More stories about Sustainability

  • Chemical reactions

    How to identify and prevent rust jacking.

  • Public officials honored for sustainable development

  • Fourth-largest U.S. city turns on the juice

    Reliant Energy is converting 10 Toyota Prius gasoline-electric hybrids to plug-in electric and installing 10 recharging stations, most of which are available to the public, throughout Houston.

  • The greenest street in Chicago

    Each spring, large quantities of dissolved nutrients (such as nitrogen and phosphorous) are transported from the upper Midwest into what is called the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone — an oxygen-deficient area that grows to approximately 8,000 square miles each year and cannot support marine life.

  • New LEED rating system for sustainable land development

    Proposed leadership in energy and environmental design certification may transform neighborhood design and construction.

  • Lands of Opportunity

    Sustainability and stimulus spark renewed interest in old industrial property.

  • Sustainability and stimulus spark renewed interest in old industrial property

    As the least-polluted sites were harvested, so to speak, and greenfield financing became easier to obtain, the average timeframe for redeveloping a brownfield stretched from three to five years.

  • Better Safe than sorry

    Not everybody is sold on the concept of global warming and climate change. Yet scientific evidence is mounting. Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are at their highest in 800,000 years, and the average global surface air temperature has risen at a rate of 0.23°F each decade over the last 50...

  • APWA targets sustainability, local relationships

    The American Public Works Association and National Association of Regional Councils have formalized their relationship by signing a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on funding requests, legislative and regulatory initiatives, and conferences.

  • The New Age of Aquarius

    Concern for the global climate is ushering in an era of ‘eco-infrastructure' in the United States.