As It Looks to Go Green, China Keeps a Tight Lid on Dissent

Read the full story at e360. Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to clean up the nation’s air and water and create an “ecological civilization.” Yet even as it carries out major environmental reforms, China’s government is making sure activist green movements stay under its control.

Are the packaging wars coming to California?

Read the full story in Waste Dive. The state of California potentially is embarking on a mandatory comprehensive program to address packaging waste. This is in line with what some other national, regional and local governments are considering for their respective jurisdictions. The European Union, many Canadian provinces, China, India and the state of Connecticut …

Arsenic declines in public drinking water

Read the full story in Environmental Factor. NIEHS-funded researchers reported that exposure to arsenic in drinking water was significantly reduced among Americans using public water systems after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lowered maximum levels of arsenic in 2006. The new findings, reported Oct. 22 in the journal Lancet Public Health, confirmed that federal drinking water regulations …

OSTI Launches DOE CODE

Read the full story from U.S. DOE. Reflecting the importance of software in the research landscape, OSTI has launched the Alpha version of DOE CODE, a new software services platform and search tool for software resulting from DOE-funded research.  DOE CODE is an open source platform that makes it easy for DOE-funded researchers and scientific software …

Why Americans have stopped eating leftovers

Read the full story in the Washington Post. American consumers throw away 27 million tons of food each year, according to the food waste coalition ReFED, clogging landfills, generating greenhouse gasses, and costing the economy an estimated $144 billion. The solution, however, could be simple: get people to eat leftovers again. Once the mainstay of weekday …