Day: February 7, 2020

Service Animals In The Lab: Who Decides?

Read the full story from NPR.

Before they enter the research lab where they spend most work days, Joey Ramp outfits Sampson with his own personal safety gear: goggles, a lab coat, and four boots — one for each paw. Sampson is a service dog. If Ramp, Sampson’s owner, has her way, service animals like Sampson will become a much more common sight in university and professional laboratories.

The climate crisis is putting women in danger, study finds

Read the full story at Grist.

“Sex for fish” is just one of many examples described in a new study by the International Union for Conservation of Nature about the ways in which climate change and environmental destruction are fueling violence against women.

Biodiversity and business: 4 things you need to know for 2020

Read the full story in GreenBiz.

This year, 2020, has been dubbed the “super year” for the environment. We’re used to hearing about climate change and the urgent need to slow global warming. This year, environmental experts are adding another focus to the mix: biodiversity.

How Do You Write Compellingly about Science?

Read the full story in Scientific American.

A new book entitled The Craft of Science Writing explains how to help readers understand the science that underlies so many of the issues that touch our lives

The scientists restoring a gold-mining disaster zone in the Peruvian Amazon

Read the full story in Nature.

Months after the military expelled thousands of illegal miners from La Pampa, researchers gained access to a sandy wasteland.

How packaging EPR could take shape in Oregon

Read the full story in Resource Recycling.

Industry leaders in one West Coast state are pondering a variety of different frameworks to help recycling programs and processors find greater resilience in the wake of National Sword. Producers may ultimately be asked to play a big role in the solution.

Since May 2018, a steering committee of 16 recycling stakeholders convened by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has been discussing strategies to “modernize the Oregon recycling system.” As part of that work, DEQ commissioned consultancy RRS to develop a report laying out five possible pathways to progress.

The report, published last week and presented Jan. 31 at a public information session in the state capital of Salem, offers five separate framework “scenarios” to potentially reshape Oregon recycling in the years ahead.

Opinion: Two decades ago, climate communication missed a huge opportunity. We can’t afford to let that happen again.

Read the full story at Ensia.

Spurned by scientists who ignored his advice to communicate clearly, Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton became the Darth Vader of climate change. Let’s take that advice now, before it’s too late.

Rules around human waste in farming are ‘out of date’

Read the full story from the BBC.

The rules around the use of human sewage waste as crop fertiliser are more than 30 years out of date, a report for the Environment Agency says.

Deep Decarbonization: A Realistic Way Forward on Climate Change

Read the full story in e360.

Global emissions have soared by two-thirds in the three decades since international climate talks began. To make the reductions required, what’s needed is a new approach that creates incentives for leading countries and industries to spark transformative technological revolutions.

‘Use by’ or ‘best before’? Nestlé signs food waste pact to tackle label confusion on-pack

Read the full story in Food Navigator.

An anti-food waste pact has been signed by more than 40 food players in France, including Nestlé, Danone, Carrefour, and Intermarché. The agreement aims to collectively reduce ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ date confusion on-pack.

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