Help set the agenda for Great Lakes restoration

The federal action plan that guides Great Lakes restoration activities is being updated, and the U.S. EPA is requesting public input. Listen to the meetings — and comment if you like — May 21 through June 5 in Chicago, Buffalo, Milwaukee, Cleveland or via webinar. Representatives from the Alliance will attend all six meetings. Learn …

Dairy Industry Launches Sustainability Reporting Guide

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. The Innovation Center for US Dairy has published a guide to help dairy companies and farms measure and report on sustainability. The Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for US Dairy identifies indicators for assessing dairy sustainability and communicating results. The indicators are based on scientific life cycle assessment studies …

Ending the alphabet soup in the [insert word here] field

All of the terms for eco-friendly business practices -- including "CSR," "sustainability," "corporate citizenship" and "triple bottom line" -- are jargon and confusing, Steve Voien writes at GreenBiz.com. It's time for a rebranding exercise to create a sharper and more specific label, he argues. This is part one of a two-part series exploring the evolution …

Vote in the Union of Concerned Scientists’ 2013 Cartoon Contest

The 2013 UCS Editorial Cartoon Contest is your chance to vote for the best cartoons as we take a look back through time at some of the great cartoons from the past seven competitions. We've chosen 12 all-star cartoons that stand out in their ability to poke fun at the not-so-humorous challenges to the complex …

GAO Report on climate change

Climate Change: Future Federal Adaptation Efforts Could Better Support Local Infrastructure Decision Makers. GAO-13-242, April 12. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-242 Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/653740.pdf What GAO Found According to the National Research Council (NRC) and others, infrastructure such as roads and bridges, wastewater systems, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) centers are vulnerable to changes in the climate. Changes …