Environmental Protection

Conservation


Agency Releases WaterSense Specs for Showerheads

The draft specification sets the maximum flow rate at 2 gallons per minute at 80 psi.

Energy Star Is Focus of Fall Efficiency Campaign

EPA is engaging Boys & Girls Clubs and Parent Teacher Organizations Today to make a few small changes that will help combat global warming.

Toyota, Coca-Cola Help 4-H Expand Water Quality Program

The Toyota USA Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation will fund the expansion of 4-H’s youth water quality and conservation programming, called 4-H2O.

Report: Business Needs Compelling Reason to 'Green Up'

George Mason University professor suggests strong leadership, a product label policy and tools to implement sustainability practices would be helpful.

ANSI, NIST Prepare for World Standards Day 2009

Standards groups highlight the critical role of standards and conformity assessment programs for environmental stewardship.

Water Expo Gets Support from Chinese Government Bodies

China's Ministry of Water Resources celebrates 60 years of achievement and the China Environment Service Industry Association has signed up for a large pavilion.

Great Lakes' Campaign Begins with Education

The Alliance for the Great Lakes is running radio spots and operating a microsite that shows people where to find information about water quality.



Henry Hudson 400 Announces Student Winners

Delft, Rutgers and Columbia university students took the top places in the New Generation Competition, which will be celebrated Sept. 9 and 10 at H209 in Jersey City, N.J.

Rain Bird Names Finalists for Intelligent Water Use Award

Finalists had to demonstrate water savings, landscape preservation, innovation, and overall impact on the community.

San Antonio, LCRA Dispute Results in Lawsuit

The San Antonio Water System says the Lower Colorado River Authority's board of directors made policy assumptions that rendered the agencies' water supply project unworkable.

Green Consumer Poll Finds Economy Is their Top Concern

Shelton Group surveys more than 1,000 U.S. consumers who at least occasionally buy green products and discovers there is no "typical" green consumer.

How Facility Owners Can Lower their Water Footprint

Siemens Water Technologies provides five tips to help factory and manufacturing facility owners and operators reduce their water use.

Global Water Roundtable to Set Standards on Stewardship

The Roundtable's objective is to bring together government, science and industry stakeholders to set clear standards and a certification system for efficient water use.

Circle of Blue's Global Survey Spotlights Water

Water wins over air pollution, natural resources depletion, habitat loss, and climate change as the top environmental problem, according to a survey of 15 countries.

USDA Outlines New Direction for Forest Management

The new vision seeks to increase public-private cooperation regarding the conservation and restoration practices to non-federal forests.

USDA Accepting Applications for Conservation Program

Landowners, legal entities, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for funding for conservation efforts.

Replenishment District Conducts Groundwater 101 Forums

Los Angeles County taps into Water Independence Now program through the Water Replenishment District of Southern California.

Use a Little WaterSense this August, EPA's Silva Suggests

Newly confirmed assistant administrator for water encourages consumers to reduce their water use.

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