Environmental Protection


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.

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.

FHWA Honors Flatiron for Innovative Construction

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

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.

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.

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