Environmental Protection


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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Study Finds Governments Using Markets to Save Species

Ecosystem Marketplace says properly structured mitigation programs result in creating natural habitat that is larger than the area affected by development and potentially better integrated into the regional ecosystem.

In the Land of Milk and Honey

Christie's to Host 'A Bid to Save the Earth' Auction

The silent auction will be conducted in April with a live auction planned for Earth Day, April 22 at Rockefeller Center.

Showerhead Makers Fail to Certify Product; DOE Seeks $3 M

The federal government has issued notices of proposed civil penalty to Zoe Industries, Altmans Products, EZ-FLO International, and Watermark Designs.

Epicado: Google Penalizes UK Web Sites on 'Green' Servers

According to a Stroud, Glouchestershire, Web marketing company, Google's policy lowers search result rankings for sites hosted outside the United Kingdom.

Regenesis Management Group Aligns with Colorado State

New research alliance will focus on water conservation research.

Green Office Challenge Program Expanding

ICLEI developed a program that pits property managers and office tenants in a friendly competition to lower energy use and waste and save water.

Crop Declines Expected from Warming; Panel Urges Use of Biotechnology

By the end of this century, scientists project that much of the tropics and subtropics will exceed 86 degree Fahrenheit in the growing season and affect important food crops.

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