Current issue of MnTAP Source now available

The latest issue of MnTAP Source is now available. The current issue includes case studies in which MnTAP has partnered with Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, Minnesota Department of Commerce, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy to work with Minnesota municipal wastewater treatment facilities to identify significant energy efficiency (E2) projects. The complete table of contents …

Fiscal Year 2018 Environmental Literacy Grants (ELG)

The NOAA Office of Education has issued a competitive funding opportunity for projects designed to support the education of the public and/or K-12 students so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather events and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience. Successful …

O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism is accepting applications for its 2017-18 class of O'Brien Fellows. The deadline to apply is Jan. 26, 2018. Environmental reporters around the country have made great use of the yearlong O'Brien Fellowship, examining Arizona's water woes, threats to the Great Lakes, China's carbon emissions, the dangers of diacetyl and climate change. This is a …

Funding opportunity: Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings

R01 Research Project Grant applications due February 5, 2018. More information at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-142.html R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant applications due February 15, 2018. More information at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-160.html The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage interdisciplinary research aimed at promoting health, preventing and limiting symptoms and disease, and reducing health disparities across the lifespan for those …

Western Wildfires Undermining Progress on Air Pollution

Read the full report from Climate Central. Smoke pollution is leading to serious public health impacts as large wildfires across the American West become more frequent and destructive. These fires are undermining progress made during recent decades in reducing pollution from tailpipes, power plants, and other industrial sources. The increasing frequency and area burned by …

Breathing Fire

Read the full story from Climate Central. Scientists say climate change, degraded ecosystems and the fickleness of the weather have been amplifying fires in forests, grasslands and neighborhoods throughout the West. Nine times more western forestland is burning in large fires each year on average now than 30 years ago, according to calculations by two leading …