Renewable Natural 

Resources Foundation

Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) recognizes that sustaining the Earth's renewable resources base will require a collaborative approach to problem solving using biological, physical and social sciences, and design and engineering disciplines.

RNRF's mission is to advance the application of science and related disciplines in decision-making, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and educate policymakers and the public on managing and conserving renewable natural resources.

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EPA Releases Report on Risk Evaluation of Chemicals

EPALast week, the Environmental Protection Agency released an annual report on risk evaluation of chemical substances. The annual report is a requirement of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemicals Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

The report lists the chemical substances that will undergo risk evaluation including those that will be initiated within the year and those that are expected to be completed within the year, and identifies resources necessary to complete these tasks.

Read more about the EPA's report on risk evaluation of chemicals on RNRF's blog, The Renewable Resources Report.

worldwide March For science held on april 22, 2017—now for the follow-up

The March for Science was a celebration of passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

The March took place in public spaces around the world on April 22, 2017. Activities included marches and rallies, open houses, children's science festivals and teach-ins.

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Renewable Resources Journal
Volume 31 Number 1

Withdrawal from International Agreements: Legal Framework and the Paris Agreement

Renewed attention to the role of Congress in the termination of treaties and other international agreements has arisen following statements by President Donald Trump that he may consider withdrawing the United States from certain high profile agreements.

This article examines the legal framework for withdrawal from international agreements with a specific focus on the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Restoring and Sustaining Great Lakes Ecosystems

More than 30 million people live in the Great Lakes basin, and the impact of their daily activities, from the water consumed to the waste returned, directly affect the Great Lakes environment.

This article examines ongoing efforts to restore and sustain Great Lakes ecosystems with a specific focus on efforts made under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.


Call for 2017 Awards Nominations


RNRF's 2016 Congress on Harnessing Big Data for the Environment took place in Washington, DC on December 6-7, 2016.

The congress website can be accessed here. The congress report can be accessed here.

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