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.
Evidence is in that e-business and e-commerce are saving considerable amounts of paper and cutting resource consumption. But more study is needed.
April 22, 2010 6:00am |
Eleanor Sterling talks about why biodiversity is important and why you should care about it.
April 22, 2010 5:00am |
Why the biodiversity crisis is worse than the global economic crisis: There's no bailout for this one
Bob Bloomfield talks about why the biodiversity is our greatest economic crisis and why conserving it is critical to our survival.
1 | April 22, 2010 4:00am |
Stephen Gold mixes modern tech with good old-fashioned volunteerism. He spends his Earth days sending solar care packages to far-flung scientists studying some of the world's most endangered...
4 | April 22, 2010 4:00am |
The granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau is following in the explorer and filmmaker's footsteps--with a modern focus on sustainability and much lighter camera equipment.
7 | April 22, 2010 2:00am |
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, SmartPlanet brings you a package of stories to reveal how far we've come in four decades -- and where we still need to go.
2 | April 22, 2010 1:19am |
Two new initiatives bring some much-needed resources to smaller companies seeking to do their part for the environment and their community
3 | April 20, 2010 7:40am |
Sponsored research gauges attitudes and actions of urban Americans when it comes to environmentally-friendly behavior
April 16, 2010 1:49pm |
Major League Baseball develops new app to collect and share environmental, operations best practices across stadium
April 16, 2010 4:21am |
An increasing worldwide demand for meat will likely drastically alter human health, the environment and the global economy in the next 50 years, according to a new report.
2 | April 8, 2010 10:39am |
Ford apparently first automaker to join Water Disclosure Project, which aims to create framework for reporting and best practices
1 | April 7, 2010 4:36pm |
For Cary Fowler, saving thousands of seed varieties in a fail-safe vault in a remote Norweigen mountain is about more than life and death. It's about justice.
2 | April 5, 2010 4:02am |
Wins were hard to come by for the Washington Nationals last season (59-103), but their LEED-certified ballpark--getting greener every year--is a model for the league.
1 | March 29, 2010 4:00am |
The energy-efficiency label cracks down on logo abusers, but consumers may need more.
March 22, 2010 12:27pm |
Web-based application gets top honors for improving grape vineyard yields with a minimum of waste.
2 | March 18, 2010 5:31am |
Welcome to SmartPlanet's newest blog, Intelligent Energy. From oil to wind to hydro to thermal power, contributor Melissa Mahony will bring us the latest energy news and help us understand how it...
2 | March 1, 2010 11:25am |
Did you know that 36 U.S. states expect water shortages by 2013? A new report about water conservation, sponsored by Oracle, looks at how smart grid policies could help manage our most precious...
January 11, 2010 11:31am |
A film screened in Copenhagen this week explores the dangers of ocean acidification.
35 | December 9, 2009 4:00am |
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 |
A massive carbon sink, the world's oceans are unable to absorb all of the carbon dioxide emitted from the burning of fossil fuels, according to a new study.
4 | November 24, 2009 2:01pm |