GSA Seeks Green Building Technologies to Test

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. The US government is seeking green building technologies that have the potential to improve economic and environmental performance in federal buildings. The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Green Proving Ground program uses the GSA’s own real estate portfolio as a test bed to evaluate the viability of emerging technologies …

Rural and Small Systems Guidebook to Sustainable Utility Management

The Guidebook is designed to introduce rural and small water and wastewater systems to the key areas of effectively managed systems. It provides background information on ten key management areas, as well as instruction and assistance on how to conduct a system assessment process based on the key management areas. It also includes information on …

USGS: Energy & Minerals

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013. https://www.scout.wisc.edu/ USGS: Energy & Minerals http://www.usgs.gov/energy_minerals/ The Energy and Minerals Mission Area of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) "conducts research and assessments on the location, quantity, and quality of material and energy resources, including the economic and environmental effects of resource extraction and use." Visitors to …

USDA funds research to convert beetle-killed trees to bioenergy

Read the full story in Ethanol Producer Magazine. The USDA has announced it has awarded nearly $10 million to a consortium of academic, industry and government organizations led by Colorado State University and their partners to research using insect-killed trees in the Rockies as a sustainable feedstock for bioenergy. The award, provided under the Agriculture …

Australian officials outlaw Katy Perry’s seed-embedded ‘Prism’ packaging

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. It looks like Australians eager to get their hands on an imported version of “Prism" — the latest chart-topping confection from American pop princess Katy Perry — and promptly bury the godforsaken thing under a thick layer of dirt in their backyards, will have to wait as the CD (remember …