The Endangered Species Act is often too little too late, but it’s all we’ve got

Read the full story from Grist. Why isn’t the ESA more effective? The reasons are myriad, but they boil down to the problem that by the time most species are listed, they’re too far gone for the act to be able to do much to revive them, both from a cost and feasibility perspective. And …

EPA says Trump budget would ensure resources needed for TSCA

Read the full story from ChemicalWatch. Despite the Trump administration’s proposal to massively cut the US EPA’s funding, the agency says the draft federal budget ensures it has the resources to address the safety of new and existing chemicals through implementation of the new TSCA. This sentiment was expressed in the EPA’s "Budget in Brief" – a …

Rethinking the water cycle through corporate collaboration

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgyj0l1XLVk "Business as usual will lead to a 40 percent gap in supply demand of water by 2030," said Emilio Tenuta, vice president of corporate sustainability at Ecolab. However, despite water conservation projects, since 2011, corporate water use has declined only by 10 percent. According to Tenuta, if the world is to address the pressing …

Putting Green Infrastructure on Private Property in New York City

Download the document. This paper proceeds in four sections. The first provides an overview of the problems confronting New York City as a result of existing stormwater management infrastructure and regulation, and also summarizes the City's current green infrastructure (GI) goals. The second section summarizes the benefits and costs that are expected to accompany GI …

Does Silicon Valley Still Care About Climate Change?

Read the full story in the Harvard Business Review. Earlier this month, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins began the process of separating its cleantech investing from the rest of its fund. It marks the end of an era. Ten years after Kleiner star John Doerr was moved to tears during his TED talk about climate change, there’s no …