The Latest Thing in Green: FIT students test environmentally friendly ways to reuse textiles

Read the full story in the Wall Street Journal. Mention the Fashion Institute of Technology, and green innovation isn’t the first thing that springs to mind. But two FIT students are undertaking a project that they hope will make the fashion industry’s use of textiles more environmentally friendly. While the recycling of plastic, aluminum and …

China CO2 emissions: ‘Coal error’ caused wrong calculations

Read the full story from the BBC. Confusion over the types of coal being burned in Chinese power stations has caused a significant overestimation of the country's carbon emissions. Researchers, published in the journal Nature, say existing CO2 calculations had used a globally averaged formula. But when scientists tested the types of coal actually being …

UN Zero Hunger Challenge

From the web site: Eliminating hunger involves investments in agriculture, rural development, decent work, social protection, and equality of opportunity. It will make a major contribution to peace and stability and to the reduction of poverty. It will contribute to better nutrition for all – especially women from the beginning of pregnancy and children under …

14 Local Governments to Consider Mahomet Aquifer Consent Decree

A proposed consent decree has been drafted between Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Clinton Landfill, Inc., and 14 local government agencies, which comprise the Mahomet Aquifer Coalition. Throughout the month of September, each agency will review and take action on the proposed agreement. If approved by all parties, the consent decree would resolve the pending …