“One Community is forwarding global sustainability and healing through open source and free-shared tools, tutorials, and resources covering all aspects of sustainability.We will use them to build One Community as the first of a global cooperative of self-replicating teacher/demonstration hubs working…
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a policy memorandum entitled Accelerating Nutrient Pollution Reductions in the Nation’s Waters. In the agency’s memo, EPA commits to supporting innovation and pursuing science-based and data-driven strategies to reduce excess nutrients in our nation’s waters, along with technical assistance and other support to help scale effective nutrient loss reduction strategies. Funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law will provide resources to accelerate these efforts, such as the work happening through the Gulf Hypoxia Taskforce on state nutrient reduction strategies. EPA plans to accelerate progress in controlling nutrient pollution in our nation’s waters by pursuing three primary strategies: Deepen collaborative partnerships with agriculture. Double again EPA’s efforts to support states, tribes, and territories to achieve nutrient pollution reductions from all sources. Utilize EPA’s Clean Water Act authorities to drive progress, innovation and collaboration.
Fed up with the disposable culture we all live in, two women from Portland, Oregon, founded a low-waste company to help the entire city cut back on plastic.
The technology could allow scientists to both capture CO2 and transform it into useful chemicals such as carbon monoxide and synthetic natural gas in one circular process. Dr Melis Duyar, Senior Lecturer of Chemical Engineering at the University of Surrey commented: “Capturing CO2 from the surrounding air and directly converting it into useful products is exactly what we need to approach carbon neutrality in the chemicals sector. This could very well be a milestone in the steps needed for the UK to reach its 2050 net-zero goals. “We need to get away from our current thinking on how we produce chemicals, as current practices rely on fossil fuels which are not sustainable. With this technology we can supply chemicals with a much lower carbon footprint and look at replacing fossil fuels with carbon dioxide and renewable hydrogen as the building blocks of other important chemicals.”