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.
The so-called Climate Bill is a jobs bill. By fighting it, global warming denialists, and carbon industry lobbyists, are keeping us out of markets that can grow like the Internet did in the 1990s,...
24 | December 3, 2009 11:53am |
San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid has ascended to the top two percent of energy-efficient buildings in the nation, thanks to efficiency retrofits as well as the building's design.
2 | November 22, 2011 7:33pm |
Roboclam, equipped with the same special digging super power as razor clams, could be used as a lightweight anchor for subs or even to detonate buried underwater mines.
2 | May 30, 2012 7:39am |
Brian Willems, a residential developer and weekend surfer in Los Angeles, has always been passionate about living the best life possible.Â At the same time he's been focused on doing it with a...
4 | May 29, 2009 1:36pm |
Energy futurist Chris Nelder suggests community "solar gardens" as a way for towns to transition to renewables in the absence of federal incentives, and shares a dream he had about how one...
10 | November 16, 2011 5:25am |
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 |
When gays move into progressive neighborhoods -- such as urban cores -- housing values go up, but the same isn't true if they move into anti-gay neighborhoods.
2 | November 3, 2011 2:53pm |
SARISKA -- India, which has the highest number of wild tigers, will play the biggest role in saving the big cat. But it needs to solve the growing man-animal conflict.
May 21, 2012 12:05am |
Energy columnist Chris Nelder reviews public opinion polls and finds that money is no longer able to stop the energy transition juggernaut.
55 | May 16, 2012 2:37am |
Sustainability, climate change and livability mean little to most Americans -- but the implications impact everyone. How do you sell the story? Experts debate at the inaugural SXSW Eco conference.
2 | October 5, 2011 11:42am |
Winners of a design competition could turn the National Mall in Washington, D.C. into a great public space.
May 8, 2012 5:54am |
Billionaire tycoon heading to Scottish Parliament to oppose offshore turbines that he says will spoil the view from his luxury golf resort.
23 | April 25, 2012 4:33am |
If you're looking for a practical guide to best practices, this book is chuck full of check lists, examples and resources to consult.
1 | July 25, 2011 4:36am |
Experts discuss the future of cities through the lens of sustainability.
1 | July 14, 2011 6:36am |
The Putney School in Vermont boasts the first net-zero school building in the United States on a campus where sustainability squads are part of everyday student activities.
4 | June 21, 2011 5:22am |
A company in Oregon is putting a whole new spin on urban planning that give us a new meaning to prefab homes and the conception of "mobile homes."
5 | April 8, 2012 8:56pm |
BARCELONA -- Starlab is a Catalan-based private company that converts technology into profits, global innovation and mind-controlled robots.
April 2, 2012 3:07am |
Thanks to software developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the California's Santa Rita jail can disconnect itself from the grid and function as an island.
2 | March 22, 2012 9:19am |
Urban designers "can't cut away from a city's past," says Philadelphia planner David Gouverneur.
2 | February 7, 2011 6:37am |
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 |