Hotel Buffets, a Culprit of Food Waste, Get Downsized

Read the full story in the New York Times. Though no good data exists yet about how much hotels or their buffets specifically contribute to the overall waste total, the thinking is that hotels are an ideal place to raise awareness and change behaviors around sustainability issues, as they have for water conservation.

Ensia Mentor Program

The Ensia Mentor Program offers scientists and aspiring environmental journalists an opportunity to build their communication skills and professional network by creating an article, video, image gallery, infographic or other work on a topic of their choice for Ensia under the guidance of an experienced communicator. How It Works An Ensia mentorship begins with an application from …

Surplus stats: Food waste by the numbers

Read the full story at Waste Dive. In the 2015 film "Just Eat It," journalist and author Jonathan Bloom says that food waste is "one of the last environmental ills that you can just get away with," mocking society's so-called "environmental consciousness" despite its ignorance of some obvious issues. This acceptance of food waste is ironic, …

Climate Change a Buzzkill for Coffee Lovers

Read the full story from the University of Vermont. Global warming could reduce coffee growing areas in Latin America — the world’s largest coffee-producing region — by as much as 88 percent by 2050. That’s a key takeaway of the first major study of climate change’s projected impacts on coffee, and the bees that help …

Online course from EPA: Particle Pollution and Your Patients’ Health

EPA teamed up with CDC to develop and accredit a new course designed for healthcare professionals called Particle Pollution and Your Patients' Health. The course provides tools to help patients understand how particle pollution affects their health and how to effectively use the EPA Air Quality Index. EPA scientists who conduct research and risk assessments on …