Houston after Harvey

Read the full story in Curbed. The story of Hurricane Harvey is the story of Houston itself—the city’s spontaneous nature, its exponential growth, its location, and its leadership. And in the wake of Harvey, this city is at a crossroads. Will we continue to do things as we’ve always done them, or will we take …

Seal Meat, Gold Mining: How Lower-Income Women Are Exposed To Mercury

Read the full story from NPR. Most people have had some exposure to mercury. Fish is one source. So are mercury vapors from workplaces and factories. That's what the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say. At very low levels, the mercury isn't likely a problem (although it's hard to say exactly how low …

Sustainability: Eye on Emissions

Read the full story at Facilities.net. Grounds managers responsible for the appearance of turf and landscaped areas around institutional and commercial facilities continue to face a host of challenges. Traditional issues centered on a squeeze on resources and finances. Increasingly in the last decade, managers also have faced the growing demand for sustainability in grounds …

Quaker Foods in partnership to fight food waste

Read the full story in Food Business News. The Quaker Oats Co., in partnership with the James Beard Foundation (J.B.F.), has launched a food-waste reduction initiative. Dubbed “More Taste, Less Waste,” the program seeks to encourage people to think about the value of food and the role oats could play in changing food that otherwise …