Designers, Students Get Creative for Final Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge

Read the full story at Waste360. More than 150 designers, sustainability professionals and students from 17 different countries recently competed in the sixth and final Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge, which was hosted by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in collaboration with 3D design software company Autodesk and lightweight metals technology, engineering …

Toxic waste from coal ash pits leaching into Illinois’ only National Scenic River

Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune. Seven years after Dynegy Inc. scrapped one of the last coal plants in downstate Illinois, environmental groups are accusing the company of failing to prevent toxic waste stored nearby from seeping into the state’s only National Scenic River.

‘Fits neatly inside a lizard’s cloaca’: Scientists are leaving Amazon reviews, and it’s amazing

Read the full story in the Washington Post. Last month, a zoologist left a four-star review on Amazon for a tea strainer, which he had been using to sift ants. No big deal. The review sat quietly on the site until this week, when other scientists found it, shared it and instantly started a Twitter trend.

A ‘match.com’ for furniture: How Green Standards reduces bulk waste

Read the full story at Waste Dive. In the early days of running Green Standards, executive general manager Trevor Langdon said, the company was working with small organizations in a way that wasn't really scalable. They'd be working on half an office floor, or a storage purge — small projects. But now, the company works on …

Cutting Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Production: One of the Year’s Biggest Energy Challenges

Read the full story from the Rocky Mountain Institute. Leave it to the rocket scientists to solve our biggest climate mysteries. That’s exactly what NASA has done to kick off 2018, using a spectrometer imaging satellite to measure global methane emissions—a potent greenhouse gas that accelerates climate change—and revealing an alarming increase in these emissions …

How the Trump Administration Distorts Analysis of Key Environmental Rules

Read the full story at e360. In its zeal to roll back protections, the EPA under Scott Pruitt is abandoning long-standing standard methods of evaluating the costs and benefits of regulations. This unprecedented shift could damage the long-term credibility of the EPA and other government agencies.