Water conservation involves the reduction in usage of water as well as the recycling of waste water for various purposes, including cleaning, manufacturing, and agricultural irrigation. A major issue for both consumers and industry alike, water conservation is increasingly important in a world with a rapidly growing population, particularly in urban areas.
As people push against the limits of what nature freely offers us in terms of fresh water, climate stability and more, how can we use our resources to achieve the greatest return for society?
3 | April 1, 2013 3:00am |
PARIS -- Part 2 in a two-part series: Fusion could be the future of cleaner energy, but many in France and beyond oppose the cost and uncertainy of the ITER project.
10 | March 29, 2013 3:00am |
Thanks to ambitions of humans going to Mars one day, technology that turns wastewater into drinking water is improving.
February 14, 2013 7:27am |
Nowhere is the challenge of the energy-water nexus so acute as in the Middle East. Here's what Abu Dhabi plans to do about it.
26 | February 6, 2013 3:00am |
The author and Audubon Medal-winner talks about transforming cities into "incubators of biodiversity" and tackling Nature-Deficit Disorder.
1 | December 10, 2012 4:15am |
Taking an optimistic approach to ecological preservation and resilience theory, versus a gloomy one, could push conservation in exciting directions, says Peter Kareiva of the Nature Conservancy.
November 21, 2012 8:34am |
The World Bank president Jim Yong Kim has called for urgent measures to combat the "devastating" consequences of climate change.
20 | November 19, 2012 5:45am |
HYDERABAD -- India walks a tightrope between development and conservation.
2 | October 22, 2012 12:00am |
Chicago's Department of Transportation just might have accomplished its mission to create the "greenest street in America."
13 | October 21, 2012 3:04pm |
The air is fresh and clean, and the "pebbles" have a certain sheen. Check out this photo essay to see what we mean. Learn what happens a century after you use your beach as the city dump.
4 | September 10, 2012 2:28am |
The energy policies of President Obama and Mitt Romney offer two radically different directions into the future. Which one would take us into prosperity?
95 | September 5, 2012 1:48am |
Scientists have discovered how furry creatures shake off water, which has practical uses, plus gives us this adorable video.
1 | August 24, 2012 3:03am |
When a sprawling urban city like New York's drainage system can be overwhelmed with the smallest amount of rain, what can be done?
1 | August 21, 2012 5:47am |
Scientists created an ocean health index to judge how oceans are faring in providing us with food, jobs and carbon storage. The U.S. scored just above average, at 63.
4 | August 21, 2012 3:01am |
A Boston start-up says that the energy solutions market has a goldilocks problem that it can solve by making collecting and analyzing data cost effective for the small commercial sector.
1 | August 5, 2012 6:19pm |
First the Queen did it on the River Thames near Windsor Castle. Now a London park heads to the river to turn the ancient Archimedes screw upside down and generate electricity. Watch videos.
5 | July 19, 2012 8:50am |
Take some cues from Integral Group, an over-achieving building engineering company that has designed the most worldï¿½s most energy-efficient office space.
5 | July 16, 2012 3:00am |
Can you imagine a "harmless" building? That's the impetus behind a Passive House, a new or retrofitted building with the singular goal of minimizing energy consumption.
11 | July 16, 2012 2:35am |
Smart grid technologies are just years away from being installed throughout municipal water systems to reduce waste, detect contaminants, and raise awareness about how much of this resource so...
July 12, 2012 6:00pm |
The giant beverage company figures it could save close to 26.4 billion gallons of water annually across its global bottling operations.
5 | July 11, 2012 4:12am |