Environmental and Socioeconomic Impacts of Utilizing Waste for Biochar in Rural Areas in Indonesia–A Systems Perspective

Magnus Sparrevik, Henrik Lindhjem, Verania Andria, Annik Magerholm Fet, and Gerard Cornelissen (2014). "Environmental and Socioeconomic Impacts of Utilizing Waste for Biochar in Rural Areas in Indonesia–A Systems Perspective." Environmental Science & Technology 48(9), 4664-4671. DOI: 10.1021/es405190q Abstract: Biochar is the product of incomplete combustion (pyrolysis) of organic material. In rural areas, it can be …

Does Long-Term Irrigation with Untreated Wastewater Accelerate the Dissipation of Pharmaceuticals in Soil?

Philipp Dalkmann, Christina Siebe, Wulf Amelung, Michael Schloter, and Jan Siemens (2014). "Does Long-Term Irrigation with Untreated Wastewater Accelerate the Dissipation of Pharmaceuticals in Soil?" Environmental Science & Technology 48 (9), 4963-4970. DOI: 10.1021/es501180x Abstract: Long-term irrigation with untreated wastewater may increase soil microbial adaptation to pollution load and lead to enhanced natural attenuation. We hypothesized that …

Strong Sorption of PCBs to Nanoplastics, Microplastics, Carbon Nanotubes, and Fullerenes

I. Velzeboer, C. J. A. F. Kwadijk, and A. A. Koelmans (2014). "Strong Sorption of PCBs to Nanoplastics, Microplastics, Carbon Nanotubes, and Fullerenes." Environmental Science & Technology 48 (9), 4869-4876. DOI: 10.1021/es405721v. Abstract: The presence of microplastic and carbon-based nanoparticles in the environment may have implications for the fate and effects of traditional hydrophobic chemicals. Here we …

Indiana University hiring Associate and Assistant Director of Sustainabilty

Associate Director of Sustainability (Job #11037) Assistant Director of Sustainability (Job # 10981) Indiana University Bloomington For more details and to apply, visit jobs.iu.edu enter job number Office of Sustainability Homepage | Employment Opportunities 11037 - Associate Director of Sustainability, Capital Planning and Facilities Job Summary: Supports the Director of Sustainability in the creation of …

A Tale of Two Futures: Sustainable Buildings or Unsustainable Climate Change

From the Rocky Mountain Institute. Today's existing buildings use 72% of our nation's electricity, much of which is wasted. We cannot transform our energy system and prevent runaway climate change if America's commercial buildings continue to consume dirty fossil fuels at today's rates. Join the movement to change this by visiting http://www.rmi.org/stand and get involved!

Winners of 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge targeting green infrastructure announced

Four winners of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge were recently announced. The competition, launched last year, was created to engage college and university students in reinventing the nation's water infrastructure and developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change. Further, it encourages them …

Winners announced in DOE’s Challenge Home Student Design Competition

In its inaugural year, 28 teams from U.S. and Canadian universities competed in DOE's Challenge Home Student Design Competition to develop cost-effective zero energy ready homes for mainstream builders. The winning teams produced market-ready, state-of-the-art design solutions for high-performance homes that are energy efficient, comfortable, and durable. The designs are for zero energy ready homes, …