Pulverizing e-waste is green, clean — and cold

Read the full story from Rice University. Researchers at Rice University and the Indian Institute of Science have an idea to simplify electronic waste recycling: Crush it into nanodust. Specifically, they want to make the particles so small that separating different components is relatively simple compared with processes used to recycle electronic junk now... The …

How Global Warming Is Threatening Genetic Diversity

Read the full story at JSTOR Daily. There is a huge unknown when it comes to protecting the meltwater stonefly and other species. Biologists are missing a huge piece of the puzzle — knowing which genetics will give species the evolutionary lift that allows them to adapt successfully to a warmer world. This hidden DNA …

Exploring the Green Infrastructure Workforce

Download the report. Public demand has surged for “green” innovations that make cities more environmentally friendly and more pleasant places to live. JFF examined the workforce needed to keep up with demand for green infrastructure systems and found that projected employment growth provides valuable opportunities for low-income, low-skilled workers to earn competitive wages. Our research …

University of Illinois to offer Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Writing

The Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Writing (CEW) is a new offering for University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students wanting to engage the latest research in sustainability science — and to build their skills in environmental communication. The Certificate is a joint venture of iSEE, the School for Earth, Society, and Environment, and the English Department... The …