Sprint wins on e-waste: why do AT&T and Verizon fall short?

Read the full story in The Guardian. Mobile phone sales – which totaled $24.6bn in 2012, according to eMarketer – are a key part of wireless carriers' business models. And as those carriers push more and more frequent upgrades, many of the old phones are piling up in the trash. All the major carriers say …

Enhancing microalgae growth to boost green energy production

Read the full story in R&D Magazine. A groundbreaking nanoparticle system which stimulates the growth of microalgae – a valuable resource used in the production of biofuels and medical compounds – has been developed by a team of Australian scientists, including Flinders University clean technology expert Professor Colin Raston. The technique, developed in collaboration with researchers …

Federal Facilities Earn Energy Star Combined Heat and Power Award for Carbon Pollution Reductions, Energy Savings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognizes two federal facilities with the ENERGY STAR Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award for their highly-efficient CHP systems, which increase the reliability of their electricity supply while reducing carbon pollution that causes climate change. The awards, which demonstrate how federal agencies are reducing carbon pollution in support …

Changes to fisheries legislation has removed habitat protection for most fish species in Canada, new study says

Federal government changes to Canada's fisheries legislation "have eviscerated" the ability to protect habitat for most of the country's fish species, scientists at the University of Calgary and Dalhousie University say in a new study. The changes were "politically motivated," unsupported by scientific advice - contrary to government policy - and are inconsistent with ecosystem-based …