Author: Paige Bennett

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New Wind Installations Reached Record High in 2023

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A report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has found that capacity of new global wind energy installation reached 117 gigawatts (GW) in 2023, a …

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Ingested Microplastics Can Move From the Gut to the Brain & Other Organs, Study Finds

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Studies have recently detected microplastics in human lungs and blood, and previous research shows humans ingest and inhale many microplastics even at home. In 2020, scientists …

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Study Finds Climate Change Is Likely Impacting Marine Life More Than Previously Thought

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The impacts of climate change on marine life, from rising sea surface temperatures to ocean acidification, have long been studied, but new research is shedding light …

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Greece to Develop Two Marine Parks for Conservation 

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Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced plans to invest 780 million euros (about $829 million) for marine conservation and pollution cleanup. The country will …

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High PFAS Levels Detected in Groundwater Around the World

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A new study on global surface water and groundwater has found levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS or “forever chemicals,” to exceed …

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Oregon Passes One of the Strongest Right to Repair Laws in the US

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Oregon Governor Tina Kotek signed a “right to repair” bill into law on March 27. The state isn’t the first to pass such a law, but …

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‘Deadly Consequences for Marine Life’ Florida Passes Ban on Balloon Releases

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State lawmakers in Florida have passed a bill, HB321, to ban intentional balloon releases and charge intentional balloon releases as littering infractions. The bill passed with …

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New Windows Block Heat & Let in Light: Could be Essential for Reducing Emissions

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Without curtains, blinds, or other window covers, rooms can heat up quickly when the afternoon sun streams through a window. Close the curtain or pull down …

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Climate Change Threatens the Health of Aging Adults, Researchers Say

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A series of research articles published in the scientific journal The Gerontologist collectively outline several risks that climate change poses for aging well. The journal’s special …

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‘This Case Isn’t Over’ Federal Appeals Court Overturns EPA’s Ban of PFAS

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The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the U.S. on March 21 overturned previous orders by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that banned the use …

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$1 Trillion Worth of Food Is Wasted Globally per Year, UN Report Finds

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The UN’s latest Food Waste Index Report, compiled in collaboration with the charity WRAP, reveals that food waste has skyrocketed, with over 1 billion meals wasted …

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Researchers Develop Self-Heating Concrete to Deice Sidewalks Without Salt

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Researchers at Drexel University have shared promising findings on the development of a self-heating concrete, which could not only save people the hassle of shoveling out …

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People With Views of Greenery or Water at Home Get Better Sleep, New Global Study Finds

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The maple tree outside your bedroom window may be a pretty sight to see first thing in the morning, but it could also be helping you …

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Chocolate Easter Eggs Are More Expensive This Year Due to Climate Change

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Before the Easter Bunny stocks up to fill baskets on March 31, he may want to note the uptick in prices for chocolate egg candies. While …

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EU Nature Restoration Plan Postponed Indefinitely

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The European Union’s nature restoration law, which had set out to restore 20% of land and sea areas in the EU by 2030, has now been …

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Gov Tony Evers Signs Statewide Electric Vehicle Charging Network

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Wisconsin has passed two bills allowing for the development of a statewide charging network. The bipartisan bills, Wisconsin Acts 121 and 122 (2023), were signed into …

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Air Pollution in Classrooms Could Be Reduced by Up to 36% With Simple Method, UK Researchers Say

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A new study led by researchers at the University of Surrey in England has identified methods that, when applied together, could reduce air pollution in classrooms …

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Playing on Artificial Turf Could Cover Athletes in PFAS, Study Says

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A new study warns that athletes playing sports on artificial turf could become covered in per- and polyfluorinated substances, or PFAS, present in the turf. Researchers …

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Oregon Outback is Now the Largest Dark Sky Sanctuary in the World

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The Oregon Outback, an area of southeastern Oregon, has earned a new designation as the largest of the Dark Sky Sanctuaries not just in the U.S., …

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Yellowstone National Park Receives $40 Million Donation for Employee Housing

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The National Park Foundation (NPF) and National Park Service (NPS) recently announced that Yellowstone National Park has received a $40 million donation. The money is earmarked …

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Temu, Fashion Nova & Skims Slammed for Environmental Impacts

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Remake, a U.S.-based nonprofit, has released its annual Fashion Accountability Report for 2024, with brands including Temu, Fashion Nova, Missguided and Skims scoring zero points out …

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Commercial Air Tours Over Bandelier National Monument to Be Banned

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The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have completed an air tour management plan for Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. As …

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Arizona’s Health Department Adds Chief Heat Officer

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Following the hottest year on record, complete with a megadrought in Arizona that led to construction restrictions to reserve groundwater around Phoenix, Arizona has added a …

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Study Finds 84% of North American Lizards Are at Risk Due to Deforestation

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Deforestation is making lizards in North America more vulnerable because of a lack of shelter from extreme temperatures, according to a new study. Led by scientists …

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Heavy Metals & Other Toxins Found in Stranded Whales & Dolphins

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A new study has detected heavy metals and other toxins in whales and dolphins that became stranded in Florida and Georgia over a 15-year timeframe. Researchers …

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U.S. Ski Industry Has Lost $5 Billion in Past 20 Years From Global Warming, Study Finds

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In late 2023, some countries were already experiencing a delay in the start to ski season because of warmer than usual temperatures. Now, a new study …

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Report finds a Third of Americans Could Breathe Harmful Air Regularly by 2050

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A new report from nonprofit First Street Foundation finds that many Americans are exposed to unhealthy levels of pollution regularly and predicts the number of people …

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Scientists Warn Potassium Depletion in Soil Will Threaten Global Food Security

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Nutrient depletion in agricultural soil is nothing new. There have been numerous studies and concerns about the depletion of nutrient-rich topsoil and the loss of nutrients …

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Burning Fossil Fuels Linked to Pollutants in Corals, Study Finds

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While scientists have known that pollutants from human activities like agriculture, plastic production and coastal development threaten corals, a new study is the first to find …

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California Bill Would Ban Single-Use Cups for Some Dine-In Restaurants

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A bill proposed in California takes aim at single-use cups used for dining in at chain restaurants in the state. The proposed Senate Bill 1167 (SB1167) …