Please Participate in an IBI Public Survey to Collect Information on Global Biochar Projects

As part of our ongoing efforts to identify trends and other critical information on worldwide biochar deployment, IBI is launching a public survey to gather data on biochar project activity. We are asking for your participation in this survey to make the data and information gathered as complete as possible. We are conducting this survey …

‘Biochar’ company may bring plant to Kane Co.

Read the full story in the Daily Herald. The burgeoning biochar industry may soon find footing in Kane County as a Michigan-based energy company made an early pitch Thursday to build a local production plant. Fred Jones of Cogen Designs introduced members of the county board's energy and environmental committee to the workings of the …

Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Launches First Interactive, Online Lighting Design Resource for Homes

Read the full story from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched the first interactive website to help homeowners, contractors and builders choose the right light bulbs, fixtures and controls to maximize energy savings, calculate lighting costs and achieve lighting effects to meet a wide range of …

Conn. Passes First-in-Nation Mattress Recycling Law

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. Connecticut has passed the nation’s first-ever extended producer responsibility (EPR) bill for mattresses that supporters say will save local governments about $1.3 million and increase recycling opportunities for businesses. The law will require mattress manufacturers to finance and manage a mattress collection and recycling program. The bill will …

New Tool: Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health (MATCH)

The Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health (MATCH) is a publicly accessible, online tool for researchers that offers centralized access to metadata ‐ standardized contextual information ‐ about thousands of government-held datasets related to health, the environment, and climate-science. MATCH is one of a growing number of tools, driven by open data, that are being …

Facing Climate Change: Stories from the Pacific Northwest

Facing Climate Change is a documentary project that tells the story of global change through local people. This new video series is from the Pacific Northwest, and features stories about oyster farmers confronting ocean acidification, coastal Tribes planning for sea level rise, potato farmers adjusting to reduced snowpack, and plateau Tribes concerned about habitat loss.

New Data Tool Illustrates Global- to Community-Scale Energy Trends

As part of the Energy Data Initiative, the Energy Department, its Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the Planetary Skin Institute released a new open tool to better visualize energy data and make this information more available and useful for state and local governments, private industry, and other energy researchers. The Free Energy Data platform (FRED) builds on the …