Environmental Protection


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.

Consultant Lists Top 10 Green Building Trends for 2010

Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson offers his insights on the green building industry.

Development Threatens U.S. Conservation Areas

Data from a University of Wisconsin-Madison study found that 940,000 housing units were built between 1940 and 2000 in private land inside the boundaries of national forests.

WaterSmart Innovations Keeps Las Vegas Venue Through 2012

The third WaterSmart Innovations conference is set for Oct. 6-8, 2010 at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center.

ACEEE Profiles Local Energy Efficiency Programs

Free report offers insight into proven program models of energy efficiency.

F&WS Awards $19 M to Protect Wetlands in 11 States

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide $19 million in grants through the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation program that will be matched by nearly $26 million in partner contributions.

How 'Green' was COP-15?

From toner cartridges to carbon offsets, organizers tried to make this historic environmental meeting a 'green' one.

Pelosi: Talks at COP-15 Find that Clean Energy Good for Businesses

U.S. Congressional delegation talks to businesses, European lawmakers about value of clean energy legislation.

N.C. Engineers Name Michael Baker Firm 2010 Winner

Michael Baker Engineering wins the 2010 Engineering Excellence Grand Award for Ararat River restoration, greenway, and parks project.

Direct Energy's Solution to U.S.'s Energy Waste Problem

Holiday lights don't have to raise the power bill if they are energy efficient.

Carrying Capacity India

Carrying Capacity

At the moment, we need 1.3 Earths to effectively sustain our collective way of life but ─ we can change this if we want to.

William Ford Jr. and Gary Lock

10 Tasks to Help Business Government Restore Economy

The National Summit has created consensus recommendations for increasing U.S. competitiveness in technology, energy, environment, and manufacturing.

African Forest People Should Get 50% of REDD Payments

University of Leeds scientists suggest that Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation carbon credit payments should be shared with people who live in the forests.

Conservation Makeovers a Plus for San Antonio Homes

Water authority lends a hand to qualifying homes with limited incomes.

Cooking Doesn't Have to Use a Lot of Energy

Florida Power & Light Company of Juno Beach, Fla., offers a number of tips on how to conserve energy while cooking during the holiday season.

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