Coastal communities need to know just how vulnerable they are to sea level rise. Once they understand the risks, they are in a better position to develop strategic solutions. Battelle, for example, has conducted such assessments on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense to determine regional vulnerabilities in areas where the U.S. Navy has a strong presence.
- By Mark Curran
- Jul 26, 2013
Sanitation District No.1 (SD1) of Northern Kentucky is the second largest public sewer utility in Kentucky with a service area that covers approximately 220 square miles. It is responsible for the collection and treatment of northern Kentucky's wastewater, as well as regional storm water management.
- By Erin Boudreaux
- May 17, 2013
The EPA estimates that there are 141 million mobile devices at end-of-life, but only 11.7 of those will be recycled.
- By Steve Skurnac
- Apr 20, 2013
IFP has provided access to higher education to over 4,000 people from marginalized communities in 22 countries on their paths to social change, including many who are spearheading innovative solutions to our global environmental problems.
- By Rachel Clift
- Apr 19, 2013
Research on gray water use for home irrigation has been getting positive initial results.
- By Paul Schattenberg
- Apr 12, 2013
CFE started using FreeWave radios for electric power applications more than five years ago, and their consistency, flexibility and technical support, resulted in the addition of many more radios for different applications. Today, there are more than 2,000 FreeWave radios deployed across nine CFE divisions.
- By Curt Goldman
- Mar 18, 2013
The Boeing Company's stormwater solutions have spearheaded the restoration of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory near Chatsworth, Calif.
- By Paul Costa
- Mar 11, 2013
While many companies tout their efforts to operate more sustainably, or lessen their environmental impact, few can measure how they are helping other businesses do the same. Salesforce.com is ready to do both, as documented in its first sustainability report.
- By Peter Coffee
- Mar 08, 2013
In order to make manufacturing a sustainable process, companies must green their supply chains by sustainably sourcing materials, reducing the carbon footprint of factories and transportation, and properly disposing of old products.
- By Lisa Cairns
- Jan 29, 2013
Molds are commonly found in homes and commercial buildings, and if left untreated can cause health problems to those that are exposed to them.
- By Carl Bennett
- Jan 23, 2013
Environmental sustainability is being increasingly linked to initiatives in “lean manufacturing”, an area in which U.S. manufacturers have excelled for years. The focus of lean manufacturing is to reduce waste—wasted materials, motion, time, effort, inventory, transportation expense, and other expenses involved in the manufacturing process.
- By Bruce Hagenau
- Jan 11, 2013
Do your own, personal part in making proper decisions about recycling e-waste. Don't be afraid to call someone out or voice your opinion about how important our planet is and what it means to you.
- By Patrick Ferry
- Jan 04, 2013
As the industry waits to see the impact of the FTC Green Guides, there is no question that the issue of managing and controlling information will continue to rise throughout 2013.
- By Angela Griffiths
- Jan 01, 2013
The business case for it is stronger than ever, said Dow's vice president of sustainability and EH&S, Neil C. Hawkins.
- By Jerry Laws
- Dec 31, 2012
Since the establishment of a state program that donates money to cities and counties for parks when affordable housing communities are built, California has received more than $20 million in funds.
- By Dell Richards
- Nov 30, 2012
Green building and energy efficiency retrofits of affordable housing not only help struggling families find decent places to live, but also help create more jobs for the economy than traditional building methods.
- By Dell Richards
- Nov 02, 2012
Three companies have collaborated on a new water test cartridge and automated monitoring system.
- By Greg Roembke
- Oct 17, 2012
To reuse water requires capital that they would rather not spend if it's cheaper for them just to dispose of it. I think that's why we don't reuse that much. It might be more cost effective to figure out a way to reuse it than it would be not to.
- By Jerry Laws
- Sep 27, 2012
Electromagnetic flowmeters (EMFs) are the leading choice for recording the volume flow of electrically conductive liquids in a wide range of industries, including chemical, pharmaceutical, water/wastewater and food.
The popularity of fluorescent lamps and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) is steadily growing in the industrial, commercial and residential markets. However, they can also be potentially dangerous because of their mercury content.
- By Mary Beth Schommer
- Aug 06, 2012