Environmental Protection

Conservation


Philadelphia Tree Planting Part of Skyline Initiative

City will pilot EPA initiative as part of its sustainability framework.

Abbott Reports 1 B-Gallon Water Savings Annually

Company adopted new manufacturing practices and technologies to help achieve its goal of a 40 percent reduction in water use by 2011.

California American Water Kicks Off Winter Conservation

The education campaign includes free water audits, leak detection kits, rebates and more.

The ITER machine

Warning: Future Fusion Facility Contains Coconuts

The first commercially-viable Tokamak fusion facility is using coconut-shell charcoal as an absorption mechanism.

Fixing Leaks Can Be Elementary with EPA Curriculum

WaterSense has developed lessons for grades 3 through 5 that focus on savings water by fixing leaks.

Cambodian Wildlife Park also Protects Carbon

The project is a model for demonstrating how reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation can be implemented.



NAWC Presents Award to Arizona American Water

The American Water subsidiary lowered its water reclamation facility's water consumption.

WaterSense Now Available on Commercial Flushing Urinals

EPA says these products will use half the water of standard urinals.

FHWA Honors Flatiron for Innovative Construction

Company used erection gantry to drive pile and protect Pamlico-Tar River and wetlands.

Rain Bird Announces 2009 Award Winners

Naples Botanical Garden wins leadership award; four state/local municipalities and water agencies receive the State of the Union Award.

NYC Pilots Zumbox Paperless Postal System

The program is expected to cut paper waste, printing and mailing costs.

Population Growth, Not Drought, to Blame for Southeast Woes

A Columbia University study said bad planning for a growing population is to blame for crop destruction, drained reservoirs, and legal claims during the 2005-2007 dry spell.

Cobb County, James City Are Partners of the Year

Agency also recognized Kohler Co., Lowe's, and Brian Vinchesi.

Flax Car is Fast, Runs on Chocolate and Animal Fats

U.K. researcher and team built a sustainable race car that will be tested Oct. 17.

4 Cogeneration Facilities Earn Energy Star Awards

EPA recognizes Calpine Corp., Mass. Corrections Department, Equity Office Properties and Patterson Farms.

New Climate Bill Has Water Efficiency Provisions

The Boxer-Kerry "Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act" would authorize EPA's WaterSense program, among other things.

Fall May be Time to Rethink the Landscape

San Antonio Water System offers a drought recovery toolkit, complete with monetary incentives.

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