Phoenix launches a hub for the circular economy

Read the full story in GreenBiz.

The city of Phoenix and nearby Arizona State University are teaming up to launch a public-private incubator focused on finding new uses for waste from textiles, food scraps, batteries and more.

Lab Carbon Capture Technology Keeps Beer Bubbling

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Could a national lab technology that improves power plant carbon capture also help other carbon dioxide (CO2)-emitting industries save energy and money? Colorado microbrewery owners think so.

Congress to Pruitt: We’re Not Cutting EPA Budget to Trump’s Levels

Read the full story at Inside Climate.

Members of the congressional committee responsible for the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget—Republican and Democrat alike—made clear Thursday they have no intention of approving the White House’s proposal to slash the agency’s spending.

Water Management Interventions Push Scarcity Downstream

Read the full story from Science Daily.

Large-scale interventions to water resources, such as irrigation, dams and reservoirs, and water withdrawals, have been essential to human development. But interventions tend to solve water scarcity problems at a local level, while aggravating water scarcity downstream. In a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers have now assessed the impacts of human interventions on water scarcity at a global scale.

Re-use, repair, repeat: electronics retailers test out gadget trade-in schemes

Read the full story in The Guardian.

These businesses are aiming to encourage consumers to covet preloved products.

How sensors could propel us closer to a resource-efficient world

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Sensors could help society conserve resources but we must ensure we have the knowledge and expertise to deal with smart tech once it reaches end-of-life.

Cities Give New Home to Climate Data Deleted by Trump

Read the full story in Governing.

More than a month after the Trump administration purged data tracking climate change from the Environmental Protection Agency’s website, the numbers are going back online in some unexpected places.

San Francisco and 11 other cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Houston and Seattle, were set to launch their own websites Sunday publishing the numbers. The information — posted here on a San Francisco city website — includes the science behind climate change, how weather patterns are impacted by it, and detailed data charting greenhouse gas emissions and temperatures around the globe.

Boston’s bid for zero waste: when less really is more

Read the full story in the Christian Science Monitor.

Mayor Marty Walsh’s push to eliminate the Boston’s net trash output is a key component of the city’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050.

There Are Climate Change Refugees in the U.S. Right Now

Read the full story in Triple Pundit.

We often talk about climate change in the broader scope of what it impacts us on a daily or weekly basis: too much rain or too long a drought; migrating icebergs and shifting rain forests.

But for many Americans, the real evidence of global warming is at home, in our houses and on our streets. It’s what’s playing out as we make plans to go to the store or head off to work across town. And for many who rarely make the front page of major media, it’s the say-so of whether they can harvest the fish they need standing on the seashore or maintain the foundation under their ice-supported homes.

7 Major Water Stewardship Milestones in the Beverage Industry | BIER Decade in Review

Read the full story from the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable.

Water is absolutely vital to the beverage industry. Beverage companies not only rely on water as an essential ingredient, but also as a primary resource for growing agricultural ingredients. As a result, protecting this critical resource is a business imperative—not to mention the right thing to do…

To celebrate over 10 years of work, our members highlight some of the water stewardship milestones BIER has achieved through collaboration, benchmarking and developing actionable solutions.