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Read the full story from Sustainable Brands. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) today launches the Higg Index Design and Development Module (DDM). Along with the release last month of its updated Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) – a cradle-to-gate scoring tool that measures and communicates the environmental performance of thousands of materials used in creating...
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Read the full story in The Guardian. Copying the 5p bag tax model with coffee cups is unlikely to work. Instead the onus should be on designing new cups and improved recycling.Filed under: Circular economy, Sustainable design
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Source: Yale University, 1/6/16. In an analysis of more than 1,000 chemicals in fluids used in and created by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Yale School of Public Health researchers found that many of the substances have been linked to reproductive and developmental health problems, and the majority had undetermined toxicity due to insufficient information.
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The Conflict-Free Effect: Better for Society, Better for Business

Source: Triple Pundit, 1/7/16. At the Consumer Electronics Show, the CEO of Intel announced that the company is moving beyond microprocessors to validate its broader product base as conflict-free in 2016. Carolyn Duran, supply chain director and conflict minerals program manager for Intel, explains.
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Source: The Hill, 1/5/16. Retail groups are concerned about new waste management regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency that could affect how stores dispose of unsold products and pharmaceuticals.
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How to Get Companies to Care About Recycling? Get the Shareholders on Board

How to Get Companies to Care About Recycling? Get the Shareholders on Board

Read the full story in Good Magazine. Though California has one of the highest recycling rates in the nation, America generates more waste than any other country in the world and recycles less. The severity of this issue drives one of the pet projects of As You Sow, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) business....
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Petition Seeks Overhaul of U.S. EPA Testing Following VW Scandal

Read the full story from Bloomberg News. An environmental group is seeking to have every model of car and light trucks sold in the U.S. undergo on-the-road emissions tests, adding to calls for more aggressive efforts following revelations that Volkswagen AG rigged its vehicles to fool laboratory-based screening.Filed under: Auto industry, Energy efficiency, Regulation
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Read the full story from Reuters. Volkswagen said on Thursday it would take longer than expected to investigate its rigging of vehicle emissions tests, raising the prospect of months of uncertainty for customers, shareholders and staff. Filed under: Auto industry
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Read the full story from the BBC. The European Commission says it is “following up” two reports that raise concerns that software used in TVs may be skewing their energy rating scores. One study indicates that some Samsung TVs nearly halve their power consumption when a standardised test is carried out. Another accuses a...
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Read the full story at Yale Environment360. Ecological crises may be piling up in a seemingly hopeless cascade, but Swedish scientist Johan Rockström says the next few decades offer an unparalleled opportunity to undo the damage.Filed under: Climate change, Pollution prevention
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Read the full story in Scientific American. Increasingly more research shows that agricultural practices like cover cropping, no-till farming, composting or even the use of biochar can remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis, boosting the organic matter in the soil.Filed under: Agriculture, Biochar, Climate change
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Read the full story at CountryGuide. In the chase for higher yields and improved production, farmers have tapped into everything from precision ag systems to a return to cover crops. Now comes a concept that might not only boost yields and enhance soil health, it might also alleviate some of the pressure on farmers...
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Read the full story from Iowa State University. New research from an Iowa State University ecologist shows that agricultural inputs such as nitrogen and phosphorous alter soil microbial communities, which may have unintended environmental consequences.Filed under: Agriculture, Climate change
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Read the full story at Agri-Pulse. Global demand for food is on the rise. Demand is driven by population growth and developing world consumers adding more protein to their diets. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and others project that global agriculture production must double by 2050 to close the gap between food supply...
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Read the full post at RMI Outlet. Today kicks off Climate Week NYC, the seventh such annual event. But it was four years ago that Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI’s) Reinventing Fire predicted that “climate protection…will be led more by countries and companies than by international treaties and organizations, more by the private sector and...
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November 10, 2015, 11:30 am CST Register at http://www.waterworld.com/webcasts/2015/11/industrial-water-reuse-economics.html To effectively capture and prepare water for reuse will require a greater level of coordination between municipal agencies (water/wastewater), an understanding of the economic drivers influencing treatment or reuse, and the means of paying for the required infrastructure. In the third and final installment of...
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Read the full post at MindBodyGreen. Tom Szaky and Albe Zakes, the eco-entrepreneurs behind global recycling company TerraCycle, have a pretty unique take on trash. Their new book, Make Garbage Great, explores the history of human waste and presents some creative ideas to make less of it in the future. Here’s what they have...
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How Megafires Are Remaking American Forests

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Army Corps of Engineers: Better Guidance Could Improve Corps’ Information on Water Resources Projects Undertaken by Nonfederal Sponsors

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The City That Drowns In Climate Change Denial

The City That Drowns In Climate Change Denial

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Read the full story from Sustainable Brands. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) today launches the Higg Index Design and Development Module (DDM). Along with the release last month of...
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Green Clean Homes boss steers clear of what’s toxic

Green Clean Homes boss steers clear of what’s toxic

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Funding opportunity: Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) (NSF 17-530)

Funding opportunity: Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) (NSF 17-530)

Full proposals due March 6, 2017. Full solicitation: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505241 Humanity is reliant upon the physical resources and natural systems of the Earth for the provision of food, energy, and...
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Taxing coffee cups is not the answer: here’s why

Taxing coffee cups is not the answer: here’s why

Read the full story in The Guardian. Copying the 5p bag tax model with coffee cups is unlikely to work. Instead the onus should be on designing new cups...
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Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones – but the files can be deleted | News | Lifestyle | The Independent

Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself. The company quietly records many of the conversations...
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ICYMI: Spotlight on U.S. EPA Region 5’s Food Manufacturing and Processing Industry

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Flint water report prompts apologies, resignations

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This Is What a Repairable Phone Looks Like

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INFOGRAPHIC: Carbon Capture 101

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