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.
MIT researchers use a solar photovoltaic panel to power pumps that move seawater through a permeable membrane that removes salt to produce clean drinking water.
9 | December 2, 2010 7:22pm |
Since the year 2000, we've experienced nine of the 10 warmest years on record -- and it's about to get even hotter.
24 | January 24, 2012 7:09am |
At outdoor apparel manufacturer The North Face, a new sustainability mantra is taking hold: never stop exploring your supply chain.
1 | February 2, 2011 7:00pm |
Bring back the good old days of U.S. oil production? Think again. Columnist Chris Nelder skewers recent proposals for energy independence with cold, hard data.
29 | February 22, 2012 4:03am |
A controversial documentary filmmaker, using a robotic arm, claims to have uncovered Jesus Christ's final resting place.
9 | April 12, 2012 5:10am |
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 |
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 |
Chicago's Department of Transportation just might have accomplished its mission to create the "greenest street in America."
13 | October 21, 2012 3:04pm |
Filmmaker Yuki Kokubo describes post-disaster life in Japan, based on visits to her parents, who live 90 miles south of Fukushima.
March 11, 2012 7:36am |
A close encounter leads to the most detailed sighting of uncontacted Indians ever recorded on camera.
7 | February 2, 2012 6:12am |
Klaus Reichardt invented the waterless urinal and with the company he founded, San Diego based Waterless Co Inc., Klaus and his team sell more waterless urinal than anyone in the world. We talked...
6 | October 19, 2009 3:00am |
All over the world, the inhabitants of cities are figuring out how to recycle their water supply ad infinitum
6 | August 15, 2011 11:00am |
Electricity is not just there anymore. Utilities and appliance have stepped up their efforts to transform the aging electrical grid into a an efficient and thoroughly digital smart grid. Smart...
9 | July 28, 2009 9:27am |
Managing everything from cruise ships to theme parks to millions of licensed products, The Walt Disney Co. is finding the best approaches to its ambitious goals are often local in nature.
4 | March 24, 2011 10:47am |
A couple of students have created a "water footprint" infographic that visually details the volume of water consumption throughout various parts of the world.
15 | March 23, 2011 11:39pm |
Johnson Controls struck an agreement with the Holy Mosque in Mecca to build a massive cooling system for the building's expansion.
1 | November 11, 2010 8:11am |
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 |
Terrorism in rural communities are on the rise due to extreme environmentalists and other radicals.
8 | February 9, 2012 6:04am |
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 |
A student has developed a bug-inspired fog-harvesting device for people who don't have access to clean water.
9 | April 28, 2011 1:16am |