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Global Cooling?

Air conditioning is key to many unlikely innovations -- from refrigeration to cloud computing. But that cold air takes a lot of energy.
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7 Green Building Trends to Watch in 2015

With green building becoming a critical part of today’s world, more and more new construction technologies are being developed to keep up with…
U.S. power plants withdrew as much water as farms did and four times as much water as all Americans did in 2005, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

California’s Hidden Water Consumer: Power Plants

As California suffers through its fourth year of record drought and Gov. Jerry Brown imposes mandatory water restrictions for the first time in…
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Drought Forces Santa Barbara to Reactivate Desalination Plant

In response to a 3-year drought, the city of Santa Barbara is re-activating a seawater desalination plant that's been out of use for…
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California Imposes Statewide Mandatory Water Restrictions

Yesterday Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order that he said is necessary in order to make California drought-resistant after the lowest snowpack…

The Apparel Industry’s Answer to Global Water Shortages

Sustainable fashion depends not only on the smart use of water resources, but also on new ways to reduce the dependence on water…

Keurig Green Mountain Releases 2014 Sustainability Report

Keurig Green Mountain’s latest sustainability report shows how the company is reducing its environmental footprint, making it more sustainable.

Water: Can You Put a Price on the Priceless?

Water is a finite and precious resource, but our economic systems treat it as limitless and of little value. For many companies and…
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MeterHero Offers Cash Incentives for Water and Energy Conservation

MeterHero, a Web-based utility monitoring tool, is looking to encourage people to conserve water and energy through cash rebates sponsored by businesses with…

Abu Dhabi’s 2030 Vision

One thing I promised to look into, after having won the trip to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2015 based on a vision of…
In 2030, Portland's skyscrapers will be transformed into , predicts Masdar Blogging Contest runner-up

New Year’s Day in Portland: 2030

In 2030, Portland's skyscrapers will be transformed into vertical farm habitats, predicts Masdar Blogging Contest runner-up Ozzie Gonzalez.

General Mills Announces New Water Conservation Efforts

General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell declared the company's commitment to water conservation at the The Nature Conservancy Global Water Summit in…

This is Water: Lessons From My ‘4 Liters Challenge’

The challenge was not pleasant. Far worse than the experience was coming to terms with just how much water we waste.

It’s High Time to Overhaul Water Pricing

Recent events highlight the pressing need to overhaul U.S. water policies, usage and pricing, veteran water journalist and author Cynthia Barnett writes in…
Triple Pundit was one of hundreds of organizations to attend the annual SXSW Eco conference in Austin last week. This post is part of our ongoing coverage.

Experts Discuss Tackling Big Problems Through Design at SXSW Eco

On the first day of SXSW Eco, design experts discussed examples of how creative design makes sustainability easy, cost-effective and beautiful.