SFA graduate student investigates effect of tree coverage on roof-harvested rainwater quality

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Research conducted by Stephen F. Austin State University environmental science graduate student Kimberly Gamez is adding to a growing body of work with the goal of alleviating the ever-increasing demand on one of Texas’ most precious natural resources — water. According to the Texas Water Development Board, Texas’ population is expected to increase […]

CONGO: EU allocates nearly €20m to fight floods and waste

The European Union (EU) has just validated a subsidy of 13 billion CFA francs (about 20 million euros) in favour of Congo Brazzaville. The funding granted via the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) is intended for the rehabilitation and extension of rainwater collection and management systems in this Central African country. The grant agreement between […]

Russian and American Scientists say warming water is pushing Bering Sea pollock into new territory

In a new study, scientists have linked warming Arctic temperatures, changing wind patterns and shifting currents to movement of commercially valuable Alaska pollock in the Bering Sea. The Bering Sea has seen the loss of a summer cold water barrier in recent years, which used to keep pollock from spreading out and moving north. But […]

8 ways to protect Pittsburgh’s streams and rivers by keeping storm drains clear

Pittsburgh’s streets have more than 25,000 storm drains, to catch stormwater and direct it into the sewer systems. Unfortunately, rainstorms often overwhelm the sewer system, and untreated sewage overflows into our streams and rivers. That rainwater carries anything on the street — from leaves, pet waste and motor oil to deicing salt, fertilizer or other […]

2020 Sustainability Awards Best of the Best winner: Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre

In December 2019, in suburban Melbourne, a shopping centre that can justifiably claim to be the most sustainable in the world opened. Burwood Brickworks shopping centre is currently the only privately developed building in the world open to the entire community which demonstrates a regenerative benefit to the site it occupies.  As the ‘Best of […]