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 …

Removing carbon from emissions

Read the full story in R&D Magazine. Many researchers around the world are seeking ways to “scrub” carbon dioxide from the emissions of fossil-fuel power plants as a way of curbing the gas that is considered most responsible for global climate change. But most such systems rely on complex plumbing to divert the steam used …