How jellyfish have become nature’s ultimate guerrilla protesters against power plants

Read the full story in the Washington Post. The jellyfish are coming and energy plants may be powerless to stop them. Blooms of the translucent sea creatures clog power plants worldwide, threatening to shutter all operations. Just last week, a coal-fired power plant in Rutenberg, Israel worked hard to unclog its filters from a nearby swarm that could have shut down its cooling …

CNT Receives EPA Grant to Address Environmental and Public Health Issues Related to Urban Flooding

Read the full post from the Center for Neighborhood Technology. The RainReady℠ program, an initiative of the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), has received a $30,000 EPA Environmental Justice Award. The grant will be used to support CNT’s work helping homeowners reduce sewer backups and flooding in Chatham, a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. The …

EPA Proposes to Cut Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. Under today’s proposals, new, modified and existing landfills would begin collecting and controlling landfill gas at emission levels nearly …

Reporting your company’s carbon footprint can save $1.5 million a year

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Businesses will go to great lengths to convince the markets that they are a safe investment. But it might come as a surprise that one of the best things a company can do to boost its investment credibility is voluntarily publish details of its environmental impact. That's according to …

Thinking in circles, cycles and loops

Read the full post at GreenBiz. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its annual municipal waste Facts and Figures report last month with a new tag line of “Advancing Sustainable Materials Management.” The new name comes at an interesting time in the world of municipal solid waste management in the U.S. In short, if America …

On the trail of the Arctic’s carbon time bomb

Read the full story in New Scientist. On A July afternoon in the eastern Siberian town of Cherskiy, 220 kilometres north of the Arctic circle, it is a warm 27 °C. The vista features silver-blue rivers bisecting green swathes of boreal forest – Earth’s biggest ecosystem. But drive a metal rod into the soil and …