These Bacteria Eat Electricity And Make Fuel

Read the full story at FastCoExist. The reason we’re hooked on oil, and its climate warming derivatives, is the astonishing amount of energy packed into every gallon of the stuff. Gasoline burns brighter compared to alternatives from ethanol to electricity whenever it’s stored in a tank or battery. But if we could make energy-dense liquids …

Call for Papers on Great Lakes Restoration Issues

Environmental Practice, the Journal of the National Association of Environmental Professionals, is seeking papers for possible publication. Issue Topic:  Great Lakes Sustainability, featuring Guest Editor Dr. Susan Hedman, Great Lakes National Program Manager, USEPA In light of the many difficult and complex challenges facing the Great Lakes ecosystem today, and given the current focus on …

Climate Change to Become Core Part of Curriculum

Read the full story at SustainableBusiness.com. As ALEC and Heartland race to push legislation in the states that mandates students be versed in "climate change denial," they've got a new foe to work against. National science standards for schools across the US are about to be released which integrate teaching climate change into public school curriculums. Coordinated by the non-profit Achieve, …

Obama Energy Program Modeled on ‘Race to the Top’

Read the full story in Governing. As part of his outline for greater energy efficiency across the United States, President Barack Obama last week proposed a competitive grant program for states, in a bid to cut energy waste and incentivize energy efficiency. The $200 million program would be intentionally modeled on Race To The Top, the …

States seeks input on draft guidance for assessing alternatives to toxic chemicals

The Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2), an association of state, local, and tribal governments, announces the availability of draft guidance on alternatives assessment and chemical risk reduction. The document is available for public review and comment through April 19, 2013. “Over the past year, eight of IC2’s state members have been working together to develop a …