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Environmental laws lack implementation: Meghalaya HC Chief Justice | Science-Environment

Stressing on environmental protection and wildlife conservation, Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee on Saturday expressed regret that despite existence of a number of laws for environmental protection, they lack implementation. “We cannot fight nature and survive. While the earth has been in existence for over 4 billion years and humans for about 300,000 […]

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Russia Slashes Environmental Protections as War Rages, Economic Crisis Looms – The Moscow Times

Russia has quietly made it easier to build pipelines in nature reserves, scrapped regulations on automobile emissions and pushed back measures to reduce pollution as part of a broad rollback of environmental regulations that looks set to gather pace amid the war in Ukraine and a deep economic recession.  Business organizations are lobbying for many […]

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Environmental trade-offs of direct air capture technologies in climate change mitigation toward 2100 – Nature Communications

Overview In this study, we adapt a cradle-to-grave LCA framework that evaluates temporally- and regionally-explicit environmental impacts of DACCS technologies in future electricity systems as projected by climate change mitigation scenarios37. The prospective framework aligns the temporal dimensions of the foreground technology learning and the background system dynamics. The life cycle impacts for the respective DACCS technologies are calculated […]

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Study Finds Environmental, Lifestyle Risk Factors of Atopic Dermatitis in Preschool Children

Several environmental and lifestyle factors were associated with significant risk of atopic dermatitis development in preschool children of Shenzhen, China, including the presence of mold in the child’s room, living in a villa/townhouse, and using composite wood floors. Certain environmental and lifestyle factors may predispose preschool children to greater risk of atopic dermatitis (AD) development, […]

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$27 million to enhance eco-friendly travel

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Over $178 million has been awarded to 75 communities across New York State to promote environmentally and climate-friendly projects of travel and to make it easier and safer to walk, bike or hike. Through the recently adopted State Budget, the $32.8 Billion new historic five-year capital plan will be administered by […]

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Free online environmental justice courses available for middle, high school students » Yale Climate Connections

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/climateconnections/CX220624.mp3 When Sierra Generette began studying environmental science at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, she assumed that her major would lead to a career working in nature or doing lab work. But that changed when she learned about the human costs of pollution and people who are taking action to protect vulnerable communities. […]

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New Yorkers’ Environmental Rights Are Under Attack

In November 2021, over 70% of New Yorkers voted to amend the state’s constitution to explicitly protect New Yorkers’ fundamental right to clean air, clean water, and a healthful environment. New York thus joins Montana and Pennsylvania in enshrining robust constitutional environmental rights in the state constitution. The first cases making claims under the new […]

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Air Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment – Division of Environmental Quality and Grain Processing Plant Operator Enter into Consent Administrative Order | JD Supra

Download PDF The Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and Riceland Foods, Inc. (“Riceland”) entered into a May 24th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of certain air permits. See LIS No. 22-058. The CAO provides that Riceland owns and operates three grain processing plants located in: Hickory […]

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SELC applauds Biden administration rule expanding wildlife habitat protections  – Southern Environmental Law Center

Press Release | June 23, 2022 WASHINGTON — In a final rule released today, the Biden administration revoked a 2020 regulation that defined habitat under the Endangered Species Act for the first time in the Act’s history. The definition limited what counted as habitat and consequent conservation protections the United States Fish and Wildlife Service […]

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Dairy Crest given record fine for Davidstow environmental offences

The environmental performance of Dairy Crest Limited has been unacceptable for too long and needs to significantly improve, says the Environment Agency. Dairy Crest Limited, owned by Saputo Dairy UK, and its management of the Davidstow Creamery near Camelford, north Cornwall, has been falling way short of the standards expected by the Environment Agency when […]