Sustainability


Dust Storm

Study Projects Drier Conditions Will Accelerate Dust Storms in the Southwest

Drier conditions projected to result from climate change in the Southwest will likely reduce perennial vegetation cover and result in increased dust storm activity in the future, according to a new study by scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Researchers Investigate Whether Clams Could Cleanse Oil-filled Gulf Waters

The Rangia clam may take on a new role if studies at Southeastern Louisiana University determine the organism can actually contribute to helping clean oil-polluted waters.

New One-stop Shop for Green Homes in Manhattan

New York City brokers have over the last couple of years noticed that luxury home buyers are often looking to buy green and LEED certified apartments and it has been difficult to find these homes.

Clean Water America Alliance Announces Water Prize Winners

The inaugural prize will be presented in May to city, state, private, and educational groups.

Urban housing typically means high-density developments.

Part 5. Prefurbanism

In this fifth and last installment of the multi-part series on today's problems in land development, the author takes a look at redevelopment in the inner suburban core.

Procter & Gamble Pledges to Pursue LEED Certification for All New Sites Globally

P&G's Taicang plant in China – which is breaking ground today – is the first P&G manufacturing site to pursue LEED certification, with several additional new P&G sites currently working toward the same distinction globally.

Black & Veatch Pledges $1M for R&D in Sustainable Infrastructure

The support will be given to the university system in Kansas, where the company is headquartered, over the next 10 years.

New Reports Chart Path to Net-Zero-Energy Commercial Buildings

Two new reports from the Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium on achieving net-zero-energy use in commercial buildings say "high levels of energy efficiency are the first, largest, and most important step on the way to net-zero."



New Lithium-ion Battery Reportedly Ideal for Electric Cars

The battery is based on a high-capacity nanostructured tin-carbon anode and a high-voltage lithium-ion cathode.

Is "green" marketing dead?

White Paper: Green Marketing Needs to Evolve

A Cleveland marketing firm shares its perspective on how companies need to adjust their strategies to communicate "green" value.

Caesars Entertainment Recognized for Sustainability

As the world's largest casino entertainment company, Caesars Entertainment Corp. is leading the way in environmental stewardship and energy efficiency.

Ecovery Earns RIOS Certification

Electronics recycler meets quality, environmental, health and safety criteria set forth by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

Green Spaces, Urban Parks, Blueways Highlight Great Outdoors Initiative

Following more than 50 listening sessions with local communities, the federal government has devised a plan to support community-based conservation and recreation in the "great outdoors."

1E Study: 87% of Federal Agencies May Not Be Ready to Lower Energy Use

According to the IT efficiency software company, federal agency priorities for energy management are in consolidating hardware and generating awareness.

Lone Star Eco-Bus

Sustainability Takes to the Road on Eco-Bus Tour in Texas

The Walmart Foundation has given the Rio Bravo Wildlife Institute a $100,000 grant to support an Eco-Bus outreach initiative.

Eaton Wins Federal Stimulus Grant to Develop Microgrid for U.S. Army

The project is intended to achieve an uninterrupted power supply, independent of commercial utility power, for critical mission and support functions on military bases.

Lenovo ThinkPad Captures UL's Environment Gold Rating

UL Environment put the laptop to test for sustainable lifecycle design.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will incorporate water reuse in its new building.

San Francisco PUC Selects Living Machine System for Office

The system introduces high-strength wastewater to a diverse microbial ecosystem, or biofilm, growing on the surface of a special gravel medium contained in a series of watertight basins.

Tokyo Is Greenest City in Asia Pacific, Solidance Says

The first Asia Pacific Top 10 Green Cities Index also recognizes Seoul, Melbourne, Singapore, and Osaka.

Minnesota Farmer Offers Plain Speaking in 'EcoCommerce 101'

Tim Gieseke's book illustrates a practical method to identify environmental values and makes a case for bringing the externalities of agriculture and business into the economic accounting framework.

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