Fish Mercury Levels Appear to Be Increasing Lately: A Report from 40 Years of Monitoring in the Province of Ontario, Canada

Nilima Gandhi, Rex W. K. Tang, Satyendra P. Bhavsar, and George B. Arhonditsis (2014). "Fish Mercury Levels Appear to Be Increasing Lately: A Report from 40 Years of Monitoring in the Province of Ontario, Canada." Environmental Science & Technology 48 (10), 5404-5414. DOI: 10.1021/es403651x. Abstract: Recent mercury levels and trends reported for North America suggest …

Job Announcement: Program Officer — Environment, Kresge Foundation

The full announcement is available at http://kresge.org/about-us/careers/program-officer%E2%80%93-environment. The Kresge Foundation’s Environment Program has an immediate opening for a program officer to work as part of a dynamic team charged with implementing strategies aimed to build communities’ resilience in the face of climate change. Resilience involves not just withstanding stresses but also establishing the capacity to …

Product stewardship for paint in Minnesota

Draft stewardship plan PaintCare Inc. submitted a detailed stewardship plan on March 3, 2014. Following a public comment period, the Pollution Control Agency completed staff review of the plan and provided comments. PaintCare now has 60 days to submit a revised plan. The MPCA must approve a plan before the program can begin. Visit the MPCA web …

Institute for Environment and Sustainability

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014. https://www.scout.wisc.edu/ As one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) works "to provide scientific and technical support to European Union policies for the protection of the European and global environment." Located in Ispra, Italy …

Billboard sucks in pollution and turns it into purified air

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. Billboards often line busy roads and highways where there's lots of traffic — and by association, lots of air pollution. But what if those billboards could be transformed into giant air purifiers, scrubbing the air and turning polluted areas into fresh ones? That's the idea behind a …

Proposed EPA rule would reduce refinery flaring, require fence line monitoring of toxic chemicals

Read the full story in the Times-Picayune. Refineries in Louisiana and around the nation would have to install state-of-the-art technology to reduce emissions from flares and could face fines for emissions during start-ups, shut-downs and malfunctions, under sweeping new rules proposed Thursday by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The new rules, which would also require …

Planner’s Web

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014. https://www.scout.wisc.edu/ Planners Web is a great way to get acquainted with the field of urban planning as it provides commentary on the rise of the "creative class" and conversations about designing walkable cities. First-time visitors can check out the What's New area to read through compelling articles …