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COP25: The ‘Point of No Return’ Climate Summit This Week

COP25: The ‘Point of No Return’ Climate Summit This Week

Madrid will host about 25,000 people this week for the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Convention on Climate Change. This summit really does mark the ‘point of no return’ for climate change discussions.

Three Environmental Issues and Ways to Combat Them

Three Environmental Issues and Ways to Combat Them

For years now, humans have mistreated and contaminated the very environment that sustains them. But the broad concern for the environment can be so overwhelming that people don’t know what to do or where to start making a difference.

Turkey Grease: How Thanksgiving Grease Can Cause Environmental Havoc

Turkey Grease: How the Thanksgiving Feast Can Cause Environmental Havoc

This Thanksgiving, families across the country will be filling their bellies with good turkey—but they’ll also be clogging their drains with grease. Here are some ways to avoid “fatbergs” before they damage your drains and cause bigger environmental issues.

What Are Prescribed Fires and How Are They Used

What Are Prescribed Fires and How Are They Used?

Fire is mighty, but it doesn't have to be an inherent danger. When tamed, it can benefit the environment in ways you might not have considered.

Health Researchers Receive $1.2 Million to Improve Air Quality Measurements

Health Researchers Receive $1.2 Million to Improve Air Quality Measurements

Earlier this week, researchers received $1.2 million to develop a model to better measure the effects of particulate air pollution on human health, according to the Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Funding Available for Environmental Research and Development through SERDP

Funding Available for Environmental Research and Development through SERDP

Between now and January 7, 2020, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is soliciting applications for funding for environmental research and development projects. Selected proposals will see funded research and development beginning in 2021.

Energy in the Climate Future: Predictions from the International Energy Agency

Energy in the Climate Future: Predictions from the International Energy Agency

The annual World Energy Outlook was just released, and along with it, various forecasts for the future of energy sources and the climate crisis. Clean energy is growing, but not fast enough, it reports.

The Best and Worst Cities to Drive in, According to the 2019 Driving Cities Index

The Best and Worst Cities to Drive in, According to the 2019 Driving Cities Index

One recent study compared 100 global cities on their air pollution, infrastructure, congestion, associated driving costs, and incidents of road rage. Some of the findings might surprise you.



The World’s Largest Water Reuse Project is in its Final Stages

The World’s Largest Water Reuse Project is in its Final Stages

The final expansion of the Groundwater Replenishment System was celebrated in Orange County yesterday. The project poses high hopes for the future of California’s water systems.

Food Waste Initiative: The What, When, and How of a New, American Food Waste Solution

Food Waste Initiative: The What, When, and How of a New, American Food Waste Solution

As of Oct. 30, the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative launched by three federal agencies is making major strides in the food industry to address the widespread issue of wasted food products. Here’s what it’s all about.

EPA Loosens Regulations on Toxic Ash from Coal Plants

EPA Loosens Regulations on Toxic Ash from Coal Plants

The Trump Administration is expected to roll back regulations on toxins released from coal plants. The change will specifically address the leaching of heavy metals like arsenic, lead, and mercury into water supplies.

These Defense Programs Changed the Landscape of Environmental and Energy Technologies as We Know It

The Defense Programs That Changed the Landscape of Environmental and Energy Technologies as We Know It

The Department of Defense prioritizes safety of course, but it’s also focusing its efforts on environmental security and innovation.

A Benefit of Sustainability that Gets Too Little Notice: Innovation

A Benefit of Sustainability that Gets Too Little Notice Innovation

When we talk about the many benefits of sustainability, we often overlook something: innovation.

Gerber and TerraCycle Launch Baby Food Recycling Program

Gerber and TerraCycle Launch Baby Food Recycling Program

Now, that hard-to-recycle baby food packaging from Gerber can be put to good use. Through TerraCycle’s mail-in system, consumers can give new life to baby food packaging.

The Groundwater Foundation presents $100,000 to Give Clean Water to Low Income Families

The Groundwater Foundation presents $100,000 to Give Clean Water to Low Income Families

On October 24, the Groundwater Foundation presented the Water Well Trust with a donation of $100,000. The donation is part of an effort to provide low-income families in the U.S. with clean water.

Solving the Plastic Pollution Problem: Ocean Cleanup Interceptor Releases a Floating Solution

Solving the Plastic Pollution Problem: Ocean Cleanup Interceptor Releases a Floating Solution

Dutch non-profit called The Ocean Cleanup just launched the Interceptor—a kind of autonomous, water vacuum to collect trash and plastic before it reaches the ocean. This massive cleanup effort is part of its overall goal of lessening plastic waste worldwide.

EP Attends HP Sustainable Impact Summit: An Inside Look at How It’s Done

EP Attends HP Sustainable Impact Summit: An Inside Look at How It’s Done

HP Inc. is making huge strides in the manufacturing and recycling sectors for its products. Environmental Protection was lucky enough to witness how the company meets its impressive sustainability goals at the Summit last week with site tours and a speaker agenda.

HP Inc Unveils Carbon Neutral Printer at Sustainable Impact Summit

HP Inc Unveils Carbon Neutral Printer at Sustainable Impact Summit

Today, HP Inc. hosted a sustainable impact summit in Nashville, and it had some exciting environmental news to share. Not only is it focusing more on recycled materials, but it announced its first carbon neutral printing system.

EPA Awards Colorado $1,170,000 to Improve Water Quality

EPA Awards Colorado $1,170,000 to Improve Water Quality

The EPA and the state partner with the agriculture industry to restore watersheds in the Lower Arkansas and Lower Gunnison River basins.

Portland Company Finished First Wave Energy Convertor—and More Cities Should Follow Suit

Portland Company Finished First Wave Energy Converter——and More Cities Should Follow Suit

One Portland company has been developing a device for renewable wave energy for years. Last week, it successfully completed construction on the first-of-its-kind device.