Biochar as a Climate Change Mitigation Strategy: Does It Measure Up?

Download the document. To avoid the worst consequences of climate change, we need to significantly reduce global warming emissions and if possible remove existing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. One proposal for achieving the second objective is to heat biomass — plant and animal materials — in a low-oxygen environment to create charcoal, which is …

Warming Lakes: Climate Change and Variability Drive Low Water Levels on the Great Lakes

Read the full story from National Geographic. For people living around the Great Lakes, water levels this past month have appeared much lower than many will remember. The upper Great Lakes reached near-record low water levels in October. This was most evident on Lakes Michigan and Huron, where lake levels dropped to less than two …

Do hotels need to green up, make their guests happy and healthy?

Read the full story from Reuters. A hotel stay might have once been thought of as an opportunity to overindulge on rich buffet food, multiple luxuriant baths and mini-bar nightcaps, but is the modern business traveller more likely to demand gluten-free breakfasts, in-room yoga mats and a green-energy policy?

Webinar: Building Sustainable Infrastructure: The New Tools

December 4. 2012, 1 pm ET Register here. Infrastructure is back in the news, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and other severe weather events. Combine that with aging roads, bridges, pipes and other things, and governments around the world are facing a major challenge. Of course, with challenges come opportunities — in this case …

Two on the FTC’s Green Marketing Guides

GreenBiz recently had two posts about the FTC's revised Green Marketing Guides. The first, The FTC Green Guides: What you need to know, provides fourteen key steps to avoid greenwashing by using the new guides. The second, Are the FTC Guidelines Killing Green Marketing?, looks at how green marketing practices will need to change in …