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.
Population and climate change will put a strain on our water supply.
28 | February 28, 2011 3:09pm |
Susan Leal, author of "Running Out of Water," explains why we're in the midst of a global water crisis, what we can do about it and why the U.S. needs a cabinet-level position for water.
37 | October 27, 2010 1:54am |
Pay attention to the wagging finger. And for goodness sake, use the clothesline. The sun is your friend. And another thing....
7 | May 25, 2012 3:49am |
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 |
The centuries-old flush toilet design is getting an overhaul, with an eye toward water and energy conservation.
33 | November 17, 2011 9:22pm |
In his new high-rise residential development, architect Stefano Boeri says trees and plants will help control the building's climate while capturing its grey water and boosting air quality.
7 | October 18, 2011 6:00am |
Students have created a sustainable light bulb using plastic water bottles.
26 | July 29, 2011 7:35am |
World Water Day: An new irrigation system for farmers may help to shore up the problem of excessive water use.
March 22, 2011 11:08am |
World Water Day: The SolarBall water purifier can help impoverished regions that don't have access to clean drinking water.
8 | March 22, 2011 11:38pm |
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 |
According to the EPA, the average person uses 100 gallons of water a day, mostly in the bathroom. An executive from TOTO talks about saving water with flushes.
27 | December 8, 2010 2:00am |
How can political perspective dictate child rearing, career choices and other aspects of our lives?
26 | July 26, 2011 8:12am |
World Water Day: Unless sustainable water resource management practices are implemented, more than half of the world's population will be exposed to severe water scarcity by 2050, according to a...
11 | March 22, 2011 8:32am |
A breakthrough anti-bacterial moisturizer may be a time-saver for most of us, but a life-saver for those in poor communities with no access to water.
7 | June 20, 2012 5:20am |
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 |
Earth Day Special Feature 2011: Want a net-zero home? Want your local utility company to pay you, instead of the other way around? Siemens' Barry Contrael offers 10 tips for getting there.
6 | April 22, 2011 9:00am |
The USDA has released a new version of its 'Plant Hardiness Zone' map.
1 | January 26, 2012 2:43am |
Nuclear power can cut energy industry's carbon emissions. But Japan, Germany are closing down reactors, firing up fossil fuels, post-Fukushima. Hello Carbon Bigfoot.
5 | March 12, 2012 9:51am |
Who owns water? At The Atlantic's Green Intelligence Forum 2010, water experts debate whether public or private entities own the world's water supply -- and how that impacts efficient distribution.
12 | October 28, 2010 9:18am |
Scotts Miracle-Gro announces that its products will be phosphorus-free by the end of 2012, while the company uses technology to develop more efficient uses of nitrogen in its fertilizers.
3 | April 27, 2011 2:00am |