Day: October 12, 2021

NOAA upgrades climate website amid growing demand for climate information

Read the full story from NOAA.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office today launched a newly redesigned version of Climate.gov, NOAA’s award-winning, flagship website that provides the public with clear, timely, and science-based information about climate. The redesign expands the site’s already significant capacity to connect Americans with the resources they need to understand and plan for climate-related risks.

Watch now: ‘Shawnee Showdown: Keep the Forest Standing’ documentary premieres Wednesday

Read the full story in the Southern Illinoisan.

The battle over clearcutting and commercial logging in the Shawnee National Forest during the 1980s and 1990s will be the focus of a documentary that premieres Wednesday at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

EPA closer to unveiling plan for tackling ‘forever chemicals’

Read the full story at The Hill.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon unveil a plan to address what it sees as “inadequate” regulations on a class of toxic chemicals that disproportionately affects vulnerable groups, according to documents obtained by The Hill.

Why industry and government want to change the rules around a universal recycling symbol

Read the full story at Waste360.

In this last week prior to the final decision, local governments, nonprofits, and one of the country’s largest waste and recycling corporations shared more with Waste360 on what they think the legislation, dubbed by some as the “Truth in Recycling” bill, will mean. They answer questions like: How do you see the law impacting your operations as well as the state of recycling throughout California? And do you foresee both benefits and possible barriers associated with SB 343?

Industrial, energy giants launch fund to accelerate clean hydrogen ecosystem

Read the full story at ESG Today.

A group of large international companies, including TotalEnergies, Air Liquide, and VINCI announced today the establishment of a new fund aimed at accelerating the growth of the clean hydrogen ecosystem by investing in large strategic projects.

Cargill aims to connect farmers to carbon offset buyers

Read the full story at GreenBiz.

Cargill is taking advantage of its position in the supply chain between farmers and consumer food companies to invest in advancing the emerging carbon marketplace associated with regenerative agriculture.

Its new program, RegenConnect, builds on Cargill’s plan to advance regenerative agriculture practices on 10 million acres in North America by 2030.

Federal report shows rapid expansion of solar, projects all homes could be sun-powered by 2035

Read the full story at American City & County.

By 2035, solar energy could power 40 percent of America’s electrical grid and nearly half by 2050. This advancement would deeply decarbonize the nation’s grid and create more than a million jobs “without raising electricity prices,” based on a report released this month by the Department of Energy.

Climate Solutions at Work

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This easy-to-flip-through guide—published by Drawdown Labs—will help the climate-concerned employee assess whether or not their company is taking adequate steps to address the climate crisis, and how they can utilize their power to push their company well beyond ‘net zero’. It can also be used by the general public to be more sophisticated judges of the corporate climate announcements we often hear about.

Throughout, the guide mentions specific job functions (e.g., marketing, human resources, government affairs, etc.) that have enormous untapped potential to drive climate action. As employees read the guide, we also encourage them to also think about the specific solutions they can integrate into their climate work.

iSEE Congress Fall 2021: Circular Food Systems (virtual)

The eighth iSEE Congress will re-address the topic of feeding the world. A major challenge for agriculture in the coming decades: providing a secure and safe supply of food, feed, and fuel to an ever-increasing human population using agricultural practices that are ecologically sustainable and adaptable to climate change.

The Congress will consist of four one-hour sessions during October and November. Register for each session at the links below:

For more information, visit the Congress website.

As drought grips American West, irrigation becomes a Michigan selling point

Read the full story at Bridge Michigan.

A new narrative about water and irrigation is becoming more significant on this Manistee County farm and across Michigan. Will there be enough water for the state’s thriving farm sector and for every other use of a natural resource growing scarcer across much of the rest of the nation?

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