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.
More than 1,700 rooftop solar panels generate hundreds of kilowatts of electricity at CBS Television City, where the network has produced programming for nearly 60 years. Learn how the LA...
4 | July 20, 2011 3:14pm
In the hundreds of millions of Asian, Latin American, and African households where water is only available once every week or two weeks, families lose both time and potential income waiting to...
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Ever run your washing machine with just 1 or 2 articles of clothing and felt a bit of guilt. Running a load of laundry consumes water & electricity, but a new product can get your clothes clean...
2 | February 28, 2012 8:47am
Lugging around a heavy, cumbersome bike lock can be a nuisance, but Kuat aims to solve that. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das tries out their new Bottle Lock.
3 | February 15, 2012 8:49am
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1 | October 24, 2011 9:28am
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16 | October 12, 2011 8:55am
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3 | July 13, 2011 12:06pm
Sonoma Wine Company in Graton, Calif., recently installed a unique solar array that generates both electricity and hot water in one system. SmartPlanet visits the wine producer's operations and...
15 | March 7, 2011 8:07am
Looking for ways to cut down on your water usage? Homeowners Steve and Linda Parker have installed a rainwater catchment system that allows them to collect rainwater to recycle in their California...
15 | February 28, 2011 4:10pm
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15 | January 13, 2011 8:20am
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2 | December 2, 2010 9:33am
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3 | November 22, 2010 4:59pm
LifeGivingForce CEO Jim Chu demonstrates one of the solar-powered water purification systems the foundation is sending to Haiti to combat cholera and provide safe, clean and accessible water to...
5 | November 11, 2010 8:33am
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3 | September 21, 2010 8:57am
Far Niente Winery in Napa Valley, decided to build a solar array to float on a pond near its cabernet vineyard. The idea was to not use valuable land where they grow their wine grapes. Greg Allen,...
2 | April 21, 2010 8:01am
With over 900 bottling operations globally, how does Coca-Cola keep its water consumption in check? Jeff Seabright, vice president of the Environment for Coca-Cola, talks about how they're using...
2 | March 2, 2010 1:48pm
Smart Planet takes a look at green practices in the City of Mill Valley, such as a solar-powered pizzeria, an eco-friendly water treatment plant and a lumber program that re-uses wood from the...
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