conservation

Aerial view overlooking landscaping on April 4, 2015 in San Diego, California. Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered a 25 percent cut in urban water usage due to a severe drought affecting much of California and the west.

One way to ration water: raise the price

Apr 7, 2015
New limits on water usage could raise prices to four times their current rate.
Posted In: drought, california, water, conservation, utilities
Sprinklers water the lawn in Golden Gate Park on April 2, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

California drought prompts 25 percent mandatory cutbacks

Apr 2, 2015
Local water districts will restrict residential use, not agriculture.
Posted In: drought, groundwater, conservation, water

Dirty 'frackwater' could yield lots of green

Nov 12, 2014
The market for cleaning up the briny waste water is likely to grow dramatically.
Posted In: fracking, conservation

Why water conservation doesn't mean lower water rates

Oct 8, 2014
Water and sewer utilities raise rates to meet infrastructure costs.
Posted In: water, drought, conservation
Power generation

Fighting global warming doesn't have to break the bank

Sep 16, 2014
A report says the world is going to spend trillions on infrastructure either way.
Posted In: climate change, global warming, conservation, infrastructure

Frowny faces help conserve water

Mar 18, 2014
Peer pressure works in getting people to use less water
Posted In: water, conservation

Interior nominee Sally Jewell looks to strike a balance

Feb 6, 2013
Interior nominee Sally Jewell would weigh resource extraction and conservation on public lands.
Posted In: Secretary of the Interior, conservation

Born on Inauguration Day: A sustainable lifestyle

Jan 14, 2013
Justin Daugherty, a guitarist and environmentalist living in Austin, Texas says his inauguration birthday adds to his sense of social responsibility.
Posted In: Environment, conservation

The price of nature conservation in the U.K.

Jun 25, 2012
In the spirit of environmental conservation, the British government wants to put a price on nature. They've created a group called the Natural Capital Committee, which will put a dollar value on landscapes, river purity, and wildlife.
Posted In: Britain, nature, conservation

What do you think: Is it OK for kids to capture fireflies and bugs to learn about nature?

Aug 31, 2010
When I was a kid I'd spend summer nights collecting fireflies. I wasn't interested in killing them--just capturing them and watching them flash in...
Posted In: Bugs, catching, conservation, fireflies, insects, nature, summer