Unleaded, Please

Read the full post at On Earth. For almost a year and a half, the 90,000 residents of Flint, Michigan, have been drinking water laced with high levels of lead—the potent neurotoxin that lowers IQ and triggers behavioral and emotional problems. There were many complaints: The tap smells like rotten eggs, the water tastes funny, …

Pulp Fiction: The European Accounting Error That’s Warming the Planet

Read the full series at Climate Central. As the world tries to shift away from fossil fuels, the energy industry is turning to what seems to be an endless supply of renewable energy: wood. In England and across Europe, wood has become the renewable of choice, with forests — many of them in the U.S. …

Federal Energy Management Program e-Course: Water Management Basics

This eTraining core course provides learners with a concise introduction to comprehensive water management, including the key topic areas of basic water management terminology, the history of federal water mandates, current Executive Order (E.O.) 13693 provisions, best practices associated with comprehensive water management, and proven water conservation financing mechanisms and strategies. The three-module course offers …

“Predatory” journals are distorting the brave new world of open science

Read the full story in the New Statesman. The modern, digital era of peer-reviewed science is changing the way high-quality research is being released. As soon as a study has been validated for accuracy, it’s almost immediately published online and covered by a dozen websites before the end of the working day. It can create …

The Legal Consequences of Ignoring Climate Change

Read the full post in Governing. Last month, in a case that sent shivers through corporate America, a former peanut-company executive was sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak. The executive, Stewart Parnell, knowingly shipped contaminated peanut butter to stores across the country. Nine people died and hundreds …

Emerging sustainable designers working to change pattern of fashion

Read the full post at Eco-Business. The movement of emerging sustainable fashion designers with a determination to change the fashion industry is strengthening. NGO Redress, an organisation with a mission to reduce waste in the fashion industry, is propelling these designers forward with the launch of The EcoChic Design Award Alumni Network; a platform to …