The Food-Energy-Water Nexus Conference: 16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment

January 19-12, 2016 Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington DC National AirportFor more information: http://foodenergywaternexus.org/ Addressing the interconnected systems involving food, water and energy is critical to achieving solutions to one of the most pressing issues facing our planet. The conference will address how to provide food, energy and water for a population of 9 billion …

Climate Week NYC recorded presentations

Following a week of 120+ events across New York City, The Climate Group hosted the Climate Week NYC 2015 Signature Event, Securing a Paris Dividend: Leadership and innovation for a strong, sustainable economy. The recordings from that event are now available at http://www.theclimategroup.org/what-we-do/news-and-blogs/watch-cwnyc-live-climate-week-nyc-signature-event/.

Preempting the Public Interest: How TTIP Will Limit US States’ Public Health and Environmental Protections

Download the document. This report details how EU proposals for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would usurp US states’ authority to regulate toxic chemicals. These proposals would not only curtail states’ efforts to protect the public from toxic exposure, but also threaten any State regulations in the public interest that exceed federal standards.

Warning of dangers to health, environment, UN experts urge phase-out of hazardous pesticides

Read the full story from the United Nations. Two independent United Nations human rights experts today called for an immediate worldwide phase-out on use of highly hazardous pesticides that are inflicting significant damage on human health and the environment.

Target Expands Sustainable Product Index to Include 1,000+ Toxic Chemicals

Read the full story at Sustainable Brands. Target has improved its sustainable product standard by beginning to test category-specific criteria and consider more toxic chemicals. The retailer’s Sustainable Product Index evaluates products based on a points system and the highest-scoring options are promoted under its “Made to Matter” banner.

From incremental to fundamental substitution in chemical alternatives assessment

Peter Fantke, Roland Weber, Martin Scheringer. (2015). "From incremental to fundamental substitution in chemical alternatives assessment." Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, online ahead of print. Online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scp.2015.08.001 (subscription required -- if you are unable to access the full article, contact your local library for assistance). Abstract: Several chemicals in consumer products are subject to binding …