It’s not easy to see the forest for the trees but the USDA Forest Service wants you to know the importance of forests in fighting global warming. Data released on 10/15 estimates that 41.4 billion metric tons of carbon is currently stored in the nation’s forests, and due to both increases in the total area of forest land and increases in the carbon stored per acre, an additional 192 million tons of carbon are sequestered each year. The additional carbon sequestered annually offsets roughly 11% of the country’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent of removing almost 135 million passenger vehicles from the nation’s highways. Read more
Eight winners were selected from more than 300 nominations for a White House Council on Environmental Quality GreenGov Presidential Award. The winning entries represent seven Federal agencies that are leading by example in their innovative use of environmentally responsible products and technologies in response to President Obama’s Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance (Executive Order 13514). Read more
Autodesk® is as familiar to engineers as MS Word is to writers: both are tools that are an integral part of the modern-day job. Primarily geared toward engineering students and teachers, the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop can benefit all engineers and designers find new sustainability ideas and the tools that can bring them to life. Read more
It’s one of those topics that keeps you up at night. You fret, you toss and turn, you flip the pillow over, but you still can’t shut your brain off.
Cow flatulence. You just can’t get away from it (particularly if you are a cow). Read more