Scoop: Trump is pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal

Read the full story at Axios. President Trump has made his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the decision. Details on how the withdrawal will be executed are being worked out by a small team including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. They're deciding on whether to initiate …

Great Lakes Echo series on how climate change is expected to affect the region

Great Lakes Echo is doing a series of stories on how climate change is expected to affect the Great Lakes region. The stories to date include: The state of the Great Lakes: What to expect from climate change Will the whole country descend upon Michigan in 2100? Uncertainty floods the future of Great Lakes’ water quality and …

Green Products to Face Shortfall in Key Ingredients: Report

Read the full story from the Daily Environment Report. Companies are scrambling for green alternatives to the chemicals that prevent products from going bad, as consumers shift their tastes to more sustainable goods. Preservatives help prevent microbial growth in products such as cosmetics, medicine, paints and cleaning supplies. But they can also contain hazardous chemicals …

Luxury brands are slowly setting their sights on sustainable fragrances

Read the full story in Glossy. Though efforts in sustainable fashion production continue to expand and evolve, the beauty industry has been slow to follow, particularly when it comes to fragrance. As luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci increasingly add fragrances to their product portfolios, few have prioritized eco-friendly ingredients and certified processes for developing perfume formulas. However, Swiss jeweler Chopard …

Nor Any Drop to Drink?: Why the Great Lakes Face a Murky Future

Read the full piece in the New York Times Book Review. And so it came as a revelation to me to read Dan Egan’s deeply researched and sharply written “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes.” Dipping into this book was like opening the secret diary of a mercurial and mysterious parent. I learned …

AMO Requests Information on Potential Focus Areas for Early-stage Research and Development of Processed Clean Water

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of its Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) seeks feedback on technologies with the potential for early stage research and development (R&D) that if successfully advanced could impact the cost-effective and energy efficient availability of clean water. This request for information (RFI) targets R&D for processing technologies used …