Next wave of EPA science advisers could include those who question climate change

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

People who have questioned aspects of mainstream climate research appear on a list of 132 possible candidates for positions on EPA’s influential Science Advisory Board, which the agency has opened for public comment until September 28. The board currently has 47 members, but 15 have terms ending in September and could be replaced by some of the candidates.

Celebrating #P2Week

In celebration of Pollution Prevention Week, the GLRPPR Blog has been posting about pollution prevention resources. Posts include:

Doctor who sounded alarm for Flint water crisis honored by Heinz Family Foundation

Read the full story in the Detroit Free Press.

A pediatrician who helped call attention to childhood health risks from exposure to lead in Flint’s water supply is one of five people being honored with $250,000 prizes from the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Family Foundation.

Small Pests, Big Problems: The Global Spread of Bark Beetles

Read the full story at e360.

Warming temperatures are fueling the expansion of pine and spruce beetle outbreaks across North America, Europe, and Siberia, ravaging tens of thousands of square miles of woodlands. Scientists warn that some forest ecosystems may never recover.

In a Stunning Turnaround, Britain Moves to End the Burning of Coal

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Britain is phasing out its coal-burning power plants, with the last one slated to be shuttered by 2025, if not sooner. It is a startling development for the nation that founded an industrial revolution powered by coal.

Ag Energy Solutions finds unexpected market for biochar

Read the full story in the Spokane Journal of Business.

Carbon Logic, the first product line to be produced by Ag Energy Solutions Inc., of Spokane Valley, is going to pot—yes, the green leafy stuff.

Ag Energy originally was formed in 2010 to make equipment to convert agricultural waste into energy. For now, however, the company has pivoted its mission to market the byproduct the equipment produces, says David Drinkard, Ag Energy CEO. And one of its first customers is the marijuana industry.

Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

Read the full story in the New York Times.

The scientist nominated to head the federal government’s chemical regulatory program has spent much of his career helping businesses fight restrictions on the use of potentially toxic compounds in consumer goods.