OVERVIEWSlashing methane emissions as quickly as possible is the fastest way to slow global warming.
BLOG POSTFollowing the Sackett v. EPA Supreme Court decision in May 2023, millions of acres of wetlands across the U.S. lost critical federal protections they once had under the Clean Water Act The post Our Nation’s wetlands are at risk. So is our ability to manage flooding. first appeared on Growing Returns.
REPORTEnvironmental Defense Fund, Cornell University, and Kansas State University studied how severe weather financially impacts Kansas farms and how management choices and government programs mitigate the negative impacts. The study used a 40-year Kansas farm financial dataset and historic weather data to measure the impacts of extreme heat on gross and net farm income.
Groundwater is facing unprecedented pressure from over-extraction, pollution, and climate change. Drawing on years of experience across multiple geographies, EDF has developed a flexible management framework for communities to adapt in their effort to achieve sustainable groundwater use.
More on:Summary of research, the result of a collaboration between EDF and Northwestern and informed by key input from community partners, demonstrating the significant positive impact that the Advanced Clean Trucks rule can have in the greater Chicagoland area.
More on:WEBSITELaunched by the World Wildlife Fund, Environmental Defense Fund, and other partners, this first-of-a-kind platform combines data from climate modeling, socioeconomics, and global fisheries to highlight hotspots of potential future ocean conflict.
The potential of ports in developing Sustainable First Mover Initiatives: A tool for an inclusive shipping transitionPreliminary findings report for the Sustainable First Movers Initiative Identification Tool, a system created by Environmental EDF and Lloyd’s Register (LR) Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, in collaboration with Arup, to help shipping stakeholders align investment decisions that support the maritime energy transition away from fossil fuels.
More on:REPORTStudy commissioned by EDF lays out a comprehensive vision to unlock the potential of intermodal freight, suggesting how successfully integrating class I and short line rail into an updated intermodal ecosystem could usher in transformative gains for the industry, while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the freight sector.
More on:BLOG POSTFreight transport is at the leading edge of a decarbonization revolution, with heavy-duty electric trucks rolling onto US roads as companies work to push health- and climate-harming emissions out of the supply chain.
More on:BLOG POSTBy Sofia Esquivel-Elizondo and Ilissa Ocko Companies are announcing plans to use ammonia to decarbonize the power sector, because they view it as a carbon-free fuel that does not emit carbon dioxide and other carbon-based air pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, when combusted. But there are serious issues with this strategy, primarily because it doesn’t […]
More on:ANALYSISThis paper analyses three groups of policies leading to the decrease in methane emissions in the coal sector: 1) policies stimulating reduction in coal supply/demand, 2) policies stimulating the reduction in methane emissions, and 3) enabling polices and regulatory frameworks.
More on:WEBSITEPulling in 184 sets of data to rank more than 70,000 U.S. Census tracts, the U.S. Climate Vulnerability Index helps you see which communities face the greatest challenges from the impacts of a changing climate.
More on:REPORTStudy of nearly 500 company leaders in charge of voluntary carbon credit purchases for their companies finds that buyers across market segments are willing to pay significantly more for credits with demonstrably high quality.
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What a carbon credit buyer wants: New survey from BCG shows higher demand for high quality in the voluntary carbon marketThe voluntary carbon market has been in a flurry in the past year to define integrity and quality for carbon credits. Between the recently released Core Carbon Principles from the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market, to the Claims Code of Practice from the Voluntary Carbon Market Initiative, we now have more guidance and […]
More on:BLOG POSTMarine protected areas (MPA) are a conservation tool that sets aside part of the ocean to protect it for long-term conservation, similar to the way a state or national park functions on land. These MPAs are an effective way to preserve biodiversity by protecting ecosystems. But how are they utilized by people, and do they […]
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New Mexico is off course for reaching its climate goals, but there’s enormous opportunity for actionNew Mexico communities know the stakes for climate change are high — hotter and drier conditions threaten public health, livelihoods, and cultural and recreational resources, as they lead to increased drought, extended and more extreme wildfire seasons, and extreme heat. Those impacts are projected to get much worse in the coming decades, without serious and […]
More on:REPORTEDF analysis finds that New Mexico will achieve less than one-third of the 45% reduction in climate pollution by 2030 that was committed to by the governor via 2019 executive order.
Out of balance: conflicts of interest persist in food chemicals determined to be generally recognized as safeEDF co-authored study published in the journal Environmental Health evaluated Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) notices that food manufacturers voluntarily submitted to FDA and found that 1) no GRAS notices followed FDA's draft guidance, and 2) there were high risks of bias and conflicts of interest.
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Broken GRAS: Companies ignore FDA draft guidance; Bias & conflicts of interest prevail in safety determinationsBy Tom Neltner, Senior Director, Safer Chemicals, Klara Matouskova, PhD, Consultant, and Maricel Maffini, PhD, Consultant What Happened? In our new study, we evaluated Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) notices—a total of 403 between 2015-2020—that food manufacturers voluntarily submitted to FDA for review. Our goal was to determine whether industry was adhering to FDA’s Guidance on Best Practices for […] The post Broken GRAS: Companies ignore FDA draft guidance; Bias & conflicts of interest prevail in safety determinations first appeared on EDF Health.