Workers’ health and safety are increasingly at risk due to the impacts of climate change that include excessive heat, extreme weather, increasing air and water pollution, and infectious diseases, according to a new report issued July 28 by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Recap: What are Nanoscale Materials? Nanomaterials are chemical substances that have structures with dimensions at the nanoscale—approximately 1 to 100 nanometers. To get an idea of their size, a human hair is approximately 80,000 to 100,000 nanometers wide. These materials are currently used in hundreds of consumer products, including electronics, cosmetics, clothing, food, and medicines. […]
Green Infrastructure Collaborative—The Resources As we saw yesterday, members of the Green Infrastructure Collaborative have made significant commitments to providing a range of practical support and resources designed to advance the implementation of green infrastructure. While many of these commitments involve future actions, several Collaborative members already provide helpful tools, studies, reports, and other valuable […]
Green Infrastructure Collaborative—The Commitment In early October 2014, the Green Infrastructure Collaborative was announced “as a network to help communities more easily implement green infrastructure.” The members of the Collaborative include seven federal agencies, as well as 20 nongovernmental organizations and private sector groups, all of which have a stake in improving infrastructure to protect […]