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ACEEE Accepting Applications for Scholarship to Attend 2017 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry

3.21.17
Source: Environmental News Bits, 3/21/17

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ACEEE is now accepting applications for Linda Latham Scholarships to attend their 2017 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry in Denver, Colorado from August 15 -18, 2017.

Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university whose course work is related to energy/energy efficiency, climate change, environmental science, or a related field of study, and who is considering a career in energy/ energy efficiency. "Latham Scholars" will be exposed to new ideas and opportunities as they interact with energy efficiency experts from around the world.

The application deadline is April 10, 2017.


NASA's Green Thumb for Green Aviation

3.21.17
Source: Machine Design, 3/20/17

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The New Horizon Aviation Program's charter is to strengthen the aviation industry over the next 20 years by introducing new technologies, as well as find ways to improve on efficiency and reduce pollution.


MN: Discounts available to switch out solvent-based parts washers

2.2.17
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 12/14/16

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The MPCA has developed a pilot project in partnership with Safety-Kleen that will give a 25% discount to small businesses who switch from a solvent to an aqueous-based parts washer.


France bans pesticides in public green spaces

1.10.17
Source: Associated Press, 12/29/16

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French children will soon be able to frolic in the grass without risk of intoxication. Pesticides will be banned in all public green spaces from Sunday while non-professional gardeners will no longer be able to buy pesticides over the counter.


Republicans can cancel some Obama environment rules. But they'll have to choose carefully.

1.5.17
Source: Washington Post, 1/4/17

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Two bills under consideration in Congress, each expected to go to a swift vote, could help expedite the process of undoing recent regulations -- or even make it more difficult to pass them in the first place.


Minneapolis' citizen-centric approach to climate action

1.3.17
Source: GreenBiz, 1/3/17

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Amid growing climate impacts, the City of Lakes is fighting back with a citizen-backed action strategy.


What can small farms learn from 'the Toyota Way?'

12.6.16
Source: GreenBiz, 12/4/16

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Some farmers are using lean manufacturing to streamline operations and focus on customers' needs.


Understand pollution, environmental impacts from food in 6 charts

11.18.16
Source: GreenBiz, 11/18/16

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In the latest P2 Impact column, Jeff Kohn and Kelsey Kruger from U.S. EPA illustrate the environmental impact of the food manufacturing industry.


How Cities Are Tackling Their Enormous Food Waste Problem

8.31.16
Source: Fast Company, 8/30/16

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From loosening restrictions on what "expired" means to dabbling with aquaponics and vertical farming, cities around the world are trying to contribute less to landfills with their wasted meals.


How increasing efficiency can stem climate change impacts on the energy-water nexus

8.5.16
Source: ACEEE, 8/5/16

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ACEEE's first entry in their energy-water blog series outlined the ways climate change could fundamentally affect the energy-water nexus. In this post, they explore the roles of energy efficiency and water efficiency in moderating some of the adverse impacts of climate change that we covered in the prior post.


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