Daily Archives: November 24, 2009

Kansas State University, Kansas Department of Health and Environment Receive Grants for Pollution Prevention Projects

EPA Region 7 has awarded grants totaling $154,332 to Kansas State University and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) for separate projects aimed at pollution prevention Both grants are authorized by the Pollution Prevention Act, which allows EPA … Continue reading

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Burning Questions

Read the full story in E The Environmental Magazine. The waste-to-energy industry touts its technology as environmentally friendly, but critics claim it’s just incineration in disguise. IST Energy has developed the Green Energy Machine (GEM), a waste-to-energy conversion system. The … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Snow: Keep the Snow from Turning Toxic this Winter

Read the full story in E The Environmental Magazine. Crystalline treetops, glistening fields of billowing white—a little snowfall can transform a city landscape into a scene of tranquility, but it’s not without its poisons and its price. Snow gets dirty, … Continue reading

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Omaha Receive Funding Awards for Pollution Prevention Efforts

EPA Region 7 has awarded a total of $172,650 in funding to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska-Omaha for separate efforts aimed at pollution prevention. Both funding awards are authorized by the Pollution Prevention Act, which allows … Continue reading

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EPA Awards $800,000 for Environmental Justice Projects in Five States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a total of $800,000 to five state government agencies to support state efforts to work with communities to address environmental and public health issues, such as childhood lead poisoning and exposure to air … Continue reading

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Enter the Center for a New American Dream's Upcycled Decoration Contest

This year New Dream is trying to take the trash and cash out of the traditional holiday bash, and we need your help! Submit your own how-to tips for festive fun to our Upcycled Holiday Decoration Contest (upcycled means reusing … Continue reading

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Creating a Climate Policy Review Mechanism

Via the RFF Library Blog. Belfer Center, Kennedy School, Harvard University / by Michael A. Levi http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/publication/19738/creating_a_climate_policy_review_mechanism.html [Abstract] International climate negotiations are becoming increasingly focused on suites of emissions-cutting policies and measures, rather than solely on traditional targets and timetables, … Continue reading

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Household Actions Can Provide a Behavioral Wedge to Rapidly Reduce U.S. Carbon Emissions

Via the RFF Library Blog. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, (November 17, 2009) v106  n46 p.18452-18456 / by Thomas Dietza, Gerald T. Gardnerb, Jonathan Gilliganc, Paul C. Sternd, and Michael P. Vandenberghe http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2009/10/23/0908738106.full.pdf+html [Dot Earth] A new study … Continue reading

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Integrating Biofuels into Comprehensive Climate Policy – An Overview of Biofuels Policy Options

Via the RFF Library Blog. Climate Change Policy Partnership, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University / by Christopher  Galik,  Wyley Hodgson, Craig Raborn, and Patrick Bean http://nicholas.duke.edu/ccpp/ccpp_pdfs/biofuels.11.09.pdf [Press release] Based on an in-depth analysis of policy and scientitic literature, … Continue reading

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Global Survey to Index Ecolabel Universe Launches

Read the full post at Ecolabel. Big Room Inc., The World Resources Institute, The Sustainability Consortium, and Duke University today launched a global survey of ecolabelling organisations. Over 400 organisations are being approached to complete one of the most comprehensive … Continue reading

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