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.
Why doesn't water get more attention? We talk with GE Power and Water chief sustainability officer Jeff Fulgham, who explains why water needs a new business model for conservation to make sense.
24 | August 31, 2010 3:00am |
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 |
Johnson & Johnson has been articulating some form of corporate sustainability since 1943. Here's a look at the returns associated with modern-day projects.
1 | August 16, 2010 3:30am |
Las Vegas' sustainability officer admits that his city--an 'island in the desert'--is not a very sustainable place. But between the government's fleet of electric bikes, a residential lawn...
5 | August 16, 2010 2:00am |
The food production giant is exploring how the waste in its operations -- namely inedible fats and greases -- could become a source of renewable energy.
4 | August 5, 2010 12:33pm |
What's going to get the world out of its water pollution pickle? Technology innovation and the private sector. John Cronin of the Beacon Institute said fixing water will need "a massive investment...
1 | August 3, 2010 9:04am |
Penn State University is the latest university to offer corporate sustainability courses. Here are five more schools with programs.
3 | July 22, 2010 5:56am |
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 |
As international rules emerge for mining the seafloor, China takes the plunge. With heavy research and technology costs as well as liabilities to the environment, is it worth it?
1 | July 8, 2010 4:00am |
Philadelphia set a goal to make the city the "greenest" in the country by 2015. We discuss the city's progress with its new sustainability director.
4 | July 6, 2010 4:00am |
Global cleantech investment by venture capital firms totaled more than $2 billion in the first half of 2010. Here's a breakdown of to whom and where it went.
July 1, 2010 9:06am |
The Philadelphia bakery responsible for the Tastykake has a new LEED facility that makes it the "world's largest green bakery."
June 24, 2010 8:10am |
In 2009, revenue related to company's ecoimagination technologies grew 6 percent to $18B
June 24, 2010 4:28am |
As the solar industry grows, more and more insects are mistaking solar panels for water, with consequences for the food chain. Researchers are seeking ways to end the zapping.
23 | June 17, 2010 4:56am |
One aspect of green building is water conservation, and one place to look is the bathroom. Niagara Conservation's Stealth toilet uses almost half as much water per flush as the competition.
5 | June 11, 2010 2:43pm |
Acciona's Eric Schneider says the U.S. has wind power potential that's the envy of the world -- and the Midwest holds the key. But a major federal push is required to build out the necessary...
8 | May 27, 2010 8:36am |
Animal expert 'Jungle Jack' has visited every continent on the planet multiple times and says it's obvious who--and what--is causing global warming. Hint: It's not the animals.
42 | May 26, 2010 2:00am |
Does turning off the tap save more energy than turning off the lights?
May 20, 2010 10:18am |
New report raises concerns over long-term investments in U.S. water infrastructure.
May 3, 2010 7:44am |
Schneider Electric guaranteeing annual savings of $1.8 million from energy efficiency initiatives
April 26, 2010 3:44pm |