First Steps for Corporate Zero Waste

Read the full story from Triple Pundit. Despite regional pressures on municipal landfills, the U.S. still has plenty of space in which to dispose of its garbage. The waste management industry is quick to dispel the concept of the disappearing landfill as a myth, and the costs of solid waste disposal are, at worst, increasing at …

Cattle Associated Antibiotics Disturb Soil Ecosystems

Read the full story from Virginia Tech. Manure from cattle administered antibiotics drastically changes the bacterial and fungal make-up of surrounding soil, leading to ecosystem dysfunction, according to a Virginia Tech research team. The team analyzed soil samples from 11 dairy farms in the United States, and found that the amount of antibiotic resistant genes …

Energy efficiency budget cuts could exact hefty price on businesses, workers, rural residents, and low-income families

Read the full post from ACEEE. The administration’s proposal to zero out funding for ENERGY STAR® has drawn a lot of buzz. While preserving ENERGY STAR is vital for energy efficiency in many ways, it’s only one among many important efficiency programs on the chopping block. The full budget has not been released yet, and …

Innovative ‘Agrihood’ Project Helping to Feed, Revitalize Detroit

Read the full story at Sustainable Brands. Community initiatives constitute a crucial component of the transformation taking place in Detroit, which has seen its fair share of difficulties following deindustrialization. And the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is one of them. The all-volunteer non-profit based in Detroit’s North End neighborhood is using agriculture as a …

These scientists want to create ‘red teams’ to challenge climate research. Congress is listening

Read the full story in the Washington Post. Prominent scientists operating outside the scientific consensus on climate change urged Congress on Wednesday to fund “red teams” to investigate “natural” causes of global warming and challenge the findings of the United Nations’ climate science panel.