Globeville, Elyria, Swansea issues and efforts in Colorado

Some history of GSE from a journalist ( Cara DeGette) . Journalist view ( Michele Swenson) that ties it all together. Alternative to I-70: https://youtu.be/YzWyb6LsLrc Storm Water Drain & I-70: https://vimeo.com/169650756 (ties it together) EPA VB/I-70 Site: https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0801646 CDOT Settlement for GSE /I-70: https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2018/settlement-reached-on-central-70-project Note that the lawyer for CDOT on this settlement is now at CDPHE  the health assessment is gearing up …

How to make compost, also making good soil with cardboard

By JEANETTE MARANTOS LA Times, March 12, 2020 There’s nothing mysterious about making compost. It’s just a mixture of stuff we usually toss — banana peels, coffee grounds, eggshells, shredded newspaper, fallen leaves, grass clippings … and that bag of forgotten spinach that started dissolving in the fridge. The magic is what this motley mix becomes after just two or three …

There are now more than 50 known species that eat plastic, this caterpillar among them

Discover Mag There are now more than 50 known species of ‘plastivores,’ or plastic-eating organisms. One of these, the greater wax moth, is offering scientists hope in the fight against plastic pollution. By Eric Betz March 3, 2020 Greater wax moth caterpillars munch on a plastic bag. (Credit: Harald Grove/Brandon University) Each year, humanity churns out some 300 million tons of plastic and …

Battling food waste at home

Frozen food may be maligned by many, but the freezer is my number one tool in battling food waste. Since March 6 is National Frozen Food Day, I figure it’s as good a time as any to sing the praises of my freezer. I mean, I like my refrigerator, but I like-like my freezer. It is a magical box that stops time …

Groundbreaking Legislation Would Help U.S. ‘Break Free From Plastic’

 Olivia Rosane Feb. 12, 2020 The world is in the midst of a plastic pollution crisis, and the current U.S. waste management system is not dealing with it effectively. Only eight percent of plastic waste in the U.S. is actually recycled. The rest is incinerated, landfilled or shipped overseas to countries even less equipped to process it, where it risks joining the eight …

Flash treatment of carbon-based waste, from banana peels to chunks of coal, produces high-quality graphene that can be used in concrete and strong plastics

Coal to concrete? Scientists report chemical breakthrough E&E News | Parker Shea Feb 2020 Rice University researchers have discovered a way to convert coal, petroleum coke, plastic or any carbon-based waste into a substance that they say can slash emissions cheaply from some of the most energy-intensive industries, such as concrete and cement manufacturing. The resulting “flash graphene” can bind …

China Announces Major Phaseout of Single-Use Plastics

By Olivia Rosane Jan. 20, 2020 China, the world’s No. 1 producer of plastic pollution, announced major plans Sunday to cut back on the sale and production of single-use plastics. According to the plans put forward by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, plastic bags will be banned in major cities by the end of 2020 and …

Candidates Debate Climate in Sixth Democratic Debate, The Short Word on Nuclear

By Olivia Rosane Dec. 20, 2019, POLITICS The climate crisis had its strongest showing to date in the sixth Democratic primary debate hosted by Politico and PBS in Los Angeles Thursday. For the first time, a climate question was asked during the first 30 minutes of the debate, HuffPost reported. The issue got 13 minutes total of discussion time, according to Grist, and those …

The water-energy nexus at rivers can be resolved worldwide by 2050 as a consequence of the energy transition

Water-energy nexus can be resolved for thermal power plants #100RE. 96% of global thermal PP and 330 rivers are individually traced. 98% of water consumption can be avoided Water and energy are closely related, particularly in the current electricity generation based on thermal coal, gas, oil and nuclear power. The so-called water-energy nexus is a significant sustainability concern. However, a …

A 10-Step Plan for the World to Cut Food Loss and Waste in Half By 2030

by Katie Flanagan – August 28, 2019, WRI.org, Print The UN set a global goal to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Alarming figures show just how big of a challenge remains. Nearly a third of all food produced in the world goes uneaten each year — an amount that costs the global economy $940 billion and emits 8% of …