Study indicates concrete construction waste can help rid the air of sulfur dioxide, a major pollutant

Read the full story at Phys.org. New research reveals that sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to air pollution, is removed from the air by concrete surfaces. Stony Brook University researcher Alex Orlov, PhD, and colleagues discovered how concrete interacts and eliminates sulfur and nitrogen oxides. Their findings, published in the July edition of the Journal of …

Can sustainable stadiums be a better deal for cities and environment?

Read the full story in Curbed. Stadiums, specifically when it comes to funding and construction, can often be bad deals for cities. Manystudies and reports have argued that publicly subsidizing new and expanded stadiums often isn’t a good deal for the public. In Washington, D.C., a new project suggests there many be other, more sustainable ways to help finance new stadiums …

D.C. Court of Appeals Vacates Key Criterion for Determining Sham Recycling

Read the full story from Freeborn Attorneys at Law. Ever since the EPA’s 1985 rulemaking on the Definition of Solid Waste, 50 Fed. Reg. 614 (1985), the question of how one distinguishes legitimate recycling from sham recycling has puzzled both regulators and recyclers. The question is vital because sham recycling is equivalent to illegal disposal …