National Drug Take-Back Day is April 27

On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. …

New Water Research Foundation Report Provides Tools to Help Water Utilities

Read the full story in Water Efficiency. As part of its ongoing focus to help water utilities reduce energy consumption and improve sustainability, the Water Research Foundation (WaterRF) has published its latest report, titled: “Toolbox for Water Utility Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Management” (Project #4224). This project evaluates, compares, and contrasts process models, impact …

OSTI Launches SciTech Connect, Consolidates Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has launched SciTech Connect, a new portal to free, publicly available DOE research and development (R&D) results. SciTech Connect incorporates the contents of two of the most popular core DOE collections and employs an innovative semantic search tool enabling scientists, researchers and the …

Theses and Dissertations Available Through New Open Access Tool

Open Access Theses and Dissertations is an index of over 1.5 million electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). To the extent possible, the index is limited to records of graduate-level theses that are freely available online. The full text of all papers lives on the original hosting site, usually the repository of the university that granted the …

Energy efficiency rewarding for Michigan businesses

Read the full story at Great Lakes Echo. Success in energy efficiency is something worth bragging about in Michigan. Detroit was listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 top 25 cities with the most ENERGY STAR rated buildings. It ranked 19th with 100 ENERGY STAR buildings. The leader, Los Angeles, had 528 buildings with …

Youth symposium highlights Great Lakes stewardship, research

Read the full story at Great Lakes Echo. For four days in May, the Lake Superior Youth Symposium will bring students, teachers and scientists together to promote better stewardship of the Great Lakes. The symposium starts May 16 in Houghton, Mich. at Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center. The goal of the symposium, now …

Toxic chemicals turn up in Great Lakes plastic pollution

Read the full story in Great Lakes Echo. Toxic chemicals clinging to plastics could cause health problems for fish and other organisms in the Great Lakes. They were discovered in samples from the first-ever Great Lakes plastic survey in Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Superior last summer, Lorena Rios Mendoza, an assistant chemistry professor …