Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

Read the full story in The Guardian. Just 100 companies have been the source of more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, according to a new report. The Carbon Majors Report (pdf) “pinpoints how a relatively small set of fossil fuel producers may hold the key to systemic change on carbon emissions,” says …

Towns sell their public water systems — and come to regret it

Read the full story in the Washington Post. The need to rehabilitate infrastructure is urgent for many of the nation’s 50,000 community water utilities. Broken or leaking pipes can contaminate water, flood streets, disrupt businesses and require expensive emergency repairs. Outdated treatment plants have trouble filtering out potentially harmful chemicals. Old pipes can leach dangerous …

Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show and P2 and Risk Management Workshop, September 19-20, 2017

The 20th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Tradeshow will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the Palms Banquet and Conference Center in Plainfield, Indiana. This year’s conference theme is “Celebrating 20 Years of Pollution Prevention in Indiana.” For the twentieth year, the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) are hosting a statewide pollution prevention conference …

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center annual report now available

ISTC's annual report for the period January 1, 2016-June 30, 2017 is now available in IDEALS, the University of Illinois' institutional repository. The report highlights ISTC's technical and research efforts during the period. It also provides an overview of the Center's long running Sustainability Awards program and outreach and educational activities.