Webinar: Water Security and Resiliency

Tue, Apr 25, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/287664509489298691 Presentation 1: Resiliency Framework and the Route to Resilience Tool (Presented by Jeffrey F. Fencil, EPA's Office of Water). Maintaining and repairing aging drinking water infrastructure remains a significant challenge for the water sector. Utilities must be able to increase their readiness …

Identifying, Quantifying, and Mapping Food Residuals from Connecticut Businesses and Institutions: An Organics Recycling Planning Tool

From the web site. The Connecticut DEEP has identified the need to capture institutional and commercial food scrap in order to increase recycling rates and to avoid the need for expanded waste incineration and disposal. Toward this end, the Department funded a project in 2001 that identified, quantified, and mapped all of the large-scale commercial and …

Innovative Honey Bee Phone App Helps Monitor Hive Health

From U.S. EPA's Science Matters newsletter: EPA kicked off a citizen science research project using the app HiveScience [iOS, Android]. The pilot program enables select beekeepers to submit hive health reports and honey samples to EPA for analysis. This data helps researchers investigate biomarkers of immunity found in honey, and relate that data to bee …

Food policy expert says new labels should reduce food waste

Read the full story at Phys.org. Pop quiz: What's the difference between "best by," "sell by" or "expires on"? If you're not sure, you aren't alone. Americans toss out $165 billion worth of food each year, often out of safety concerns fueled by confusion about the meaning of the more than 10 different date labels …

California’s manufacturing and recycling economy

Read the full story in the Orange County Register. When “manufacturing” is mentioned, you likely picture a factory with products rolling off an assembly line. But there are many off-site functions that are not as obvious as a large plant in an industrial park. One of these is recycling; manufacturers are the biggest consumers of …

New EPA Gas Emissions Rules Present Many Questions

Read the full story at Waste360. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emissions Guidelines last summer. The changes have raised multiple industry concerns and confusion. There are now several coexisting rules and uncertainty about which one applies when, for whom. Further complicating the scenario, some states are …