dive. A new study from Carnegie Mellon University found federal buildings with an energy efficiency certification managed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) are not using less energy, potentially due to “trade-offs” in how their energy score is developed. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program was launched in...
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A Cli-Fi Book Club for College Educators and Sustainability Advocates

This short course in climate fiction (“Cli-Fi”) is the ultimate academic book club for anyone in the higher education sustainability community! Are you a non-literary type who has never attended a book club? Or a bookworm who is obsessed with Cli-Fi? Somewhere in between? Everyone is welcome! The interdisciplinary short course in literary fiction...
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White House releases facts sheets with connections to the EPA P2 program

The White House has released factsheets on how President Biden’s American Jobs Plan advances racial equity and supports rural America. Both factsheets emphasize how the plan would impact manufacturing and economic development, provide opportunities to support environmental justice and tribal communities, and reduce the impacts of climate change. Read more →
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Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics launches first public database of scientists in state politics

Read the full story from Rutgers University. The Science and Politics Initiative at Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics has launched the first publicly accessible national database of elected state legislators with scientific, engineering and health care training. Read more →
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UMass Amherst Political Economy Research Institute launches new tool to track air pollution at every U.S. school

Read the full story from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) today unveiled a new interactive, web-based tool for tracking industrial toxic air pollution at every school in the United States. The tool, Air Toxics at School, reports toxicity-weighted concentrations of pollutants to show individual chronic...
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