EPA Invites Communities to Apply for Smart Growth Assistance

EPA’s Smart Growth Implementation Assistance (SGIA) program provides technical assistance to help communities grow in ways that improve the local economy, the environment, and people’s health. The program aims to help applicants develop solutions to local challenges, such as managing stormwater, increasing transit-oriented development, and adapting to climate change, and to share those solutions with …

Sunlight Stimulates Release of Climate-Warming Gas From Melting Arctic Permafrost

Read the full story from the University of Michigan. Ancient carbon trapped in Arctic permafrost is extremely sensitive to sunlight and, if exposed to the surface when long-frozen soils melt and collapse, can release climate-warming carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere much faster than previously thought. University of Michigan ecologist and aquatic biogeochemist George Kling …

Levi’s Waste<Less Collection Boasts 8 Bottles in Each Pair of Jeans

Read the full story at Triple Pundit. Levi Strauss has emerged as one of the more environmentally conscious clothing companies in recent years. Now the San Francisco-based fashion icon is amping up its sustainability efforts with its new “Waste<Less” line as part of its Spring 2013 collection. The most exciting feature of this collection, traditional …

Renewable Energy Train-the-Trainer Academies Summer 2013

The Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology (CERET) has announced that applications are now open for its Biofuels and Photovoltaic Summer 2013 Renewable Energy Train the Trainer Academies. These academies will give educators from across the nation hands-on renewable energy experiences taught by veteran industry installers and experts.