Fri.Sep 10, 2021

Freshwater Ecosystems at Risk Due to Glyphosate Use

Environmental News Network

A series of recent research papers from a McGill-led team has found that the herbicide glyphosate—commonly sold under the label Roundup—can alter the structure of natural freshwater bacterial and zooplankton communities. Freshwater Ecosystems at Risk Due to Glyphosate Use

12 sustainable, Indigenous-owned brands to support

Inhabitant

These companies honor that connection to the planet and its inhabitants, giving consumers a way to support native heritage while making purchasing decisions that protect the environment. Here are some Indigenous-owned brands you can support

The Future of Oil and Gas, and the True Price of Power

Environmental News Network

Oil and gas have been the mainstay of our energy economy and have powered our lives for decades. Available, stable, and cheaper than the alternatives, power from fossil fuels has also come at the cost of the global environment. The Future of Oil and Gas, and the True Price of Power

New report shows solar could generate 40% of US energy by 2035

Inhabitant

A report prepared by the Energy Department and National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that the U.S. could increase its solar power generation from the current 3% to 40% by 2035. To achieve this feat, the federal government would need to invest less than $562 billion and support related policies

Study Explores Link Between Earthquakes, Rainfall and Food Insecurity in Nepal

Environmental News Network

Compound environmental shocks and their impact on food insecurity in Nepal, one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, was the focus of research conducted by faculty in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

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Spring revival project offers hope amid climate change in the Himalayas

A Greener Life

A woman fetches water from a spring at Tula Kote village in the Kumaon hills, Uttarakhand. Photo credit: Fernando Quevedo de Oliveira / Alamy. By Manya Singh.

Emissions From Computing and ICT Could Be Worse Than Previously Thought

Environmental News Network

Global computing could be responsible for a greater share of greenhouse gas emissions than previously thought and these emissions will continue to rise significantly unless action is taken, a new study highlights. Emissions From Computing and ICT Could Be Worse Than Previously Thought

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UCI Researchers Analyzed Antarctic Air Samples to Learn of a 70-percent Increase in Atmospheric Hydrogen Over the Past 150 Years

Environmental News Network

Earth system scientists at UCI studied air trapped in compacted layers of Antarctic ice and snow to come up with some answers and a few new questions about the amount of molecular hydrogen in our planet’s atmosphere.

Indeed Tower in Austin earns LEED Platinum for green features

Inhabitant

A new office tower stands tall in Austin, and its sustainability features are breaking records. Indeed Tower, a recently completed AA office tower, earned 82 points toward a LEED v4 Core & Shell (CS) Platinum Certification

New Report Highlights Link Between Air Pollution and Infant Mortality

Environmental News Network

New report highlights air pollution contributed to nearly 500,000 deaths among infants in their first month of life. New Report Highlights Link Between Air Pollution and Infant Mortality

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WOHA's final design for Singapore Pavilion nears completion

Inhabitant

The net-zero energy Singapore Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai advocates green architecture and showcases the possibilities of integrating nature within urban environments. Displaying lush greenery, digital solutions and art, the Pavilion exemplifies Singapore's vision of sustainable development to become a "City in Nature

Limiting Fossil Fuel Extraction to Meet 1.5°C

Environmental News Network

Nearly 60% of both oil and fossil methane gas and almost 90% of coal must remain in the ground by 2050 in order to keep global warming below 1.5°C, C, finds a study by UCL researchers. Limiting Fossil Fuel Extraction to Meet 1.5

California climate policy at risk in recall election

Inhabitant

California may risk its climate reform progress in the upcoming recall elections. On September 14, California residents will vote to either affirm Governor Gavin Newsom or elect a new governor. Many worry that a loss for Newsom would prove detrimental to both the state and national fights against climate change

Rapid Intensification for Typhoon Chanthu

Environmental News Network

The potent storm in the Western Pacific intensified from a tropical depression to a super typhoon in less than 48 hours. Rapid Intensification for Typhoon Chanthu

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Indeed Tower in Austin earns LEED Platinum for green features

AGreenLiving

A new office tower stands tall in Austin , and its sustainability features are breaking records. Indeed Tower, a recently completed AA office tower, earned 82 points toward a LEED v4 Core & Shell (CS) Platinum Certification. Awarded by the U.S.

Study: Canadians Most at Risk for Respiratory Death from Wildfire

Environmental News Network

An international study has found Canadians have the highest relative risk of respiratory mortality resulting from wildfire pollution, with Regina and Saskatoon among the worst hit. Study: Canadians Most at Risk for Respiratory Death from Wildfire

New report shows solar could generate 40% of US energy by 2035

AGreenLiving

A report prepared by the Energy Department and National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that the U.S. could increase its solar power generation from the current 3% to 40% by 2035. To achieve this feat, the federal government would need to invest less than $562 billion and support related policies.

Past Fires May Hold Key to Reducing Severity of Future Wildfires in Western US

Environmental News Network

Previous fires may hold the key to predicting and reducing the severity of future wildfires in the western United States as fire activity continues to increase, according to researchers from Penn State and the U.S. Forest Service.

Earth911 Podcast: Finding Our Niche With Author Philip Loring

AGreenLiving

Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe explores the cultural barriers to a harmonious relationship with nature in a… The post Earth911 Podcast: Finding Our Niche With Author Philip Loring appeared first on Earth911.

California climate policy at risk in recall election

AGreenLiving

California may risk its climate reform progress in the upcoming recall elections. On September 14, California residents will vote to either affirm Governor Gavin Newsom or elect a new governor. Many worry that a loss for Newsom would prove detrimental to both the state and national fights against climate change. For a long time, California has positioned itself as a leader in the fight against climate change.

Shoptivism: Why Consumers (& Job Seekers) Opt In & Opt Out of Today’s Brands

AGreenLiving

Date/Time: October 7, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) The last five years have seen significant growth in the number of Americans who say they want to buy eco-friendly products — 42% as of January 2021, according to the latest Shelton Group research. There has also been significant growth in the number of people who can name — unaided — a brand they have intentionally purchased or intentionally stopped purchasing because of the company’s environmental or social record (26%).

WOHA’s final design for Singapore Pavilion nears completion

AGreenLiving

The net-zero energy Singapore Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai advocates green architecture and showcases the possibilities of integrating nature within urban environments. Displaying lush greenery, digital solutions and art, the Pavilion exemplifies Singapore’s vision of sustainable development to become a “City in Nature.” ” The Pavilion features extensive, multi-layered greenery, achieved by the careful planting of more than 170 plant varieties and large mature trees.

Sustainable post-COVID business travel requires corporate action

AGreenLiving

Employee travel is one of the greatest contributors to corporate emissions, yet most firms aren’t taking real action to make such programs any greener. Read the original post: Sustainable post-COVID business travel requires corporate action. Business Green corporate-emissions form-whiter greatest scientists-hope taking-real the-greatest will-reflect yet-most

Engineer pitches cloud brightening to stem Arctic melting

AGreenLiving

By adding sea water to clouds, scientists hope to they can form whiter clouds that will reflect more of the sun’s rays. View original post here: Engineer pitches cloud brightening to stem Arctic melting. Business Green adding-sea form-whiter scientists-hope the-sun will-reflect

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The climate is changing. How are central banks responding?

AGreenLiving

From the Bank of England to the People’s Bank of China, monetary authorities of the world’s largest economies are gauging how climate change could rock the financial system. See the original post: The climate is changing. How are central banks responding? Business Eco Green a-shopping-bag are-gauging bank england financial from-the-bank inside-the-beyond largest-economies people rock-the rock-the-financial world

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Earth911 Inspiration: Build and Yet Leave a Landscape as It Was Before

AGreenLiving

This week’s quotation is from Irish social scientist and essayist, Robert Lynd: “There is nothing… The post Earth911 Inspiration: Build and Yet Leave a Landscape as It Was Before appeared first on Earth911. Continued here: Earth911 Inspiration: Build and Yet Leave a Landscape as It Was Before. Eco appeared-first explores-the garbage harmonious-relationship inspire & motivate irish robert-lynd

Global Learning: How GarbageCAN Is Evolving Waste Management in Pakistan

AGreenLiving

Waste management is an increasingly urgent issue around the world. We can learn from the… The post Global Learning: How GarbageCAN Is Evolving Waste Management in Pakistan appeared first on Earth911. Continued here: Global Learning: How GarbageCAN Is Evolving Waste Management in Pakistan. Eco around-the-world explores-the garbage global-learning harmonious-relationship inspire & motivate living & well being niche

Episode 284: Controversy amid COP26 countdown

AGreenLiving

Plus, would you ‘borrow’ a shopping bag? Inside the Beyond the Bag program pilot. See the original post here: Episode 284: Controversy amid COP26 countdown. Business Green a-shopping-bag beyond inside-the-beyond program-pilot- shopping-bag

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