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Meet the Director: Chuck Black

Charles (Chuck) Black, the director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, runs his facility with staff and scientists who embrace the mission of advancing the science of nanomaterials to impact society.

Federal Court Tosses Obama-Era Ruling on Hydrofluorocarbons Used in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

A federal court handed climate change advocates a narrow loss on Tuesday when it tossed an Obama-era ruling to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The post Federal Court Tosses Obama-Era Ruling on Hydrofluorocarbons Used in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning appeared first on Environmental Leader.

A Reporter Rode Denver's Airport Light Rail--and You Won't Believe What Happened Next

Randal O'Toole Here’s a heartwarming story of a man who rode Denver’s airport light rail once, and it worked for him, so now he wants everyone in his Virginia city to pay higher taxes to build light rail to the local airport in case he might want to ride it again someday. Show More Summary

Industry Association: Meadow Muffin Storage Systems Need No Stinkin’ Permits

If dairy farmers have their way, large animal feedlots in Wisconsin will no longer be required to get state approval for their methods of collecting and storing cow manure before they begin operations. The Wisconsin Dairy Business Association is suing to end a requirement that the design and construction of... Show More Summary

Plastics Stories Help Boost Brands (Who Knew?)

“Storied plastics,” or plastics that are collected by waste stream, sorted by material type, and traced back to the original point of origin, are a good choice of material for use in packaging as companies attempt to improve their sustainability practices, writes Pierre-Francois Thaler, co-founder and co-CEO of EcoVadis (via... Show More Summary

DOE Backs AI for Clean Tech Investors

Data science company Rho AI will use machine learning to build better networks for clean tech companies and private investors

TODAY’S STUDY: How Innovative Utility Rates Can Grow New Energy

Guidance for Utilities Commissions on Time of Use Rates: A Shared Perspective from Consumer and Clean Energy Advocates John T. Colgan Andre Delattre Bret Fanshaw Rick Gilliam Marcel Hawiger John Howat Douglas Jester Mark LeBel EllenShow More Summary

QUICK NEWS, August 8: Govt. Study Finds White House All Wrong On Climate; Another Big Quarter For Wind; Eclipse To Clip Solar A Bit

Govt. Study Finds White House All Wrong On Climate Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S. Lisa Friedman, August 7, 2017 (NY Times) “The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically...Show More Summary

Is the "Oil God" Andy Hall Dead?

Steve H. Hanke Andy Hall, the “Oil God,” acquired that attribution after making flawless, bullish calls on oil and loads of cash for his clients at Astenbeck Capital Management. Of late, the markets have failed to cooperate with Hall. Show More Summary

Reforming the National Flood Insurance Program: Toward Private Flood Insurance

Ike Brannon, Ari Blask Executive Summary Authorization for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expires on September 30, 2017, offering policymakers an opportunity o rethink the scheme and bring forward reforms that would allow a private flood insurance market to develop in its place. The NFIP has serious design flaws. Show More Summary

North Texas polyethylene packaging projects delayed until 2018

Two North Texas joint ventures between resin packaging companies and railroads that aim to move some of the looming swell in US Gulf Coast polyethylene output to California for export have been delayed to 2018, the companies said. Last...Show More Summary

From Hay Bales to Bin Liners, Recycling Ag Plastic Saves Dough

Farms in Minnesota and Wisconsin finally have a good solution to getting rid of the millions of pounds of plastic they generate each year. By nabbing a dumpster from Revolution Plastics, farmers in those states no longer have to choose between the lesser of three evils – paying to take... Show More Summary

Wrangler to Cotton Farmers: Improve Sustainability, Boosts Profits, We’ll Help

In a move that it says will help increase the supply of sustainable cotton, Wrangler has joined a group called Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. The group is another multi-stakeholder initiative that is working to increase supply chain sustainability around natural resources. Wrangler will coordinate with Field to... Show More Summary

DuPont Continues to Settle Environmental Lawsuits, Adds Another $50M

DuPont has agreed to pay more than $50 million to settle a lawsuit based on the release of mercury from a former Virginia facility. The lawsuit was filed by the federal government and the State of Virginia, and DuPont’s settlement comes in advance of the company’s $150 billion merger with Dow... Show More Summary

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