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.
Filmmaker Yuki Kokubo describes post-disaster life in Japan, based on visits to her parents, who live 90 miles south of Fukushima.
March 11, 2012 7:36am |
PARIS -- One of the city's largest public squares is undergoing renovations to restore vitality and revamp transportation, incorporating eco-friendly innovations into the plaza's redesign.
February 28, 2012 12:25am |
To promote water conservation, not-for-profit group Word Above the Street draws attention to New York's water tanks and the city's own abundant supply.
2 | February 26, 2012 7:05pm |
Bring back the good old days of U.S. oil production? Think again. Columnist Chris Nelder skewers recent proposals for energy independence with cold, hard data.
29 | February 22, 2012 4:03am |
DELHI -- The global IT services company wants to be carbon neutral by 2017. A peek into its plan of action ranging from cave-styled cooling technology to sunlight lit buildings.
1 | February 15, 2012 3:20am |
Is drinking wastewater safe? Researchers say it is and it could add a lot to the water supply in cities. Find out just how much.
1 | February 10, 2012 12:45pm |
Terrorism in rural communities are on the rise due to extreme environmentalists and other radicals.
8 | February 9, 2012 6:04am |
JAIPUR/DELHI -- An Indian entreprenur's journey to make eco friendly paper from elephant poo.
5 | February 8, 2012 6:48am |
Environmental groups have largely approved BrightSource's 3,500-acre solar farm in the Mojave desert, despite the accompanying ecological destruction.
13 | February 5, 2012 7:00am |
A close encounter leads to the most detailed sighting of uncontacted Indians ever recorded on camera.
7 | February 2, 2012 6:12am |
Drop by Drop, part of the UN's "The Future We Want" initiative, the competition seeks inspiring designs from Europeans to motivate others to conserve water.
2 | February 1, 2012 7:30am |
Sure you're familiar with megacities like Tokyo, New York City, or Shanghai. But are you familiar with Chengdu, Faridabad, Surat, or Beihai? They're some of the many cities leading the way toward...
1 | January 27, 2012 8:46am |
Data shows that throughout the heavy traffic regions of the U.S., people tended to be heavier.
January 27, 2012 6:30am |
The USDA has released a new version of its 'Plant Hardiness Zone' map.
1 | January 26, 2012 2:43am |
Automaker pushes for 20 percent reduction in energy intensity and carbon intensity by 2020; emphasizes that money saved can be money reinvested.
January 25, 2012 12:30pm |
Since the year 2000, we've experienced nine of the 10 warmest years on record -- and it's about to get even hotter.
24 | January 24, 2012 7:09am |
Your harddrive requires about 1 million atoms to store a single bit of computer data. But scientists at IBM have stored a bit in a mere 12 atoms, paving the way for more compact data storage.
January 14, 2012 8:46am |
We need to save water with better building technology, writes SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sulivan, but our behaviors -- and new "full-flow" thinking -- threaten our sustainable future.
3 | January 12, 2012 3:37am |
Over the next 12 months, Schneider Electric will complete energy retrofits at nine facilities. The projected annuals savings in energy consumption will be 39 percent annually.
January 9, 2012 1:54pm |
Cryonics and cloning offer a way to "save" the environment while letting wildlands disappear. Is that a viable strategy for protecting nature, a flawed fantasy, or a Swiftian modest proposal?
9 | December 20, 2011 3:00am |