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.
Earth Day Special Feature 2011: Peter Calthorpe, one of the founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, talks with SmartPlanet about how cities are leading the fight against climate change.
6 | April 22, 2011 5:33am |
Environmentalists demand carbon cuts from the Prime Minister. Industry threatens to move abroad if he acts. Cabinet chiefs fight. Then, alleged speeding ticket skullduggery dogs the Energy secretary.
4 | May 15, 2011 9:56am |
Hydroelectricity from a gushing Columbia River overloads the grid, shutting down thousands of wind turbines. A government utility prioritizes hydro. Wind companies cry foul. Salmon get caught in...
13 | June 15, 2011 4:00am |
Government regulators are allowing faulty equipment to remain in service at nuclear facilities across the United States in order to keep aging reactors in service, the AP has found.
3 | June 20, 2011 10:20am |
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is considering tests to the national grid that could make home electronics that keep time undependable in some areas.
8 | June 24, 2011 3:11pm |
Cities in developing nations are exploding in population -- but their economic success may be severely restricted by water conservation issues. We talk with Dow Water to find out more.
15 | July 13, 2011 4:56am |
Nestle North Amercia, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Red Bull lead the industry when it comes to using recycled content, increasing container collection.
August 15, 2011 4:02am |
WaterAid's new WASHwatch.org tool reveals how much developing nations are budgeting for water conservation and sanitation services, then rates them.
August 23, 2011 8:42am |
Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and IBM say they've developed new flood prediction technology that can simulate rivers 100 times faster than real life.
1 | August 25, 2011 7:59am |
With significant rainfall comes significant runoff, carrying with it pesticides, sewage and oil. And it also disturbs sediment.
3 | August 30, 2011 3:15pm |
Company plans to create a joint venture focused on water solutions by October 2011.
1 | August 31, 2011 3:15am |
First Solar, General Electric and Verve Energy will build Australia's first utility-scale solar farm to power a nearby desalination plant.
4 | August 31, 2011 7:12am |
The Central Basin Municipal Water District in California created a news agency to write favorable articles about it for Google News. To what extent, publicity?
2 | September 13, 2011 7:45am |
In Austin, editor Andrew Nusca writes of continued water shortages -- and how perception is everything when it comes to scarcity and conservation.
22 | October 3, 2011 9:41pm |
To pursue a clean energy agenda, follow the U.S. military's lead and focus on issues both political parties can get behind, former Colorado governor Bill Ritter said Tuesday at the inaugural SXSW...
1 | October 5, 2011 3:00am |
A new program introduced by the city of Los Angeles, the Clinton Climate Initiative and C40 Cities aims to help commercial buildings become more energy efficient.
2 | October 16, 2011 4:32pm |
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian was awarded the US Green Building Council's LEED silver rating, making it the first of the Smithsonian museums to be honored.
October 31, 2011 8:48pm |
What do Scotts Miracle-Gro and 1,210 U.S. mayors have in common? They want to help cities clean up their water. Find out how they're doing it.
1 | November 17, 2011 7:22pm |
WaterSense-labeled irrigation controllers will be able to receive local weather data, cutting down on unnecessary watering.
November 23, 2011 5:17am |
BEIJING -- Twenty-one Chinese families have pledged to reduce their carbon footprint, but are they really so concerned about climate change?
December 7, 2011 3:36am |