DOE/EPA ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.
Our Heroes is a weekly series that highlights the work and the daily lives of people who are making major changes in the world of food, water and/or energy.
When it comes to climate change and the ocean, we often think of the impacts to water temperature, sea level rise and coastal storms. However, Dr. Chris Gobler of Stony Brook University calls ocean acidification a "game-changer in the way we think about how climate change can affect the functioning of our oceans."
On June 26th, the House of Representatives voted on the Waxman-Markey Bill to address climate change. It passed narrowly with 219 aye and 212 nay votes. The American Clean Energy Security Act (as it is otherwise known), sponsored by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA), aims to cut emissions below the 2005 level by 80% in 2050.
Visit two of Long Island’s aging power plants, find out how they are killing fish and what you can do about it.
This Saturday, June 26th, more than 500 hands-joining events are planned for beaches across the United States to protest oil drilling and the dangers it presents to marine wildlife, fishing industries and coastal communities.
Filmmaker Josh Fox interviewed families whose drinking water wells had gone bad after fracking began on or near their land. Their water is now discolored, foul-smelling and in many cases flammable. For the most part, the drilling companies claim no responsibility, although many have settled claims with victims.
What's big and yellow, has three wheels, hauls a quarter ton and is poised to revolutionize small-load urban transport? Answer: the cargo tricycle!
As New York considers a moratorium on fracking, it's worth considering comparisons between the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and recent natural gas events - like the natural gas blowout in PA.
Scientists can take an important lesson from the "climategate" debacle by recognizing that even when thorough and rigorous science is performed, the need for openness and clarity still exists.
A new DOE rule that multinozzle showerheads have a combined flow rate of 2.5 gpm is a problem for luxury bath installers.
A new global map illustrates the size and location of 400 oxygen-deprived oceanic "dead zones," most of which are triggered by fertilizer runoff.
I agreed to help Gwen Schantz move some soil. It weighed 1.2 million lbs and had to be hoisted atop a seven-story building in NYC.
At the Hydrofutures: Water Science, Technology and Communities conference in Seattle in July, the most important takeaway in water, energy and agriculture is that there is cooperation but not a lot of collaboration.
Many New York power plants are withdrawing cooling water - and injuring or killing aquatic life - even when they are not generating any electricity.