Study: Anaerobic digestion could reduce microplastics in sludge

Read the full story from Waste Dive. A new study, published in Environmental Science & Technology, has found that anaerobic digestion may reduce the amount of microplastics left in in sewage sludge, as reported in Recycling Portal. The study looked at seven wastewater treatment plants in Ireland, which used one of three treatment processes: anaerobic digestion (AD), thermal drying or …

Scott Pruitt’s Crimes Against Nature

Read the full story in Rolling Stone. While the rest of the Trump administration has been mired in scandal or incompetence (or both), and the media has been distracted by the Republican health care debacle and daily revelations about the Trump family's involvement with the Russians, Pruitt has been quietly tearing down decades of environmental …

Who Invests in Energy Efficiency and Why?

Read the full story from ACEEE. This blog post is the second in a three-post series on understanding and increasing investments by businesses and individuals in energy efficiency. In the first post, we discussed current energy efficiency investments in the United States, which we estimate total about $60-115 billion per year. This number includes investments driven …

Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge

The Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge builds upon the 2014 Nutrient Sensor Challenge, which helped develop affordable, high-performing, continuous nutrient sensors and analyzers. The 2017 challenge calls for demonstrations showing: 1) the effective use of low-cost continuous sensors, 2) innovative partnerships to pilot the sensors and manage data, and 3) how collected information can be used in state and local decision-making By building successful …

Expanding Tribal Energy Development through Partnerships Webinar: Powering Your Community with Tribal Energy

Wed, Aug 30, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3497678808812707843 Developing an energy project is multifaceted and involves many different parties including utilities, government agencies, developers, grid operators, and financing parties. In this webinar, speakers will address the steps to developing a one- to two-megawatt energy project located on property owned or controlled …

CA: Effective July 1, 2017: Children’s Foam-Padded Sleeping Products with TDCPP or TCEP as a Priority Product

The proposal to list Children's Foam-Padded Sleeping Products containing TDCPP or TCEP as a Priority Product went into effect on July 1, 2017. Manufacturer's who make this product (see final regulations text for full description of the Priority Product) have sixty (60) days from the effective date of the Regulation to notify the Department that they are …

Top EPA official resigns over direction of agency under Trump

Read the full story at The Hill. A top Environmental Protection Agency official resigned Tuesday in protest of the direction the EPA has taken under President Trump. Elizabeth "Betsy" Southerland ended her 30-year run at the agency with a scathing exit letter in which she claimed that “the environmental field is suffering from the temporary triumph of myth over truth.” She …