TRI University Challenge

EPA is looking to academic institutions to help build a diverse portfolio of practical and replicable projects that benefit communities, the environment, academic institutions, and the TRI Program. EPA welcomes the submission of any project proposal that advances the knowledge, use and understanding of TRI data and related information. In reviewing project proposals, EPA intends …

Call for Abstracts: Industrial Water Reuse Conference

The WateReuse Association is accepting abstracts for a new Industrial Reuse Specialty Conference to be held December 9-10 in Long Beach, CA. The conference will include discussions of sustainability policies, technology, best practices, and case studies for industrial users that receive municipally treated recycled water, as well as those performing on-site reuse or internal recycling. …

Chicago On-Track To Break Ground On Elevated Parkway

Read the full story at ArchDaily. Chicago is set to be the next U.S. city to park-ify on one of its abandoned rail-lines. First proposed back in 1997, the 2.7 mile, 13-acre Bloomingdale Trail and Park is proposed for a stretch of abandoned railway trestle dating from 1910, which has been lying unused since the turn of the …

Open access publishing article in today’s New York Times

Read the full story headlined "Scientific Articles Accepted (Personal Checks, Too)" in the New York Times. A parallel world of pseudo-academia, with prestigiously titled conferences and journals that will print seemingly anything for a fee, has the scientific community alarmed. See also Nature's special report on the future of publishing, which includes an article about …

NBA Teams Encourage Fans to Go Green During Leaguewide Green Week

Read the full story from the Green Sports Alliance. For the fifth straight season, the NBA has teamed with the Natural Resources Defense Council to celebrate Green Week from April 4-12. In partnership with league sponsor Sprint, the NBA is working with its franchises to support initiatives that increase awareness and promote sustainable action by …

JoVE now accepting submissions for new environmental sciences section

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) is now accepting articles for its new section JoVE Environment. JoVE Environment will launch in September and will be a multidisciplinary section encompassing all aspects of green methodology and environmental sciences. Currently, JoVE is accepting submissions to this section for articles on renewable energy, sustainable materials, environmental engineering, ecological health, …

American Chemical Society announces first Presidential Climate Science Challenge Grants

The American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced awarding the first grants in a new initiative intended to increase understanding of the science underpinning global climate change among thousands of people around the country. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Ph.D., 2012 president of ACS, the world's largest scientific society, said that 11 of the Society's local sections will …