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.
In an example of urban water conservation, the city of San Diego has cut its consumption by 11 percent.
2 | July 21, 2010 6:14am |
Two USDA scientists used two types of sensors to create more accurate maps of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The advancement impacts agriculture and conservation.
August 18, 2010 7:00am |
Energy efficiency programs are common theme for these innovative environmental advocates.
September 9, 2010 3:34pm |
Water purification technology, solar disinfection and cooling options, carbon capture systems and biofuels generators are just a few of the innovative ideas being funded.
2 | September 15, 2010 4:33am |
Transportation topped smart grid and biofuels in cleantech investment in the third quarter of 2010, according to a new report. Here's a breakdown of the numbers.
October 4, 2010 6:51am |
IBM and the City of Dubuque, Iowa are launching a four-month study to better understand water consumption and conservation by the city and its residents.
October 4, 2010 10:25am |
Honda's new North American Environmental Report reveals what it's doing for sustainability with its products, operations and facilities.
October 19, 2010 9:01am |
The U.S. Green Building Council said the total footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED green rating system has surpassed one billion square feet.
November 18, 2010 7:49am |
The Philadelphia Eagles has announced a project to convert its home stadium to become entirely energy self-sufficient, using renewable sources.
November 18, 2010 2:11pm |
At COP16 in Cancun, energy management software firm Hara announced a multi-million dollar deal with ADWEA, the utility of Abu Dhabi. On tap: $3 billion in savings.
December 8, 2010 7:09am |
In a bid for sustainability, officials in Corpus Christi, Texas have brought in IBM to make the city's water, transportation and waste systems more efficient.
December 13, 2010 7:44am |
Towns and communities large and small are looking to energy efficiency retrofits and programs to help stretch municipal budgets.
December 21, 2010 12:43pm |
From water conservation efforts to renewable energy investments to agribusiness, my focus will be on case studies and cautionary tales in the year to come.
3 | December 29, 2010 2:52pm |
Partnership with the Nature Conservancy underscores the growing need for cooperation between for-profit and non-profit organizations in quest for more sustainable world.
3 | January 24, 2011 1:08pm |
Urban designers "can't cut away from a city's past," says Philadelphia planner David Gouverneur.
2 | February 7, 2011 6:37am |
The United Nations has unveiled a blueprint that it says will transition the world toward a greener economy less dependent upon fossil fuels and other unsustainable practices while growing the...
2 | February 21, 2011 5:37pm |
Chicago's new mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to add miles of bike lanes, retrofit more buildings, and encourage urban agriculture. Find out what else he plans to do to make Chicago a leader in...
11 | February 23, 2011 8:44pm |
The consumer products giant is the latest major corporation to step up its commitment to green building principles.
February 28, 2011 1:40pm |
The city of Portland, Maine awarded a $9.4 million contract to Ameresco to implement an energy efficiency program on 45 buildings across the city.
March 16, 2011 8:42am |
Scott Wicker, a 34-year UPS employee, hopes to bring engineering discipline to the logistics giant's ongoing corporate social responsibility efforts.
13 | March 21, 2011 6:22am |