No sea serpents, mobsters but Tahoe trash divers strike gold

They found no trace of a mythical sea monster, no sign of mobsters in cement shoes or long-lost treasure chests. But scuba divers who spent a year cleaning up Lake Tahoe’s entire 72-mile (115-kilometer) shoreline have come away with what they hope will prove much more...

Agency unanimously rejects California desalination project

A California coastal panel on Thursday rejected a long-standing proposal to build a $1.4 billion seawater desalination plant to turn Pacific Ocean water into drinking water as the state grapples with persistent drought that is expected to worsen in coming years with...

Sustainability gets baked into food design

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Here’s an easy rule of thumb when it comes to sustainable food: What we eat matters more than how it is produced. For example, a plant-based burger patty with ingredients sourced from around the world will most likely have a lower...

Indian megacity maps environmental memories

Read the full story at DW. Pollution and rampant construction have destroyed much of Mumbai’s natural coastal protection. Could recording stories from locals help create alternative visions of urban development?

USGS Water Science School

The USGS Water Science School offers information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge. The site includes multi-lingual resources for all ages.

Green Finance Measures Database

The Green Finance Measures Database includes policy and regulatory measures issued by public authorities, including governments, central banks, financial regulators, and public financial institutions.

Norfolk Southern introduces online carbon calculator

Norfolk Southern has launched a new online carbon calculator to help customers measure and mitigate carbon emissions resulting from their supply chain decisions. NS, which first introduced a carbon calculator in 2008, says its new version is more accurate because it...

The demand for green skills is growing globally

Read the full story at Clean Technica. Many clean energy industries and companies, including Tesla, rely on green skills to produce their products and services. With the transition to zero emissions underway, more and more companies will need a workforce with green...

Sustainable food startup kicks off crowdfunding campaign

Read the full story at Food Business News. The 2050 Co., a Seattle-based sustainable food startup, has created a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to support the expansion of its product line. The company, which focuses on achieving zero waste, zero hunger and zero...

How Are We Doing in the War Against Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a cautionary warning, based upon a blood glucose or HbA1c, a marker of long-term glucose metabolism, that you might be at risk for developing diabetes. If prevention is indeed worth a pound of cure, prediabetes is the signal to make some changes. A new...

Threshold Podcast: Prayers of steel

Steel is one of the most useful materials humans have ever created, but one of the most damaging to the climate and the people who work in and live near these mills. Threshold explores the intersection of racism, industrialization, and climate change in Gary,...

Morocco’s oases threatened by desertification

As the COP15 conference in Ivory Coast continues to discuss the threat of desertification, researchers warn that human behaviour has left billions around the world facing water scarcity.

Floodplain restoration

Water policy in the Western U.S. has always been a contentious issue. Changes in water management, however, are slowly happening.

California drought, climate change enhanced Laguna Niguel fire

Meteorologists in California told CNN on Thursday they were surprised at how fast Orange County’s devastating brush fire moved overnight, as it tore through the city of Laguna Niguel and destroyed at least 20 multimillion-dollar homes and mansions.

Why the office can be annoying for noise-sensitive workers

At the start of the pandemic, people seemed eager to engage with coworkers and ditch their home offices. But now, a growing percentage of people would give anything to work at home forever. The reasons are many, but one is the decibel gap.

Record heat fueling severe storms, tornadoes in central U.S.

A sprawling dome of summerlike heat has swelled from Texas to Wisconsin and is poised to shatter records in more than a dozen states. Madison, Wis., Chicago, Des Moines, St. Louis, Kansas, Little Rock and New Orleans could all set record highs above 90 degrees...

4-H Teen Environmental Impact Survey

Download the document. Working together with The Harris Poll, National 4-H Council wanted to better understand how teens feel about the environment. Nationally, we surveyed a diverse group of 1,500 teens from 13-19 years old exploring their concerns about — and...

How to design safe and sustainable chemicals

Read the full story from the University of Amsterdam. With many human-made chemicals, problems regarding public health and the environment become apparent only years after their widespread use. A team of researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht...

L’Oreal PFAS lawsuit again shows ESG risks of marketing

Read the full story at the National Law Review. In less than six months, L’Oreal has now found itself to be the target of PFAS lawsuits related to its mascara products. The latest L’Oreal PFAS lawsuit was filed in the New Jersey federal court on April 8, 2022....

Malawi steps up action against illegal charcoal trade (analysis)

Daniel Kabichi’s telephone has been ringing a lot lately. As head of law enforcement operations within Malawi’s Department of Forestry, he represents the country’s latest strategy to fight deforestation and the increasingly worrisome trend of illegal and unsustainable...

What I’m Reading (May 12)

Academic collaborators with industry? Lawyers and Courts practicing medicine? How to find a good doctor. A hilarious take on TV’s medical ads.

“US Boarding School Investigative Report Released”

“The U.S. Department of Interior released its investigative report Wednesday on the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative.” “The findings show the federal Indian boarding school system consisted of at least 408 federal schools across 37 states...

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