Month: November 2019

ENB holiday hiatus

We're on Thanksgiving break. Posts resume December 2.

One Thing You Can Do: Know Your Climate Facts

Read the full story in the New York Times’ Climate Fwd newsletter.

Sometimes, Thanksgiving dinner comes with a side dish of climate denial.

Whether it’s grumbling about “the climate hoax” from your parents, a sibling or that cousin you rarely see, it’s time to get ready in case climate myths come up at the dinner table. Here are 10 resources to refresh your understanding of our warming planet.

‘Use vanishing water resources more efficiently’, food companies told

Read the full story in Food Navigator.

A report reveals improved scores in water management practices from industry giants such as Mars Inc. and Unilever, but finds insufficient corporate action overall in an increasingly water-stressed world

Synthetic Turf Field Recycled Tire Crumb Rubber Research Under the Federal Research Action Plan

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This report has been prepared to communicate to the public the research objectives, methods, results and findings for the tire crumb rubber characterization research conducted as part of the Federal Action Research Plan.

Kelsey Juliana: ‘What if fashion came to represent a new way of living?’

Read the full story in The Guardian.

The climate activist who joined forces with a billionaire designer

Calls to eliminate deforestation from the food chain

Read the full story from Food Manufacture.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has called on UK political parties to commit to legislation to eliminate deforestation in the food and drink supply chain.

Neighborhoods Face Extinction As Floods Increase

Read the full story from the Better Government Association.

Illinois towns paying the price for repeated cleanups consider buying out residents and converting homesteads to wetlands and parks.

Vetting Energy Conversion Projects’ Viability

Read the full story at Waste360.

Whether exploring anaerobic digestion or a thermal process, there are multiple considerations to find the best fit, particularly amid technical and economic barriers.

Project features home assessments for flood risks

Read the full story from the Prairie Research Institute.

Scientists studying and mapping flood hazards have long identified whole neighborhoods that are vulnerable to flooding, but with new data, researchers at the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) can specify flood risk for individual homes and businesses.

Using field survey data, ISWS scientist Lisa Graff and colleagues conducted risk assessments that show which structures may flood, the depth of flooding likely for each property, and the expected losses for 120 properties in the city of Ottawa, over 1,500 homes in Peoria County, and 3,000 in Rock Island County.

Revolutionary recycling? A new technology turns everyday trash into plastic treasure.

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

UBQ converts shredded garbage into pellets that can be used to manufacture plastic.

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