Early Career Climate Change Forum Launches Online

This Forum grew out of a week-long workshop known as the Northwest Climate Science boot camp, sponsored by the Northwest Climate Science Center. The Forum consists of early career scientists, managers, and others working at the science management interface on climate change issues. The intention of the Forum's website is to provide a space for …

EPA’s Science Matters Newsletter Focuses on Climate Change Research

The current issue of EPA's Science Matters focuses on how EPA researchers and partners are developing the latest climate change science and incorporating it into strategies and actions to protect human health and the environment. The issue includes stories on: using climate models and watershed simulations to better understand climate change effects on streams and …

Webinar: Modeling a Life Cycle Approach to Solid Waste Management and Recycled Content Materials

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 9:30-11 am CDT Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/432224296. This webinar will provide an overview and demonstrate tools to model and calculate the benefits of Alternative end of life waste management comparisons Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy consumption associated with purchasing and manufacturing activities using baseline and alternate recycled content scenarios. The webinar …

8 Clever Ideas for Making Government Work Better With Data

Read the full story in Atlantic Cities. None of the ideas are overtly related to sustainability, but there's probably some crossover on some of these. How can we make the places we live more awesome through data? That's the question the Knight Foundation posed to coders around the world back in March, when they launched …

Sustainability Programs Are Even More Effective through Partnerships

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. While there is a lot of talk about manufacturer responsibility in product stewardship, retailers—as the middlemen between manufacturers and consumers—are emerging as a powerful force in environmental stewardship and sustainability. This new level of influence is being intentionally cultivated through strategic partnerships between retailers and manufacturers. Lowe’s and …

Personal Grooming Products May Be Harming Great Lakes Marine Life

Read the full story in Scientific American. Three of the five Great Lakes—Huron, Superior and Erie—are awash in plastic. But it's not the work of a Christo-like landscape artist covering the waterfront. Rather, small plastic beads, known as micro plastic, are the offenders, according to survey results to be published this summer in Marine Pollution …