Goats have played a key role in a pioneering venture on the edge of San Francisco's Inner Richmond District: the transformation of a long-neglected little valley next to historic Mountain Lake into a model site for amphibious animals, and the plants and insects that sustain them.
Las Vegas-based Caesars realized a double payoff when it gambled on saving water. By cutting back on washing, lawn-sprinkling, and plain old waste, the hotel and gaming conglomerate saved both water and energy.
A tiny minnow called the Oregon Chub was put on the Endangered Species List more than 20 years ago. But the Chub has rebounded, and now officials want to make it the first fish ever taken off the Endangered Species List because of population recovery.
In the heart of North Carolina’s bucolic wine country, east of the Great Smoky Mountains, lies Loyd Ray Farms – a factory farm that turns pig poop into energy. Loyd Ray Farms is the first to tap a new energy market created under North Carolina’s unique renewable energy law, which took effect in 2012.
Lithium-sulfur batteries promise to store four to five times as much energy as today’s best lithium-ion batteries. Now researchers demonstrate that a sulfur-based polymer could be the solution for lightweight, inexpensive batteries that store large amounts of energy.
A week after it was proposed, a nearly $700 million package of drought relief measures passed the state legislature and is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown. A chunk of the money is earmarked for new projects to capture and store water from storms like those hitting California now.
New research suggests offshore wind turbines can absorb significant energy from hurricanes, reducing winds, waves, and storm surge. A bank of wind turbines strategically placed off the coast could have reduced hurricane Sandy flooding by up to a third and the winds of Katrina by up to 92 miles per hour.
Efforts to clean up bodies of water across Washington County got a big financial boost with the approval last month of more than $1 million in grants from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources.
When actress Jessica Alba was pregnant, she bought baby laundry detergent – and discovered she was allergic to something in it. Speaking at the GreenBiz Forum near Phoenix, Arizona, Alba said she began to research the problem, and found out that many products – including baby products – were chock full of chemicals.
An innovative farm is hoping to turn a losing situation into a win-win by producing crops while reducing power grid waste. Courage-US provides a remarkable example of how an innovative business can boost food production and power grid efficiency, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions all at the same time.
It is said that there are a thousand freshwater springs in Florida, more than anywhere else. Tom Ries is trying to ensure they don't dry up, and has worked for two years to restore the 1.2-acre spring, marsh and wetland. A third basin will allow manatees and fish to come into the freshwater.