Environmental Protection


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.

Washington Lawmakers Want Water Conservation for Irrigators

Implementation of the conservation O&M program would let irrigators use seasonal water conservation measures to reduce real-time water withdrawals by about 17 percent.

NSF Celebrates World-class Research at Five U.S. Centers

Three of the five Science and Technology Centers have been working in sustainable energy alternatives, water development, and containing pesticides, among other research.

'Green Budget' Calls for Ending Tax Breaks for Polluters

Conservationists and public interest groups encourage Congress to cut $20 billion in spending and invest in a green economy.

Alfa Laval to Sponsor Great Lakes' Workshop in New York

The March 26 workshop will focus on best practices in water conservation for small- and medium-sized craft brewers and cheese companies.

EPA Packages Potable Water Case Studies

Case studies highlight water system partnerships used to improve technical and financial capacity.

Private Program to Offer Grants to Young Green Heroes

Green Works and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program will recognized great ideas and hard work to those individuals, organizations and schools that are making their communities a greener place to live.

Fort Eustis to Use Recycled Structural Composite for Bridges

Axion begins construction on high load capacity railroad bridges at Fort Eustis Army Transportation Corp. in Virginia.

Companies, Landowners Partner to Create Carbon Offsets from Forest

CE2 Carbon Capital and Dogwood Carbon Solutions' ‘Red Fern’ project to help private landowners monetize and conserve forestry assets.

Exelon Energy Helps Businesses Assess Energy Carbon Footprints

Interactive Web tool allows customers in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania calculate their energy use and find ways to reduce it.

Survey Examines Manager, Consumer Take on Smart Meters, Conservation

Oracle Utilities worked with O'Keeffe & Company to tap into the thinking of 1,210 adults and 302 water utility managers in the United States and Canada about water conservation.

River Restoration Turns Out to be a Mixed Bag, Study Says

University of Georgia researchers found that, among other things, restoring natural water flows can change the vegetation and negatively affect animals.

Jane Goodall Institute to Expand Conservation with USAID Grant

The $5.5 million will enable the institute and its partners to continue work in western Tanzania for endangered species, including chimpanzees.

Governors Pick 6 States to Develop Building Retrofit Programs

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices will help Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin retrofit their state buildings for energy efficiency.

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