Citizen Science Association Conference — May 17-20, 2017 — Minneapolis

This conference offers the opportunity to make face-to-face connections with leaders in areas of science, policy, conservation, science education and citizen science practice to inspire social responsibility through participation in citizen science. Program Highlights Thursday, May 18th Dr. Marc Edwards is the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering in The Charles …

Registration is Now Open for NEEF’s National Environmental Education Week

Register now for the 13th annual National Environmental Education (EE) Week sponsored by the National Environmental Education Foundation. EE Week will be held from April 23-29, 2017. Registration provides you with resources for educators, resources for everyone and advance notice of special events and activities during EE Week.  

First evidence found of popular farm pesticides in drinking water

Read the full story in the Washington Post. Of the many pesticides that American farmers have embraced in their war on bugs, neonicotinoids are among the most popular. One of them, called imidacloprid, is among the world’s best-selling insecticides, boasting sales of over $1 billion a year. But with their widespread use comes a notorious reputation …

New EPA documents reveal even deeper proposed cuts to staff and programs

Read the full story in the Washington Post. The Alliance for Water Efficiency has posted the memo detailing all of the cuts here. The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new, more detailed plan for laying off 25 percent of its employees and scrapping 56 programs including pesticide safety, water runoff control, and environmental cooperation with …

A Comparison of Major Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tools

Lakshika Nishadhi Kuruppuarachchi, Ashok Kumar, Matthew Franchetti (2017). "A Comparison of Major Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tools." Environmental Management and Sustainable Development 6(1), 60-71. https://doi.org/10.5296/emsd.v6i1.10914 Abstract: The concept of Environmental Justice (EJ) has evolved in United Sates for more than 30 years. Since then most empirical studies have shown that low-income and minority neighborhoods …

Ohio EPA Announces New Online Materials Marketplace

Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler is in Sandusky today to announce the launch of a new online service whereby Ohio businesses, not-for-profits and government organizations can advertise and acquire potentially useful products and materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills. The new Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) is a free online platform …

London sculpture spotlights the deadly relationship between seabirds and plastic

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. The last time environmental activist and underwater sculptor par excellence Jason deCaires Taylor worked in London, it was on “Rising Tides,” a hauntingly ephemeral installation positioned in the River Thames that served as commentary on rising sea levels and our unquenchable thirst for fossil fuels. Taking the …