AkzoNobel Casts a Wide Net in Search of Innovation

Read the full story at HAPPI. Not-invented-here mentalities were tossed in the dustbin years ago by forward-thinking companies in the global household and personal products industry. But how many companies take the time to scour the globe in search of innovative ideas and then welcome them to their door? AkzoNobel Chemicals did just that a …

Expressway seen as symbol of racial inequity, health problems

Read the full story from WBFO. The scent of exhaust fumes fill the air on a mid-January afternoon. Cars, trucks and buses zip back and forth from downtown Buffalo on the Kensington Expressway, also known as the Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway. This section of Route 33 was built in the early '60s, wiping out …

Surfrider Sues U.S. Steel for Lake Michigan Pollution

Read the full story from the Surfrider Foundation. As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) have yet to take enforcement action against U.S. Steel within the 60-day notice period, the Surfrider Foundation has followed through on its Notice of Intent to Sue the U.S. Steel Corporation for the company’s …

This mall in Sweden sells only recycled stuff

Read the full story in Mother Nature Network. You've probably heard about how Sweden is running out of garbage. And it's true: The country of just shy of 10 million people sends less than 1 percent of its household waste to landfills. What waste is generated is burned to create electricity and energy to heat homes. …

Nearly all members of National Park Service advisory panel resign over frustration with Zinke

Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune. Three-quarters of the members of a federally chartered board advising the National Park Service abruptly quit Monday night out of frustration that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had refused to meet with them or convene a single meeting last year.

Environmental Education Local Grants Program RFP now available

Proposals are due by March 15, 2018. Under the 2018 EE Local Grant Program, 10 Requests for Proposals are being issued nationally, one in each of EPA’s ten Regions.  EPA expects to award three or four grants from each of the EPA’s 10 Regional Offices for a total of approximately 30 to 35 grants nationwide. The purpose of …

Funding available for environmental and installation energy technology demonstrations

The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), supports the demonstration of technologies that address priority DoD environmental and installation energy requirements.  The goal of ESTCP is to promote the transfer of innovative technologies through demonstrations that collect the data needed for regulatory and DoD end-user acceptance.  Projects conduct formal demonstrations at …