Abstract: Kishore Rajagopalan is one of seven Illinois state scientists that have been officially appointed for the first time after Gov. Pat Quinn signed the University of Illinois State Scientific Surveys Act on Aug. 14.
Abstract: In the latest P2 Impact column, Joy Scrogum of ISTC describes how sustainability education is key to solving the e-waste problem.
Abstract: For the past two years, Junhua Jiang, senior research engineer, and a team of researchers at the University's Illinois Sustainable Technology Center have been studying wood biochar supercapacitors as an electrochemical source of power.
Abstract: The second annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards recognize excellence and innovation, both in products and services that provide companies with environmental and energy benefits, and in the top projects implemented by companies (or client companies) that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line. Products or projects identified by our judges as exemplary examples of innovation will be named Top Products or Projects of the Year, based on evaluation criteria set out below. Our judging panel consists of renowned experts from companies including LNS Research, Microsoft, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Citigroup, Honeywell Aerospace, GlaxoSmithKline, Owens-Corning, and others, as well as some well-known industry consultants. Entry fee: $597 for first entry, $450 for each additional entry Early Bird entry fee: $497 for first entry, $350 for each additional entry Early Bird Deadline: November 22, 2013 Final Deadline: December 13, 2013
Abstract: Twenty-seven Illinois companies and organizations were honored for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future, and improving the economy. The Governor's Sustainability Awards were presented by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) during a ceremony in Peoria. ISTC is a unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois.
Abstract: Researchers report that wood-biochar supercapacitors can produce as much power as today's activated-carbon supercapacitors at a fraction of the cost, and with environmentally friendly byproducts. The report appears in Electrochimica Acta.
Abstract: The public has an opportunity to get rid of any expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs in their possession as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's "Take Back" collection, which will be held at various locations later this week. A collection in Danville will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Vermilion County Courthouse, 7 N. Vermilion St. Another in Tuscola will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the same day at the Douglas County sheriff's office, 920 S. Washington St.
Abstract: Asks Erik Assadourian: Why aren't more companies suing competitors to make the market more sustainable? Assadourian will be the keynote speaker at this year's Illinois Governor's Sustainability Awards.
Abstract: Triclosan -- a synthetic antibacterial widely used in personal care products -- is fueling the development of resistant bacteria in streams and rivers. So reports a new paper in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, which is the first to document triclosan resistance in a natural environment.
Abstract: CHICAGO -- Governor Pat Quinn today joined students, parents and community leaders to highlight an upcoming school improvement project made possible through the Illinois Green Infrastructure Grant (IGIG) program. Ravenswood Elementary School was among 13 applicants that received funding from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to support projects that reduce the amount of pollution running into Illinois waterways from stormwater sources and reduce the risk of local flooding. The announcement is part of Governor Quinn's agenda to protect our natural resources and ensure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.