Green Chemistry in 2017: The State of the States

Read the full story in the National Law Review. We discuss current and potential state green chemistry regimes that have developed since our last article on this topic, discuss some chemical-specific laws, and assess what might be on the horizon now that TSCA reform has been enacted. There are many nuances in these laws, with …

New and old users of Tipping Point Planner collaborate at Purdue workshop

Read the full story from the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program. Researchers, federal and state government and non-government officials, students, and representatives from Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan Sea Grants gathered at Purdue University recently to take part in the two-day Tipping Point Planner collaboration workshop. The web tool uses the latest watershed research and cutting-edge technology …

This Small Japanese Town is Modeling Zero Waste for the World

Read the full story at Shareable. What would a Zero Waste world look like and how do we get there? One small Japanese town is showing the world that Zero Waste begins with a community-wide commitment to reduce waste. Kamikatsu, a town of 1,700, wants to become the country’s first Zero Waste community by 2020. At this point, …

Newly beefed up in antibiotics, Pfizer launches user-friendly access to global resistance database

Read the full story at FiercePharma. Antibiotic resistance tracking just got a whole lot easier. Pfizer has launched a new system, dubbed ATLAS, with a new user-friendly website and a mobile app for quick-and-easy use by doctors and other healthcare providers in the throes of patient care.

What the US Will Look Like When Your Poor Kids Get Old

Read the full story in Gizmodo. When climate change is in the news, it’s usually because of a scary new temperature record or a mass coral die-off, or because an enormous chunk of Greenland disappeared and nobody noticed. But at the end of the day, the thing that most of us really care about is …