Environmental Protection

Conservation


NYC Building Projects Affected by New Energy Code

The Department of Buildings has launched the New York City Energy Conservation Code, part of the city’s plan to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Lighting, power, and HVAC in new projects or renovations must comply.

Canadian Forest Industry, Groups Forge Agreement

Industry agrees to halt new logging and develop conservation plans while environmental organizations will suspend "Do Not Buy" campaigns.

USDA to Fund Wetlands Conservation in 22 States, Puerto Rico

The Natural Resources Conservation Service program expects 75,000 more acres expected to be enrolled in Wetlands Reserve Program.

Donated Water Revives Unique Murray-Darling Wetland

Australians donated money to the Australian Conservation Foundation for water to replenish the Hattah Lakes wetlands in northern Victoria.

Jacksonville, Fla., Selected as One of Nine Environmental Justice Communities

Over the next two years, EPA will provide $100,000 to help the city develop projects in Health Zone 1.

Workplace Waste Reduction Efforts Work

Companies take grassroots measures until ROI emerges, Consortium says.

North Shore-Long Island Hospitals to Improve Sustainability

The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System has agreed to join EPA programs that will help lower energy and water usage, waste, and air pollution at 12 areas hospitals.

ELI Recognizes 6 Wetlands Award Winners

The Environmental Law Institute honors five individuals and one family for their efforts to wetlands conservation.



AWE Slates Workshop on Conservation Tracking Tool

The Alliance for Water Efficiency's executive director, Mary Ann Dickinson, will speak about the tracking tool, which is free to members.

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Experts Address Water Conservation, Supply at Summit's State of the Union

Rain Bird and Smithsonian Institution bring thought leaders together to discuss water management strategies.

Fish & Wildlife Offers Ways to Lower Wind Farm Impact on Wildlife

Department of Interior will take recommendations under advisement as the agency develops guidelines for wind energy development on public and private land.

Pennsylvania Honors 16 for Environmental Innovation

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council will present the 2010 Governor's Award to businesses and organizations that have cleaned up watersheds, saved energy, and eliminated pollution.

Atlanta Students Kick Off Be Water Wise Program

Water conservation is a new way to live our lives, said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, in a message about the new education initiative.

Aggressive Efficiency Could Make Texas a Smart Energy Leader

A Georgia Institute of Technology and Duke University study shares how the right policies could help Texas and the South cut utility bills and create jobs.

USDA and Interior Agree to Protect Sage-Grouse Habitat

Habitat producers can sign up through April 23 to participate in the first round of rankings for the protection initiative, which will be funneled through the Environmental Quality and Wildlife Habitat incentive programs.

Metro Water Board Orders another Year of Mandatory Conservation

Environmental restrictions in the Northern California supply are perpetuating shortage conditions and driving costs higher, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California says.

Agency Provides $2 M for Brownfields Job Training

Twelve entities in 10 states are receiving up to $200,000 each to train people in the cleanup of brownfields while also providing training in green building design, energy efficiency, weatherization, solar installation, green construction, and native plant revegetation.

Infrastructure Report Urges Changes in Land Development Patterns

Urban Land Institute-Ernst & Young study adds water infrastructure as a challenge that the United States needs to address in order to be competitive with China and the European Union.

EPA Signs Sustainability Pact with Hartz Mountain Industries

N.J. real estate developer plans to cut energy and water use on its properties across the state.

European Users Accept No-Mix Toilets

Survey of 2,700 people in seven European countries found that about 80 percent of users support the idea of the technology that may provide environmental benefits.

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