Water

Green PCs Get an A for Effort

Conventional wisdom has it that PCs and electronics are just bad for the environment – think nasty chemicals, extreme water use, and e-waste. Manufacturers are making progress, with more on the horizon.

Q&A: Do We Have to Choose Between Speedy Development and Environment?

Environmental review is under scrutiny on Capitol Hill. Here’s what a NEPA expert thinks policymakers should keep in mind.

The Sustainable Consumer’s Guide to Smart Devices

Little devices can make a big difference in reducing your carbon footprint. Here’s a quick overview.

‘Soil Isn’t Forever’: Biodiversity Needs Protection Below the Ground

We know more than ever about the abundance of life in the soil. Now we have to step up to save it.

Hydrology Could Help Researchers Prepare for a Changing Electric Grid

The U.S. Department of Energy is preparing to award $10 million in grants for research related to “energy sheds,” a concept that takes the idea of a watershed and applies it to electricity generated and...

Watersheds & Foodsheds: Climate Change’s Impact on the American West

More than 1 in 10 Americans get some, if not all, of their municipal water from the Colorado River Basin. It's drying up, putting our food and economy at grave risk.

The Year Ahead: 3 Water Trends

The rush is on to invest in the water sector, driving innovative solutions to address water scarcity, poor quality and access to safe drinking water.

Glasgow Dispatch: Startup Funding Encourages Sustainability

While the U.S. is awash in venture capital and has an abundance of startup competitions, in many corners of the world such investment money is scarce. The lesson for people who believe innovation can help...

Water & Climate: Wicked Problem Meets Threat Multiplier

Water insecurity due to climate change has the potential to uproot nearly every aspect of modern society: food production, urban and rural settlements, energy production, industrial development, economic growth, and natural ecosystems.

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