Superfund: Trends in Federal Funding and Cleanup of EPA’s Nonfederal National Priorities List Sites

Download the document. What GAO Found Annual federal appropriations to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund program generally declined from about $2 billion to about $1.1 billion in constant 2013 dollars from fiscal years 1999 through 2013. EPA expenditures—from these federal appropriations—of site-specific cleanup funds on remedial cleanup activities at nonfederal National Priorities List (NPL) …

Webinar: Tools for Smart Science Journalism

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 1:00pm Central Time Register at https://www.newsu.org/courses/tools-smart-science-journalism. As journalists, we ignore science not only at our own peril, but at the peril of our readers and viewers. In this Webinar, you'll learn to how make sense of scientific data and tell stories in ways that connect with your audience. You'll get …

Proper Materials Storage Fundamental to E-Recycling

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. Proper storage of materials is a fundamental element of the electronics recycling R2 Standard that is addressed in Provision 9, according to SERI, which manages the R2 recycling standard. While the material storage requirements of R2:2013 are rooted in basic environmental, health and safety regulations in place in …

Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements Program

Proposals due Feb 12, 2016. Full RFP The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community. The CPS Program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. The CPS …

Sustainability Leaders as Conveners

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. Without genuine executive sponsorship, sustainability is approached as a type of compliance checklist, each item debated until proven business-critical or until a business case shows high ROI. There are certainly easier wins linked to clear business cases, certain energy efficiency and water use projects as examples. However, high-impact …

7 questions that will shape the future of sustainability

Read the full story in GreenBiz. It’s a challenge for everyone: Where should I focus my effort? What’s worth trying now, and what do I need to prepare for? To answer these questions, you need to be scanning what’s changing in the world. Here at Forum for the Future, we’re just concluding our annual scanning …