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Water Planning Drenched in Uncertainty

With the sweat from 2011’s record-setting temperatures just now drying off and projections of a continued drought cycle reamins for Central Texas, discussion about securing current and future water supplies is becoming increasingly urgent.

Fracking: Financial Fuel for America's Future

In an effort to discern fracking fact from fracking sensationalism, oil and natural gas leaders must band together for the future of energy and apply environmentally friendly chemicals to the hydraulic fracturing process.

Lowering Utility Bills for a Multi-family Development

For the housing development, keeping the cost of utilities in the 500-square-foot efficiency units to a minimum was very important, especially since the Sacramento, Calif., region usually gets over 100 degree days in the summer and freezing nights in the winter.

Exploring Biogas, An Untapped Source of Clean Renewable Energy

When most people think of clean technology and renewable energy, they think of the two industry stars: solar and wind power. In addition to their promise to replace fossil fuels, they're iconic and aesthetically pleasing. But other clean technology solutions have the potential to shine and make equal, if not greater, contributions to our success in weaning off fossil fuels. One of the most promising of these solutions is biogas.

Countertop Composting

Compost bins are not traditionally thought of as convenient, sleek countertop ornaments, but one California team of visionaries fashioned a new look in an effort to increase widespread adoption amongst municipalities and consumers.

America Recycles Day 2011

If you haven’t taken the initiative to recycle – today’s the day to start with Nov. 15 being America Recycles Day (ARD) and all.

Alabama Town Installs Eco-friendly Water Quality Improvements

Hard water hasn’t been medically tied to health issues, but its high mineral contents can lead to serious infrastructure breakdowns. However, one Alabama town aims to alleviate its water hardness once and for all.

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DNA Lab Aims to Reduce Your Pet's Carbon Footprint

There’s an unsuspecting culprit contributing to U.S. water pollution: pet poop.



How to Determine the Best Solution to Streamline Communication Networks for SCADA Applications

Over the years, there has been a steady stream of new technologies introduced into the water/wastewater market in an effort to streamline communication networks for SCADA applications.

Regional Action Moves United States Toward Sustainability

While the United States has not yet seen national legislation aimed at reducing corporate carbon footprints and promoting sustainability, state and local governments across the country have begun to take bold steps in their effort to protect the environment.

College Football Goes Green

How can the largest university in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, lead the pack in sustainability? Build a green football stadium, of course.

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at the Altar

Environmental responsibility doesn’t stop at the recycling bin. Now a day, even the wedding industry has more consumers opting for eco-friendly ceremonies down the aisle.

Dolphins and Sea Lions Report for Active Military Duty

As the nation heightens security measures across land, air and sea; any proposed tactic in the effort to ward off hostiles is being employed – including an elite team of 75 bottlenose dolphins and 35 California sea lions trained to defend the nation.

Achieving a Sustainable Planet Through Intelligent Energy Modernization

This multipart article analyzes and shares viewpoints on the progress of smart grid initiatives specific to achieving the goals of sustainability in the next decade.

Caterer Cooks And Saves Green

Even though many view environmental protection as coming with an extra cost, a California caterer has managed to cut costs tremendously by going green.

Environmental Insurance in a Changing Regulatory World

During these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever for businesses to effectively manage their risk -- in order to survive the myriad of factors that might otherwise undermine their financial performance and threaten their long-term viability.

Case Study: Church Cuts Stormwater Costs by Third With Subsurface System

Engineers create a detention system that follows city mandate to keep stormwater discharge to pre-development levels.

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Poses New Challenge for Municipalities

Phase II stormwater permit renewals to require investments in time and resources.

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Making Chemicals Safer

When many people think of industrial chemicals, they think of those scary-looking yellow drums, containing unknown but almost certainly hazardous goo. A new industry initiative, though hopes to change that by giving consumers more information on the chemicals they use every day.

Cleaning Frack Water On Site

Operated at the well head by service providers, turnkey water treatment systems reduce the cost of cleaning frack water by as much as 50 percent

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